This year I find more and more of my humor, not to mention my time, being siphoned off to fuel Dr. Toboggans’ increasingly numerous activities. I don’t know how I ended up as his chaperon, but it doesn’t look like I’ll be making parole any time soon.
What I have been making, at least on this site, are more serious posts. Articles that put into print the ideas and conversations that I have been developing with several friends over the last few years about faith and action and changing the world one person at a time.
To that end I recently made a video about the word “christian” and what it might mean outside of the marketing channels it has grown to represent.
I didn’t think I was ready to share it, but my friend Debbie sent me a link to a parallel post by Brain Jones that reminded me that I wasn’t alone in this approach to faith. Strange how quickly I seem to forget that. Anyway here it is.
Although you wouldn’t know it from reading this blog, recently the interwaves have been awash with interviews, interventions, and other interaction of my various web-projects outside or our beloved Comma.*
And so in a last minute attempt to wrap-up the year and perhaps atone for a certain deficit of attention applied to this site, please allow me to bring you all gently up to date on the activities of various Ominous characters outside these hallowed screens.
Kicking things off with a bold experiment in bad judgment as well as bad taste, was the infamous LOBO who interviewed Doctor Harold Toboggans over at Predator Press.
Not to be outdone, the intrepid Justin and Jerod also interviewed the Doctor (as well as the DangerCouch crew) on their Shut Up and Listen podcast,
Friends, the moment we’ve all dreaded and feared has come upon us at last. Therapist, egotist, and professional fashion victim Doctor Harold Toboggans has finally released his new video series Mind Over Memphis.
“Don’t hate me because I’m tacky”
In this bold new experiment in full-motion arrogance, Dr Toboggans takes upon himself to “rehabilitate” the artists, activists, and philanthropists of Memphis and put them back on the path of passivity and therapeutic dependence.
All while charging a sizable fee, I’m sure.
If you’re feeling brave*, and haven’t recently eaten, you can watch the series preview here:
Unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg. I have it on good authority that three unsuspecting victims have already fallen prey to the Doctor’s overpriced malpractice and will “star” in upcoming episodes.
These poor souls are:
Kevin Gaiman of Nightshade Manner
Ken Steorts of Visible School
Guy Cobb of the Tennessee Superlab Show
My heart goes out to them all.
Sadly, this is not the first time Memphians have fallen victim to the Doctor Toboggans and his wiles.
Therapist, eyesore, and my own personal nightmare Doctor Harold Toboggans is threatening the Cooper Young Festival with his presence this year, according to sources with the misfortune of being close to him.
Insiders deep within the squalid confines of Toboggans Industries, say that the Doctor is intent on “curing” the estimated eighty-five thousand people expected to attend the festival from some new mental scourge that he won’t describe.
Like a James Bond villain, he even monologued about it at some depth on his tacky new site mindovermemphis.org.