DON’T TREAD ON ME! #48: $1 or trade, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, 24 pgs.

Jan 23, 2012

A humor zine from Richmond. Here are the humor stats: I smiled once, in the first essay, where editor-in-chief Ratso talks about not wanting his drug-filled past to make him “that guy.” You know, that guy who always brags about his debaucheries. I did not laugh for the next twenty-two pages, or smile, or even want to keep reading, really, except for the article on “El Duce,” the guy who claimed Courtney Love tried to hire him to kill Kurt, and the article on lock-picking, a skill I had been thinking about how I wanted to learn earlier that day. This zine might offend you, but it does not give a fuck. That’s not why I didn’t like it. I didn’t like it because it did not meet my low standard of amusement. There are, however, those who it won’t offend, and on top of that, who will also find it hilarious. I can tell you who they are if you want. They are listed on the inside cover, under “staff”: Ratso, Penny Lane, Barry Oberman, Howie Hugh. I get the feeling those are all one person. If I did not call your name, you’re free to go, and may read something else if you’d so prefer. –Dave Brainwreck (Don’t Tread on ME!, 1128 West Grace St. #2, Richmond, VA 23220)


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