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Beyond the Fringefan: The Sixth 50 issues (more or less)

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251November 19972703Dan Piraro (Bizarro)A bar mitzvah [D. Blumenfeld], a convention [Albacon], and a funeral [D. Goldberg]266...feel so broke up, they wanna go home. 
252December 19972713Norm Rockwell (The New Breed)Year-end freeze; Ethan taking Stuyvesant entrance exam267, 268...will sell no whine before its time. 
253January 19982722Desk-calendar clip-art (same as #230)New Year's status report269...are older than they once were, but younger than they'll be, but that's not unusual.Logo title in reverse-typewriter font as in #218, #230, #242; closing disclaimer had been used before in #210.
254February 19982733Berke Breathed (Bloom County), Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes)Day of the Groundhog, Year of the Tiger; physical therapy for lower back270...find that life is a pain very close to the butt. 
255March 19982744Charles Schulz (Peanuts)Gearing up for Y2K testing; Donna's first knee consultation271...miss the Snows of Yesteryear, just a little. 
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256April 19982754M. Stevens (The New Yorker)Ethan made Stuyvesant; my first [paying] proofreading assignment272Pour shuns of thee preceding were shone two bee free of eras buy my spell checker. 
257May 19982763Glasser (see Remarks)Chiropractic & colonoscopy; more ISP problems; proofreading vs. editing273...have aged like a fine cheese: if you scrape the mold off, they don't smell as bad.Logo was attempt at image of a wall calendar using MS Word table. No one recognized it.
258June 19982774Lilburn Horton (The New Breed)ISP switch to Erols; first proofreading paycheck; the Stuy reading list274...will go well with a suitably aged, domestic dry white whine. 
259July 19982786Scott Adams (Dilbert)'Net problems on 486 machine; quitting chiropractic; RUBIES reconfiguration at work275-276...are practicing up on their listening. Please do not disturb. 
260August 19982795Chase25th anniversary & promotion at work; Listener GoHship at Contata; hard-disk failure277...have been towed to the shop for servicing.Logo illo was repro of Chase certificate honoring 25th anniversary; Collated at Worldcon in Baltimore
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260½September 19982801(car-wreck clip art)Report of accident that totalled the first mini-van--  
261October 19982813Bernard Schoenbaum (The New Yorker)Accident follow-up; Ethan starts Stuyvesant278...can't come to the phone right now; we'll call back next millennium. 
262November 19982823(Mini-van image from Dodge website)New mini-van; more hard-disk problems279...feel like portions of the previously preceding.Logo illo and font recycled from issue #241
263December 19982834Glasser (using clip-art)Hard disk replaced again280-281...warn the computer-using community that there are only 2,922,333 days left to deal with the Year 10,000 Problem. 
264January 19992843Desk-calendar clip-art (same as #230)Herculean clean-up efforts282...were dreaming when they wrote this, so forgive them if it goes astray.Logo title in reverse-typewriter font as in #218, #230, #242, #253.
265February 19992854Chas Keith (The New Breed)e-LoCs on clean-up efforts283...may not be valid south of the Mason-Dixon line or in Arkansas. 
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266March 19992864[no artwork]Fuel-gauge problems on new minivan; more e-LoCs on clean-up efforts284-285...are patently perverse and ought to be permanently prevented from perpetrating their peculiar pathology to the perturbation of the perusing public.caught up on comments for the first time in over a decade!
267Annish 19992875Dan Piraro (Bizarro)Lunacon report; Bob Weinstein obit; "The Announcer's Test" a/k/a The Tibetan Memory Trick286...are unlikely to be taken credit for by Al Gore. 
268May 19992885Office97 clip-artThe cassette deck that vanished; the dead-Kenny action figure287...will not be renamed for dead baseball players. 
269June 19992892H.L. Schwadron (The New Breed)Mother's stroke/heart attack287-288...could use some of that medical marijuana right about now... 
270July 19992903C. Borsotti (The New Yorker)Medical update; Eric's South Park underwear289...will wait till it comes out on video. 
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271August 19992915Dan Piraro (Bizarro)Communication problems with Erols290...were collated on a hot August night.Includes filk song "J. Spencer Love's Traveling Filk Studio"
272September 19992924Norman Dog (Bad Habits)Travel-impaired summer; e-LoC's on empathy vs. sympathy, comfort vs. selling out291...have been shunned as abrasive and obnoxious. 
273October 19992933Glasser (using clip-art)First news of the move to Tampa; more e-LoC's on sympathy, selling out, and covering your ass292...want to find an old picket sign that reads "Hell no! We won't go!" 
274November 19992945GlasserOntario trip report293...will refrain from any further Jar-Jar jokes until Episode 2 comes out.Logo illo depicts Eddie Albert and "Zsa-Zsa Binks" (using publicity stills)
275December 19992955Illiad (User Friendly)Fire in Cadre that led to cancellation of Philcon trip; Mom's ureteral stents; Chase's offers for Tampa relocaters294...will sing "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" on New Year's Day. 
