Tao Lin and I have had our differences. But you can’t deny, the dude is ridiculously prolific. In addition to his always fascinating blog, he’s publishing three new books this year, including Bed, Eeeee Eee Eeee, and you are a little bit happier than i am. Whether you think he’s one of the most promising up-and-coming poets of his generation or buy into the conspiracy theories that he doesn’t actually exist, you gotta love a guy with so much seething hatred for capitalization.


Tao didn’t have much to say about his asshole. “I drew a giant moose for my asshole because I think giant moose are funny,” he told me. “And it makes me happy to look at it. I want to make people happy.”

You heard it here first, folks. Tao Lin’s asshole wants you to be happy.