Life can be stressful sometimes. Personally, I never seem to find the time to do things I want to do, or even think about what things I want do, when I have time to do the things I want to do. Hopefully you vaguely followed that.
I’m all for career aspirations, targets, goals. However, in my opinion the British work far too many hours and as I’ve entered my 30s I’m attempting to have more of a go at this healthy work/life balance culture that’s all the rage. Although, I don’t like to talk about it much as it makes me sound rather self-righteous.
Part of this balanced lifestyle includes a regular dose of Modern Toss to remind me not to take work, life, myself too seriously. Also, I’m an arsehole. And their scurrilous, brash and downright foul-mouthed humour is right up my strasse.
After paying a long overdue visit to their website today, I was pleased to see the Modern Toss’ 10 year anniversary (public-funded) publication ‘A Decade in the Shithouse’ is now available on pre-order. The book will document the Modern Toss story from the very beginning with 560 pages of classic cartoons, archive rarities, one-off exhibitions, unpublished artwork, out-of-print cartoons, interview excerpts and an exclusive director’s commentary throughout. Look out for all the usual sketches from Mr Tourette, Drive-By Abuser, Space Argument and my personal favourite Cheese & Wine. Essential read-on-the-shitter literature.
Check out this amusing promo video documenting the books features and the part modern toss’ readers can play/have played in getting this book to print. I’ve been laughing my tits off all day at the ‘U2 – The Joshua Tree’ sketch (Bono taking a shit in a paddling pool).
Finally, with Father’s Day fast approaching here’s a few apt cards likely to raise a chuckle from those Dads close to throwing the towel-in and welcoming retirement with open arms.
‘Modern Toss – A Decade in the Shithouse’ is available on pre-order for its release in September 2014. Oh … and they’ll chuck in a free badge n’all!