TA Cuce’ The Man, The Myth, The Legend


I think it's a fake...TA

Faked TA sighting…maybe

Speed Racer has Racer X, Big Bird has Snuffleupagus, Rescueboy has The Black Spot (oh wait, you haven’t read that yet), and I have TA Cuce’, a mysterious, helpful, elusive character that disappears whenever someone else is around. Eventually (if you haven’t already) you’re going to start thinking him a figment of my imagination.

Come to think of it, maybe he is. That would explain a lot.

But alas, Mr. Cuce’ is very much real.  

We have, in a variety of mediums, been collaborating creatively for over twenty years. A couple of times before I’ve promised to talk about FHM, the New Psychedelic Blues band I was in, and I’m going to go ahead and promise that again now. I will share with you that TA was a formidable part of the creative force behind the band, and that FHM was the vehicle for our first mutual creative efforts. But, for reasons that he alone knows, TA wishes to remain predominantly anonymous.

Look Closely

Look Closely


It’s all terribly mysterious.

Mr. Cuce’ has a unique and straight forward way of seeing life, and has a very Groucho Marx style of rapier wit and a keen sense of observation. He’s also, and I say this quite unabashedly, the funniest man I know.

But they say show don’t tell, so here we go…

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Enlarged Section

PeeDee3 was an accident, an unwanted writing assignment that turned out funny. Frankly, I’ve fallen in love with hating the bug. He’s one of my favorite characters. TA Cuce’ loves him too, and very early on (episode 3, Another Time Perhaps) jumped in and wrote a story. Then (episode 6, The Pachydwerp in the Room) wrote another. We collaborated on these stories, but the truth of it is that in both cases I contributed maybe fifteen to twenty percent of the manuscript—at the most. These two episodes are both brilliant and fantastically funny.

Well TA Cuce’ is back in episode ten with another perilous adventure for everyone’s least favorite insectoid assassin, Battle Royale with Cheese, and I have to tell you, I think it’s the funniest PeeDee3 yet. And I’m not just saying that, it really is so you’ve got to check it out (what the heck, it’s FREE!).

Now when it come to asking him how smart or handsome he is, TA’s all about the wonderful, otherwise he’s one of the humblest people I know. Right off the bat he insisted I add my byline to the manuscript. I think I may have added two percent to the thing, hardly worth any credit, but he insisted. Point is that this episode owes its hilarity purely to one mysterious writer. He really is real, but you’ll just have to believe me.   

But wait! Where’s episode nine?

PeeDee3, episode 9, Scalapine Rex and his Band of Badass Barnacle Bedlams, is done, and is coming out soon, just not right now. Honestly, it’s alright, but still needs some work. And I’m under a very heavy work load at the moment, but I will get to it, I promise.

Hey, maybe I could have TA Cuce’ help me out with it. What? Still don’t believe he’s real? Read Battle Royale with Cheese, I’m just not that clever.


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