I Wish There Was Something That I Could Quit
by Aaron Cometbus Author
Laura is suffering a torrid affair—with the trains that pass on the tracks at the end of her block. As Aaron Cometbus' fictional protagonist watches from the porch of legendary punkhouse 309, the trains are carrying weapons destined for the front lines of America's latest war, and Laura can't rest until she's consummated the affair by blowing one up! She plots, she plans—but meanwhile, the trains keep right on coming, haunting her. Taunting her, too. Laura is obsessed. She can't sleep. She sits on the porch all night lying in wait. Then she throws bricks, bowling balls, cans of paint. She loves the sound as they connect, meeting metal and glass. Smash goes the windshield of the camouflage Humvee. Crash go the headlights of a helicopter. Still, all of her good intentions haven't done anything to stop them or even slow one down—yet. Author Aaron Cometbus has remained a legendary status in the punk underground because of the longevity of his zine and for his perfect sentences. He now calls New York his home but lives in a state of perpetual exile. Each issue of Aaron's zine, Cometbus, sells over 10,000 issues, with 59 issues and numerous collections.
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