Shady's Port-O-Pulpit

Quality Gonzo Evangelizing Since 1969

Shady Backflash
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Shady Backflash is the Pope and Lord of Misrule of the Born-Again Pagan, Christian Mystic Zen Gypsy Warlock Psychedelic Mind-Fucked Church and High Holy Bollweevil of the Wholly Apocaleptic Order of Eris to the Infinite Power. His flavor of cultism is poly-denominational, omni-directional, non-sectarian and generally inscrutable.

http://www.popeshady.com is his home page.
http://www.blotterati.com/portopulpit is his blog.
and he's strictly commercial at

here are some links to various things he's written:

Tarnished Galahad: The Prose and Pranks of Ken Kesey:

Interview With Ken Kesey:

Deadisticism: The Magic and Mysticism of the Grateful Dead

Fiyo On the Playa: How I Survived My First Burning Man:

Burning Man and the World I've Returned To

for more about shady backflash than any three people should ever have to ponder, visit: http://claimid.com/shadygrove and follow the rest of the links.
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