Ryan Oakley

Author's details

Name: Ryan Oakley
Date registered: January 2, 2010
URL: http://thegrumpyowl.com/

Biography

Aurora Award and Sunburst Award finalist. Author of Technicolor Ultra Mall.

Latest posts

  1. future-kitsch — July 18, 2015
  2. Today’s Bulletin — June 1, 2015
  3. Today’s Bulletin — May 20, 2015
  4. Today’s Bulletin — May 19, 2015
  5. Today’s Bulletin — May 6, 2015

Author's posts listings

Jul 18

future-kitsch

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Kitsch “offers instantaneous emotional gratification without intellectual effort, without the requirement of distance, without sublimation,” according to the philosopher Walter Benjamin, a pioneer of the idea. The description fits perfectly for this new genre of algorithmically generated imagery. It requires no criticality or particular intellectual effort to digest, nor does it provide much reward in …

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Jun 01

Today’s Bulletin

The Nevada Highway carries dispatches from brood parasites and invasive fish to the coast of Florida and carries secret waste material from the 19th century to the excretory organs of the state; namely a deep geological repository storage facility for spent nuclear fuel and other high level radioactive waste in the Yucca Mountain. Motels with …

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May 20

Today’s Bulletin

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While adding another second to the clock, The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems (IERS)uncovered an almost perfectly preserved human body below a layer of invented time. Atsushi Koyama Believed to be a herder or perhaps a chieftain from The Modern Era, the body was located beneath late June in the region of After Eight …

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May 19

Today’s Bulletin

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CCTV cameras revealed that a cheap swarm of racist, anti-gay mini-drones swarmed an event for black lesbians, injuring six and causing the event to be cancelled. The drones, tiny, intelligent gliders called the “Cicada” but more formally known as the Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft, were deployed by a gang of white male micro-cops and are …

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May 06

Today’s Bulletin

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Paintings of images from the Gaia-ESO Spectroscopic Survey have been discovered on a 1.73-acre site in the middle of downtown Seoul. Archaeologists have deconvolved the paintings of images and found 37 signs of polar caps on Pluto. Large and small, the images were originally constructed during the early part of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty, which lasted …

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Apr 29

Today’s Bulletin

Hoarders of images ERROR In a spherical map of galaxy superclusters, hoarders of images uncovered a chilling connection in a pattern of surgeries performed upon the luxury of private languages. Hoarders of Images discovered that The Socialized Animals of The Old Regime organized metaphors by surgically negating certain truths. Genetic engineering, neutering, declawing, debarking, wing …

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Apr 16

Today’s Bulletin

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WARWICK, R.I. — A mysterious and evil cult sacrificed four people staying at the Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard as a result of the hotel chain’s agreement to provide Control Force with a daily guest list, Mayor Scott Avedisian said Tuesday. Sharing The Names of Six Motel 6 Guests led a fleet of bloodsucking drones …

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Apr 10

Today’s Bulletin

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MANATEE — Neurological inspectors from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation of Black Holes and The Strangest and Most Fascinating Objects returned to an interactive map of The Inner World on Wednesday and found those weird, alien emojis that you’ve been seeing everywhere. There were dead and live emojis strewn all over the …

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Mar 30

Today’s Bulletin

The last US combat troops left a digitally constructed radioactive town. They exhibited symptoms of depression in the unbroken loneliness of a Starbucks. They have trained the local Control Forces to use a therapeutic technique called cognitive reappraisal to investigate the intersection of computing technologies and human emotions. Their goal is to create foreign policy …

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Mar 27

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Our Host (that’s me, hi) has returned from a brief trip to Mexico. Returning with him was a small but hungry psychic parasite. Last night, this creature caused a series of false awakening nightmares wherein our host kept waking up in Mexico and was being attacked by a series of malevolent demons working in pairs …

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