Among the many offerings, highlights included:
- Jeff Barnosky’s “If Checkpoint Were Based on Conversations I’ve Had with My Grandparents“:
Grandmother: If I were president of the United States, they would shoot me.
Me: Who would shoot you?
Grandmother: Somebody would see how miserable I was, how broken down, blind and miserable I was, and they would shoot me.
Me: I’m not sure I understand your logic.
Grandmother: All I’m saying is that if they saw a poor, decrepit old woman in such misery, they would assassinate her to be kind.
- George Motisher’s “Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam Synopsize Nicholson Baker’s Checkpoint“