A Random Sampling of Written Works
The Patron Saint of Obscenity
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan explains why if written material is disgusting, revolting or filthy… the antithesis of pleasurable sexual desires is born, and the writing, therefore, cannot be obscene.
An Application for Naturalization Advisory
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan proves Eugene Ionesco right. It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
The Best Reward is No Award
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan offers a speech to be used on the ocassion of winning an award for the arts.
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan reaches his limit trying to represent the cities and personalities of baseball.
The Enlightened Phlebotomist
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan overcomes his fear of watching his blood drain out of him.
The Unknowable Selfie
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan grapples with his identity.
A Necessary Deception
With the help of his grandmother, Nathan discovers the world of fantasy in reality.
Travel Narrows the Mind
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan grapples with the belief that in order to achieve fulfillment, a person needs to put on mileage.
Duck and Cover
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan explains why a black and white animated American pop culture response to the Soviet Union’s first atomic bomb test helped to shape the temperament of modern American culture.
The Blessing of Coffee
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan attempts to justify his addiction to a bean that makes all things possible.
The Frankenstein Trope
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan looks at how a cinematic totem of teen angst in the suburbs, provided philosopher Bertrand Russell with a plot device to explain the insanity of the Cold War.
Whos High Here?
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan wonders if the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is suffering from altered state deprivation.
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan considers the relationship between gray matter, Obama monkeys and liberal proctologists.
Michael Woodcock As God
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan spends the afternoon with God and his art.
Time Does Not Fly
In this audio essay from his KUCI fm radio broadcast, The SoCal Byte, Nathan guarantees that every minute you live will be prolonged beyond your wildest expectations.
The Open Air Museum at Applied Brilliance 2010
Carl Diedrich's Transcendental Volkwagon Van, Hypereality and the Spirit of Art
Tom Rodgers and the Philip Morris Tollway
Native American folklore says that Coyote will outlive us all and be the last survivor on earth
Hallucination Engine Revisited
The Psycho-dynamic Obsolescence of General Motors
Ramirez meets the Future Farmers of America
Heaven and Earth
Thoughts on Baseball, Art, and Other Altered
Do I Hear a Changelujah?
New Wave Progressive, Reverend Billy of the
Church of Stop Shopping, asks "What Would Jesus Buy?"
Ourselves for Entertainment
Country, Your Country
Iraq at the Academy Awards
Yellow Isn't Green
Tad Patzek Shucks General Motors’ Maize Alternative
A Very Good
Reason to Get Worried
Seymour Hersh's Advice: Keep Your Second Passport Alive
Victimless Meat at the Vegetarian Steakhouse
the Strangers Who Were Taken In
An Alternative "National Day of Prayer" Prayer
Do We Tell Our Children?
Harold Schechter's Savage Pastimes Versus Hillary
Clinton’s Moral Outrage
Left Bank of the World
Politics in the World of Chimpanzees and Bonobos
the National Gag Reflex
Lou Dubose on Tom DeLay & the Ghost of Terri Schiavo
Mom: Master of Disguise
John Negroponte . . . meet Melissa Boyle Mahle
Will Fight For It."
FBI Wiretap Translator Sibel Edmonds' Petition to
Release the Truth About the FBI and 9/11
We Can Rub in Bush's Face
Post-Election Strategy Version
War with Boy George Bush
The Nation's Ian Williams on the
Deserter in Chief and McCain's Reaction to the Anti-Kerry
Swiftboat TV Spot
Dictatorship is a Heck of a Lot Easier
Ray McGovern's 2004 Election Day Premonition
Can We Do About Kansas?
Frank's Unanswered Heartland Question
The Cult of Masculinity's Day in Court:
An Interview with Carol Burke
Memorial Day Thoughts with George McGovern
Mahmood Mamdani’s History of Terror and
the One Word Missing from Bush's Speech
Transfixing Power of Image
Kwiatkowski, Abu Ghraib and the $700 Million Misdirection
Down Your Guns and Pick Up A Book
Talk with Paul Krassner on the Draft, Magic Mushrooms,
Russ Kick, and Levitating the Pentagon
Less Than Average Brain
Author James Moore
on the Puppet Presidency Versus the 911 Commission
Human Cost of War
Award-Winning Reporter Mark Benjamin
on Casualties, Psychosis, and How the Pentagon May Have
Democracy at the Point
of a Gun?
Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern on
Osama’s Delight and the Effects of Vietnam Morass
United States of Whatever
in the New Age of Hired Guns. An Interview with P.W. Singer, author
of Corporate Warriors
With an Amended Three
Strikes Initiative on the Ballot this November,
California's Next Victims May be its So-called “Tough
on Crime” Politicians
Chalmers Johnson on Why Things That Can't
Go On Forever, Don't
Briefing with Ray McGovern
Tenet, Iraq, Neo-Conservatives, Vietnam and 911 through
the eyes of a 27-year CIA analyst
the current U.S. Attorney General with psychotherapist Tina
Robert S. McNamara and other Academy Award Scenarios
Uncovered, and Unconstitutional
Greenwald, director of Uncovered:
The Whole Truth About the Iraq War talks about Bush,
Dean, civil liberties and the final part of his "Un" Trilogy
the Mouth of the Master of Low Expectations
George W. Bush’s Most Memorable
Quotes of 2003
Bush on Ecstasy. Scott Ritter on Caffeine.
President's Irrational Exuberance over Saddam
in a Hole
Age American Gothic
Cultural Creatives, Green Branding
and the Marketing of Beliefs in Suburbia
of the Lumpen Loons
Dornan is running for Congress again…
and it's time to cash in.
will be monumental…
excerpt from “Confessions
of a Cabana Boy”
American Justice in the Age of Rush and Chong
for the Masses
Recommended Reading: The Official Voter Information Guide for the California
A Patriot Day Perspective
Monica Lewinsky Changed My Life
Thanks to Pat Robertson
Benediction on the Occasion of National Flag Burning Day
It began as a day of national decontamination
and serial killings
Gephardt comes out
Manic Depression Day
spins a spinning Bush
Would Jesus Bomb?
Year of No Safe Thing
Morris and the lesson of ultra lights
Letters to George Argyros
The art of Register photographer Mell
Don’t Deserve This Home
Joseph Eichler’s mass-market
Henry Ford McCracken’s 1952
Santa Ana murder trial launched the age of broadcast voyeurism
the Future of Orange County’s Great Park
Here, the sublime is accessible
Reality Shrine for a Wired World
Coffeehouse founder Carl Diedrich's
Letters to the most powerful Republican
in Orange County
Year, Two Summers
Real life in Southern California
My Grandmother, the Celts and Truth
I am not myself today