No. 180

August 2011

Contents

Words of Welcome, David Ben • 4
Reading Erdnase Backwards, Richard Hatch • 8
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Erdnase, David Ben • 24
Erdnase in Chicago, Hurt McDermott • 44
Variations on a Theme, Jason England • 58

Book Reviews

Celebration of Curious Characters, Joe Culpepper • 74
Devious Standards, David Ben • 75
Kodell, Do Something Different, James Alan • 76
I Can Still See Me, James Alan • 77
The Jinx Companion, David Ben 77

In Memoriam

Burton Sperber • 78
Sidney H. Radner • 79
Hank Moorehouse • 80
Gianni Pasqua, “Roxy” • 81