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THINK THE WORST book of poems. Available using PayPal or credit card. $4.95 plus $.99 shipping. 22 pages, 2.5 x 3.5", pocket size, three color illustrations.

Offering an antidote to a bright future, THINK THE WORST gives us "Tales of the Catastrophist": the black-comedy musings of an unlucky, unworthy survivor of the 21st century.


THINK THE WORST t-shirt. Wear your pessimism proudly on your chest.

This relaxed fit cotton t-shirt for men has a seamless rib collar with double-needle cover-stitching, shoulder-to-shoulder taping, double-needle sleeve and bottom hem. The shirt is made from 100% cotton and has a relatively light fabric weight of 5.6 oz.

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THINK THE WORST bumper sticker. Show your cynicism on the street. Tough vinyl, 3" x 11". Available using PayPal or credit card. $2.95 plus $.95 shipping.




Apparently, the Catastrophist Overdoses

on strobe-lit portraits of millennial
America, finding everything from
tennis to politics to lobster
deep and meaningless; kudos for
withstanding so long

the asinine ads for ED
that wallpaper our puny lives.


Fear Itself, to the Catastrophist, Is

something to fear, something
elegant and shimmering; ruin has
taught him how life
does things to people--cruel,
random things--that must be
guarded against: the world

has a wish for you, and it's
never good.


A Few of the Catastrophist's Favorite Things

Leaden skies, a door ajar, an
abandoned house, tire tracks, a
wedding tent in an empty field,

a car stalled
at a railroad crossing.