Truly Awful Stuff
April 3, 2007 10:45 AM   Subscribe


 
I'm tempted to get one of those T-shirts for my black cat.
posted by pax digita at 10:52 AM on April 3, 2007


That's some really fucking terrible writing. Jesus.

(I didn't use the obvious "what's truly awful is the blog" line, but why would you choose a name that sets yourself up?)
posted by Mayor Curley at 11:03 AM on April 3, 2007




I assume they have the stupid cat clock with the tail hanging down and swinging like a pendulum and with eyes move back and forth?
posted by Pastabagel at 11:09 AM on April 3, 2007




I love this kind of niche bloggery. The writing may not sell it, but the weird awful stuff is kind of the point, so, hey.

(I didn't use the obvious "what's truly awful is the blog" line, but why would you choose a name that sets yourself up?)

I've had that same argument, a dozen times about band names. Can't use something self-deprecating—a reviewer might just underscore it earnestly. Can't use something ego-buffing—a reviewer might just underscore it sarcastically.

Can't rhyme with "bad" or "awful" or "shitty" or "crap". Can't have an (easily replacable!) adjective. Can't sound too much like an existing band's name. Can't sound too little like a band name. Can't be too silly. Can't be too serious. And so on, even unto creeping madness.

posted by cortex at 11:32 AM on April 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm one of the writers of this blog.

Why would we use a name that sets us up? Why not?

We're not worried about you making fun of us. Hell, we invite it (did you not notice the photos we used of ourselves?)

Glad you're all (or mostly all) enjoying it.
posted by joe beggar at 11:43 AM on April 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Cortex obviously wasn't using his when he picked a username.
posted by nonmyopicdave at 11:47 AM on April 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


OH YEAH WELL IF YOU COULD SEE PAST THE TIP OF YOUR OWN NOSE YOU'D KNOW THAT YOU COULD JUST, LIKE, GO TO HELL, DAVE
posted by cortex at 11:52 AM on April 3, 2007


Stop this fighting, I BEG you. Oh man, this is bad.
posted by joe beggar at 11:53 AM on April 3, 2007


Seriously, though, I'm entertained, joe. The Hitler Pez kills me.
posted by cortex at 11:56 AM on April 3, 2007


Hey, Pastabagel, I like those Kit Kat clocks, so be still! :o)
posted by pax digita at 11:58 AM on April 3, 2007


Thanks Cortex. Glad you're enjoying it. Plenty more awful stuff coming up too.
posted by joe beggar at 12:02 PM on April 3, 2007


I, for one, enjoyed the blog and what it revealed to me immensely. However, I do have a tendency to go along with the crowd in these sorts of matters. One might even go as far as to say I possess a mastery of such behavior.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:06 PM on April 3, 2007


(I like the blog too, btw. Kiddie Molotov Cocktail... ha!)
posted by nonmyopicdave at 12:14 PM on April 3, 2007




I added the awful commercials to our links page. Thanks.
posted by joe beggar at 12:40 PM on April 3, 2007


ps, Very fun post and great site! Naked Cowboy ringtones.
posted by nickyskye at 12:44 PM on April 3, 2007


If you like awful, you'll love tacky.
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:04 PM on April 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


And so on, even unto creeping madness.

Creeping Madness is a great band name.
posted by languagehat at 1:38 PM on April 3, 2007




Creeping Madness is a great band name.

Yeah, but how many ska covers of Radiohead singles does anyone really need to hear?

*rimshot*
posted by gompa at 1:45 PM on April 3, 2007


More like Creeping Badness, am I right?
posted by Partial Law at 1:48 PM on April 3, 2007


The Hitler Pez kills me.

You know who else the Hitler Pez killed? That's right: Most of the inhabitants of Candyland.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:51 PM on April 3, 2007 [7 favorites]


I love this kind of stuff. Thanks.
posted by phaedon at 1:56 PM on April 3, 2007


ZOMG PEGACORNS
posted by loquacious at 2:03 PM on April 3, 2007


You know who else the Hitler Pez killed? That's right: Most of the inhabitants of Candyland.

really, it was the Rothschild-brand jewish candy that suffered the most.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:04 PM on April 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


very fun!
posted by amberglow at 2:52 PM on April 3, 2007


I enjoyed it, thanks.
posted by lobstah at 3:25 PM on April 3, 2007


How about Virtue® – Premiered this week, based upon an inspired Biblical formula, the perfume is designed to be a reminder of God, Christ, spiritual self and soul.
posted by tellurian at 4:44 PM on April 3, 2007


Or the Deluxe Librarian Action Figure with the "amazing shushing action!"
posted by tellurian at 4:52 PM on April 3, 2007


That Teenage Jesus poster fell so very far below my (albeit atrophied) Christian Sensibilities Radar that I was more shocked at how not shocked I was than I was shocked at how sacrilegious it was.

I blame you people. And the Internet at large.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:43 PM on April 3, 2007


Ach, I just stepped in a Sacramento quagmire via one of those entries. The internet is supposed to help me forget embarassing quirks of my hometown, not reinforce them, damnit. Aside: I thought Joe Beggar and "ICBINC" moved down to El Lay like everything else traitorous trying to escape this rathole for something like Posterity or Celebrity -- wasn't that you on KXJZ?.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 5:50 PM on April 3, 2007


Mr. Encyclopedia,
I'm an atheist myself, but I didn't really see teenage Jesus as sacreligious at all. Thou shalt not be tacky as all get out, didn't actually make the cut of the ten commandments.

Ogre,
I'm not sure if I should be insulted or flattered by your comment. One member of ICBINC, Amber Kloss, has moved to LA but the rest are still here. We've got a show this month in fact. And yes, that was on KXJZ.

Sincerely
Keith aka Joe aka embarrassing quirk
posted by joe beggar at 6:02 PM on April 3, 2007


I think this blog is great.
Nice post.
posted by squidfartz at 8:12 PM on April 3, 2007


So where can I find copies of those books?
posted by lostburner at 8:12 PM on April 3, 2007


Best awful thing I ever saw was given my grandfather for his 80th birthday. An electric corncob. Someone happens to have one on ebay. (Everyone was told to bring gag gifts).
posted by Goofyy at 11:27 PM on April 3, 2007


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