Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities - Chris Kluwe

I'm not actually being sarcastic on that.  I don't pay attention to football..  Like at all.  I regularly consider unfollowing/unfriending people on Facebook simply due to their overly enthusiastic sportsball fandom.


I first discovered Chris Kluwe watching him play Magic the Gathering (link if the embedded video still isn't showing up):


Then I found his name popping up here and there in relation to other geeky things, including as a contributor to this really amazing Speculative Fiction literary magazine I backed their second year (Uncanny Magazine kickstarter).


Then I discovered he wrote a book with an absolutely incredible title.  I kind of had to read this book based on its title alone.


As it turns out, the book isn't all that amazing, and definitely isn't any sort of literary masterpiece.  But it is definitely passionate, well-intentioned, and a times utterly hilarious.  My husband and I were brought to tears laughing on his description of Smashing Pumpkins sounding like a "violin being run through Satan's asshole."  The book reads rather like the various rants and reflections someone might post on their blog.  I think it would actually be somewhat enjoyable to listen to Kluwe read it.