Fun, Amazing, Etc.

This is the official blog of indie author / adventure writer Andy R. Bunch, author of the fantasy book, "Suffering Rancor." As always, I'll post funny or amazing things I find in my travels or from poking around online. This is a great place to kick back and relax a bit. You may note that I’m not too clean or too dirty. For more information on my book, go to http://andyrbunch.weebly.com/. Here are links to first two books http://goo.gl/iHP1i and http://goo.gl/kK13W

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

View of Mt. Rushmore from Canada


Hey, come get your copy of "Suffering Rancor," signed by author Andy R. Bunch and Illustrator Corey Pennington at a book signing this First Friday, downtown Vancouver. We'll be Singing books inside--no rain, woo hooo! -- next long time supporter Angst Gallery. Thank you Lea!!

Next Friday we'll be signing at Dolce Gelato:
Time: To be announced.
535 W. 8th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 567-1011

Friday, September 25, 2009

Joke: the Ministers Cat



Don't forget to buy your copy of "Suffering Rancor," now with more cats--just kidding.

The Minister's cat.

This particular story just made me laugh. Every time I think about it, the
vision of that poor cat just amuses me to no end. Hope the story leaves a
bright spot in your day.

Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the Minister of his church.

He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was afraid
to come down. The Minister coaxed, offered warm milk, etc. The kitty would
not come down.

The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the Minister decided that if he
tied a rope to his car and pulled it until the tree bent down, he could then
reach up and get the kitten.

That's what he did, all the while checking his progress in the car. He then
figured if he went just a little bit further, the tree would be bent
sufficiently for him to reach the kitten. But as he moved the car a little
further forward, the rope broke.

The tree went 'bong!' and the kitten instantly sailed through the air - out
of sight.

The Minister felt terrible. He walked all over the neighborhood asking
people if they'd seen a little kitten. No. Nobody had seen a stray kitten.

So he prayed, 'Lord, I just commit this kitten to your keeping,' and went on
about his business.

A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church
members. He happened to look into her shopping cart and was amazed to see
cat food.

This woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her, "Why are
you buying cat food when you hate cats so much?' She replied, 'You won't
believe this,' and then told him how her little girl had been begging her
for a cat, but she kept refusing.

Then a few days before, the child had begged again, so the Mom finally told
her little girl, 'Well, if God gives you a cat, I'll let you keep it.' She
told the pastor, 'I watched my child go out in the yard, get on her knees,
and ask God for a cat. And really, Pastor, you won't believe this, but I saw
it with my own eyes. A kitten suddenly came flying out of the blue sky, with
its paws outspread, and landed right in front of her.'


Lesson learned: Never underestimate the Power of God and His unique sense
of humor!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009



Don't Forget to Check out SufferingRancor.info and buy your copy of "Suffering Rancor," the fantasy adventure book that's winning new fans across America every day.

These two look a little CG'ed to me but I'll let you be the Judge.



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jokes-From Late Night TV

The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brian.

● Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is coming to New York to address the United Nations, but many restaurants say they won’t serve him. You can tell which ones because their signs read, “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Holocaust, No Service.”

The Jay Leno Show

● Iranian President Mahmoud “I’m-a-Nutjob” is coming to New York this week. After he arrives, he’s driving his own cab in from the airport.

The Late Show with David Letterman

● President Obama is appearing on the show. I haven’t seen him since he invited me and Sarah Palin down to the White House for a beer.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

● Scientists have figured out that shower heads may harbor dangerous bacteria. To which the French replied, “We have known all along . . . that’s why we import them — to make cheese.”

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Short Safari Story


I laughed so much at this picture. I hope you enjoy it too. As always our sponsor is the fantasy adventure, "Suffering Rancor," by Andy R. Bunch illustrated by Corey Noel Pennington. "Suffering Rancor" is now available at Cover to Cover Books in downtown Vancouver, WA. (1817 Main St. 98660) The sufferingrancor.info site is looking much better so check it out as well.

Check out more of Andy's favorite books at Shelfari.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Another Amazing Drummer

This amazing drummer is brought to you here by the fantasy adventure novel, "Suffering Rancor," by Andy R. Bunch. Enjoy!

Friday, September 4, 2009

I Can't Even Begin to Describe This

Today's video is both funny and amazing. I'm so astounded I can't even describe it.

As always, brought to you by "Suffering Rancor." Come down and meet Andy Bunch and Corey Pennington at First Friday, tonight starting at 5pm. Or buy "Suffering Rancor" on the internets, lol, I can't even type it with a straight face. Enjoy today's big ass video.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Amazing Book!



We've been getting questions, like why does a fantasy book sponsor a web blog about funny or amazing stuff. The easy answer is that it's an amazing book.

In "Suffering Rancor," Andy R. Bunch, has created a world that is rich and unique, yet not entirely unfamiliar. It pulls readers through cinematic scenes with realist characters at a roller-coaster pace. Seldom does a book take on such epic themes and still remain packed with action. This book will resonate with your heart and rock your view of reality.

But "Suffering Rancor," is amazing in another way. Just as there is a growing Indie Music and Movie genre, there is fast becoming an Indie Book genre. Groups like Bizzarro Press of Portland, OR. have grabbed a sizable market catering to the kinds of books that didn't have a wide enough appeal to interest the five big imprints. Now that the work is out there, of course, the fandom grows and so do sales.

