Friday, October 29, 2010

Me on McSweeney's Internet Tendency II

My piece "A Disgraced Congressman Apologizes for His Recent Poor Choices of Costumes" is up at McSweeney's Internet Tendency, as part of their Short Imagined Monologues Series. It's about a Congressman who has bad taste in costumes. It's perfect for the holiday weekend--you can print it out to give trick-or-treaters. They'll love it. Except for the bit about the human centipede. And the phallus.

You should, on second thought, just buy some Reese's. Or like me buy some Reese's for yourself and a fifty pound bag of Tootsie Rolls for the little monsters--they need to earn their own Reese's. That's the problem with this country everybody wants a handout. Buy your own chocolate peanut butter cup.

Last time.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kick-start Knee-Jerk

Knee-Jerk, a cool online magazine, is going all retro and putting out a print version. You can help by making a contribution. The level of your contribution will earn you a copy of the magazine, buttons, and/or mix CD. The editors will even make you dinner (geographic restrictions apply on this one, I think). And more...

This first annual print issue of Knee-Jerk will include "fiction, essays, Reviews of Things, artwork, comics, illustrations, and lists by David Shields, Roy Kesey, Kim Chinquee, Joe Meno, Dan Kennedy, John McNally, Zoe Zolbrod, Billy Lombardo, Adam Kidder, Kenny Keil, Aaron Delehanty, and many, many more!"

At the time of this posting, they're only $90 away from their $1000 goal, actually. But I'm sure they'll put any extra to good use.