July 25th, 2012 / 1:25 pm


I found this video linked from a post on Gawker. Here are some notes I took while watching it several times in a row:

1.) Can you just give yourself a nickname like “Third Eagle of the Apocalypse” or do you have to wait for someone else to give it to you?

2.) Seems like it would suck to share the title “Profit of the End Times” with someone else.

3.) The contrast between the hyperbolic imagery and the banality of the production value is pretty engaging.

4.) Sort of reminds me of a Ryan Trecartin movie.

5.) This dude combines imagery and exposition to convey meaning in a manner similar to the way I do in my poems.

6.) I like the way his argument has a tenuous attachment to reality. Seems like it would take a high level of skill to create something as delicate.

7.) Question: Are there good pictures of revelation beasts on the internet? Answer:

8.) I can picture this guy and Steve Roggenbuck battling each other on some kind of spiritual plane, with light sabers.

9.) This is better than most of the poems I’ve read/written recently.

10.) Note to self: include soothing image of dam in next poem.

11.) Not to self: point at your poems with a pen as you read them to increase audience attentiveness.

12.) Is this folk art? I bet this is folk art.

13.) If you look inside this dude’s brain it looks like this:

14.) Note to self: begin more statements with random name and verse number, for example: “Juan, chapter 38 verse 7 says you shall fetch me a pastrami sandwich” or “Buddy, 21:4 says you should kick down 3 bucks so I can eat some tacos”.

15.) His shirt seems like the most insane thing in the whole video.

16.) The cover of his book looks nice. I bet he designed/published it himself.

17.) I feel like this guy is winning.

18.) I need to step up my poetry game.



  1. M. Kitchell

      when i clicked to open this video i somehow accidentally opened it twice and then it started playing each video like a second apart and i thought there was just some insane reverb effect that he had on that i thought was awesome but, ultimately, some dreams are crushed

  2. Bobby Dixon

      Mark 13:30-31
      Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
      But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

      The Bible says this guy is a fucking liar

  3. Trey

      unless… this guy… is the Father! oh god!

  4. Trey

      I mean, he looks like god. he’s old, white, has a beard, and the beard is even white!

  5. dl.flsxzkmrkyrzk

      I can so clearly see this man at his family christmas dinner.

  6. Josh Locy

      is this eric or tim? i can’t tell through all the makeup

  7. benmirov

      ha I thought about Tim & Eric while watching this, too 

  8. Greg(ory) Napp

      love these notes, esp 3, 8-13, 15, 17

  9. Ultra Vegina

      What really fascinates me is the fact that The Co Prophet uses the BIC Cristal ballpoint pen to point to those holy parragraphs.  BIC? As in maybe Born in the Covenant? Bretheren in Christ? Beef Industry Council? Brilliant Ideal Cut? Bibliotecas Independientes de Cuba?

  10. JosephYoung

      so the bear, which is russia, is eating the three ribs, one of which is russia? not criticizing, just trying to keep up.

  11. jereme_dean

      Seems legit.