Wednesday, August 23, 2006

More essays per cubic litre than any other blog

As ever, Gods of the Copybook Headings is a stiff and bracing tonic in the parlour of Candian internet opinion. And if GCH wants to argue that it is a finely aged spirit to boot, who is anyone not to indulge them on their second anniversary, exclaimed for posterity in the excellent eponymous homage GCH II: The Wrath of Publius?

Begun two years ago as a drunken bar bet between three university acquaintances, The Gods of the Copybook Headings has remained true to its original intention: a useful and enlightened "waste of time." Hailed by its admirers as "mildly interesting," "only occasionally pretentious" and "scatological," it has also attracted its fair share of criticism. From "the product of an obsessed and warped mind" to "lacking in either coherence or humanity." Truly a tradition to be proud of. Still the question lingers. Why? Why write more than three quarters of a million words on everything from religion to capitalism to the new James Bond.
…followed by no less than a compelling history of our own time.

For those of you still on summer holidays and who wish to spend some (or alot) of that time productively, GCH has dotingly assembled a copious Very Best of The Gods of the Copybook Headings, Seasons One and Two. Typically, there is not a bit of "wasted time" for the reader in any these articles.

Read the whole thing here