October 14th, 2008 / 1:33 pm
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Boys and Men

Love in the time of wordpress

Entropy may not be the perfect word, but it does come to mind. Just go to any Youtube video and read the comments—the ‘natural corrosion’ from discourse to insult to empty violence. Despite names or aliases, the overall anonymity of the internet enables such proclamations as ‘go fuck your mother’ or ‘n*gger, etc.’ as surely one would remain reticent in person, for fear of a face bashing.

It may have been Mean Week that initiated the male adolescent rhetoric in the comment sections, though I fear I’ve encountered this before. There must be something about being a literary man with a college (or higher) education and a WiFi connection that makes him want to say “go fist-fuck yourself” or “i am kevin sampsell’s penis.” Maybe it’s one too many rejection letters, or a plot arc that simply snapped. As for Kevin Sampsell’s penis, I gather it’s in Garamond 10pt. small caps.

Perhaps it is male bonding, or ironic derision as a form of peer respect, that causes such obsession with: a) penises and/or cocks b) said penises and/or cocks with the same girth as Barry Graham’s head, c) fists as a phallic enterprise, d) the lack of having a penis, e) chopping off heads, f) blood resulting from the chopping off of heads, or penises, or severe fisting, g) bags containing feces, h) the introduction of staples as a means to secure dismembered body parts, and i) ad infin.

Only Gene Morgan, however angry and mean, is able to refrain from such homoerotic inclinations; rather, his mention of blood (“Be sure to bring a towel to sop your blood up off of my front lawn.”) and violence is of a more current-day protestant and territorial nature. He is not interested cock. He just wants to impose severe head trauma on you (outside on his lawn, away from his child).

We can all learn from Gene. In the future, keep your violence inside of your pants.

Oh, and my address is: 69 Gofuckyourself Dr.

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177 Comments

  1. Blake Butler

      holy wow

  2. Blake Butler

      holy wow

  3. Blake Butler

      holy wow

  4. carl

      55 comments?!

  5. carl

      55 comments?!

  6. carl

      55 comments?!

  7. jereme

      i am responsible for comment explosion. i want a free microwave or something

      barry is not joking about the JUP. i have emailed them 3 times about the orders i made. none of the emails sent have come back with a response

      get the chapbook direct from sam if you want it

      it is fucking good

  8. jereme

      i am responsible for comment explosion. i want a free microwave or something

      barry is not joking about the JUP. i have emailed them 3 times about the orders i made. none of the emails sent have come back with a response

      get the chapbook direct from sam if you want it

      it is fucking good

  9. jereme

      i am responsible for comment explosion. i want a free microwave or something

      barry is not joking about the JUP. i have emailed them 3 times about the orders i made. none of the emails sent have come back with a response

      get the chapbook direct from sam if you want it

      it is fucking good

  10. zachary german

      jimmy chen is a fagtron

  11. zachary german

      jimmy chen is a fagtron

  12. zachary german

      jimmy chen is a fagtron

  13. Jimmy Chen

      the name of this fagtron is zachary german

  14. Jimmy Chen

      the name of this fagtron is zachary german

  15. Jimmy Chen

      the name of this fagtron is zachary german

  16. sam

      i am growing strong with all this hate.

      pr email me and i will mail you one.

  17. sam

      i am growing strong with all this hate.

      pr email me and i will mail you one.

  18. sam

      i am growing strong with all this hate.

      pr email me and i will mail you one.

  19. ryan manning

      perhaps units will be moved

  20. ryan manning

      perhaps units will be moved

  21. Kevin

      I’ve been at work all day. What did I miss?
      Sam Pink–will you send me a book?
      Actually, anyone who wants to send me a book. I will trade you for something fun, Future Tense style.

      Kevin Sampsell
      PO Box 42416
      Portland, OR 97242

  22. Kevin

      I’ve been at work all day. What did I miss?
      Sam Pink–will you send me a book?
      Actually, anyone who wants to send me a book. I will trade you for something fun, Future Tense style.

      Kevin Sampsell
      PO Box 42416
      Portland, OR 97242

  23. ryan manning

      perhaps units will be moved

  24. Kevin

      I’ve been at work all day. What did I miss?
      Sam Pink–will you send me a book?
      Actually, anyone who wants to send me a book. I will trade you for something fun, Future Tense style.

      Kevin Sampsell
      PO Box 42416
      Portland, OR 97242

  25. drew

      jimmy chen – thank you for using my quote out of context. i think you are an awful journalist and a piece of shit. penis.

      the rest of you – i just spent 5 minutes reading those comments and you all make me sick, get a life, go outside please. bunch of long-haired hippie writer freaks.

      also, hockey and baseball are awesome, i nearly had a seizure screaming when that old fat asshole hit that homerun in the 8th last night. i forget the guy’s name. he is a real hero.

  26. drew

      jimmy chen – thank you for using my quote out of context. i think you are an awful journalist and a piece of shit. penis.

      the rest of you – i just spent 5 minutes reading those comments and you all make me sick, get a life, go outside please. bunch of long-haired hippie writer freaks.

      also, hockey and baseball are awesome, i nearly had a seizure screaming when that old fat asshole hit that homerun in the 8th last night. i forget the guy’s name. he is a real hero.

  27. drew

      jimmy chen – thank you for using my quote out of context. i think you are an awful journalist and a piece of shit. penis.

      the rest of you – i just spent 5 minutes reading those comments and you all make me sick, get a life, go outside please. bunch of long-haired hippie writer freaks.

      also, hockey and baseball are awesome, i nearly had a seizure screaming when that old fat asshole hit that homerun in the 8th last night. i forget the guy’s name. he is a real hero.