Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Helpful Review -- Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs

Truly, a hilarious book.

Chuck Klosterman, pop culture expert and reviewer for Spin magazine, kicks out a fine work that deconstructs the Real World, Saved By the Bell, and Pamela Anderson.

My favorite part is where Klosterman lists the "23 questions I ask everybody I meet in order to decide if I can really love them. Here's one:

You meet your soul mate. However, there is a catch: Every three years, someone will break your soul mate's collarbones with a Crescent wrench, and there is only one way you can stop this from happening: You must swallow a pill that will make every song you hear--for the rest of your life--sound as if it's being performed by the band Alice in Chains. When you hear Creedence Clearwater Revival on the radio, it will sound (to your ears) like it's being played by Alice in Chains. If you see Radiohead live, every one of their tunes will sound like it's being covered by Alice in Chains. When you hear a commerical jingle on TV, it will sound like Alice in Chains; if you sing to yourself in the shower, your voice will sound like the deceased Alice vocalist Layne Staley performing a capella (but it will only sound this way to you.
Would you swallow the pill?


Indigo said...

I have this book at home and it is on my list of books to read. Glad to hear you gave it a thumbs up.

Wachs said...

His monthly article in Esquire is awesome. The one about people with superpowers (2 or 3 months ago) was laugh-out-loud funny. I wish I could find it online.

Wachs said...

Ok. I found the article. Its on WachsWorld for your enjoyment.