“When I was one, I had just begun. When I was two, I was nearly new. When I was three, I was hardly me. When I was four, I was not much more. When I was five, I was just alive. But now I am six, I’m as clever as clever. So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever.”
— A.A. Milne
An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #289 :: The “Now we are six” Edition :: 11:11:2020
Now we are six…
This humble publication is now six years old. I don’t know most of you but it really means a lot that you’re here. Thank you.
Meanwhile, my darling daughter is now 16. SIXTEEN. I’ve said it before, have to say it again. The days are long but the years are short.
— Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. Do I know anyone who lives in Jackson, Mississippi? HMU. I have questions for you.
As seen on the Internets
SO GOOD: A lot of things have happened since the last issue (to say the least!) but none funnier, imo, than the Four Seasons Total Landscaping debacle and the crazy content it generated. Like this virtual world of the parking lot, filled with VR furries. Or this video of two comedians independently acting out what the mis-booking might have looked like. Or these tweets that imagine the whole thing as an Arrested Development episode. Or this article. Or this tweet. Or this one:
It’s the gift that keeps giving. I’m not even going to pretend to be ashamed of how funny I find the whole absurd situation.
Does Jeff Koons know?: An ad for this sterling “balloon dog” ring ($99) popped up in my Facebook feed and I’m a little creeped out that their algorithm has dialed my taste in so accurately. Not that I’m rushing to buy it or anything but I have respect for the audacity that it took to bring this absurd piece of jewelry to the world. I also appreciate its description (which I’m pretty sure AI wrote).
Jeuila: Crafted in sterling silver, it features a shimmering round cut stone hugged by a funny rose gold tone balloon dog, which is designed to be so lovely and super-cute. If you want the best friend of human to be always by your side, put our ring on your hand immediately.