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276January 20002964Desk-calendar clip-art (same as #230)Y2K preparations were successful; Charles M. Schulz obit295...remind one and all that the Twentieth Century is almost over, all over this world.Logo title in reverse-typewriter font as in #218, #230, #242, #253, #264
277February 20002974Dan Piraro (Bizarro)Weather-related system and car problems; The Last Two-Tape Answering Machine296...are operating on or close to chaos. 
278March 20002982[no artwork]Short zine for short month; ISP problems yet again; answering machine follow-up297...got no reason to live. 
279April 20002993[from photograph]Julia Glasser obituary--...are meaningless; but I say them just to reach you, Julia. 
280May 200030016Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Sorting Mom's stuff; boss Vinh departs; Flat Tire VI (jury duty report)298...care about strangers; they care about evil and social injustice. 
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281June 20003014[from digital photograph]How I won a Palm Pilot; Mom's apartment on the market; new boss Nancy to arrive299...wonder if excessive use of electronic organizers causes hairy Palms. 
282July 20003024[blurred type]My first bifocals (and adjusting to them); I'm a Senior B.S. Officer300-301...were composed by a Second Stage Lensman. 
283August 20003034[no artwork]New home PC (Dell)301-302...could really use an intra-cerebral RAM upgrade. 
284Worldcon 20003045Dan Piraro (Bizarro)Not attending Worldcon; net-working the house; R. Sacks obit302-303...are being Windy in absentia.Collated at Worldcon in Chicago
285October 20003054Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Morgan/Chase merger announced; LoCs on Verizon and attitude304...wish everyone a hearty "Guten Morgan!" 
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286November 20003065Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug)DSL initiated; intimation of mortality; Friedfringe repaired; Kiev out of business305...think that Samhain is what Elmer Fudd called the Lord of the Rings. 
287December 20003074Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Closing on Mom's apartment; I discover Web audio306...will be staying away from computers named Hal next year. 
288January 20013083Desk-calendar clip-art (same as #230)Emptying Mom's apartment; merger day 1; Scelsa off WNEW307...may not be used without the express written permission of Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick.Logo title in reverse-typewriter font as in #218, #230, #242, #253, #264, #276
289February 20013093Tom Tomorrow (This Modern World)Sports note; scanner acquired; Scelsa returning on WFUV308...didn't kill you, so they must make you stronger.First issue containing illos all of which were included in the file (via scanner) rather than physically cut-and-pasted
290March 20013103Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Garage-repair estimates; Donna to get MRI on rotator cuff; I'm a published editor!309...are being held due to supervision and will be moving shortly. Thank you for your co-operation. 
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291April 20013113MSOffice clip artGarage roof fixed; Lunacon in brief; new lower back pain310...have some nerve, and it's probably pinched. 
292May 20013124Glasser (using MSWord text boxes)Donna's avascular necrosis; my cervical radiculopathy; the Baen Free Library; the Brooklyn Cyclones311...in memory of Joey Ramone, wanna be sedated. 
293June 20013134Jules Feiffer (The Village Voice)Douglas Adams obit.; surgery and p.t.; LoCs on back care312...are higher-maintenance than they used to be (and not happy about it!). 
294July 20013142Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Donna's shoulder surgery; Cyclones follow-up313...are considering applying to the U.S. Army for M*A*S*H status. 
295August 20013154[no artwork]Deb's fibroid surgery; Cyclones follow-up313-314...think Surgeon's Law means 90% of all operations are to remove crud. 
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296Worldcon 20013163Glasser (using Franklin picture from $100 bill)Medical and Tampa follow-ups315...think someone should open up a Window (but not version 3.1).Collated at Worldcon in Philadelphia
297October 20013174Glasser (using old WTC photograph)Our 9/11 story316...have fallen, to rise no more. 
298November 20013184U.S. flag clip-art from MSOfficeCount those stars and stripes!; Donna's hip surgery and follow-up316-317...have their hearts in the right place, even if their stars and stripes are a little off. 
299December 20013193[from George Harrison photograph and LP cover]November VB class, Tampa trip, Day 2 coverage; LoCs on Philadelphia convention center et al.318...are all right; we're going to the End of the Line. 
299½January 20023202Desk-calendar clip-art (same as #230)Catching up on college financial aid forms and résumé318...will get around to writing something clever here later.Logo title in reverse-typewriter font as in #218, #230, #242, #253, #264, #276, #288
300February 20023219Dan Piraro (Bizarro)Long-distance training of successors; 401 (k) jitters; Donna's cellulitis319-320... want to automate Sauron's armies using Tolkien-Ring technology.page count includes 4 for index to issues 251-300
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