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Who are We?
Dean Shutt finally broke the spell of the San Francisco Bay area and now shares an apartment in Sacramento with his evil twin Skippy and the voices. He spends far too much time thinking about things and really ought to get out more. He started writing professionally at the age of five, selling love letters to his friends in kindergarten. Following a twenty-five year professional slump and a bout of poetry, he is now Editor-in-Chief and regular contributor to the 'times. He still can't believe that he is still doing this after five years.
What is there to say about Skippy that you can't read in the indictments? He lives in Sacramento with his wussy twin Dean. He is fond PAC's, soft money and genorous closet space. He doesn't work, he doesn't drive and he has developed an unsettling tendency of cutting his own hair. He generously donates a column a month, plus the occasional feature, to keep this rag afloat.
Dave Lind was born in the house that he helped his father build. He now lives in San Jose, Ca where he sucks at the Government teat under the auspices of a defense contractor. His hobbies include sports, watching sports, following sports, and being a fan of sports. He still indulges in a fantasy of making it in the NBA, limited though he is by an unfortunate lack of height and a corresponding lack of talent. To date his most significant acheivement is being born anatomically correct. He is now the "Chief Consultant for All Other Stuff" at the 'times.
A lightweight in a heavyweight world, Fiona Jane is the epitome of all things feminine. Beautiful, mercenary, pedantic and always right.
Fiona's resume lists her vocation as Public Relations, but the word drunk would suffice. She has been found professionally slumped in bars scattered throughout 14 countries, and is slowly working her way through the rest.
A keen student of the human condition, her main hobby is hunting, though she refuses to divulge what her actual targets are. Other pastimes include mapping out her family forest, maypole dancing and frowing fongs.
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Pelican Smith saw The Exorcist at the drive-in at the tender age of five. It proved to be the defining moment in his life. By day he is a computer geek, but at night he knows that beasties lurk under his bed, and he sees glowing red eyes blinking from the shadows. He spends his spare time trying to achieve Nirvana through Zen meditation and deep hack mode programming.