Pop Serial 5
know about Timothy Willis Sanders is that he is a fan of Jandek. There are a few other
things I know about him, that he wrote a book, that he’s a good writer, but the
Jandek thing, that means a lot to me. Really proud to call Timothy Willis Sanders a
friend even though my interaction with him is limited to the Internet, like it
is with everybody else.
Willis Sanders explores shrimp. He knows a thing about shrimp. A special
someone likes shrimp. Besides the shrimp is a relationship. Unlike the shrimp
the relationship is harder to understand because that is the way relationships
work. Relationships can consume and like food they can leave the participants
feeling oddly unfulfilled.
James Weatherhead sits on a roof because that is where he lives. A roof over
his head is more expensive than a roof beneath his head. Those are expensive.
Fire twirls around because the world loves fire. Names change because it is in
the traditional manner, not the modern manner. Nicknames are critical to
success for some reason, mostly because everybody shares the same names.
Martin ponders the importance of Almond Milk in her life. From Almond Milk
comes tremendous meaning pouring out like expensive milk substitutes. This is
life. Life requires coupons. Nothing is cheap anymore because the customer is
wrong and the customer is reminded how wrong they are. A coupon is thrown the
customer’s way to prevent them from finding ever-cheaper alternatives because
the alternatives consume time, not money. Society deems time to be money but
honestly most people’s time is not worth that much.
Carrete remembers what people called her when she was young. It was an upset
word. Her childhood was indeed a strange sad one. Childhood tends to isolate
young children unaware of how cruel the world will be. Later in life people
pretend to get nicer as their insults get to be more subtle than calling each
Morisette maps out insane thoughts for the entire world to see. Billions of
people exist on Planet Earth and they are all insane. Thoughts are the
hatchlings of the average person. Patterns are formed through these many
thoughts. A few times the thoughts manage to transform themselves into
life-changing effects. Most of the time the thoughts are mere drips and drabs,
the kinds of things that help people get through the day.
Brooks lives his life. What that life has become is partly his doing and partly
unpredictable. Routines are things that people embrace because there needs to
be some consistency in life. Arguments rise up out of the mundane details.
Enjoyable habits die hard. Usually those habits never die simply get
reincarnated. The animals of the world watch on as silly humans do the same
things over and over again. Lots of predictability means pets can sleep on the
floor certain that they will not miss anything particularly exciting.
things off with a British flair seems appropriate as Ben Brooks is highly
British. Maybe there are people more British than Ben Brooks but it seems