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Omni – Flipper, Washed Up

Omni – Flipper, Washed Up

Download scan of original column. Omni, February, 1989 Flipper, Washed Up Last Word Column by Terry Runté “Flipper became a joke in the Hollywood community, reduced to pathetic appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, where he performed tricks from his earlier days as a...
Today’s Chicago Womanizer

Today’s Chicago Womanizer

View & Download the PDF… (download the print version) In spring of 1987, Terry served as the Editor in Chief of Today’s Chicago Womanizer — an April Fool’s Day parody of Today’s Chicago Woman, where he was a regular contributor. It is just as puerile and...
Omni – The Immortal Bud Carter

Omni – The Immortal Bud Carter

Download scan of original column. Omni, October, 1986 The Immortal Bud Carter Last Word Column by Terry Runté “I want to do all the old-people things I see on TV. I want to be set in my ways. I want to repeat myself a lot. Old age is wasted on the elderly.” The...
Omni – The Wrong Stuff

Omni – The Wrong Stuff

Download scan of original column. Omni, September, 1986 The Wrong Stuff Last Word Column by Terry Runté “He possesses that elusive, nameless substance that no one talks about, thinks about, or even thinks about talking about. He has a major helping of the wrong...
Should You Run for President?

Should You Run for President?

View the scanned original. The next Presidential election is still a couple of years away, but already the would-be candidates are sending out their favorite suits for dry-cleaning, and laundering any suspiciously large sums of money they have lying around. Experts...
Omni – Whale Hating

Omni – Whale Hating

Download scan of original column. Omni, July, 1986 Whale Hating Last Word Column by Terry Runté “You know what ocean animal is endangered? Krill, the tiny, defenseless plankton that whales eat. When was the last time you saw a ‘Save the Krill’ bumper sticker?” Sitting...