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Awesome News !

Posted in News on April 28th, 2008

I just discovered that I rate in the top 100 (and pretty near the top) on the utterly moronic list “Fundies Say the Darndest Things”.

How cool is that. Not only do the clueless idiots ignore the context of the original post (Way to go guys, nothing like honesty and careful thinking) but many of the commenters seem to think it was serious.

I’m honoured to make the top 100

Oh, and new show in the next week (fingers crossed)

Look at the crap I have to put up with !

Posted in News on March 2nd, 2008

I received this email in my inbox recently and I thought i’d share. It was pretty funny. It was written to me in response to a comment I made several years ago on a public forum that was an exercise in hyperbole. I was taking a shot at people arguing that it was acceptable to kill small human beings and cut them up for their body parts because they lacked “personhood”. So I argued a similar case but using a different arbitrary criteria for personhood. Apparently Barry, failed to grasp any of this and wrote the following email to me. I edited it for language because Barry curses like a sailor.

In response to:

For the record I consider violent, hateful people like you to be scum, so I will make this brief.

You harm me or my friends or my loved ones and I will kill you on the basis of self defense. This is not a threat. It is a warning to stay the &*%$ away from my city, you worthless piece of &*%$.
Having read your post on theology web, I couldn’t sleep last night, knowing people like you really exist. What gives you the right to decide who is and isn’t “fully human?” Some people call me paranoid. If you’re located anywhere on my continent, I think paranoia is absolutely justified. I hope that by now the FBI has already locked you up in some place where you can’t do any more harm.

I am an atheist and I really do hope one day you do come for my &*%$&*$ organs so that I can slit your &*%$&*$ throat, because you are worse than HItler, you mother&*%$&*$. I hope you track me down so I can sick the &*%$&*$ FBI on your ass. Come post your Nazi-like beliefs on Rational Response Squad. I’ll be waiting for you, &*%$&*$.

To all the atheists that listen I have a question for you. Are you embarrassed by this sort of behavior from your co-religionists ?

I mean Christians say some goofy things from time to time, but the Christians that say goofy things and demonstrate questionable levels of reading comprehension skill at least pride themselves in their anti-intellectualism typically. Barry here seems to have utterly missed the point and yet still associates himself with a group using the word “rational” in its title.

I guess the real irony is that it is Barry’s co-religionists like Peter Singer that I had in mind when I made the original post. But clearly that part went over Barry’s head.

So …

Posted in News on February 20th, 2008

Sorry for the new show delay. Been struggling with a bunch of things including inspiration.

How many of you would miss the show if it folded ?

Shoot me an email [email protected] and let me know.

Sorry for the delay

Posted in News on January 28th, 2008

Hi everybody,

Sorry i’ve been a bit behind getting a new Sci Phi Show episode out. Sometime this week if all goes according to plan. Life has been a little busy of late.

Sci Phi Journal #1 Released

Posted in News on December 30th, 2007

Hi listeners,

If you are interested, Sci Phi Issue #1 has been released. This is a new sideline of mine. It is a journal of sciphi stories and articles that you can have for the bargain basement price of $7. Go over to Sci Phi Journal and check it out. It is available in text and mp3 versions all as part of the one price.

Failed Cities Monologue, new Story

Posted in News on December 17th, 2007

Hi loyal listeners I was asked to pass the following onto you all by Rick from the Failed Cities Monologues. I ran the ad for the book a few times (if you haven’t listened to it go and do so immediately !) so I figured I’d pass this on as well

Grab the story here

In addition to offering its listeners their regular story for the month of December, Variant Frequencies has prepared a special holiday surprise for fans of the two-time Parsec-nominated FAILED CITIES MONOLOGUES, as well as all those who’ve supported the podcast in the past year. We are proud to present THE FAILED CITIES: HATH A DARKNESS, an exclusive 10,000-word eChapbook written by Matt Wallace and produced by Variant Frequencies.

For the first time since concluding his groundbreaking podcast fiction saga, Matt Wallace returns to the warped twin worlds he created with an all-new Failed Cities story. Featuring the characters that drove the original audio epic, and told, as always, in their own voices, THE FAILED CITIES: HATH A DARKNESS brings this unique storytelling style to the page for the first time, enhanced with original illustrations by Rick Stringer.

About THE FAILED CITIES: HATH A DARKNESS . . . To some the number 99 represents the many names of God. But as a black snowfall blankets the Failed Cities on Christmas Eve, the arrival of 99
mysterious steel chambers is the catalyst that sets a series of far from blessed events in motion. From bullets and bata sticks to a life-and-death hostage situation to high-speed battles up switchback mountain roads, eight people become links in a deadly chain that will either tether innocent lives to safety or strangle any hope for their future. And as each part of the story unfolds, we learn that above all things, Christmas in the Failed Cities is a feverishly struck balance between the constant threat of violence and the briefest, most bittersweet moments of joy.

THE FAILED CITIES: HATH A DARKNESS by Matt Wallace is a freely distributed .PDF produced and illustrated by Rick Stringer, and available exclusively from Variant Frequencies. We’d like to encourage all our listeners to download, print, enjoy, and pass along this unique piece of the Failed Cities universe as a thank you for your continued support and enthusiastic participation in our podcast.

And don’t forget to revisit THE FAILED CITIES MONOLOGUES, collected in its entirety on

Happy Holidays from the entire crew of Variant Frequencies!

New Sci Phi Show Promo !

Posted in News on December 10th, 2007

Hi everybody, I finally got around to setting up a new sci phi show promo. I’d be happy to run a promo of yours in return for running one of mine.

Here is it for interested parties.

Posted in News on October 11th, 2007


If anybody is interested i’ve become something of a facebook addict. If you are interested you can find my profile and I setup a group for . So if your interested send me a message, challenge me to a game or chess or scrabble (although I really suck at scrabble) and all the other good stuff.

No Episode this Week

Posted in News on October 9th, 2007

Hi Everybody, sorry for no show. Again life is getting on top of me and making it hard to keep up with everything. So i’ve decided to delay the regular show until the next regular show timeslot.

The good news is that it will be an co-host with Andy Doan for Film Riot and formerly Spaceship Radio. We talk about Miracles and the Q. I think it went well. So look forward too it.

Forums are now unbroken

Posted in News on September 23rd, 2007

Well I managed to finally unbreak the forums with the assistance of the good people over at Simple Machine Forums.

Forums are working again.