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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Interview with the Green Thumb of Evil

Viidad’s Q and A with David The Good concerning the latest Castalia House release, the number one gardening bestseller on Amazon: COMPOST EVERYTHING: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting:
Viidad: Why did you write COMPOST EVERYTHING?

David The Good: I suppose I should say “because I love our mother the earth” or “because I want to world to reduce, reuse and recycle” or something stupid like that, but really, it’s because I’m a cheapskate and I hate following all the rules that tell me I should throw out stuff that could be added into my gardens as fertilizer.

Viidad: Like dead bodies.

David The Good: I wish people would stop bringing that up. One or three times does not a pattern make.

Viidad: But the precedent is there…

David The Good: I will not answer any more questions along these lines. I am VFM, craven servant of the Dark Lord, serial number 0156…

Viidad: Are not! That’s my number!

David The Good: Surely The Most Evil One could not have made a mistake…!

Viidad: Never! But… well… hmm… I… whatever.  Okay, weird.  Back to the interview. What about this question: who should really give a flying fetid flip-flop about composting?
I told you he was nuts. Read the rest of the interview at Castalia House.

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68 Comments:

Blogger JACIII May 14, 2015 12:08 PM  

I told you he was nuts.

This should surprise no one who has heard Viidad co-hosting The ATF show.

Blogger Noah B #120 May 14, 2015 12:08 PM  

If there's a video version, it should be posted on youtube.

Blogger RobertT May 14, 2015 12:11 PM  

Crazy people write the best books.

Anonymous Difster VFM #109 May 14, 2015 12:18 PM  

Dread Ilk sub-slogan: We compost our enemies.

Anonymous Stingray May 14, 2015 12:26 PM  

Viidad’s Q and A with David The Good

I had to read that three times . . . .

Blogger jaericho (#107) May 14, 2015 12:26 PM  

They're both crazy.

Anonymous Eric Wilson (#0242) May 14, 2015 12:31 PM  

This interview reminded me of Calvin not remembering how to spell stupendous

Blogger Chad May 14, 2015 12:33 PM  

Thanks for sharing. This kind of interview is something that will appeal to some of the permaculture people I know. I just sent it to them; if they like it they'll likely pass it on to others outside the Ilk and faceless minions

Blogger Floyd Looney May 14, 2015 12:37 PM  

lol. Funny stuff.

Anonymous buzzcut #207 May 14, 2015 12:45 PM  

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
I'm a schizophrenic,
and so am I.

Blogger MycroftJones May 14, 2015 12:51 PM  

Oops, and here I thought Viidad and David the Good were the same person.

@Vox sent you the phone number as requested. If it didn't show up, it may be in your spam folder.

Blogger Blackburn #0040 May 14, 2015 12:52 PM  

They're both crazy.

And yet eerily similar...

Anonymous jack May 14, 2015 12:59 PM  

I, too, was sure Viidad was David the Good. Is one of them from an alternate time line? There may be a book there.....

Blogger SarahsDaughter May 14, 2015 12:59 PM  

Seven children and two husbands in one - Mrs. The Good, you are my hero.

Blogger LysanderSpooner May 14, 2015 1:02 PM  

LOL

Thank you for lightening my day ::))

Blogger rycamor May 14, 2015 1:07 PM  

One of them is the "uploaded" version. You can tell by the uncanny valley effect in his humor.

Blogger rycamor May 14, 2015 1:10 PM  

Mr The Good, considering recent trends I suggest your next book be on the topic of Extreme Beekeeping. You might just save millions of lives.

Anonymous Stingray May 14, 2015 1:18 PM  

I suggest your next book be on the topic of Extreme Beekeeping.

Oooh. Yes, please.

Anonymous Ridip May 14, 2015 1:28 PM  

With seven children I guess Dinky Worm gets the job done.

Anonymous WaterBoy May 14, 2015 1:30 PM  

The nice thing about being schizophrenic is always having each other to talk to.

Blogger bruce May 14, 2015 1:37 PM  

Drown SJWs in the toilet before you compost them to avoid uppity burials- it's all laid out in Niven's Footfall.

Blogger Nate May 14, 2015 1:39 PM  

Here really is crazier than a shit house rat... but that doesn't mean we don't love the guy.

Anonymous WaterBoy May 14, 2015 1:39 PM  

From the interview:

"will there be a future dead tree version of Compost Everything?"

Follow up question: Will the dead tree version make good compost material?

Blogger Alexander May 14, 2015 1:42 PM  

Viidad, I get the reference in your name, but did you start that name with Vidad, and if so, did you choose it both for the reference to your children and for its anagram?

Blogger Aquila Aquilonis May 14, 2015 1:43 PM  

Viidad isn't crazy, he's hilarious.

Blogger Nate May 14, 2015 1:44 PM  

"This should surprise no one who has heard Viidad co-hosting The ATF show."

exactly.

Blogger MycroftJones May 14, 2015 1:45 PM  

Beekeeping is too racially incorrect. The SJW don't want people to consider the truths of beekeeping, they have uncomfortable implications for human society and relationships. :-) Not kidding here either.

Blogger Nate May 14, 2015 1:47 PM  

"Viidad, I get the reference in your name, but did you start that name with Vidad, and if so, did you choose it both for the reference to your children and for its anagram?"

