You read these four names, and you know I never grew up. I would have posted this exact same shit ten years ago. Does my fossilized bum look big in this blog? Get the fuck out, please, before I embarass myself once again. Been warned...
Tonight I went to the debauched temple of lust called Trafford Centre, in a payday-induced shopping spree compensating for the greasy pizzahut I didn't have last night. Bastards at Borders made me buy some cheap-as-chips (actually cheaper, nowadays) Terry Pratchett book, "Going Postal" or whatever. I don't read Terry Pratchett, for me he's the guy with a funny hat that you see in the pics wearing almost as black as Neil. I bough the book in order to subsidise the only author on the planet who's got the balls to call JK Rowlings for the useless plagiarist bluff that she is.
Talking about subsidies, I am probably not the main contributor to Frank Miller's retirement plans, but yet again I felt compelled to exchange hard-earned cash for his "Dark Knight Return Returning With Vengeance II The Sequel Same Shit Really". The old man clearly slipped out of medication for a while, taking the freedom to tell us all that we should all die like the worthless spineless scum we are. Again. Yet another tale on modern fascism-without-a-face, the same day I read a spot-on analysis from Billmon on the same subject. Damn libruls want us all to seppuku straight away, I tell you.
Then I got "Shadows over Baker Street", a huge "What If" kind of book where Holmes is up against Chtulu or something; the XIX century version of "Hulk vs The Thing", with tales by all sort of literary names who had to pay their bills that month. Neil being Neil, his contribution (the first stuff he wrote after some bad meningitis gig, if I remember correctly) won a Hugo even before being printed. The man is obviously a member of the Vast Illuminati Conspiracy, or he just knows how to smile to old farts assigning literary prizes. Not that his writing is any good, I really hate him. He forces me to buy his stuff, I swear, I hear his voice in my head, please make him stop now.
I eventually left the bloody shop and ended up in another culture brothel, one of those overcharging music megastores responsible for the spread of gangsta rap and libertyX (collants? no, pop entertainment... humanity is clearly doomed). I already had the last Fun Lovin' Criminals vehicle thanks to BitTorrent, but what the hell, it's a decent record, good fellas need money, and their productions are still free from that shitty Digital Ruffian Messin'about, so I got the last jewelbox and handed my plastic to the hornbyesque popcultured clerk, in the vain hope that the artists will end up seeing a fair share of those 14 quid and The Man will get the message that DRM is bad for everybody. I'm an hopeless idealist, I know. Dear Santa, please, shit on the SUV driver seat of each and every music label exec, then kill bloody Damon Lindelof and bring me the original pitch for "Lost", so that I can know what the fuck is doing a peruvian actor (with a fake scottish accent) with an Apple II and some James Bond set under that bloody island. BitTorrent is a clear manifestation of the Almighty, but we still can't download straight from the bugger's brain, together with all that homo stuff he dreams about. I want a "Lost" porn spoof now. Frank, did you steal my pills again?