Thursday, July 26, 2007

Shout Out!

Diesel, Diesel, he’s our man,
If he can’t do it
No one can!!

(That was fun – I never got to be a cheerleader…)

If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading Diesel’s blog Mattress Police - Antisocial Commentary, you’ve been missing out on a hell of a lot of fun. And lots of laughs.

This is a guy whose writing tickles my funny bone, my cynical bone, my sick-o bone, my wish-I-was-still-a-kid bone – just about every bone in my body. He’s that good.

What do I love best about him? His sense of the absurd – his ability to capture all the craziness and wonder of the world in his writing.

But – AND THIS IS A VERY BIG BUT – if you haven’t read his blog, you’re in luck because Diesel is publishing a book containing all his best blog posts plus other original material.

The book’s title is Antisocial Commentary: From the Secret Files of the Mattress Police.

“Savor such essays as “The Force is Middling in this One,” which answers the question “What happens to someone in the Star Wars universe who isn’t quite Jedi material?” and “Harry Potter and the Inevitable Slide into Satanism,” which explores the nefarious connection between the works of J.K. Rowling and the minions of the Devil.”

Antisocial Commentary will be published August 15, but for a limited time (starting today) you can pre-order a signed copy at a significantly discounted price. An autographed copy!

Head over to Diesel’s site and check things out.

He’s hosting a “virtual release party” today.

(Yes, folks, this event is bordering on Harry Potter mania…)

I asked him what he was wearing to the party. He said he would be naked. Doesn’t scare me. I’m still going. And this is one party where I don’t give a rip as to what to wear. (But in case you’re wondering – ragged shorts, flip-flops and a tank top.)

I applaud this guy’s chutzpa, talent and determination.

And just so ya know – I putting my money where my mouth is. I plan on ordering a bunch of copies. Some people (those with a great sense of humour) will be in for treat come Christmas.

And, hey, if we all pay a visit to Mattress Police today, perhaps his blog will implode with the sheer weight of visitors. (Neat party trick.)


Sornie said...

I've been reading his stuff for a while now and his blog is next up on my reader.

Beth said...

He's great, isn't he?
(Of course, so are we...)

tracey said...

Love Diesel. Love that he's got a book coming out. I hadn't been to visit him in awhile (shamefully), but he came to visit me the other day, so I figured I'd best return the visit. What a pleasure to find a book release party at his place! Too bad I'd already written today's post, or I'd have hollered out about it as well. Perhaps tomorrow...

Rebecca said...

Great post - I've been looking for new (to me) blogs.

Beth said...

He's a great guy - enjoy the party!

You'll enjoy reading Diesel's blog - I'd never recommend anyone I didn't enjoy myself.
(Like your new picture - I'm peering closely - will check in with your blog to be sure it's new...)

Beth said...

I checked, it's new, you're cute!
(Maybe you don't like the word "cute??" If not, sorry...)

Attila The Mom said...

<---on my way.

Thanks for the heads up!

Diesel said...

Thank you, Beth! (Must fight urge to call you 'sweet'...)

Seriously, that was very nice of you. It made me feel all warm and happy and good inside. :)

Beth said...

Enjoy the party!

My pleasure. Truly.
Watch those urges....

Anonymous said...

Hey Beth, thanks for the info. I am always looking for funny blogs to read. He sounds very funny and I think its great he has a book coming out. Plus he left me a belated Happy Birthday on my blog, how sweet is that.
Going share it with my husband too, he always loves a good laugh.

Beth said...

"Funny" and "sweet" - he's a perfect combo!

MyUtopia said...

I also am a fan.

Beth said...

He certainly has quite a following!

oreneta said...

Ok Ok, I'll go over and check it out....

Beth said...

Hope you enjoyed the "virtual" party!

Dan said...

You are too sweet! :)

Beth said...

You and Diesel are cruisin' for a bruisin' with this "sweet" business!

Dan said...

You're way too sweet to bruise me. You little softie you! :)

Beth said...

Okay, maybe...a little bit of sweet.
But there's a "tough cookie" in here, too. Has to be.