Sunday, May 21, 2006

I'm no Tucker Max

Thank god.

"My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole.

I get excessively drunk at inappropriate times, disregard social norms, indulge every whim, ignore the consequences of my actions, mock idiots and posers, sleep with more women than is safe or reasonable, and just generally act like a raging dickhead."

Why do people think this is cool? I do lame things sometimes, and I write about them, but I don't celebrate my idiocy. I'm not proud of what a jerk I can be, and I would certainly never gleefully "ignore the consequences of my own actions." I hate guys like this, and I've never understood their appeal.

Sure, I love Bukowski, and he certainly writes of some, we'll call it anti-social behavior, but Bukowski wasn't the cool guy, nor was he a spoiled rich kid. He was sensitive to and concerned with the problems facing his fellow man. Max would seem to want us to believe he has no concern, that he's an uncaring asshole, and I guess it's his fans that are to blame for thinking this is something to be admired, or even that it's entertaining for more than a quick WTF moment.

Oh well. He's doing quite well for himself and guys like him probably enjoy success a-lot more so I'll be happy for him, and sad for all the people that encounter him and his "raging dickhead" behavior.


M. E. H. said...

I bought that book with the Alphabet of Manliness along with a They Might Be Giants CD to get the free shipping. I figure if the books are no good at least they can be used for cheap fuel in the winter.

KLJ said...

Let me know what you think.
He's got skills, and I'm sure hidden amongst the "look how badly I can treat stupid girls" stories there is something worth reading.
And hey, you can't go wrong with They Might Be Giants!