Hi, My Name is Ted

August 14, 2010

Every once in awhile you come across something that is just too good to be described, too amazing to waste the time necessary to convince someone else of why they should care. In these rare instances there is nothing to be done but to grab the person by the shoulders, shake vigorously and shout in their face: “YOU NEED TO SEE THIS!” If it doesn’t take and you are met only with disinterest, confusion, or (most likely) a startled and somewhat frightened countenance, give up and move on. There are way too many people on this hunk of sweaty rock to waste time on the coy holdouts. But I digress. So now, kind reader, to return to my point, please take careful note of the large virtual hands on your shoulders, the strange (and vigorous) shaking sensation convulsing your body, and the intense and intent face of a half-crazed library employee shouting in your face: YOU NEED TO SEE THIS!

Ted Wilson was an accountant at a company called Rockville Insura-best, Inc. for more than 40 years. After his beloved wife Rosie died, he quit this job. He now plays tuba and harpsichord as a member of the Ryan Montbleau Band and, more to the point, reviews the world. Mr. Wilson has a weekly column at The Rumpus entitled Ted Wilson Reviews the World in which he reviews (in seemingly no particular order) the entire world. As the column is less than a year old, he has, understandably, not yet reviewed everything in the world just yet, but he has made an admirable beginning. Thus far Mr. Wilson has reviewed such topics large and small as Food, Google, Needlepoint, Puppies, Forest Fires, Santa Claus, Atlas Shrugged, Ewoks and Johnny Tremain’s Hand. Ted Wilson Reviews the World is extraordinarily strange and extremely hilarious. It is not quite genius, not quite madness, perhaps some twisted hybrid of the two. But I’ve wasted too much time trying to convince you already. I’ll only say it once more: YOU NEED TO SEE THIS! Moving on . . .


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