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Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. “We need to figure out how to get the government to put all the death squad commandos in one place at the same time, and then we could blow it up.”Report

  2. Avatar Oscar Gordan says:

    Your disdain for popular fictional resistance movements is palpable.Report

  3. As you may recall, preliminary work for Operation: Coventry was approved. Operation: Coventry has the goal of convincing the evil regime that they should capture members of the resistance and transport them to a dedicated safe zone, rather than simply killing members out of hand. Studies have progressed to the point of presenting this argument directly to the government’s commandos. Additional volunteers are always welcome.

    In parallel, assuming the success of Operation: Coventry, resistance leaders have begun the necessary negotiations over intellectual property licensing for Operation: Running Man. Leadership believes that, with the cooperation of Coventry volunteers, Operation: Running Man will solve our ongoing long-term finance problems.Report

    • “If we’re going to have an operation based on a Heinlein story, can we do one of the late ones where sexy girls are hot to sleep with middle-aged guys? Asking for a friend.”Report

    • Avatar Stillwater in reply to Michael Cain says:

      Also, at the end of the night we’ll take votes on two other operations. The first will be a revised version of Operation Dark Star, renamed Operation Dark Sun to reflect the our brilliant new focus, which is a covert yet voluntary mission to keep all our other missions a secret known only to Members. We’ll talk about the details later, but we’re all really excited about the roll-out, which we think you’re going to like.

      The second round of votes will be on Operation Eternal Uncertainty, which as you know, is a very successful operation launched years ago by our UnTactical Team to ensure what they call Total Secrecy by requiring that our Missions, in toto, have no discernible tactical or strategic purpose in order to prevent the enemy from ever compromising our Intelligence. Of course, given that Operation Eternal Uncertainty in fact does have a discernible mission, that vote, unlike the other, will take place at the Super Secret voting level.Report

  4. Avatar MarchFinchMaine says:

    Ooh, here in the back, I have a question…

    I didn’t get the evite, but one of my friends liked the meeting on facebook, so I was able to make plans that way; I’m wondering if there’s a secret society email that I can send my contact info to so I can get all the updates?

    Also, are we still doing the color wash thing on our profile pics, or are we just doing the symbol? ‘Cause I’m seeing both and I’m a little concerned that we’re presenting a divided front, and maybe sending mixed messages to, you know, the people.

    p.s. Its Marchmaine, that’s just my code name up top.Report

  5. Avatar Jaybird says:

    O’Brien’s “last man” speech in 1984 gives me chills to this day.Report

  6. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    Well played. Oh well done.Report

  7. Avatar Michelle says:

    Hilarious. Especially the Be the Book You Want to See section. Heaven knows we can use all the levity we can get these days.Report

  8. Avatar LeeEsq says:

    And I remind you not to listen to those little, bearded intellectuals; you know the grubby ones that aren’t too clean and refer to themselves as Marxists. I mean sure they might have toppled many regimes and launched more than a few revolutions but they lack style. Style is what really makes a revolution. They aren’t even teenagers. Some of them are over forty. Who wants a revolution led by old people? Nobody. Sex appeal is necessary and who do they have? Trotsky? I mean really.Report

  9. Avatar Gunther Behn says:

    Hey; you know, any secret resistance movement that *doesn’t* have a monthly wine club selection, a quarterly magazine, and group vacation discounts just doesn’t *work* for me. Plus, it has to fit in with my work-life balance. I mean, my job as a Secret State Police Inspector is pretty demanding and you guys aren’t the only assignment I have, you know. And no smart remarks, pal — if I decide I’ve had enough, I’ll ask to get relieved. Then see who you can get to bring gluten-free desserts on a regular basis to these meetings!Report

  10. Avatar DavidTC says:

    If William Faulkner had wanted to have Harry Potter be a character in The Sound and the Fury — I’m looking at you here, Gary Wimple — then I’m sure William Faulkner would have written Harry Potter in the book to begin with.

    http://archiveofourown.org/works/search?work_search%5Bfandom_names%5D=The+Sound+and+the+Fury+-+William+Faulkner%2CHarry+Potter+-+J.+K.+Rowling

    Damn, no fanfic of that…yet.Report

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