It's March 5th! Do you know where you're latest essay from Chuck Palahniuk is? Well, right here of course. But yes, it's late. Chuck sent it to me weeks ago, but it never got to me. So it's floating in Gmail limbo right now.
Chuck has comitted to 1 year of these, so expect 9 more yet for 2008. Also remember that, for the first month they are posted, these essays are only available to Premium Members. Basic Members can view them one month later. So come April 1st, this new essay will be available to all, free, for one month only.
You can also now read the February essay: Diconnected Dialogue Part 1 here!
Continuing a string of shocking, daring and sexy twists (what, Dennis!?), we're going to break the mold today of how things have been done in the past by featuring our first non-author Interview on the site. I spoke about this last month, and now the proof is here in the shape of a hysterical interview with TJ Miller. TJ who?
Let me put it this way: By now you've probably all seen Cloverfield. If not, you at least recognize the poster to my right here. Well, TJ Miller is the guy holding the camera the entire movie, who not only provides some much-needed comic relief, but also relates to the audience the best by reacting the way most of us would in a situation like that.
Chuck turned 46 today.
Check out the below article about a real life choking game, turned deadly. Props to Sean Anderson for this one:
THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- At least 82 youths have died from playing the "choking game" since 1995, a new government report shows.
Stephen King was once asked, "Who's the scariest guy in America?"
His response? "Probably Jack Ketchum." King added "no writer who has read him can help being influenced by him, and no general reader who runs across his work can easily forget him."
Our slew of 2008 interviews continues today.
"Learning to Trust the Tale and Question the Artist": An interview with Jack Ketchum by Joshua Jabcuga
Joshua Jabcuga is a longtime friend and supporter of The Cult. He was also one of the first people online to ever review our Chuck Palahniuk documentary. He's part of a fresh crop of exciting journalists who has tossed his hat into the ring to join our movement to transform The Cult into more than just an official fan site. So expect a ton of great work from him this year spreading the gamut from authors to actors to music to comics.
Mark Raffensperger has conducted a very cool audio interview with Chuck Palahniuk and Choke director Clark Gregg over at his site Zoom in Online.
This interviewed was recorded during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and is the only piece I know of so far that features both Chuck and Clark together.
I've voted in the past three presidential elections, but never before on Super Tuesday. All of that changed this year. This is one of the most exciting and important elections in recent history. And I'm not talking about the Republicans. I'm talking about Obama vs. Hillary. If you live in a state that's having it's primaries today, please go out and vote!
I'm a California resident now, so here's the info you'll need: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_ppl.htm