While Suffering Rancor isn't as far out of the mainstream in its story line, the author chose a method of publication that would allow him to produce and promote the book in unique ways. For example Andy was able to pick his own cover artist and include 20 images internally. That's where artist Corey Pennington comes in.

Working together to give more visual effect to the story provides readers a better experience--similar to the way graphic novels aid in story telling. Rumors abound that Suffering Rancor will see its day as a graphic novel, which is another option thanks to the unique Indie publishing style. Corey and Andy are also planning a limited run of 100 books which are completely hand crafted. Each one will be slightly different with saddle stitched spines, leather or wood binding, and unique hand drawn internal art. Imagine buying a book that came with collected artifacts from a world that exists only in the mind of its creators. Now you are getting a taste for the vision of this amazing novel.

A third truly unique thing about Suffering Rancor is how the creators are choosing to promote the book. This blog for one, but also in local signings. The book debuted in Paul's Elbow Room which is a downtown Vancouver fixture. Much of the book was written in the downtown Denny's which has since been torn down, or coffee shops around Vancouver and Portland. Both Corey and Andy are firm in their desire to preserve the books connection to the P-town and Vantucky area, and to the Pacific NW. While not shunning the many wonderful, local book stores, both Corey and Andy want to reach an audience that doesn't read a lot of books or spend much time appreciating art. They believe this book can entertain even the modern ADHD crowd.

A typical book signing for these two is a party. They like to involve local musicians, and hit local art events like last Thursday, and First Friday. They spend their marketing budget on local providers like Sparkfire Agency, and Cara Cottingham's Shameless Productions Radio show on Koug.fm.

"Suffering Rancor," is available through:
Barnes and Noble.com
Amazon.com
iUniverse.com

or on the shelf at:
Barnes and Noble Janzen Beach
Mugs Coffee in Hazel Dell
Angst Gallery on Main Street
Jitterbug Coffee

Or come to there next scheduled signing at First Friday;
Vancouver's First Friday Artwalk featuring Dancing in the Street
Friday, September 4th from 5:00 - 9:00pm
As always, admission is free!

Dance your way through Artwalk. Main Street will be closed from 7th to 11th for dancing in the street. Starting at 5:00 enjoy Swing, Cumbia, Zydeco, Ballroom and more. Shops will be open and our local restaurants will be serving outside. It's Artwalk with a whole new twist!

* Seven galleries to explore.
* Admission is Free.
* Turtle Place at Main and 7th: Learn Zydeco with Cascade Zydeco and refresh yourself at Burgerville's new mobile kitchen, the Nomad, and the Tin Cantina.
* Main and 7th: El Parral hosts Cumbia - it's Salsa, but better.
* Main and 8th: Vancouver Ballroom brings Swing to Main Street.
* Main and 9th: Arthur Murray will demonstrate all types of dance and the band "There She Goes" plays music live!
* Main and 11th: Enjoy the Mountain View High School Jazz Band.



For more writing by Andy R. Bunch visit Shortstorysby:

What type of Music Do you Like?




First things First, a word from our Sponsor: The fantasy adventure, "Suffering Rancor," by Andy R. Bunch. Illustrated by Corey Noel Pennington.

Meet Andy and Corey at their next book signing Downtown Vancouver, Details Below!

Vancouver's First Friday Artwalk featuring Dancing in the Street

Friday, September 4th from 5:00 - 9:00pm

Dance your way through Artwalk. Main Street will be closed from 7th to 11th for dancing in the street. Starting at 5:00 enjoy Swing, Cumbia, Zydeco, Ballroom and more. Shops will be open and our local restaurants will be serving outside. It's Artwalk with a whole new twist!

* Seven galleries to explore.
* Admission is Free.
* Turtle Place at Main and 7th: Learn Zydeco with Cascade Zydeco and refresh yourself at Burgerville's new mobile kitchen, the Nomad, and the Tin Cantina.
* Main and 7th: El Parral hosts Cumbia - it's Salsa, but better.
* Main and 8th: Vancouver Ballroom brings Swing to Main Street.
* Main and 9th: Arthur Murray will demonstrate all types of dance and the band "There She Goes" plays music live!
* Main and 11th: Enjoy the Mountain View High School Jazz Band.



Check out some of our favorite bands:
Enation: http://www.myspace.com/enationmusic
Jordan Wirth: http://www.myspace.com/jordanwirthmusic
Alyssa Wheelon: http://www.myspace.com/alyssawheelon
Everly: http://www.myspace.com/everlysong
Skillit: http://www.myspace.com/skilletmusic
Seventh Epic: http://www.myspace.com/seventhepic

Amazing Ass--Kills Wild Pussy Cat

Here's an interesting account of a Jack Ass that saves its pet human and a fairly useless hunting dog. I didn't include the story because there isn't much to it. Out hunting and being hunted a man's pack mule is attacked by a hungry puma and to everyone's surprise the mule wins.

As always we are sponsored by "http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=suffering+rancor&box=suffering%20rancor&pos=-1," by Andy R. Bunch. To learn more about the Illustrator of Suffering Rancor, Corey Pennington visit his myspace page at myspace.com/ianose

Or just enjoy the remarkable pictures below.