Christopher Moore is always ridiculous, but Fool is him at his finest.
I read it for the first time at the library in an uncomfortable chair ‘cause I could not be bothered to borrow it and take it home; it demanded instant reading.
What gods do you know that are logical? Name two.
One of things that you and Tom Hanks share is that you’re both unabashedly excited about things in a pop-culture world that’s very cynical.
I could not agree with you more. I do catch shit from people who sometimes say, “You’re too upbeat. You must be fake.” No, we’ve adopted this idea in our culture that negativity is more real somehow than being positive. I know this is going to sound weird because they’re values, but ultimately they’re neutral. Not neutral, it’s just that they’re equal. You can either be negative or you can be positive. But they’re equally as real. We just assume that negativity is more real because we’re used to being unhappy or we think, “Oh, yeah, being positive, that’s a thing that people fake, but the real people live down here where you’re just knee-deep in shit and everything sucks. And anybody that tells you otherwise is trying to fucking sell you something.” I’m like, “No, some people are just upbeat. Some people are just positive and they’re every bit as real as people who are negative.” I think that’s more a reflection of the observer than the thing that they’re observing. Tom is just a nice, upbeat guy, and we’re upbeat guys. We are who we are. We all can’t fake it for hundreds of hours.
LGBTQ* Podcasts You May Have Missed
Stuff You Missed in History Class, from How Stuff W?rks, is a wonderful source for information about LGBTQ* culture. In the last year, they did the podcast “Who Wore the Pink Triangle,” and even covered a gay man who may have been the inspiration for Indiana Jones.
Interested in Pink Triangle History?
Want to know more?
A Survivor’s Story — Read Here
Paragraph 175 — Read Here
Pink Triangle History — Read Here
(Upsetting) Post-Camp History — Read Here
Pink Triangle Memorial — Read Here
Theatre/Play about Pink Triangles: Bent — Read Here
Graphic Novel, including a Hitler Youth Homosexual Relationship — Read Here