I wonder which of the probably girls (One is so crossed out – take that ownership, Alexia, erase her completely!) who wrote their names inside the front cover of my copy also nibbled on the back cover.

19. Funhouse – Diane Hoh

I was reading an essay recently that involved a mild comparison of reactions to losing one’s job for confusing or right-to-work-state style reasons across genders and races…and one of those reactions, the homicidal maniac kind of reaction, seems to be perpetrated more often by the same kind of person who was responsible for all the “accidents” perpetrated at the seaside carnival in Diane Hoh’s Funhouse. Somebody’s ego and sense of honor was butthurt enough to begin trying super hard to kill teenagers related to the people that ruined his (oops, I was trying to be vague. Oh no!) working life and sense of family honor. Let’s just say that as a culture we’re lucky that everyone doesn’t have the most butthurtable of egos or there’d be no one left, especially not teenagers. I do have to say though, relevantly, the yard-based chase scene in this book was killer.

Pere and Merri’s idea of a funhouse. Look how much fun they’re clearly having. So. Much. Fun. Just for reference, they did that to themselves.

Pere and Merri’s idea of a funhouse. Look how much fun they’re clearly having. So. Much. Fun. Just for reference, they did that to themselves.

 

Mixtape –
1.    “White Riot” – The Clash
2.    “Ultra Twist” – The Cramps
3.    “Swollen Summer” – The Bravery
4.    “Tonto” – Battles
5.    “Lose My Mind” – Bass Drum of Death
6.    “Pottery” – Butthole Surfers
7.    “One By One” – The Ettes
8.    “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)” – The Doors
9.    “Swim Club” – The Cave Singers
10.    “Destroy the Children” – Dick Valentine
11.    “Givin’ Up” – The Darkness
12.    “He Gets Me High” – Dum Dum Girls
13.    “I Gotta Feelin (Just Nineteen)” – Eagles of Death Metal
14.    “Radiation Blues” – Dax Riggs
15.    “Clogger” – 16 Horsepower
16.    “People Are People” – Depeche Mode
17.    “Worst Movie Ever” – Electric Six

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