Archive for December 3rd, 2011

A Book Review, Plus Some.

John Dies at the End

I read Cracked.com and I enjoy it immensely. David Wong writes there a lot and he ran out and wrote a book that is irreverent, funny, clever, and at times even a bit creepy. It is being made into a movie.

Here is a quote from it:

Last night you had a dream, Arnie. You were being chased through a forest by your mother. She was lashing you with a whip made of knotted penises.

Damn if that isn’t a twisted visual.

I tried to cull up other quotes but they would be long, because while Wong typically uses shorter sentences the set-up for his humor takes a bit of time. I am writing from my iPad and do not want to do a lot of transcribing. Do not let the short sentence remark slow your decision to read the book – it is quite excellent.

How could you NOT like a book about end-of-the-world ghostbusters who can see the supernatural because of their use of their own specially-blended mix of hallucinogenic drugs?

I would tell you more but firstly I haven’t finished the book and secondly I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you.

Go here to learn more… http://johndiesattheend.com/#

More later tonight when I am not using the pad.


There’s this drug going around:

On the street they call it Soy Sauce. It’s a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs.

Based on some of the descriptions I think it is pretty obvious that this Soy Sauce is a real phenomenon and it is centered around Washington DC.

And thanks to Soylent for his movie link below.

I really really really really hope that this movie is worth watching.  The visuals are great.  Come on, let’s not insult Edgar Rice Burroughs, Hollywood.

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