On How Has "Bust" Magazine Survived?

It's really disappointing that this was written by a dude with no prior history of reading the mag. I would have loved to see what a fan would say. (Even though my personal taste is more toward Bitch, Bust is cool.)

Long live niche magazines!

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm 2

On Other Famous People Who Were (Or Planned To Be) In Other Hobbit Movies

You are so very wrong on that last point...

Ramones/Lord of the Rings T-shirt on Etsy (naturally): http://www.etsy.com/listing/116386129/the-hobbit-lord-of-the-ring-inspired-t

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm 0

On 'Atlas Shrugged': Who Is John Galt's Chiropractor?

So during my Rush phase in high school, I looked for some Ayn Rand to read. The Fountainhead was much shorter than Atlas Shrugged so I started with that. All I remember is a vague sense of "Don't tread on me!" self-righteousness, which seemed somewhat appealing, but adolescent to me even then, at 16.

Then I moved on to other Neil Peart recommended literature -- The Big Money by John Dos Passos. Holy cow. That blew away Rand completely. (For some reason my local libraries didn't have the rest of the U.S.A. trilogy or I would have read them as well.) Although reading his bio now, I see that I took the novel in a way perhaps unintended by the author -- as a condemnation of capitalism.

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 11:22 am 0