“(Which suddenly reminds me of a gag the person I based Silent Girl on used to do. It involved her sidling up to a typical sort of indie snob in the pub and asking — in the manner of whether they like a band — whether they’re into Tamakeri. When they answer positively — and no indie snob ever admits to have not heard of a band — she punches them in the balls. Tamakeri is the Japanese fetish of working over the old testicles.)”—
Kieron Gillen, “Going to hell,” Phonogram, Vol. 2: The Singles Club, Issue #5: “Lust, Etc.”
This is truly magnificent. The back-up essays in The Singles Club are highly underrated.