This is the personal blog of Adam J. Schirling, the founder and editor-in-chief of Drunken Absurdity, a revolutionary ezine. For the best in alternative literature, poetry, art, movies and more go to This blog is strictly for my personal rants, some dirty pics, and the occasional cool story or sweet tunes.

A mission statement....

>> Sunday, February 5, 2012

At this point in time, I wish to make a, well.....mission statement about where Drunken Absurdity is and where I want it to be. This humble little experiment began as just an idea; a place for me to put some of my own work that has been rejected by supposed 'alternative' ezines and mags. And the work of some of my drunken friends. That was all.

But we have somehow moved past our simple origin. We have some of the best writers and poets in the world, I believe. Talented and tormented souls whose work is both shocking and brutal in its honesty and magnetism. We have fans on all continents. We have beatiful girls modeling for us. And these things make me ponder, just what the fuck are we doing???

My goal is for Drunken Absurdity to be a lifestyle magazine. Not a literature journal, or poetry mag, or art ezine, or porno rag. But all of these things, somehow blended and molded together in a grand stew of art,filth,obscenity,raw talent, and earnest desire to create. The older I get the more I realize just how many others there are like me out there. Souls who grew up with punk and hardcore music, grew up reading Thompson, Buk, Burroughs, Kerouac, and more. Who shy away from the mainstream not to make some sort of ironic hipster statement, but rather that we just do not FIT in. We come from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Different languages and vices. Different sexual pervesions. Some heavily tattooed and pierced, some suit wearing and shaved. But one thing, just one fucking thing, links us all. We are Freaks. We care not for self attention, academic credentials, or pedigree. We are those who drink for breakfast, who shock our freinds and family with our work, those who feel that something just isn't quite right with how we fit in with the world around us, a chronic lack of sync with contemporary society. We tend to self medicate with drugs and alcohol, not for fun, but as a necessary lubricant to ease into daikly function in a world we feel disassociated with.

But our curse is our blessing, for we are able to create and love unique writing, poetry, music, pornography, photography, and art without a care for the opinoins of mainstream society.

Drunken Absurdity will always be a home for people like us, the Freaks. I will publish what I love, and that love is spread throughout the spectrum of filthy and classy. And I will never shun those who just wish to create what they have burning in their souls, not because they enjoy it, but because they fucking have to spew it out to survive.

We will be the lifestyle mag for those with fucked up lifestyles. And that I promise you all

-Adam Schirling
Editor in Chief
Drunken Absurdity


Anthony Venutolo February 6, 2012 at 1:13 AM  

Good luck, Adam... If and when you have submissions for your print endeavor, I'd love to throw my line in the drunken waters ...

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