Who Writes This Crap?
Do you ever wonder who's responsible for the rubbish that you read every day? In "Who Writes this Crap?", Stickley and Wright take the most ridiculous examples of junk mail, packaging, emails and advertising and rewrite them in side-splitting new ways. Whether it's a smoothie label, a newspaper headline or an unsolicited email from a Nigerian prince, this fun and irreverent satire will change the way you read forever.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 128 x 194 x 20mm | 240.4g
- 07 Aug 2008
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
No piece of writing escapes the satirical re-invention of these two acclaimed performance poets. Great fun - LOL funny Big Issue in the North 'Who writes this Crap owes its superb strike-rate to the fatuity and vacuity of all the verbal junk it so accurately mimics. From fancy snack foods (...) to corporate disclaimers, they leave no brand of modern toxic text unscorned' Independent
About Luke Wright
Joel Stickley and Luke Wright are best known as half of Aisle16, the acclaimed stand-up poetry collective which has raised the bar for spoken word in the UK with their two smash-hit theatre shows 'Powerpoint' and 'Poetry Boyband'. 'Poetry Boyband' was a Time Out Critics' Choice of the Year 2005 and enjoyed a sold-out UK tour.
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<p>Everyday we read huge amounts of text. We are drowning in words that come to us on the back of breakfast cereal packets, on billboards, on adverts, on warning messages, on street signs, in shop windows. But who, actually, thinks up all this stuff? Who fills the world with all these words? Who writes this crap!? And why oh why do we take most of it so seriously?</p> <p>Joel Stickley and Luke Wright have searched for the most extreme and ridiculous examples of the nonsense and silliness you'll read in junk mail, packaging and emails and then have rewritten them just slightly, subverting the advertising we are so inured too, pushing it just a bit too far, and creating a book of wonderful parody ads. Using the strange, psuedo-language of signage, tabloid newspapers and web content, Stickley and Wright cleverly send up every genre of modern day messaging. Read this and laugh. And then go back into the world and laugh at all the nonsense writing that surrounds you everywhere you go that up until now you'd simply ignored.</p>show moreby Mark Thwaite