Wendy Magazine #8: The Jesus Issue / $1 / 24M / :30 / http://www.wendymagazine.com / Reviewed 10 March 2007
This is my first time reading Wendy Magazine, and I have to say that this is some of the weirdest shit that Iâ€™ve read. I watch gross and weird Youtube videos, I can dig randomness (Nobody Can Eat 50 Eggs, You Idiot!), but Wendy Magazine goes far beyond my levels of oddness. First off, this is the Jesus issue. I can hang with that, there have been a lot of pieces that detail the cheesiness of the â€œwith you alwaysâ€ set of drawings. However, the linkage of Jesus and sex is where it starts to get weird. This is not because Jesus is linked with sex or acts like a horny person (â€œChuck Is Pretty Sexualâ€), but rather that the metaphors and descriptive sentences are just so fucking weird! Take this quotation, for example: â€œJanie loved her some â€œinstructional videosâ€â€¦starring hot young wrestlers and water polo players with tiny speedos and mouth guards and trampolines and headgear and Clydesdalesâ€. This is just not linked to one piece, but continues with â€œConsuela Fucks Shit Upâ€, a story about a Mexican cleaning lady blessing a wound, and two poems called â€œThe Hardships of Lost n Found Items at Hooters in Ohioâ€ (which are written by two DIFFERENT former drug addicts). The level of absurdity in this issue of Wendy Magazine is off the scare, and I guess I donâ€™t know the writers, but a lot of the material goes over my head instead of triggering laughter or chuckling. Give it a go and see if you can get more from it.