Matthew Julius is one of the two bloggers behind the popular (?) regularly updating comedy blog, Bad Books, Good Times. It is a literary criticism and humor blog, which just means it makes lots and lots of jokes about popular novels of dubious literary merit. Yes, like Fifty Shades of Grey. Many of Matthew’s friends are vaguely under the impression that it is a sex blog.
Matthew Julius studied both English and Biology in college and previously interned for NPR in Arts and Entertainment. He has a handful of pieces on NPR’s pop culture news and analysis blog, Monkey See, about BuzzFeed and Ryan North and Rocky Horror and body positivity.
Matthew Julius occasionally writes and/or records music under the name “Murderers or Nuns“. You should lower your expectations before you check that one out, though.
Matthew Julius has been running Angry Postcards From Nihilist Penguins on and off since his junior year of high school as a place for funny jokes about life, the internet, and the overlapping space between those two things where people take Pokemon way too seriously. It was previously titled The Procrastinator’s Rant and he previously went by “Spiffy McPantsman”, but we all make mistakes in our youth. It is a collection of five-plus years of long and short-form essays and essay-like things about the internet, music, literature, and really just whatever. A great deal of it is of a humorous or satirical nature, although there is also a good amount of personal blogging and plenty of straightforward reviews if you look around. The most popular posts seem to have been joke in-depth analyses of Rebecca Black and Carly Rae Jepsen, and pretty much anything about Pokemon. Who can understand the vast mysteries of the human condition.
Matthew Julius is not his real name, but it does roll off the tongue more nicely.
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