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CLUBHOUSE ON WHEELS

ON THE ROAD: 57TH ANNIVERSARY OF PUBLICATION
September 05, 2014

First Edition, Viking PressCollection of REBy GILBERT MILLSTEINn the Road" is the second novel by Jack Kerouac, and its publication is a historic occasion in so far as the exposure of an authentic work of art is of any great moment in an age…

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SURREAL BOUNCERS

LESSONS OF THE BAR BIZ: B
October 01, 2014

Painting: Thomas Van SteinThe Graveyard ShiftB is for BOOZE.Isn’t that the same as alcohol?Yup.  But, again:  without booze, no bar.  So let’s not underestimate the importance of alcohol/booze by relegating it to a single letter.  The…

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ERINGER: MONACO INTELLIGENCE

PUTLER: WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS MAN
September 30, 2014

Gary Kasparov declares Vladimir Putin 'the most dangerous man in the world and a greater threat to the US than ISIS'Former chess champion says Putin 'plays poker while the world plays chess' Claims leaders are complacent about the threat…

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ERINGER: ART OF THE RUSE

60: BLACKMAIL, VODKA AND THREAT TO KILL
September 25, 2014

2008Soon after Vladimir Putin assumed the presidency of Russia, he surrounded himself at the Kremlin with colleagues from his former place of employment, the KGB, just as former KGB Colonel Igor Prelin had forecast. In fact, Prelin was one…

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BOHENRY'S

YELPING BACK
September 30, 2014

Texas-based Cavalli Pizza is accusing the review website Yelp of removing over 20 four- and five-star reviews and then having their salespeople repeatedly call them up with the offer that "it would get better" if the pizzeria advertised. 

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ERINGER: THE COLUMNS

JURY POWER: IN CASE YOU ARE SUMMONED TO SERVE
February 23, 2014

This appeared in the Santa Barbara News-Press on 12 July 2008.At least one Santa Barbara judge is cracking down on anyone who attempts to evade jury duty. Superior Court Judge J. William Lafferty recently ordered 19 such evaders into court…

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Robert's Biography

1

Born in 1954, Robert Eringer grew up in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and London, England.

2

In early 1974, Eringer created Tricky Dick’s Coffee House at 515 Finchley Road in Hampstead, North London, which he ran intermittently for four years while juggling college.

3

Eringer began a writing life as a London-based foreign correspondent for The Toronto Star and The Toledo Blade, filing feature stories and high-profile interviews from around Europe.

4

As an investigative reporter for British Sunday newspapers, Eringer raked the gutter, exposing evil.

5

His specialty was infiltrating extremist groups, including violent anarchists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan. (He still possesses a red robe the KKK tailored for him.)

6

As a literary agent in the late 1980s, Eringer represented former CIA Director William Colby and pioneering terrorism expert Robert Kupperman.

7

In 1990, Eringer partnered with legendary CIA spymaster Clair George to do creative problem resolution for select clients. These included a circus, a reclusive Monte Carlo investment adviser, a mega-wealthy Italian Countess, and a New York billionaire.

They took assignments based on the potential of a high Laugh Quotient with this dictum: "If it ain't funny, we don't do it."

In this way, Eringer and George commuted to Europe by Concorde, stayed in five-star hotels, and laughed their way through London, Paris, Geneva, and Monte Carlo.

8

CIA traitor Edward Lee Howard, Eringer, KGB Colonel Igor Prelin, KGB Chairman Vladimir Kryuchkov

In 1993, Eringer embarked on a ten-year undercover mission for FBI Counterintelligence.

Some of his assignments are included in Ruse, published in 2008.

9

Using his intelligence experience as grist, Eringer merged both skills (writing and spying) to author a cluster of humorous espionage novels that combine intrigue with lunacy.

As a novelist, Eringer inhabits a world of master spies, billionaires, royalty and delusional lunatics. In reality, he keeps the same company, with battle scars to prove it—documented by a cyberspace smear campaign against him.

Three decades ago, a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court (Liberty Lobby v. Jack Anderson) called Eringer “mysterious” and questioned his actual existence.

Eringer questions his own existence, usually over a glass of fine pinot noir.

10

Commencing 16 June 2002 through 2007, Eringer was spymaster to Prince Albert of Monaco.

After Prince Rainier’s death in April 2005, and Albert’s ascension to the throne, Eringer created the principality’s first intelligence service, eventually killed by persons who feared what it had uncovered.

The whole story is available on the Monaco Intelligence blog.

11

In January 2002, Eringer, with plein air artist Thomas Van Stein, embarked on an odyssey they came to call Surreal Bounce.

It resulted in a book of the same name, published in 2009, a private edition of 150 numbered and signed hard copies.

Surreal Bounce is available to read on the Surreal Bouncers blog.

12

In June 2002, Eringer opened Bedlam Bar in Hampstead, North London, with his brother, Michael.

13

From May 2008 until March 2009 Eringer wrote a weekly column for the Santa Barbara News-Press called The Investigator.

These are available to read on The Columns blog.

14

On 27 March 2013, Eringer bought a bar called Palmieri's on Santa Barbara's westside and transformed it into BoHenry's Art Saloon.

15

In early 2014, Eringer embarked on a new hobby/writing project, Clubhouse on Wheels: Road-tripping around the USA in a new Escalade EVS.

Oh, and Eringer once cut a CD.