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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...
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...
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...
Omni – Lovesickness

Omni – Lovesickness

Download scan of original column. Omni, April, 1987 Lovesickness Last Word Column by Terry Runté “Deane suffered from an affliction more common than measles, more deadly than bubonic plague, more stupefying than a subscription to Reader’s Digest. Deane was in love.”...
Omni – Lost Shopping Mall of Gold

Omni – Lost Shopping Mall of Gold

Download scan of original column. Omni, February, 1986 Lost Shopping Mall of Gold Last Word Column by Terry Runté “Here we have evidence that centuries before we ever thought of such things, the Mayans had built this mall, conveniently located and with plenty of free...