The world of obstacle racing was born out of traditional adventure racing, but in only a few short years has exploded in popularity garnering sponsors from Dial for Men to the coveted Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” campaign. But is it just the primal sensation of crashing through muddy ponds and jumping fire pits that keeps people coming back every weekend by the tens of thousands? Michael Louie, who long considered himself to be the worst runner he knew, dives in.
The author of Sex Dungeon for Sale (and recent Fanzine contributor) Patrick Wensink is back with a new novel (and a cassette tape), a comedy that straddles alcoholic despair with cosmic “Burger Wars”. Michael Louie reviews.
You know the drill, if you know football. We saw this game a few years ago right? Giants and Patriots. Manning and Brady. Giants underdogs again. Michael Louie and I (Casey here) saw round 1 after a wedding in Salt Lake City. Our motley crew of Brooklynites in black took over the basement of some Pats bar and lost our shit as Eli became sweet butter late in the game and David Tyree caught a pass with his helmet. It was a divine day, Mike remembers, and we hope to stick it to New England again (am putting an inverse double hex on this blurb, as it will be old news and not jinxable come Monday).
One of the things Vincent Gallo liked to do was take stuff from his childhood and sell it on the Internet. We all like to do things like…