Log in

No account? Create an account

The Past | The Previous

Hard Drinking Killer Clowns

From Jess Nevins (ratmmjess):

Hard drinking, gun holding, murdering clowns in red. Jesus. Jess Nevins is the author of the mammoth Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana, among others. He brings all sorts of goodness.

I am currently flipping through The Future Dictionary of America, which I bought from McSweeney's for five bucks about three or so weeks back. The sale is still going on, and you can pick up a bunch of books for five bucks, which is what I did. The McSweeney's folk put together nice books, and the Future Dictionary of America has over two hundred contributors, and includes Peter Carey, Michael Chabon, ZZ Packer, Stephen King, Chris Ware, and an album, which I'm listening to right now. It's actually pretty cool. Totally worth the five bucks.

Go forth in violent, hard drinking clown joy.


( 8 Soaking Up Bandwidth — Soak Up Bandwidth )
Jul. 14th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)

Clown with a gun.

jaylake's idea of pr0n.
Jul. 14th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
...too much information ;)
Jul. 14th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
I think that may be the best cover ever. I want a giant framed version hanging in my lounge room.
Jul. 14th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
Also, I might add I have been eyeing said Encycloaedia for some time, clearly my sort of thing. It got a glowing review from princeofcairo, who is the acknowledged world authority on books about weird and crazy arcana.
Jul. 14th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Yah, I gotta get one. Maybe in Melbourne in a coupla weeks.
Jul. 14th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
i think i might have agree with you there.
Jul. 15th, 2006 05:51 am (UTC)
Don't you recognize the name on the cover? McCulley is the original creator of Zorro!
Jul. 15th, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
Re: mcculley
if you say so. i've never really had a big interest in zorro, or those old pulps.
( 8 Soaking Up Bandwidth — Soak Up Bandwidth )