Some ideas I had for my 30th year are to become a drag queen and also learn how to drive. And then dress up in drag and run people over with my car, and then when people are like, telling me to stop or whatever, or if they get mad that I run them over with my car, I’ll just be like “This is what drag is, it’s extreme, it’s satire, get over it.”
Alright, look. That guy who’s eaten nothing but pizza for 25 years? That is a hoax. It’s not true. You can’t live like that. You would definitely become very ill and die. That guy did not eat only pizza for 25 years. It’s a stunt. It’s a performance art piece. It’s me in drag. It’s a performance I did. I had my friend take photos and I had someone else write an article about me and then I had other people tell everyone about the article. I just wanted to put that idea out there, into the world: that it’s okay to eat pizza every day and nothing else for 25 years. That it’s possible, that it’s okay. That you can be cute and thin and have a “girlfriend”. I decided it had to be a heterosexual because otherwise the gay thing would kind of overpower the rest of the story. So to keep it more universal, he has a girlfriend. But she’s cool with it! He’s a vegetarian. He stuck to his guns. And he’s fine. Some doctors say he’s not but doctors are crooks. You can’t trust anyone. He’s fine. He does it every day. I just wanted to see, to show you all what that would look like. Was the idea I had.
“(If you go about looking for sense, asking for logic, and putting your faith in reason, then you are asking for trouble and you will deserve it when two big thugs named Senseless Violence and Why God Why drag you down an alley and beat you up).”—- La JohnJoseph, Everything Must Go
It features work by some amazing writers and artists: Penny Arcade, Felix Bernstein, Stephen Boyer, Lonely Christopher, Nicole Eisenman, BDGRMMR, Bruce Hainley, Ed Halter, Juliana Huxtable, Ted Kerr, Kevin Killian, Wayne Koestenbaum, Rachel Levitsky, Trisha Low, Stephen Motika, Eileen Myles, Trace Peterson, Luther Price, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Pamela Sneed, Max Steele, and Laurie Weeks.
“That’s the trouble with doing things first – that a lot of times you’re not in a position to do them because of the state of the art and there isn’t any information and you’re gonna be the one that makes the mistakes. But it’s a fact that breaking new territory sometimes is so exciting and compelling that you just don’t care.You just move ahead and you try it; you take a chance and you’re brave.”— Annette Peacock