Friday, April 07, 2006

Blog Roundup

It's been months, but finally, finally, Mister Babylon has a new post up.

As I've mentioned before, Mister Babylon is an ESL teacher somewhere deep in the Bronx, slugging it out for the forces of good. His love for his job and his kids does not preclude him from hating on them, and he describes the intersection of his life and theirs with sharp, hilarious detail. It's worth going through his archives and reading every last sentence, but I have to warn you: if you do, you'll be back every day, craving more and more, and the man does not post all that frequently. At all. My RSS reader creaks when he updates his blog.

Magic happens on its own time.

Kathryn tipped me off to an incredible series of stories on Kevin Smith's blog. This is the Kevin Smith of 'Clerks,' 'Mallrats,' 'Chasing Amy,' etc. Called My Boring-Ass Life, the blog chronicles his daily life as a filmmaker and comic book junkie. The man is a professional writer, and it shows.

The stories I am referring to are long chapters in an epic true tale of Kevin Smith's attempts to help his best friend Jason Mewes to kick a terriblt Oxycontin and heroin habit, all while filming 'Dogma' and 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.' The stories are a little funny, incredibly sad, full of love and self-deprecation.

Here's links to parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

That's all I got, people. Happy Friday.


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