I’ll steal a quote from the author of this book to start off:
“This book contains material that may be considered crude and vulgar. The humor, while immature, might be better left for adults. If you don’t like jokes, don’t read this book.”
I’d say it’s safe to say the same thing about this review. Still here? Onward…
It’s a long story how I came about this particular “novel” but it goes something like this. I was introduced to “The Shocker” years ago when a buddy of mine slipped one into a picture unbeknownst to the picture taker. Looking back at it now, it was pure brilliance. That picture (which came from the first night I ever met a fellow quitter on KillTheCan.org) has spawned a love and admiration for The Shocker amongst the merry band of quitters at my second home on the web.
So… these days, The Shocker has become kind of an un-official / official symbol of KTC. If you peruse the Brotherhood section you’ll see it show up quite often. Naturally, when I was told of the existence of this piece of literary genius I jumped at the chance to pick it up (Especially for the super affordable Kindle version with cost just $4.99).
Written by Chad Brody, the official name of the book is The Shocker – Two In The Pink, One In The Stink. Seeing as this post is in the Book Reviews section I may as well get to the review…
This book is fucking BRILLIANT. It’s CLEARLY not for everyone, but if you understand what it is you’re picking up and you have a juvenile streak running through you the way I do you’re in for a treat.
The “book” itself is very short at only 106 pages. I say book in quotes because the first part (where the real meat is) is only about a 10 minute read. All immaturity aside, there’s actually some really interesting stuff here. Brody talks about the origin of the gesture, provides a critical discussion, offers some possible variations and even gives quite a few diagrams that display how it’s done.
For those of you that don’t know what The Shocker actually is, you’ll be treated to excerpts such as this:
“In case you don’t get the reference, “Two in the pink” refers to the insertion of the first two fingers of the shocker in woman’s vagina, which is generally pink in color, and “One in the stink” refers to the pinky finger going into an anus. Assholes make shit, and shit “stinks”. Get it?”.
Not only do we get hard hitting “reporting” such as that, but the second section of the book contains 365 Shocker-themed jokes/rhymes. This is quite simply… AWESOME. Think of it as a the “Page A Day Calendar” of Shockers.
My personal favorite which actually made me laugh out loud when I read it:
“Two in the Blossom,
One in the Awesome.”
There’s really not much more to say. If you’re into Shocker lore then this one’s definitely for you. This book is definitely not going to be on any lists of great American novels anytime soon but if you’re into that sort of thing it’s pretty entertaining.
You can pick up a copy for yourself on Amazon in either a traditional book or Kindle format. The Shocker – Two in the Pink, One in the Stink
When I purchased it, the Kindle format was running about $4.99. You can also buy directly from the source at shockerbook.com. I’m not in many brick and mortar bookstores these days (as I don’t think many of them actually exist) but if you go by what the site says you may be able to find a copy there as well.
The “shocking” photograph above was taken during our recent WrestleMania 28 extravaganza.
Have you read The Shocker? Let me know what you thought!