Criminal Economics

Off duty means off duty, you ugly son-of-a-bitch. I bet you had to sneak up on your
mom's tit to get a drink, didn't you?” He punctuated his insult with a ... Never
would have told Bo anything to make Slick seem less badass. Prison time he
could ...

Criminal Economics

Standing between Bo and Slick and $642,000 from the bank job: Prison. A hurricane. A horny cop. A naked priest. An angry cab driver. Two wanna-be criminals. A speeding train. A hot soldering iron. A peeping tom. A fed-up girl. A gun dealer. A homeless lady. An empty shotgun. A girlfriend with other plans. One pissed-off mom. Two pissed-off drug dealers. A bitchy landlord. And 48 crazy hours. When this is all over, they’ll either be rich, in prison or dead. (Previously published as Run for the Money.) Praise for CRIMINAL ECONOMICS: “Balls out insanity!” —Owen Laukkanen, author of The Professionals and Kill Fee “Proper noir. Definitely my kind of characters. Barely a moral scruple among the lot of them.” —Allan Guthrie, author of Hard Man, Savage Night and Two-Way Split “Beetner writes with tension to spare and the story is marinated in his sick sense of humor, making this gleefully nasty noir fly by in just a few sittings.” —Nerd of Noir, Spinetingler Magazine

Laptop Millionaire Badass How to Create a Million Dollar Business While Living as a Carefree Soul Led Gypsy Wanderer

Do you remember back when you were 20, or perhaps 23, and 30 seemed like the oldest possible age in the WORLD?

Laptop Millionaire Badass  How to Create a Million Dollar Business While Living as a Carefree Soul Led Gypsy Wanderer

Do you remember back when you were 20, or perhaps 23, and 30 seemed like the oldest possible age in the WORLD? I remember being so damn certain that by 30 I'd have it ALL going on, and then some! I was going to be a millionaire ... of course! Have a GREAT Vogue-esque house in a great area. Be happily married with the requisite 2.4 kids. Be an author, a speaker, a raving success! It was going to be incredible, I knew it! And I had so much time as well, I mean GOD ... 30! Wanna know something really cool? I got on the right track well in advance! By 25 years old I was married, living in a great inner Melbourne trendy apartment, had a BMW and a $20,000 surround system, was being paid well in a great managerial role and on the fast-track to climbing the ladder ALL the way high! Perks and travel trips and the right clothes and a great social set rounded it out. Boo-yah! Nobody could touch me and I was going to MAKE it! What a smart girl! Of course there was just ONE tiny hiccup that kinda threw me off path shortly after that period ... isn't there always a hiccup of some kind; just when you think you've got it all figured out ! In my case the hiccup was kind of, well, kind of a big deal. Isn't it always ... really? I mean when you look back isn't there ALWAYS something major that threw you totally OFF course but that if you really think about threw you quite nicely ON track in the end? In the end ... But before the end, for me, came this: By 27 years old, I was done. Divorced. Broken. Insomniac. Bulimic. Mess. Oh, and I'd quit the job, walked away from the apartment and car and all the perks and even lost all my life savings. So much for fucking rocking it by 30! Walking out of my marriage was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but I'll be honest with you: I did it like I was on auto-pilot. I did it in a very messy, very public, very sabotag-y kind of a way. I saw exactly what I was doing, and I just ... let it happen. It was like I almost couldn't control myself, like as he at one point begged me to stay and I just refused but inside of me I was screaming stay! stay! stay! NOBODY ELSE WILL EVER LOVE YOU! But I couldn't make myself say the words even though I was SURE it was an insanely stupid thing to do. So much for the plan, hey?! And just to top it all off I had NO fucking clue what I really wanted to do with my life, or who I even was. I felt ... washed up. Lost. Not HOPELESS as I still always believed in the big things, but I guess for the first time in my life I was really having to face up to the reality that if it was going to happen? I was going to have to make it happen! And guess what.. I DID #obviously! Have you ever had a wake-up call in your life, where you just realise - Oh fuck. If I want what I say I want and have always thought I am DEFINITELY going to get then I'm going to have to actually CHANGE things? And maybe I don't feel ready to change things, or know how, or even where to start? That's how I felt. In Laptop Millionaire Badass I take you through just how I brought all my dreams to life! So you too can press the fuck play on yours and begin creating your million dollar business while living as a carefree soul-led gypsy wanderer! Let me ask you a question, when you look back 10 years from now, do you think you'd regret more that you stayed, settled, played it safe or that you gave your true dreams a red hot go?

