Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Comic Books–Tool of the Devil

Someone in my household started wearing reading glasses.  It wasn’t me. 

But one day when I was straining through an evidently tiny copy of The Watchmen, I saw them lying on the end table.  I picked them up.  No one was home, no one would see me…  I slipped them on and tried squinting.

It didn’t help.

The squinting, that is.  The reading glasses eliminated all need for it!  Amazing!  I finished the book in record time. 

Thanks to the Kindle and it’s easily adjusted text size, I contend that I shall never need reading glasses.  Provided I give up reading comic books. 

But I don’t want to do that.  In fact, I ordered a new one that came in the mail today.  It’s the first volume of The Preacher series.  I’ve read some later volumes and I just love it.  It’s about a minister from west Texas.  It is chock full of bloody, gory violence, explicit and sometimes extraneous sex, and more vulgarity than you can shake a collection plate at. 

I love it!

 The Preacher

So, I ordered the first volume from some anonymous internet seller on Amazon.  It came in the mail today and I have either had a brush with fundamentalist sickos who had no idea what they had on their hands, or I have just met my new best friends.

For reals.

They sent along a free gift.  The free gift included a kitty-rap decal (I guess that’s what it is), a cross-shaped sucker (which is just horribly, horribly wrong in my twisted mind) and a choose-your-own-adventure book entitled “You Are The Messiah”.  I can’t wait to read it. (I wonder how it works if you’re female? Does that take you down some alternately subservient path?)  And then there is a post-card for “The House That Drips Blood on Alex” playing at Megaphone Comedy club. 

Isn’t that insane?!!  It’s like Christmas in the asylum, all over again!


The Preacher Free Gift


annie said...

Oh Spooky...it's good to have you back!

spookyrach said...

Whee! Good to be back. Here's hopin' I can keep it going! This time!

Lois said...

Whoa...who are these people?!

(And how cool is it that Facebook now takes me to your blog?!)

Cyn Huddleston said...


spookyrach said...

It's way cool, Lois! I don't even know who these people are. I'm gonna have to check with Amazon. I think I love them. Maybe.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

i want to see all of this!! Why did you not bring it to work?

I am so damned curious and you may be trying to hide your real identity but....

Did you write that comic book?

Anonymous said...

I just wrote "zombie reading glasses" next to your name on my friends Christmas gift list. :-)
Lori VC

spookyrach said...