Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Evidence For Cretins

Idiots are everywhere. They incubate rapidly in cyberspace. They are inescapable like the probability of another Kris Aquino billboard to glare back at you in EDSA (or the prime time airwaves getting swamped with close up shots of Boy Abunda's nostrils.) Yet I am an equal-opportunity dork so I recognize their right to exist so long as they restrain inflicting their stupidity my way (or towards the general populace at large). Normally I have a habit of ignoring pests but this one audacious commenter challenged my two previous posts (Here and here ).It” alleged that 01: “You can’t possibly own or have read all of those books and you are just providing Amazon links so you’ll come off well-read.” and 02: “You’re a fake lover of design. You have no proof!” Or something (dim-witted tirade) like it (I'm translating from Filipino). Steady your breath, cretin; I’m posting my “proof” in the hope that your disbelieving sorry self will slink off and self-combust elsewhere.

I took the above picture when I got home but my lameass phone's camera cannot capture a clearer image. For now this will do. I’ll take another photo when I get hold of a sharper camera.

Suspicious snots, may I photographically present the stuff I am currently re/reading:

On my knockoff chair (yes, a crossover of Arne Jacobsen’s Ant Chair And the now ubiquitous Series 7 Chair)
from top to bottom:

01. Drop by Mat Johnson
02. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
03. Swagbelly by David Levien
04. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
05. The Astrological Diary of God by Bo Fowler
06. Herb N' Lorna by Eric Kraft
07. They Whisper by Robert Olen Butler
08. Inflating A Dog
by Eric Kraft
09. Chump Change by David Eddie
10. Martin Sloane by Michael Redhill
11. Bite by C.J. Tosh
12. Gilligan's Wake by Tom Carson
13. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
14. Critical Care by Richard Dooling
15. Frost On My Moustache by Tim Moore
16. Unlubricated by Arthur Nersesian

Under the chair (from top to bottom):

01. Fear Of Flying by Erica Jong
02. Dissonant Umbrellas by Angelo Suarez
03. R.E.M. Fiction: An Alternative Biography by David Buckley
04. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
05. The Tapestries by Kien Nguyen
06. Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon
07. Turn Of The Century by Kurt Andersen
08. $ellebrity by George Lois
09. (David Carson And) The End Of Print by David Carson & Lewis Blackwell
10. The Graphic Language Of Neville Brody by Jon Wozencroft
11. Covering the 60's by George Lois
12. American Music by Annie Leibovitz

On the fore/back/ground:

The Berenice Lamp
One unfinished painting I did and one blank canvass
On top of the pile of books: Philippe Starck's Oregon Scientific Clock

There. Now let us see you self-destruct.


Misterhubs said...


I would understand the skepticism if you have claimed to have captured Bigfoot or gang-banged twelve Eurasian models in one night. But the fact that you have those books? Or that you're into design? What's so incredulous about that? Only illiterate fucktards would find that hard to believe.

joelmcvie said...

Dear, love your pile of books, the chair and lamp. 'Wag mo nang patulan ang mga nega. =)

loudcloud said...

misterhubs and mcvie! - hahahaha. i was about to ignore that idiot but he caught me in a very crabby mood :-)

what amazes me though is that there are people who cannot believe reading habit is alive and well.

thanks for the comments!

E said...

Hater...as much as you want them dead they just won't die!

who ever or whatever he/it is..do something more productive with your life like I don't know..donating your kidneys or singing on for a suicide mission to bomb the MILF.


wow!you re-read those encyclopedia-ish books?! hehehehehe

loudcloud said...

E! - i've been rereading your blog. it's an odd habit, rereading what i've already read. same thing with books and really old magazines.

what i cannot bear to reread is my old journal posts.

i crumple in embarrassment when i do. hahaha!

Eric Kraft said...

I'm delighted to see my work in your stack—and two books at that!
Eric Kraft