(Seen here in better times. We were no older than 19 years old in this picture, looking like a couple of jerk-offs from way back)
Tom, Chuck "The Man" and I had been previously discussing making a skate tape at the time and with our limited skills, we spent more time discussing the pranks and sketches we would include on the tape. After Chuck "The Man" told me Chris had an Asian girlfriend, an idea sprung into my head:
"Hey, I'm John. Listen, would you be willing to wear a Devil mask while your Asian girlfriend went down on you? On film?"
We spent the remainder of the evening cracking jokes and eating White Castle hamburgers, which were considered edible to us at the time. This was a decade ago. I still consider Chris a brother despite his dragass-ery every time I try and get him to return to Michigan (seriously people, make with the pressure).
Christian's writing style has always lived as a duality. There are times when he will be extremely cynical and send forth scathing criticisms of the populace which should make the average American rethink their idiosyncrasies. However, he is fully capable of using his curmudgeonly world view to offer hilarious satires and parodies of popular culture. I would be remiss to exclude that despite his bouts of nostalgia or cynicism, Chris has been known to enjoy cuteoverload.com and has a penchant for puppies and kittens.
Chris Spicer's writing can be found in le jolie rouge zine issue one where he offers a rather bleak view for our future.