A little on the long side for us Gen Y-ers, but my old man shows up a minute into this video by and about audiobook narrators. Everybody also keeps referring to him by his full name like he’s the special guest on a variety Christmas special. Famous Joe Barrett.
The crudeness of these characters still gets at the heart of Barrett’s point: that we are bags of phlegm, blood and shit with a biological imperative to have sex, eat and excrete. How we balance our biological imperatives against our higher selves (or rather, how we fail to do so) is at the heart of Barrett’s sense of humor.
If you’re in Montreal this Friday, be sure to come to my talk with T. Edward Bak at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly. I’ll be talking about my book, Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On, signing copies, showing pictures and saying things.
Here’s a link to the facebook group if you’re into that kind of thing: https://www.facebook.com/events/488757307889267/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
It would be great to see you there!
Wish I was there. Coll poster too, ammiright?