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

 
Issue #Datefor APA-NYU #PagesLogo/illo byContents/Lead ItemComments on 'NYUClosing Disclaimer: Portions of the preceding...Remarks
301March 20023223Dan Piraro (Bizarro)Apology for uncredited borrowing of previous month's disclaimer pun; more Tampa moves321...did poorly in their Meditation class and only got a C-minus Here Now.First announcement of N.Y. Cadre Web site; first issue to be converted to HTML for Web site
302April 20023233Glasser (see Remarks)Ethan's college acceptances; Donna's second shoulder replacement; planned second visit to Tampa322...think Passover profiteers should be imprisoned at Leavenworth.Logo was intended to suggest part of an infinite string of titles and issue numbers. No one got it.
303May 20023244Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Ethan to attend R.P.I.; Tampa trip report323...recommend learning the word "quinquagenarian". 
304June 20023253Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Birthday report and discovery of whom I share it with324...were created by the Usual Gang of Idiots. 
305July 20023264Scott Adams (Dilbert)Ethan graduation report325...have one word for the graduate: psycho-cybernetic interfaces. 
Issue #Datefor APA-NYU #PagesLogo/illo byContents/Lead ItemComments on 'NYUClosing Disclaimer: Portions of the preceding...Remarks
306August 20023274Dan Piraro (Bizarro)RPI Orientation trip report; e-address change from bigfoot.com to alum.rpi.edu326...wonder if clumsy Internet designers have two Webbed feet. 
307Worldcon 20023284Unknown (1992 hotel advert in New Yorker)Ethan's departure; Web searching for myself327...think chip makers have us all siliconned. 
308October 20023293Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Closing of my office floor; transition to telecommuting; acquisition of laptop; Donna's newest shoulder infected328...are taking a sick day so they can leave the house. 
309November 20023304Dan Piraro (Bizarro)Donna's temporary shoulder deficiency329... didn't have this in mind when they rallied for disarmament. 
310December 20023314Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)In limbo re employment; Donna's shoulder re-insertion scheduled330...will not be found at shopping malls this month, if they can help it. 
Issue #Datefor APA-NYU #PagesLogo/illo byContents/Lead ItemComments on 'NYUClosing Disclaimer: Portions of the preceding...Remarks
311January 20033324Desk-calendar clip-art (same as #230)I'm officially retired; Donna has two shoulders again331...are not shy, but they are retiring.Logo title in reverse-typewriter font as in #218, #230, #242, #253, #264, #276, #288, #299½
312February 20033333NASA (Columbia patch)In memoriam, shuttle Columbia332...had more reading time when they rode the subway every day.#nyusfs chat moved from DalNet to SpaceportUSA; Encore republished with new rules
313March 20033344Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Moving Stuff; eBay purchase of used computer to upgrade Donna's333...have been classified as weapons of mass destruction of brain cells. 
314April 20033354Andy McKay (The New Breed)Donna's hip replacement postponed334... wanna get lost in your rock 'n' roll and drift away.Initiation of campaign to "Tie a Yellow Gibbon"
315May 20033363Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Donna's hip replacement to happen during collation?335 (partial)...keep getting eggs and baked beans stuck in their Spam filters. 
Issue #Datefor APA-NYU #PagesLogo/illo byContents/Lead ItemComments on 'NYUClosing Disclaimer: Portions of the preceding...Remarks
316June 20033374Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Donna's hip replaced finally on 22 May; Donna relocated for rehab335-336...want to know if Pelvis has left the building. 
317July 20033384Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)My 30th anniversary college reunion and Donna's rehab (and accompanying infection)337... are fully factory air-conditioned with fully factory air-conditioned air from our fully factory air-conditioned factory. 
318August 20033393Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Nothing much happening (and glad of it)338...can't tell a Capital District from a lower-case one. 
319Worldcon 20033404Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Blackout report339... wonder how many power-company deregulators it takes to screw up their light bulbs. 
