While it would be complete & utter folly to hold up my Death Proof series as examples of great (or even, having just reread them, marginally acceptable) pieces of writing up on this site – they were most certainly the most fun to do. By a long shot.
(They also rack up some of the most hits of any posts here – though Jasper’s Robocop piece is still the most popular thing in the site’s history… goddammit)
The idea there was, simply enough: celebrate stuntmen & stuntwomen. That’s it.
And while the three posts I did write covered a fair amount of ground – there’s still more singing owed these unsung heroes.
Most notably… I never did write about Evel Knievel.
Last year, when the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup, I got to experience a portion of it. I’m – obviously – not a player. I’m just a fan, in a city full of fans. Of good people who put a large amount of themselves into the way they watch sports. I used to let my moods be dictated by how well the Bruins were doing.
I think the Win (hey, writing it that way is a good shorthand for “this is important”!) brought out some of the very best traits of this city.
So I found the best site on the internet.
It has been a long goddamn time since I’ve heard anything as interesting as Death Grips — this shit sounds like punk rock and hip hop having hate sex on the kitchen floor.
Love it, love it, love it.
Ah! I lied! Not on purpose – but I just thought to check an old Photobucket account and found therein three more pieces of my artwork from Back in the Day.
The first one is a painting of a little angry clover guy I remember having my mind set on putting up all over my hometown (that never happened, as it were). I also remember doing this just as an excuse to play with a shiny new Montana paint pen I had at the time.
The next one is a drawing I did for… for some reason, I’m sure… of a roller derby gal.
The next is a piece of SMart (SModcast art) that makes me giggle.
These are defintely wicked old (/kinda sucky) but just like with the sketch of my girlfriend I found yesterday, I’m glad I have these.
Revenge of the Clover!