Patrice O’Neal and the New Documentary

Given his fanatic fan base, no other documentary subject has a tougher audience to please than one on the life and philosophy of Patrice O’Neal. It didn’t take long for negative reaction videos to come up after the release of Killing Is Easy from Comedy Central. Between fan expectations and the near-decade long wait, the documentary was never going to be anyone’s perfect ending, but it can be a beginning.

Patrice Lumumba Malcolm O’Neal was a black comic from Boston who suffered from diabetes and succumbed to a stroke in 2011, leaving behind a girlfriend whose daughter looked up to…


A found poem compiled from February’s alternative fact headlines

The global insurrection has begun!

Trump miracle coming this Friday!

Space Force critical to mission! Deep State overlooked it!

Military is the only way forward!

Biden signature forgery! Massive White House corruption!

Suicide weekend coming! Romney is petrified of Q!

Pretenders Biden and Jamaican Commonweatlh citizen Kamala!

The British have taken the White House!

We have uncovered the truth about the 2020 election! Massive voter fraud!

Read the signs! They’re everywhere!

Depopulation COVID vaccines will start working in 3–6 months!

The National Health Service is lying!

This is genocide and COVID jabs must stop!

High alert! Democrats in a state…


A Review of the documentary Class Action Park

What’s past is prologue is such an overused phrase and an all-too obvious truism. It reminds me of the Mitch Hedberg joke: “My friend showed me a photo and said, ‘Here’s a picture of me when I was younger.’ Every picture is of you when you were younger.”

And yet, can the past also be epilogue?

I ask this silly question because watching the documentary Class Action Park from directors Seth Porges and Chris Charles Scott III felt like it put a sad cap on the last five disgusting years of Trump supporters and their ilk. …


A review of Rorschach #1–5

When I first wrote about this comic, it was the just the first issue summarized in a snippy haiku. Now I’m four more issues in, and I’m here to say that my assessment of the book has moved from a dismissive joke to a rant on a series’ wasted potential.

I saw no potential at first in writer Tom King and artist Jorge Fornés’ latest assist in helping to keep Alan Moore’s characters in DC Comics’ hands.


A found poem compiled from January’s alternative fact headlines

The great injection fraud! It’s not a Vaxxine!

Project Camelot! Trump team leaks the plan!

This may be the end of the traitorous congress!

Georgia Dominion machines are down in three Republican areas!

There’s evidence of vanished votes in Pennsylvania!

Election theater is cover for the global extermination agenda!

The Deep State had their chance! Trump ready to go!

It’s on! You are ready! Military is ready! Patriots are ready for 1/6/21!

Bill Gates deleted documentary!

DC Police escort Antifa buses into town!

Trump prepares to go to war!

It’s prison for Pence!

Doctors around world issue dire warning: Do…


A review of Post Americana #1

I don’t know if I’m going to pick up this book again. Part of me really doesn’t want to out of fatigue. After only the first issue.

After the attempted coup on January 6, I’ve had it with American dystopia Mad Max rip off stories where all the heroes look cool. This would have been perfect if it had been done earlier, like the 1980's.

That’s not sarcasm or faint praise either. This is a fun book to look at on the surface. Writer/artist Steve Skroce is getting his Geoff Darrow on, and the pages have shades of Darrow’s collaborations…


A Review of Shitshow #1

Shitshow is yet another dystopian superhero story, but I ended up smiling when I read this comic. I may have even chuckled. I hope the creators intended that.

Since my recent look at Dark Knights Death Metal #7, I started to think about how the last ten-plus years have given us — like it or not — a nineties revival, with work that harks back to the glory days of Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane and their extreme ilk. I blame this on DC’s New 52 and Bob Harras, who was one of the top brass employed at Marvel in the…


A review of Sea of Sorrows #1–2

This is a quick review because there’s not a lot to say about the book. It’s one of the first random books I bought off the rack last year once I resolved to review comics again. I don’t check any preview sites because I like as few spoilers as possible. Besides, a book like this already wears it’s premise on its sleeve. I took my time with writing about the book partly because real world events kept me distracted, but also the book bothered me a little. Willing to admit the problem is me, but hear me out.

Writer Rich…


Dark Knights: Death Metal #7 by Scott Snyder…


U.S. Agent Issues #1–2

John Walker, aka U.S. Agent, was created in the 80’s. First he was Superpatriot, a Reganesque counterpart to Marvel’s Captain America who took over for the Captain in a controversial storyline that had at least one dear friend of mine drop the series for good out of disgust. Walker didn’t perform or cope well at all, and he gave up the shield little over a year later. Without writer and co-creator Mark Guenwald guiding the character, U.S. Agent since has mostly been a whipping boy and punchline for both the writers and audience over the last three decades. That might…

Chad Parenteau

Poet for Hire. Link to buy my new book, The Collapsed Bookshelf, available via my website: www.chadparenteaupoetforhire.com

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