Tag Archives: Hall of Infamy

In Search of the Magical Penis Thieves [Dangerous Liasons]

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Dear Readers, we’re delighted to bring you a whopper of a true (!) tale from Minneapolis, MN-based writer FRANK BURES. Originally published in Harper’s, this wild and woolly yarn of juju, dismemberment, and cultural phantasmagoria was selected for the Best … Continue reading

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Elvis of the Deep and the Jailhouse Rocks [Dangerous Liasons]

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Here’s an hilarious eyebrow-raiser from a lusty lass who travels far and wide, stopping at nothing in pursuit of thrills and chills on the road. Almost nothing, that is! Let’s just say it’s rated NC-17, and consider yourselves forewarned.— Ed. … Continue reading

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Two Wheels To Paradise

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A few years ago my girlfriend and I decided to take a trip. We’ve been together off and on since high school, being from the same town in Texas, but we hadn’t taken the big plunge by getting on a … Continue reading

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Shangri-Hah! [Hall of Infamy]

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Here’s another classic narcotouristic misadventure by our friend Kevin Fedarko, in which he travels to a remote hell-hole in the Indian Himalayas called Malana renowned for its potent local vegetation and “good vibes”. Enjoy! — CDB During any extended rainstorm … Continue reading

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13 Epics of Woe [Hall of Infamy]

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A friend from Outside Magazine, Senior Editor Jeremy Spencer, reminded us of this excellent collection of misadventures he edited four years ago. Featuring the likes of Jane Smiley and Jon Lee Anderson, it’s a ghoulish gallery of murderous hitchhikers, lightning strikes, … Continue reading

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Fly The Fiery Skies [Sulleysque]

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[Here's an amazing yarn from our first octogenarian contributor, Bob Nielson, age 86...we're not worthy! —Ed.] Back in 1960 the Toronto Star sent me to South Africa to report black-white violence.  I boarded an American Airlines 6-propeller plane in New York, which crossed the Atlantic and stopped … Continue reading

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Row Or Die [Water, Water, Everywhere]

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What It Feels Like To Row The Atlantic Alone. By Olly Hicks, 24, laborer. [Ed.’s note: In September 2006, Hicks became the youngest person to row the Atlantic Ocean solo. He also has the distinction of making the slowest trip, … Continue reading

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Dive Into Paradise [Wardrobe Malfunctions]

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In March, 1997, I traveled to Puerto Rico with four of my freshman college girlfriends for Spring Break.  After a nasty winter in upstate NY, all we wanted was sun, sand and drinks.  We arrived and after getting a tour … Continue reading

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Because It Might Be There [Off the Map]

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We don’t usually repost from other blogs, but this interview with New Yorker writer David Grann on his new book, The Lost City of Z,  for The Daily Beast is simply too entertaining to pass up. Hats off to Grann, who … Continue reading

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Ski Pants Optional [Wardrobe Malfunctions]

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Growing up, my family would go on an annual spring ski vacation. It was the pretty standard variety: each year we would choose a resort and pack into a condo for a week of skiing and kvetching (my brother and … Continue reading

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