Discovery of America: A Picaresque Punk Pastoral
January 2, 2002 10:21 AM   Subscribe

Discovery of America: A Picaresque Punk Pastoral by Jim Ruland is about one of the funniest things I've read in a long time and most certainly deserves your attention. He's undertaking a spoken-word tour in support of the story-in-progress. Give him a place to sleep and maybe he'll come to your town!
posted by spslsausse (9 comments total)
i'm halfway though - but this is really great, and i'll be fired if i read anymore from work...

makes me wish that i too paid more homage to the punks...

instead of laundering money for the uber-rich...
posted by goneill at 11:45 AM on January 2, 2002

goneill - How do you know you're halfway through?

I'm on part four and feel like I'm reading the bible acording to *insert generic punk rocker name here*. I might finish later, I want to find out what the point is (assuming there is a point.)
posted by DBAPaul at 5:09 PM on January 2, 2002

dbapaul: i think you are confused. we are nihilistic generation. life has no point.
posted by goneill at 6:39 PM on January 2, 2002

Needless to say, I liked it. If you are wondering what the point is, you've missed the point.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 10:41 AM on January 3, 2002

bitteroldpunk i would assume you to be an expert... "welcome" from those of us old timers...

i'm saddened that more didn't read this, or at least comment on it...
posted by goneill at 1:19 PM on January 3, 2002

Why do punks call themselves punks, considering that before the mid-seventies it was the term for prison-bitches?
posted by hellinskira at 7:10 PM on January 3, 2002

in the english language words sometimes change their meanings... kind of like how "bad" == "good" as in "that shit is bad"...
posted by goneill at 7:58 AM on January 4, 2002

Punks call themselves punks the same way blacks call themselves nigger.
It's self-depreciation, and at the same time recognition and automatic dismissal-by-acceptance of what others might have to say about you.

`course, I wouldn't know anything about all that.
posted by dong_resin at 9:30 AM on January 4, 2002

Cool-ass link, by the way.
posted by dong_resin at 9:31 AM on January 4, 2002

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