We briefly interrupt the dispatches from 2013 to ask a burning question: if you’re reading this, do you have a blog or creative site to which we should be linking? We are always open to finding great new things at which to goggle. When I migrated the old site out of Blogger, it predictably ate the old blogroll, since that was hand coded. Back in the day and all. I had to whittle each update in wood.
But just today, for example, I remembered that we used to link to Awful Plastic Surgery, and when I checked, they happened to have a Pete Burns post at the top of the heap! I know a sign when I see one (I saw the sign–check).
So if I strip for you, will you strip for me? Lay your content at the altar of Vomitola, and we may get to hang some spiffy new links around our Makeshift Chamber of Horrors! Surely they will be an improvement over all that…offal we’ve got going.
Hey, what’s your spirit animal? I am like that bear who can’t follow through! Since I recently spent approximately 25 years not following through, these days my life consists of a Bataan Death March of compensatory follow-through. I am under personal obligation to indulge and present any old crazy idea that occurs, no matter the peril or exhaustion. Â To that end, may I present : Tales for Awful People, a collection of instructive fables.
Five years ago, two little squirrels (they were related) wrote a collection of fables, inspired by daily living and the terrible offenses committed in the name of that topic.
The squirrels got the name of a friendâ€™s literary agent, and they agonized over writing a query, but because they are likeÂ The Yak Who Feared Success, they never sent it. These squirrels had A Childhood, you see. One of the squirrels recently said â€œSister dear, since we are doing nothing better with the fruits of our labor, let us post installments on the internet.â€ The other squirrel said â€œSure!â€
But then the first squirrel was trolling around Amazon and discovered thatÂ David Sedaris just came out with a book of animal fables. â€œFuck,â€ said the squirrel. There is a moral here somewhere.
In other news, we now have a Facebook fan page. Over on the right-ish. LIKE US. YOU REALLY LIKE US. Come on, this book deal goes to 11!