Larry Hama

The economics is that if you were doing a licensed property, you're paying for a
license that somebody else owns. That's money off the top of the book. That
means you can't, even if they wanted to, you couldn't get A-list people of any sort
to work on it. You couldn't ... Snake Eyes is a character who's this badass
commando.

Larry Hama

Larry Hama (b. 1949) is the writer and cartoonist who helped develop the 1980s G.I. Joe toy line and created a new generation of fans from the tie-in comic book. Through many interviews, this volume reveals that G.I. Joe is far from his greatest feat as an artist. At different points in his life and career, Hama was mentored by comics legends Bernard Krigstein, Wallace Wood, and Neal Adams. Though their impact left an impression on his work, Hama has created a unique brand of storytelling that crosses various media. For example, he devised the character Bucky O'Hare, a green rabbit in outer space that was made into a comic book, toy line, video game, and television cartoon—with each medium in mind. Hama also discusses his varied career, from working at Neal Adams and Dick Giordano’s legendary Continuity to editing a humor magazine at Marvel, developing G.I. Joe, and enjoying a long run as writer of Wolverine. This volume also explores Hama's life outside of comics. He is an activist in the Asian American community, a musician, and an actor in film and stage. He has also appeared in minor roles on the television shows M*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live and on Broadway. Editor and historian Christopher Irving compiles six of his own interviews with Hama, some of which are unpublished, and compiled others that range through Hama’s illustrious career. The first academic volume on the artist, this collection gives a snapshot of Hama’s unique character-driven and visual approach to comics’ storytelling.

Frozen Fire

Dennis dared not shift his eyes away from Micki, knowing that to do so would
alert her to Andi's escape. ... You said you were going to balance the dynamics of
life, to realign the economics of living. ... “What do you mean? ... And you're
hardly fit to call me insane, what with all your big, badass plans to change the
world.

Frozen Fire

Bill Evans and Marianna Jameson first teamed up to write Category 7, vividly portraying the devastating impact of a powerful hurricane on New York City. Now Evans and Jameson return with Frozen Fire, another edge-of-the-seat thriller that mixes atmospheric science with cutting-edge technology. Eager to exploit a potentially lucrative energy source, billionaire Dennis Cavendish has begun to tap the crystalline methane under the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. Eco-terrorism kills his science team and releases gigatons of poisonous methane into the water and atmosphere, causing untold deaths. If the release isn't stopped, all life on Earth will soon disappear. Suspected of the sabotage and marooned far from home, Cavendish's beautiful and brainy security chief, Victoria Clark, along with methane expert Dr. Sam Briscoe and the US government, must find a way to seal the break in the ocean floor and nullify the methane that is already poisoning the planet. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Vintage Tomorrows

Might not meaning potency, but potentiality. It is a bastardization of its true name.
There was a time there were many weapons like this,” he said. ... His shaved
head, piercings, and tattoos lend a certain air of “badassthat blends well with
the mystique of being an acknowledged ... London School of Economics and
Political Science (commonly referred to as the LSE and home to The Economist
magazine), ...

Vintage Tomorrows

Explores the steampunk movement, looking at the lessons its principles impart on how people consider their relationship to technology, and detailing how its vision of handtooled gadgets stands up in an age of disposable technology.

Maximum Rocknroll

Some people are under released by an independthe strange assumption that all
you have to do is show up . ... I guess approached me academically , asserting
that they needed to the image used to mean one thing , now it means another . ...
That ' s just fuckinz said . stupid to put that shit on there , all badass , only to sniffle
an i I instantly did what I was told . ... makes our community possible is te ( and I
do have a computer in my house now , so I will respond ) , economics of punk .

Maximum Rocknroll


The New Republic

His homosexuality was not what made him interesting; but the fact that he was
Asian, straight-looking, and gay was a departure from the norm. If he had been ...
What makes Kureishi's novel and screenplays different from the average fare is
the race factor. It is new to ... though they were raised in the heat of the ghetto,
faking badass cockney accents. They, too ... HOME STUDY COURSE in
economics.

The New Republic