On the Things I’ve Been Reading

So, here’s the situation.

I’ve hit a minor lull in my day, so I’m reading comics.

Specifically, I’m reading Phonogram: The Singles Club #4.

As long-time readers know, I’ve raved about Phonogram before; it’s a cool comic about the power of music and magic. The Singles Club, the second series, takes place on a single night in a single club, Never on a Sunday, and shows the events that happen there from several different perspectives.

The fourth issue is about the deejays at Never on a Sunday, Seth Bingo and Silent Girl.

There’s a piece of dialogue that just smacked me upside the face: “If you dance when we play Annie, I promise, cross my heart, never-ever-ever lie to you, that we’ll play a Fall Out Boy record.”

The reason this smacked me?

I had to listen to some Fall Out Boy recently.

No, really. Honest. It was work-related.

I didn’t know anything about Fall Out Boy, except that I saw a Cubs game on WGN last year where they sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch.

So, this Fall Out Boy listen. Work-related, as I said.

I had to scrub my brain out afterwards of its godawful-wretchedness.

Seriously. People listen to that?

I note, with some amusement, that Fall Out Boy doesn’t even merit an annotation at the end of issue #4. 😆

Okay, back to the comics. I just had to share.

2 thoughts on “On the Things I’ve Been Reading

  1. To be fair, it was just a single track, “Tiffany Blews.”

    The reason? Image is releasing a comic book series based on the song, Fall Out Toy Works, about a robot inventor who builds a female robot and falls in love with her.

    I had to write an article about the comic, and as part of my research, I listened to the song.

    I didn’t like it. Obviously. 🙂

    I’d have to go back and listen to it, to refresh my memory of why I didn’t like it. I remember it being rather, umm, noisy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *