Ever look at a basket of gourds and wonder, “Why the hell would anyone buy them, since you can’t eat decorative gourds?”
Well, the same question occurred to Colin Nissan, who unloads on all things gourd in the current online roundup of literary mag McSweeney’s, originally published in 2009: “When my guests come over it’s gonna be like, BLAMMO! Check out my shellacked decorative vegetables, assholes. Guess what season it is — fucking fall.”
Read the entire hilarious piece here. Thanks to Carolyn Glass (@carolynglass) for tweeting the link.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 16, 2011