The Time Mike Took Me To The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Bryan O'Nolan

Bryan O'Nolan is the the most highly paid investigative reporter at Ordinary Times. He lives in New Hampshire. He is available for effusive praise on Twitter. He can be contacted with thoughtfully couched criticism via email. His short story collection Mike Pence & Me is currently available from Amazon.

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  1. Jerry says:

    “Your rap is pants, son, I’m the freestyle James Joyce“

    The images are really great. Truly vitreous humor.Report

  2. J_A says:

    I’m trying to understand what is the message the author is trying to convey with this series of posts on Mike Pence, and I confess I am drawing a blank.

    I could imagine these same stories with the protagonist being, for instance, Will Ferrell (an everyman that we’ve seen in a myriad of different and weird situations), or Will Smith (a borderline superhero). And I would enjoy those stories, because Will F., or Will S., have warm personas who exude good will.

    But Mike Pence is not like that. Mike Pence is not a very nice person, or he has decided to project the image of a not very nice person, which, for this discussion, is the same. There’s not enough suspension of disbelief that would allow me to imagine Mike Pence acting this way, Doctor Who, like, at the same time incredibly superior to all. a bit goofy, and warm and caring towards the little people.

    So I have to assume that these posts are satire of some sort, that either try to tell us something about today’s society or politics, o try to tell us something about Mike Pence himself. And I don’t get it at all.

    Though I confess I can very easily imagine Mike Pence shooting a Bald Eagle, since I doubt he particularly cares about endangered species, and likely subscribes to the belief that God gave man unrestricted dominion over all other creatures.Report

    • Bryan O'Nolan in reply to J_A says:

      You correct that it’s not really about Mike Pence and that there is something else going on. Satire comes close, but I picture satire being considerably more obvious as to the what the object of the satire is,

      That aside, I also enjoy absurdist humor, so there’s that to it as well.

      That you read it and took the time to think about it flatters me, so thank you!Report

    • Em Carpenter in reply to J_A says:

      I’m no fan of Pence but personally I love these. I laughed my ass off at this one especially.Report