320October 20033415Dan Piraro (Bizarro)Announcement of intention to stop being O.S.A.A.&C.; solicitation of ideas on how to take the APA onto the Internet340...just expressed a new wish—excitable fan, they all said; Quit running the apa, but keep Pubbing Their Ish—excitable fan, they all said.Also: (one-day) jury duty report
Issue #Datefor APA-NYU #PagesLogo/illo byContents/Lead ItemComments on 'NYUClosing Disclaimer: Portions of the preceding...Remarks
321November 20033424Dan Piraro (Bizarro)Donna's p.t. not extended by HMO; discussion of e-APA transformation begins341...are high in fiber; their content of food for thought is undetermined. 
322December 20033433Scott Adams (Dilbert)Miscellaneous wintry thoughts; more e-APA discussion342...are glad that cats don't have to be walked. 
323January 20043443Desk-calendar clip-art (same as #230)Annual report343...can't help but wonder where they're bound.Logo title in reverse-typewriter font as in #218, #230, #242, #253,#264, #276, #288, #299½, #311
324February 20043457Bill Amend (Fox Trot)Water troubles in January; Donna's first knee replacement scheduled for February344...are ready to try out for the position of right Inside Grouch.Proposal to turn the apa into a Yahoo!group, and setup of test group
325March 20043465Larry Hart (The New Yorker)Donna's knee surgery and rapid transfer to rehab facility345...are still in disagreement.Obit for APA-NYU co-founder Samuel Edward Konkin III
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326April 20043475Pathmark (dinosaur picture from paper cup)Jailbait rides in to host e-APA-NYU; Donna and C. diff. colitis346...will C:> you real soon. Y? Because we like you!Final paper collation of APA-NYU
Issue #Datefor e-APA-NYU #PagesLogo/illo byContents/Lead ItemComments on 'NYUClosing Disclaimer: Portions of the preceding...Remarks
327May 20041 (V2 #1)6Dan Piraro (Bizarro)Transition issues; O.S.A.A.&C. to e-S.A.A.C.; more antibiotics for Donna347...may soon be donated to a library in Baltimore.Also: laptop to be sent in for service after hot-tea spill; first visit to JPMChase Career Center
328June 20042 (V2 #2)4Bob Mankoff (The New Yorker)Continuing transition issues; expensive laptop repair; starting copyediting courseV2 #1...may soon acquire, for the first time in memory, the elements of Style. 
329July 20043 (V2 #3)4Dan Piraro (Bizarro)Identity-theft report; copyediting course continuesV2 #2...just aren't themselves today. If you should find out who they are, please let us know. 
330August 20044 (V2 #4)4Dan Piraro (Bizarro)Mechanical problems (car, furnace, washing machine); identity-theft follow-upV2 #3...are cruelty-free. No electrons were harmed in the construction of this apazine. 
Issue #Datefor e-APA-NYU #PagesLogo/illo byContents/Lead ItemComments on 'NYUClosing Disclaimer: Portions of the preceding...Remarks
331September 20045 (V2 #5)3Dan Piraro (Bizarro)R.I.P. Mysti the cat; Donna's right knee replaced; more identity theft; Donna's laptop died and replacedV2 #4...have seen enough hospital rooms to last them several millennia. 
332October 20046 (V2 #6)4Dan Piraro (Bizarro)R.I.P. John Vanible; p.t. for both Donna and me; identity theft still unresolved; Dodge Spirit vanishesV2 #5...believe that cotton-eating insects choose the lesser of two weevils. 
333November 20047 (V2 #7)4Johnny Hart (B.C.)My low iron count, Donna's knee infection and hospitalization; identity theft finally resolved; Spirit stolen and totalledV2 #6...contain a full day's requirement of irony.Also: University of Maryland library collecting old fanzines; old APA-NYU collations donated
334December 20048 (V2 #8)4Mark Parisi (Off the Mark)Donna's new portable IV pump and PICC line problems; my endoscopy; insurance settlement on the SpiritV2 #7...are being presented with closed captioning in Brooklynese. 
