I was reading one of my favorite comics, Doctor Fun, and I didn’t get it.
Here’s the comic:
Naturally, the only way to really get the joke is to know something about this “GG Allin.” So I Googled him, found an “official” site that was disturbing and not especially educational, but that linked me to a very well-written MSN piece: link.
I say “well-written.” It is, but due to the subject matter, it’s also very disturbing. Here’s an excerpt from the summary paragraph:
WARNING! EXPLICIT CONTENT!!
Allin usually took the stage in a jockstrap and wound up nude; he beat himself bloody with broken bottles, torn cans, and microphones (when he wasn’t trying to shove the latter up his own ass); he attacked and was attacked by his own audience; he urinated on the stage, on his band, on the audience; he frequently took laxatives before shows in order to defecate on the stage, after which he generally ate his own feces or threw them at the audience; and yet, somehow, he still found audience members willing to perform oral sex on him on-stage.
I’m surprised I hadn’t heard of this particular sicko. His vileness sounds… well… LEGENDARY. Like, the kind of legendary that everybody would have heard of, but that everybody wishes they HADN’T heard of. And maybe that explains his obscurity. At any rate, what I learned in that short read was enough to help me get the joke, which is what I wanted. I guess I got what was coming to me.
Now I need to go wash my brain with Clorox.