You Idiot has always been a strong and fun magazine, with an interesting look at things that a great many individuals take for granted. For example, Nate eviscerated Christian video games in an earlier issue, and chooses to pick on Christian music and Christian attitudes towards popular childrenâ€™s toys and books (Harry Potter). Reading an earlier issue of Genetic Disorder (#14 if Iâ€™m not mistaken), I feel that Nate treads a lot of the same ground with this issue. Assuming (and this is a pretty safe assumption) that individuals are not familiar with that specific issue of GD, You Idiot shows the absurdities of Christianity time and time again. Whether it be the â€œbook-cuttingâ€ of Harry Potter works or showing that Christian authors feel that My Little Pony and Pokemon are tools of Satan, the point is clear: fundamentalist Christians are bat-shit crazy. The layout of this issue is sharp, but the text of the articles themselves tend to glide together a little too easily. Perhaps a change in the font or font size would ameliorate this unfortunate problem. The use of a theme to focus Nateâ€™s energies makes this a much more stable read that many zines that tend to go off topics and into tangents at the drop of a hat. If you want to know more about the intricacies of Christian hair band music, this issue of You Idiot is something that is absolutely essential to pick up! Get a subscription so that Nate can continue pumping out issues.
You Idiot #4 / $2 / :40 / 28M / http://www.pickyourpoison.net / Reviewed 14 June 2006