335January 20059 (V3 #1)4Desk-calendar clip-art (same as #230)Futility in December (PICC line, hard drive, plumbing, cable boxes, minivan overheating)V2 #8...bid a fond farewell to Will Eisner, knowing that his Spirit will live on.Logo title in reverse-typewriter font as in #218, #230, #242, #253,#264, #276, #288, #299½, #311, #323
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336February 200510 (V3 #2)4Jonathan Rosenberg (Goats)Mailman forced new volume; P.O. box closed down; futility follow-up; DSL modem dyingV3 #1 (e-APA-NYU #9)...would like to see a Linux cookbook, written in open-sauce code. Penguin-fried steak, anyone? 
337March 200511 (V3 #3)4Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury)Working again!; new plumbing leak; sticking with AceDSLV3 #2 (e-APA-NYU #10)... were decidedly not free of commercial interruption. 
338April 200512 (V3 #4)5Jack Siegler (New Yorker)More temp work at the same placeV3 #3 (e-APA-NYU #11)...must make right what once read wrong. 
339May 200513 (V3 #5)4Gary Zamchicke-APA anniversary analysis; lots more temp work at the same place; HHGG film mostly harmlessV3 #4 (e-APA-NYU #12)...are best consumed responsibly and in moderation.Logo cartoon from a New York Times Magazine ad for the AARP circa 1997
340June 200514 (V3 #6)4Tom Stiglich (Corner Connections)Almost full-time work at the same place; Ethan maintains his 4.0, with footnotesV3 #5 (e-APA-NYU #13)...exclude tax, title, license and registration. Dealer contribution may affect terms. 
Issue #Datefor e-APA-NYU #PagesLogo/illo byContents/Lead ItemComments on 'NYUClosing Disclaimer: Portions of the preceding...Remarks
341July 200515 (V3 #7)4Bill Amend (Fox Trot)Sparser work at several places; not-too-disastrous ContataV3 #6 (e-APA-NYU #14)...found their way home from 3 New Jersey conventions in 3 months, and are now fresh out of bread crumbs. 
342August 200516 (V3 #8)4John McPherson (Close to Home)Donna's potassium crisis and hospitalizationV3 #7 (e-APA-NYU #15)"Portions of all your preceding are belong to us." 
343September 200517 (V3 #9)3Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Will New Orleans get disappeared?V3 #8 (e-APA-NYU #16)...know there's no fun, son-of-a-gun, on the Bayou. 
344October 200518 (V3 #10)4Scott Adams (Dilbert)Working in a phone boothV3 #9 (e-APA-NYU #17)...advise: If you can't stand the leaks, stay out of the kitchen.More fun with plumbing leaks
345November 200519 (V3 #11)4Scott Adams (Dilbert)Election-day disenthusiasmV3 #10 (e-APA-NYU #18)...wonder whether we should worry when Comedy Central is the most credible news source in the media. 
Issue #Datefor e-APA-NYU #PagesLogo/illo byContents/Lead ItemComments on 'NYUClosing Disclaimer: Portions of the preceding...Remarks
346December 200520 (V3 #12)3Tom Stiglich (Corner Connections)Sudden (seasonal?) paucity of work; three-day plumbing repairsV3 #11 (e-APA-NYU #19)...will provide references on request. Salary negotiable. NYC preferred. 
347January 200621 (V4 #1)3Desk-calendar clip-art (same as #230)Transit strike non-story; Pittsburgh and Syracuse travelV3 #12 (e-APA-NYU #20)...have been experiencing greater than usual call volume. Please stay on the line and your call will be answered in the order received. Your business is important to us.Logo title in reverse-typewriter font as in #218, #230, #242, #253,#264, #276, #288, #299½, #311, #323, #335
348February 200622 (V4 #2)4Jef Mallett (Frazz)Starting search for a new used minivan; work on Ralph Lauren and Japanese menusV4 #1 (e-APA-NYU #21)...contain no images of deities or prophets (unless you count Dilbert). 
349March 200623 (V4 #3)5Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)Multiple temp registries get me a full-time gigV4 #2 (e-APA-NYU #22)...may have just reached a new height of arrogance, fixing the spelling of a language from another planet. 
350April 200624 (V4 #4)8Jef Mallett (Frazz)More used-minivan investigationV4 #3 (e-APA-NYU #23)...were owned by a little old fringefan who only drove them to apa collations on Sundays.page count includes 4 for index to issues 301-350

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