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Tuesday
Aug212007

SF, Ep. 2

August 21, 2007—Opium’s Literary Death Match SF, Episode 2, was an absolutely inspired success. Breaking the LDM attendance record, the latest event pulled in 170 rowdy, rally-crying supporters (“And all of them good-looking,” said one attendee). It was also the first-ever LDM episode to feature product placement, as co-host Todd Zuniga sported a eye-catching necktie created by the minds of Medium Reality.

 

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Tuesday
Jul172007

SF, Ep. 1

Opium’s Literary Death Match kicked off in San Francisco at Harlot with a huge bang, as Sam Hurwitt (Kitchen Sink) wowed the world--or at least the 160 onlookers--by toppling Canteen’s Joyce Maynard in a breathtaking game of Stab a Hole in Nebraska. Joyce’s joust sunk well south of the target, while Hurwitt stabbed a hole into Shenendoah, Iowa, just miles clear of the Nebraska state line.

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Thursday
Jul052007

NYC, Ep. 5

Our fifth-ever episode marked the return of the LDM to the great outdoors, as glass-ceiling crasher Irina Reyn out-haiku’d finalist Tony O’Neill to snare victory for the jaws of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

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Wednesday
Jun072006

NYC, Ep. 4

In a battle too bloody for photographs, Opium’s annual Literary Death Match in the Park featured Opium’s own going head-to-head, as founding editor Todd Zuniga outraced executive editor Elizabeth Koch in the Trash Bag Race finale.

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Monday
May222006

NYC, Ep. 3

NYC’s third-ever Literary Death Match, featured McSweeney’s representative Sean Casey shocking the world, toppling Quick Fiction’s charmatician Thomas Hopkins. The battle ended as Casey’s world geography skills outmatched Hopkins.

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Monday
Apr102006

NYC, Ep. 2

At the second-ever Literary Death Match in NYC, finalists Kristen McGonigle (Pindeldyboz) and Manuel Munoz (Swink) squared off in “Loooooooooooooong Division.” The equation: 964,562,148,321 ÷ 7. Munoz won in a landslide and carried home the LDM hardware.

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Monday
Mar062006

NYC, Ep. 1

At the Literary Death Match debut, Ted Travelstead (reading for Mike Sacks for Sweet Fancy Moses) was crowned after winning a bitter battle of Stab a Hole in Nebraska versus the ever-talented Deb Olin Unferth.

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