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Justin McBride comes to The Murky Fringe from a long familial line of box cutters. His father, Dervis McBride, was the inventor of the push-button safety lever that a man now uses to raise and lower the blade of his box cutter. Of course, Dervis was only improving upon the ingenuity of his own father and grandfather, Dempsey McBride Jr. and Sr., respectively, who brought the box cutter from its roots (a strong man’s thumbnail) to damn near what it is today. Minus the push-button safety lever, of course. That was Dervis, like I said. But that thin blade and the metal casing? The Dempseys.
Justin wishes he was an avid writer of children’s stories and also wishes he was author of a popular comic called Antennae Man, which at this point doesn't yet exist. When he’s not in The Murky Fringe’s overly cold office, he can often be found taping right angles of cardboard with wide heavy-duty tape, in silent defiance of three generations of McBride men. Well, it’s almost silent; that clear packing tape sure can be loud.James Best, Writer/Editor James Best likes what you like. He wants to pander to you. He will never make you upset. James Best is like a happy hand on your dopamine pump. Is that a smile? James Best can make it into a mega-smile. Having a hard time choosing something? Don't worry. There's James Best. Waiting right next to you with some suggestions. He's always there. He's immortal. And nearby. In case your joy ever wavers. He's got joy supports. He's under your floorboards. He's in your backseat. Don't be afraid. James Best has snacks. He has a utility belt like Batman that's full of crackers and glowsticks and vicodin and lime rickeys and flattering hats. He loves you. You should love him back. You should or else. Or else you'll never be complete. Because James Best will take a part of you. But if you admit your love, he'll sew it back on. Don't look behind you. Because there's James Best. With a cold milkshake in one hand and hot vengeance in the other.