If it’s not The Drudge Report, CHUD.com is the first website I click to in the morning. Before I brush my teeth, before I take a piss, I have to know what’s going on with the latest movie news. Of all the “fan community” websites, it’s probably the one that’s most in touch with its core audience (18-34 year-old movie buffs/toy collectors/comic-book junkies) but at the same time boasts some of the most thoughtful and intelligent film criticism on the web.
CHUD’s busiest writer is Devin Faraci, a recent LA transplant from New York. What I like about Devin’s writing is that you always know where he’s coming from and you can relate to his point of view – at least, he makes you feel like you can. That’s an important skill to have as a writer – accessibility – particularly as a critic. Even if he hates the movies you love and loves the movies you hate, you just can’t stay mad at him because he’s able to put it all in perspective.
Imagine my intrigue (and trepidation) at discovering Devin’s latest CHUD editorial concerns his adventures on the LA Public Transportation System. It’s a colorful tale told from an astute outsider’s point of view. That being said, it also contains the words “pud”, “tweakers”, “ass transit”, and “Brundlefly”.
Click here or on the link above. You really need to read the whole thing.
Image via an old version of chud.com.