You will never find a more wretched hive of ponies and buttercups.

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She was waiting in the living room for him—the very incarnation of desire in a diaphanous peignoir, with her hair falling in loose waves to her shoulders, her perfume scenting the room. She was sex, excitement, eternal woman. She was all of Melvin Corby’s daydreams rolled into one incredible bundle. She was all the men's magazines he had ever read, all the pieces of ass Charlie Rider had ever talked about. She was Gillian (Ashe 208).

Handsome, superficially wholesome husband and wife team, Billy and Gilly, live in fashionable King's Neck, Long Island and host a popular radio talk show. Gilly learns that Billy has had an affair. She responds by seducing multiple men, in a 1960s novel that goes…


Dwight "Rumbles" Malino rolled off the couch in a panic, screaming and farting.

"Jesus! God! Jesus! It's the cops!"

"Christ, Rumbles, it's me," said Adam Farnon, switching on the living room light. "You gotta do this every goddamn night? Just 'cause the door makes a racket when you open it?"

"It's not my fault, Adam," Rumbles moaned from the floor. "You know…

A chessboard is a flat, perfectly square playing surface comprised of eight rows (ranks) and eight columns (files) each containing alternated light and dark squares. "White on right" is an ear-worm of a reminder to novice players that the nearest right hand corner of each player should be a white (or lighter) square. Traditionally, a chessboard is bought or built to…

News for Noders

January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

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December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 12: Happy Hanukkah!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

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November 1 - The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5 - Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 26 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: This is the month of We All Float Down Here: The 2017 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 12: Rest in Peace, sarabandegreen.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.

Get ready for IRON NODER X: XTREME XCELLENCE, coming November 1st!

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September 16 Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18 Happy birthday Stuart!

September 18 Stanislav Petrov has died.

September 19 Talk like a pirate day. Arrh!

September 27 Happy birthday Uberbanana!

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