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[[Image:MCBF17.jpg|150px|thumb|right|'''Murder Can Be Fun''' Issue #17]]
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'''Murder Can Be Fun''' is the infamous [[zine]] of bizarre death, murder, mayhem, crime, disaster, weird books and even weirder people.  
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'''Harley Raymond Pageot''' (born February 20, 1985) is a [[zinester]] living in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
  
[[John Marr]] began publishing the zine in 1986 out of San Francisco, CA. This long-running zine has been in existence for more than twenty years. For each issue Marr painstakingly researches murders and deaths, documenting them in an entertaining way. Topics have included Karen Carpenter's anorexia, assassination attempts on Andy Warhol, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, historical cannibals, faith healing, Fatty Arbuckle, Cornell Woolrich's fiction, and many more bizarre subjects not often addressed in the mainstream media. This digest-size, photocopied zine started at 16 pages and grew to 48 pages in later issues.  
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Harley was born in Toronto where he lived until age fourteen when he moved to the suburbs of Oshawa. He discovered zines via the indiepop community and first purchases and inspirations included [[Bottle Rocket]] and [[Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams]].
  
Most of the first 16 issues included an eclectic mix of content, except #7 (sports) and #11 (disasters).  
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Harley created his first zine, an indiepop fanzine entitled [[Yard Sale!]], in May of 2009. A second issue followed in August as well as a listzine called [[100 Things I Love]] in October.  
  
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By this point more exposure to zines and a trip to Portland, Oregon had broadened Harley's spectrum. Not fully comfortable creating a pop fanzine, Harley's introduction to the zine [[Kissoff]] convinced him that what he really wanted to make was a perzine. '''[[Harley_R._Pageot|Read More...]]'''
  
 
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Harley R. Pageot

Harley Raymond Pageot (born February 20, 1985) is a zinester living in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

Harley was born in Toronto where he lived until age fourteen when he moved to the suburbs of Oshawa. He discovered zines via the indiepop community and first purchases and inspirations included Bottle Rocket and Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams.

Harley created his first zine, an indiepop fanzine entitled Yard Sale!, in May of 2009. A second issue followed in August as well as a listzine called 100 Things I Love in October.

By this point more exposure to zines and a trip to Portland, Oregon had broadened Harley's spectrum. Not fully comfortable creating a pop fanzine, Harley's introduction to the zine Kissoff convinced him that what he really wanted to make was a perzine. Read More...

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