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Pet Names – A Cusper Cartoon!

  • Friday Jul 5,2013 09:06 PM
  • By Cusper Lynn
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  • The Lesser Vessel; or To Urn Trust

    • Monday Jun 17,2013 12:45 AM
    • By Cusper Lynn
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    Etruscan urn

    Image By quinet.

    The Lesser Vessel; or To Urn Trust


    Cusper Lynn

    “You know me! You know my character!” Matt Tomlinson pleaded.

    “Yes, I do. I assume you have a check for me,” I said, as I continued to tidy up what remained of my office.

    “Cusper, I want you to look at me and tell me you aren’t thinking something crazy,” Matt demanded.

    I looked over at him and said, “I’m not thinking of something crazy.” (more…)

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  • Leopold, the Unfriendly Ghost; or Abby Dearest

    • Monday Mar 25,2013 03:41 PM
    • By Cusper Lynn
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    Image by johnxfire

     Leopold, the Unfriendly Ghost; or Abby Dearest


    Cusper Lynn

    “I know you. I know who you are and I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking it can’t be done. You’re thinking it won’t work. I can’t do it. Or, worse yet, you’re thinking it worked once, but not anymore. You’re sitting there thinking tomorrow is not going to be any better than today and you’re thinking it’s only going to get worse.”

    “The reason I know you is because I’ve BEEN you. I’ve thought ‘This won’t work’ and ‘I can’t do it’ and ‘This isn’t working anymore.’ I’ve had weeks when I knew it wouldn’t get any better. Jesus, Cusper! Is this really a long form sales pitch?!? It reads like a damn antidepressant advertisement!” Abby Norman, the formerly wealthy Mormon, complained. (more…)

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  • Two Chimps & A Gun (or, Mad Abby’s Video Fun Time)

    • Monday Feb 4,2013 02:42 PM
    • By Cusper Lynn
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    Image by Cusper Lynn composed from photo element by

     JAM Project of Will Coles’ piece “Guns R Us mk II” Sydney, Australia 

    Two Chimps & A Gun (or, Mad Abby’s Video Fun Time)


    Cusper Lynn

    “You promised him WHAT!?!” Matt Tomlinson bellowed.

    “You heard me,” I said calmly. “Fifty-fifty on all initial sales, and sixty-forty on secondary product sales on all conversions.”

    “Jesus, Cusper! For half of his primary list!” Matt barked.

    “No, all of his primary list and half of his second list,” I said.

    There was a silence. “He let you into his second list?” Matt asked, clearly shocked by this information.

    “Yes, he’s giving us all of his primary and half of the second client list,” I stated.

    “Those people all have spent over 3k with him, minimum,” Matt said, awe coloring his voice.

    “Yes,” I agreed.

    In the motivational and personality marketing industry, there are always lists to be found, pools of customers who, through previous purchases, have shown themselves to be a receptive audience—not to say suckers—for new ideas. (more…)

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  • A Very Cusper Christmas!


    Image By: Cusper Lynn

    A Very Cusper Christmas!


    Cusper Lynn

    My friends have been concerned about me. The holiday season is upon us, and I have expressed none of the joy that they expect. My usual exuberance and anticipation has been replaced by resignation and a nearly mechanical plodding through the hours and days that measure the remaining distance in time to the holiday that falls upon December the 25th.

    Historically speaking, I am normally enthusiastic about this holiday. It’s when people of good will gather together and express their faith in irrational optimism. There can be no greater good than the idea of a vague and unspecified beneficence to raise up one’s hope for humanity.

    For years, and long after the holiday’s more clearly identifiable fictions were exposed to me by the well-meaning and the vindictive, I sought to be the good I would find in this holiday. I could spend months planning and preparing. In the weeks leading up to it, I would sing, skip and generally annoy the hell out of those unable to find the joy of existence contagious.

    But not this year. (more…)

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