Martin Barrett

Marty Barrett is a writer working in Los Angeles.

Most commented posts

  1. Dear John, I’m Not Dead — 10 comments
  2. Time To Invest in More Rocks — 6 comments
  3. How I Lived To Be 47 — 5 comments
  4. Remembering Bart Sugarman — 4 comments
  5. Tales from Above the Law (First in A Series) — 4 comments

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Remembering Bart Sugarman

“It was one of the most gallant, generous, manly and disinterested Actions of my whole Life,” wrote Bart Sugarman, “and one of the best Pieces of Service I ever rendered my Country.”

Of Possums And Dogs

Gordon Thunderfoot: Murderdog

Even murderers have families.

It’s A Flawed Life, When You Really Think About It

We don’t know what Mr. Martini would have got up to in Pottersville because it is simply too horrifying to consider.

You’re Not My Father, Queensryche

violent-stupidity

“Silent Lucidity” would be such a great song if “Comfortably Numb” didn’t already exist and I didn’t understand English.

#Problematic! Drilling Down “The Street Where You Live”

jeremy-brett-as-freddy

Perhaps Eliza reasoned that a man who speaks redundancies would lack precision elsewhere.

Oz Never Did Give Nothing to Moulty: A Bucketa Massachusetts Accents

tin-man-moulty

The Massachusetts accent isn’t achieved simply by dropping an R.

The True Protest Is Beauty

phil ochs

I would like to make the righteous protests of my future beautiful ones.

Tales from Above the Law (First in A Series)

Gordon Thunderfoot Is Not Allowed

“Now I’m that guy with the dog that attacks people,” I would have said, weeping bitterly, from jail.

Your Hip, Hapless Child

edward-gorey-from-the-hapless-child

It’s missionaries, I think. I always talk to missionaries because they can at least put me down as a “maybe” and get more mission-kibble.

Upon First Looking — Really Looking — at My Newly-Paralyzed Dog’s Anus

“This isn’t fun for me, either,” I said. “But let’s get through it.”