Thursday, July 26, 2007
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.)