In the tradition of Mike Nelson's Movie Megacheese, which featured endless takedowns of Hollywood glitterati, comes Mike Nelson's Mind over Matters, some 50 short essays covering up everything from "Portal to Hell: The Radio Shack Experience" to "Grumpy Floppy and the Flo-Flo," or the pet names of friends for their loved ones. Michael J. Nelson, head writer of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 for 10 seasons (and its host for five), has an endless supply of good-natured bile, and here turns it on the annoyances and idiocies of everyday life.
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Nelson (Mike Nelson's Movie Megacheese) is perhaps best known as the brains behind the cult classic television series Mystery Science Theater 3000. In this collection of more than 50 offbeat essays, he shares his observations about everyday matters such as the media, education, food, and family life. His humor is a cross between that of Dave Barry and of Jerry Seinfeld, and his highly personal style he includes remarks about his wife and his children will delight some readers but annoy others. Nelson also tends to dwell on the obvious. For example, in one essay about modern life he opines about the sounds of autumn, pointing out that fall used to sound like the gentle swish-swish of leaf raking but is now dominated by the cacophony of leaf blowers. In short, this collection of humor is uneven at best. Though some will find it funny, it will likely disappoint many MST3K fans, as it lacks the sardonic repartee for which Nelson is most celebrated on his television series. Recommended primarily for public libraries where demand dictates. Joe Accardi, William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Have read this book countless times over the years and stifle giggle out loud frequently. My go-to book when I've had a crappy day. Love you Mike Nelson!!!!!Published 8 months ago by Krisa Stroot
For MST or Rifftrax fans, this is a must. Mike Nelson has a truly delightful, biting wit, and it comes across beautifully in this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mistress Eva
Having just got back from a Rifftrax Live event, I decided to revisit some of Mike Nelson's most unadulterated comedic output. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Steve V.
Mike Nelson is awesome; I've always known this. What I hadn't known until I got this book, was that he is an amazingly funny in print too! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Peter K Hasty
Hilarious book, with essays on situations a lot of guys will relate to. A warning though, girlfriends may be less than impressed if you try to read these out loud to them.Published 23 months ago by Matt
I think that they call this over-sharing? Hmmm. You know, Mike, after reading this book I am struck wondering if perhaps the best course of action in the future is to not write in... Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Hailwood1965