have come the summer douchelings.
Touch The Wonder
Last year David David Katzman released his second novel, the psychedelic fairytale A Greater Monster, and he did so with a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. Part of the reward system for funding A Greater Monster was that Katzman would write each contributor a stream of consciousness letter inspired by that person’s name or a story suggestion from them. Katzman has now taken the best 65 of these letters and packaged them together along with some weird and whimsical artwork from illustrator Mike Wilgus into one gorgeous and utterly unique work he calls The Kickstarter Letters.
Yes, Bob Seger, the man who sings the only songs that can make your dad cry, is in fact a werewolf. Sometimes as a journalist you’re presented with a story so shocking, so reality damning, that you have no choice but to present it without any scientific evidence to back it up. Because the truth is just too important to wait for crap like the facts to catch up. Wonder up sucka. Continue reading
In an attempt to revive the lost art of correspondence I submit the following letters I have written to various food items that have throughout the years proved to be an important part of shaping who I am. At times literally, natch. A touching of the wonder unlike any other. Continue reading
Remember those excellent Choose Your Own Adventure Books you read when you were a kid?
You know, those books that were interactive and written in second-person and you got to determine the choices your character made and stuff? Yeah, weren’t those swell? Tell you what, in lieu of the usual Touch The Wonder column what do you say we all play a grown up version of one of those gamebooks? Just read along and when you get to the part that asks you “What do you do?” pick one of the numbered choices. Then scroll down and follow it to the next part of your story.And be careful, you are about to enter a world of dangerous celebrities, sexually deviant inanimate objects, food trucks with crap pun names; and numerous unintended grammatical errors. Wonder up kids. Continue reading
I’m fine with the world we know ending and everything we’re familiar with being destroyed as well as everyone I personally know and care about dying a horribly fiery death just as long as the world that replaces our boring, stupid one is indeed the psychedelic, post apocalyptic land of Ooo depicted in Adventure Time. That goes for nine other popular versions of the post apocalypse found in pop culture. Continue reading
Remember in The Dark Knight Rises when Bane was getting all sad panda on us and said, “No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.” He was right. We love masks and we love the characters that wear them. But even more than that we love to finally have the true face of the masked revealed to us at the end of the story. Continue reading