Back in the 90's, I had a hobby of following my friends around at clubs and making them write bad poetry for me. The word poetry was used very loosely. Well, completely incorrectly would be a better term since it was also used for articles, completely fabricated self-help columns and random complete and utter nonsense.
These are the results of those (often drunken) ramblings.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Here we have the first poem of Issue 5 and it's a particularly angry one. I'm guessing as usual, this was dedicated to the customers at the store I used to work at back then.
By Aralis

You fucking loser
You waste of a life
I don’t want you
I don’t need you
Somebody get me a knife
I don’t even care
Enough about you
To kill you
But you give me no choice
If you just won’t go away
Now see what you have done
You have made me a murderer
No wonder I never liked you!

I'm not sure what was going on with that illustration or it that even belongs with that particular poem. is it the back of someone's head? The front of some Japanese monster  like in the Ring with all the hair in the face? are those eyes or barrettes? A gaping mouth or an entrance wound at the base of someone's skull? So many questions, but it's probably just something I started to draw, crossed it out and then didn't even bother to not publish it cuz hey, what else was I going to put there?

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Letters to the Editor Issue 5

Letters to the editor
Apparently I did find those letters
Voice mail
Or they were just messages on my voice mail? Remember voice mail? Nobody uses that anymore even though it still exists. Sometimes talking is so much easier than typing, specially when you're driving and you only have till the light changes to leave your message. The problem is when you leave a voice mail nobody listens to it, they just text you back "what's up?" and then you have to wait for another red light to answer it but there is no more sure fire way to never get a red light than to need one for something.  I guess you can just text while driving but I'd rather not get into a car accident. I guess that makes me a square.

    What a great idea! a mini-magazine which explores different moods, genders, his spelling, not mine fashion, movie reviews, tofu recipes, clubs, bars, sexual activities, party tips, trash telling columns and poems galore.
     I think that everyone should get their hands on this zine. If you are gay, a freak, punk, black, white, Hispanic, heterosexual, bisexual, Chinese, this zine is for you.
    Best wishes to the staff of the Hiroshima Club Beat. It’s definitely more than a zine.

The Fruitman in Miami aka Albert aka Wansetta Boom Boom

Poem my little cousin made up but I’m gonna take credit for it: I think Begly's cousin stole this poem from someone else too
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Candy is sweet
And so are you

I have a deep thought too:
I’m so freaking bored at work – dead bored.
By Begly

It’s great! Original! Funny!
It lets you release your frustrations from work, school or home (living with overprotective parents). Keep up the great work!
            Mister Man, Miami, Fl
I have no idea who made this post.

Why is a chickpea neither a chick nor a pea?
Begly loved Linda Richmond back then.

Issue 5 Letter from the editor and poll results

Hiroshima Club Beat Poetry Zine issue #5
Finally, after all these years, a new installment! This might be the last issue too....unless somebody starts sending me some content. Or I find some long lost pages. No matter, at the rate I post these I can drag this issue for years.

Letter from the editor

Hey! I had written this really good letter from the editor but I lost it so here are the results of last month’s questionnaire instead:
That does sound like me.

Remember:  the key
1- love it, can’t live without it!!!
2- It’s ok
3- Don’t care
4- Hate it, makes me want to puke
5- A sure hit!!!!
6- Whatever
7- Don’t even think about it!

What do you like about the Hiroshima Club Beat Poetry Zine?
Letter from the editor: 1.9
Letters to the editor: 1.9
Wansetta’s party tips: 2.1
Boo’s gossip column: 1.4
Dear Patty: 1.6
Chocolate Boy and the Bear: 1.7
Poems: 1.1
Reader Profile: 2.0
Deep Thoughts: 1.4
Pick up lines: 2.0
Artwork: 1.1

What would you like to see in upcoming issues?
Centerfold: 5.1
Contests: 5.6
Recipies: 6.2
Beauty tips: 6.2
Travel column: 5.9
More artwork: 5.1
More poems: %.0
Comic strip: 5.1
I have no idea what I meant by %0 

It just occurred to me after all these years, that I should have just called this section the editorial.
Maybe it was just so it would mirror the Letters TO the Editor... yeh, let's go with that. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Issue 5 is here!!

And here's the cover
I really milked that dollar store coloring book for all it was worth ($1)

I have the next post ready but I just realized when I was going to post the pics that I never edited those so I guess I'll go do that and I'll be back later.

Friday, April 3, 2015

We're back! By absolutely no demand.

Not that anyone is reading this, but might as well finish it. I scan the rest of the zines and will be uploading it in the next few weeks to complete the archives. Enjoy (or not)