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The Holy Grail Press is dedicated to promoting work that standard publishers... you know, those with standards, might be reluctant to publish, which pretty much leaves poetry.  And let's face it:  No one publishes poetry.  So in the end, we’re left with a lot of free time.



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May 27, 2022

wonk:  (noun)  often used derogatorily, a person who takes a particularly specialized interest in the minute details of a field of study, especially with politics.  You want to know about the influence of Russian immigrants on the passage of the infrastructure bill?  Then just ask Bill, he's our resident wonk.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Ms. Mary Ann Joblonski, Science Editor for the Holy Grail Press, has taken on the task of researching a local phenomenon in the Puget Sound, that of Octoboy.  Octoboy is best described as a creature that has the body of an octopus, but the facial features of a human. 

Octoboy was first reported having been seen near Vashon Island in the spring of 2006.  Since that time, there have been scores of sightings throughout the Puget Sound, but they are mostly concentrated around the Greater Seattle area.

Rumour has it that the Seattle Aquarium has offered a one million dollar reward for anybody who can catch Octoboy, two million if you can bring him in alive.  However, the Seattle Aquarium flatly denies any such claim.  Officially, they won’t even admit they’ve ever heard of Octoboy. 

Ms. Joblonski wants it to be known that the promise of a reward has in no way influenced her decision to research the existence of such a creature.

For more information on Octoboy, check out the Features tab.


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Thursday, September 1, 2011


Mostly because we can, we now have a new main tab:  Features.  There you will find some of our most popular topics, such as Senator Bullfinch's Open Letters, Lunatic Monologues, and the History of the Future.


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The History of the Future

The Sanity Shift

It was the 2040 Census that verified, indeed, that there were now more people in the Untied States who were clinically insane than those who were not.  And it was in 2044 that the Supreme Court ruled that, by definition, “normal” was decided by the majority.  Therefore, what once was considered to be crazy, was now the norm, and those who once were considered sane should now be considered extremely dangerous.  Institutionalization was recommended.  Speaking for the majority, Chief Justice Bidwell stated, “Shut up!  I’ll kill you all!  What are you looking at?”

Few “insane” people were ever locked up, though, because they quickly went underground.  After all, it is a lot easier to pretend you’re yelling at somebody who isn’t there than to pretend you’re not.  They learned to indentify each other with secret signals, and would often meet clandestinely, so, as one member recalled, “We could just sit around and be quiet without anybody yelling at us or trying to take away our socks.”

One of the things that the new majority insisted on doing was driving, which had long been a privilege of the sane.  By 2047, mostly because of all the people who had been run over, many of whom where indoors, it was determined that those people who had recently been in the majority no longer were. And once again, the definition of “sane” was revised to the pre-2040 status.

See, as well, the Shift of 2088, 2129, 2173, and 2222.


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