TIGHT PANTS #7: three stamps, 8 ½ x 5 ½, copied, 56 pgs

Jan 25, 2011

Tight Pants is hilarious.  Imagine what Bust Magazine should’ve been. Imagine a female George Tabb (before he started telling lame stories about his dog).  Remember the brilliance of Cul-de-sac and WHAM (Women Happily Advocating Masturbation) and you’ll get close to Tight Pants.  It’s a collection of stories told by Ms. Tight Pants, a woman who loves Lucky Charms, knows her punk rock (you’ll notice numerous references to The Crowd and D4), sees the world through the spindle holes of her record collection, and punctuates her jokes with “Rock and Roll.”  This issue takes you through the use of mice in the revolution, the confessions of a book nerd, a new take on the bloody underpants story, an anti-emo rant, and a whole lot more.  I couldn’t stop laughing when I read this.  I can’t stop laughing when I think about this.  I had to run out and order all her back issues.  I’m hooked.  I’m gonna pay Ms. Tight Pants the best compliment I can think of—her zine is better than Lucky Charms. –Sean (Madeleine, 2208 North 72 St., Wauwatosa, WI53213)

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