The American Bystander #2

Michael Gerber
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Lennon with magnifying glass

I look high, I look low…

Where is Mike?” I’m sure many of you are not asking.

But others may be concerned. “Where am I supposed to get my daily quota of digs at the White Album? Who can I turn to for frank, unashamed love for the Fabs’ psychedelic period? Not to mention egregious and off-topic references to Peter Cook and Peter Sellers? Some bad person is trying to make me listen to Let It Be, and I need reasons not to! Help!

It’s like this, Beatle peedles: After a near-decade of under- and straight up un-employment, my life is suddenly bonkers. Lots of radio interviews, most nights up til all hours designing, and gently editing people 1000x better known than I am. (It’s like playing “Operation.”)

My new humor magazine The American Bystander was such a success last fall, that I went right into production on issue #2. While I can sometimes Dullblog with one hand as I work with the other, now that the Kickstarter has funded and I have to actually, y’know, make a 130pp book out of all this stuff, it’s taking all the time I can spare.

Clearly, this is perhaps the perfect time for the backend of the site to go pear-shaped. I am attempting to figure things out, but until I do, just shoot me an email when things look or act broken.

And if you want a Bystander — or a set of #1 and #2 — you can go pledge now.

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7 Comments

  1. Karen Hooper Karen Hooper wrote:

    And to think we knew you when. 😉

    I’ve been enjoying my copy tremendously.

  2. Nancy Carr Nancy Carr wrote:

    Sounds like the best kind of busy, Mike! I look forward to the second issue.

  3. Avatar Linda S. wrote:

    Michael~ When I went to the Kickstarter page and tried to play your video clip, there was no audio. (To make sure the problem wasn’t on this end, I immediately played the Ray Cathode posting with no problems whatsoever….) Seems I’m always homing in on the tech hurdles.)

  4. Avatar evilpants wrote:

    I’m going to sign up for a paper copy of both, and tbh it’s my way of thanking you for this site. The enjoyment I’ll get from the writing itself will be a by-product. This site has already given me more education and thoughtful discussion that I’ve had pretty much anywhere else on the Internet…

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