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September 12, 2007 8:56 PM   Subscribe

Help! A Bear Is Eating Me! A podcast of Mykle Hansen's comic novel. One chapter a week, read by the author. A first person narrative, as told by an asshole, as he is eaten by a bear.

I've been listening to this on the subway, and getting a lot of looks from strangers as I snort, twitch, and wince. Hansen's got a great reading voice and perfect timing.
posted by moonmilk (16 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's too soooon!
posted by uncanny hengeman at 9:12 PM on September 12, 2007


That's how you get bear powers (assuming it's a radioactive bear).
posted by homunculus at 9:15 PM on September 12, 2007


Also: You don't know Jack (a Kodiak moment)
posted by rob511 at 10:41 PM on September 12, 2007




Looks like it might be funny. Unfortunately, the files aren't in mp3 format, so my player doesn't like it.
posted by zardoz at 10:48 PM on September 12, 2007


Should have had some bear spray. [gore]
posted by tellurian at 11:55 PM on September 12, 2007


An asshole eaten by a bear...

I thought this was going to be about the Grizzly Man Tim Treadwell.
posted by eye of newt at 12:20 AM on September 13, 2007


Japanese nature photographer Michio Hoshino was killed (and most likely eaten) by a bear in 1996.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:12 AM on September 13, 2007


"And now a difference overcame me with regard to bears. In strange communion, I had chewed the flag, consumed the symbol of the total wild, and, from that meal forward, if a bear should ever wish to reciprocate, it would only be what I deserve"

- John McPhee, on eating bear.
posted by The White Hat at 4:41 AM on September 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks for that link, flapjax. Gorgeous photos. How sad that he's gone.
posted by GrammarMoses at 4:50 AM on September 13, 2007


I knew Mykle in Portland. My favorite Mykle moment of all time was when he and his old band, the Bad Mintons I think, got on the Streetcar a few stops after I did. They were wearing high-vis vests over lots of orange and Mykle was singing through the street cone that he had once brought over to my house unannounced, hoping I had stuff he could use to turn it into a giant kazoo. They played an impromptu gig on the streetcar, and I only remember one line: "This is a real nice public transit system / If I met the fella who made it, I sure wouldn't fist him." Great to see him getting more exposure.
posted by nímwunnan at 5:08 AM on September 13, 2007


Not even if he asked? I mean, I'm all for fisting civil engineers as long as it's consensual.
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:01 AM on September 13, 2007


Unfortunately, the files aren't in mp3 format, so my player doesn't like it.

MP3 files
posted by me & my monkey at 10:31 AM on September 13, 2007


Thanks for finding the MP3s, you. And also your monkey.
posted by moonmilk at 10:39 AM on September 13, 2007


I've been listening to this all month, and it gets better with each installment...

If you like Mykle's style, try to get your hands on a copy of his first self-published opus, Eyeheart Everything. His short story "UHF" is nothing short of brilliant.
posted by otherthings_ at 11:11 PM on September 13, 2007


Bad bear [adversaria]
posted by tellurian at 8:02 PM on September 18, 2007


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