Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Chris McCandless...Can You Handle This?

Surprise! I have a new obsession! I can just hear all the gasps at how shocking this is considering I have the attention span of a gnat but really seem to make a scene out of all my fleeting interests. Christopher "Alexander Supertramp" McCandless is no different folks.

I watched "Into the Wild", became obsessed so now I'm reading the book. I addition, I peruse every blog and news article about him when I'm on hold at work (which is about 6 hours). I was 12 when he died. He said "fuck it", burned his money and took off for Alaska. Maybe he wasn't prepared enough and maybe he did have a little, "My daddy didn't tuck me in" attitude but I can't get enough of his story and how controversial this thing is. People are either totally moved and admire him or they think he's a piece of shit crybaby who had schizophrenia.

I think you can guess where I stand. He was hot and stinky apparently and at the end had a nice, full-grown beard. Is it weird to be in love with a dead guy? I would frolic through fields of buffalo with him to the ends of the earth. I have to get over this. Now I'm looking up more guys that died in the wilderness like Carl McCunn.

Feel free to comment if you've seen "Into the Wild" or read the book. If you're going to be all sorts of negative, go ahead but my love will never die...until next week when I move onto something else.


Tricknology said...

i tried to watch it but couldn't get through all the eddie veddarness...it was like nails on a chalkboard to me

LC said...

I liked the Eddie Vedderness but you know how I roll

-is your dope case still pending Trick?

Anonymous said...

i totally feel you on this one... except for the frollic and shit stuff.. but i am growing out my beard and have seriously concidered walking off into the Siskiyou Mountains and swim and fish until i break an important bone and starve to death, or get eaten by a bear... i'm not even joking, i hear the call of the wild!
-sonny "jerimiah johnson" wong

fluff said...

i totally read this book in like, high school or something...i can't remember a damn bit of it.