Saturday, February 23, 2008


I am disseminating information here. The following is a MySpace bulletin sent out by Michael Kimball (whose excellent new novel Dear Everybody will be released in the US in September). This sounds like a really cool project. I wish I could make it out to Baltimore. I have lots of things to smash. Maybe I'd even close my session in a manner similar to Kafka's "In the Penal Colony" and put myself under the hammer. But I can't make the trip, so that's irrelevant.

Anyway, here's the thing:

Dear Everybody,

I am working on a project called I WILL SMASH YOU with filmmakers, Luca Dipierro and Rachel Bradley, and we would like to film you smashing (or destroying in some other way) an object that has some kind of personal meaning for you.

The object can be anything.

The reason you want to smash the object can be anything (positive, negative ambivalent, etc.).

If you would like us to film you doing this, then please write back to me and tell me your name, your age, the object you would like to smash, and why (in 100 words or fewer) you would like to smash that particular object.

You must live in the Baltimore area or be willing to travel to Baltimore. We are planning on filming March 29 and 30.

Finally, please understand that you are being offered an opportunity that you may never again be offered. If you don't do this, you may regret it for the rest of your life.

Best, Michael

P.S. Your partners, spouses, children, and bffs are included in this invitation.

P.P.S. Please feel free to forward this to anybody who you think might be particularly interested.

P.P.P.S. You will have to sign a release form.

Go. Feel better. Smash something.


dogfaceboy said...

I just did this for the movie, and I'm jazzed about the whole thing now that I've heard what's been done. This is going to be a remarkable film.

Josh Maday said...

Yeah, it looks like it's going to be an amazing film. I just watched the book trailer for Michael Kimball's novel by Luca Dipierro, which was very good. I hope the film is widely available.