Kevin Haley may be mad, but from his
madness springs his genius. He has never realized the real power of his satire
and parody, the wicked delight and havoc he creates from a wickedly delightful
and havoc-draped mind. He simply produces it oblivious to the spinal damage it
causes in homo erectus and similar species.
Kevin is the founder,
publisher, editor, janitor, copy boy, and hemorrhoid remover of the San Juan Horseshoe, a parody newspaper invented in
Ridgway, Colorado, USA, in June 1977. He began life as a nearly normal
journalist, but being the scion of a long line of Irish rebels, and quite
likely related to Che Guevara's
Irish grandfather, Kevin knew
what his cousin, Oscar
Wilde muttered was true: Modern journalism, by giving us the opinions
of the uneducated, keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
And thus Kevin found satirically twisting the news was more valid than
straight news reporting. Likewise did
Mark Twain, who pointed
out, Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.
Kevin assaults us with hilarity. Repeatedly. Year after year. But one
day it dawned on him that there was another life besides the harrowing and
sordid one led by a publisher/editor. His Muses have lured him out of the
confines of the newspaper business and off to the fertile wilderness of
Uruguay, where he is currently chasing words, dreams, a new vision, and
laughter. Always laughter.
30 years, successful years, hilarious years, the San Juan Horseshoe has
Kevin has not. He might smell like mothballs on occasion, yet his wickedly
delightful mind has sprung worms... errr, we mean wings. He's had an
epic brainwash and is clearly on a new journey, walking as normally as
tongue in for a taste of Kevin's satire!
Compassion, Understanding, Respect
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