He was Vidad forever... when 7 arrived I asked him if he was Viidad now? and he's used that ever since.

its difficult though because I still think of him as Six... and Seven still feels weird.

Blogger rycamor May 14, 2015 1:58 PM  

WaterBoy May 14, 2015 1:39 PM
From the interview:

"will there be a future dead tree version of Compost Everything?"

Follow up question: Will the dead tree version make good compost material?


I've been meaning to warn you people. Do this and you will open a Rift. The nature of this rift, few can speculate on, but there is hell to pay when you do circular references across the physical/metaphysical divide.

Anonymous Cheddarman, vile faceless minion 0187 May 14, 2015 2:07 PM  

Vidad aka Six from Nate's show rocks.

As a member of the Dread Ilk that maintains a personal collection of mold spores, mushroom mycelia and Lactic Acid Bacteria, I bought it and really like the book, It is funny, nutty and very useful. I have done composting myself, and found it covered all of the bases pretty well.

Soil molds and bacteria will break down just about anything, even motor oil and plastics. Back in the era of cheap oil, there was even discussion of using petroleum to grow food grade yeasts and mold to feed the world.

Anonymous Viidad May 14, 2015 2:07 PM  

@ Nate

Isn't it about time to relaunch the ATF show?

Blogger rycamor May 14, 2015 2:11 PM  

Soil molds and bacteria will break down just about anything, even motor oil and plastics.

I noticed that. At one point I had a big pile of leaves and biochar sitting on a tarp, and after a few weeks, there were holes everywhere. Taught me a lesson.

Blogger JohnR219 May 14, 2015 2:33 PM  

Does David the Good do radio interviews?

There is a local gardening show hosted by Howard Garrett here in Dallas that would probably do a live interview.

The could probably link to Castalia on their site. Howard Garrett the host is very popular here...

Any contact info available?

Blogger grendel May 14, 2015 2:34 PM  

He seems sane enough to me except for the intentional cultivation of water chestnuts.

Anonymous zen0 May 14, 2015 2:38 PM  

> Drown SJWs in the toilet before you compost them to avoid uppity burials- it's all laid out in Niven's Footfall.

wouldn't they poison the soil? They do with everything else.

Blogger Krul May 14, 2015 2:39 PM  

Cheddarman - As a member of the Dread Ilk that maintains a personal collection of mold spores, mushroom mycelia and Lactic Acid Bacteria

Egon?

You should write a book about your hobby too. I'll bet it would also be very entertaining and useful.

(I'm referring to ghost busting, of course, but the spores thing would be cool too.)

Anonymous Porky May 14, 2015 2:57 PM  

Sounds like David's been drinking that fish brew.

Blogger Lana J May 14, 2015 3:06 PM  

Six has a voice made for radio. He would be great. He's also hilarious.

Blogger bob k. mando May 14, 2015 3:12 PM  

Vox
I told you he was nuts.



*scratches head*

i have no idea what you're talking about.

sounds perfectly normal to me.

Blogger Nate May 14, 2015 3:19 PM  

"Isn't it about time to relaunch the ATF show?"

Yes. It is. I'm still filled with hate about blogtalkradio though.

podcast?

Blogger Nate May 14, 2015 3:20 PM  

Cheds got 187.... niiiiiice

Anonymous WaterBoy May 14, 2015 3:21 PM  

rycamor: " Do this and you will open a Rift. The nature of this rift, few can speculate on..."

Lemme guess...it's a wormhole?

Anonymous DC (#sqrt(-1)) May 14, 2015 3:24 PM  

Oh! Does this mean Castalia House will be branching out into other guides? Can't wait for the titles...

"Basic Carpentry Series: Simple Gallows and Crucifixion Crosses for the Beginner" by Tom Kratman.

"Home Improvement Series: Stock Your Wet Bar Correctly", by Nate.

"The Wright Stuff: How To Write Books for the Educated Reader", by John C. Wright.

"Northern Lights: Your Companion Guide to Making Friends in the Frozen North", by Markuu.

Would buy!

Blogger rycamor May 14, 2015 3:30 PM  

WaterBoy May 14, 2015 3:21 PM
rycamor: " Do this and you will open a Rift. The nature of this rift, few can speculate on..."

Lemme guess...it's a wormhole?


BOOM

Blogger Giraffe May 14, 2015 3:46 PM  

If you added Six into that conversation it would be like the trinity.

Anonymous NorthernHamlet May 14, 2015 5:05 PM  

Nate,

podcast?

Aren't podcasts prerecorded? Really the fun of ATF is knowing that, if you like to stick around the house on Friday nights, there's this successful drunk guy on the other end of the tube, completely off the cuff. You can ask him anything- guns, girls, burbon, business- and he'll run with it.

The tech glitches don't even from all that.

Anonymous WaterBoy May 14, 2015 5:08 PM  

NorthernHamlet: "You can ask him anything- guns, girls, burbon, business- and he'll run with it."

And don't forget the women bringin' sammiches part!

There's even a song for that one.

Blogger Nate May 14, 2015 5:18 PM  

"Really the fun of ATF is knowing that, if you like to stick around the house on Friday nights, there's this successful drunk guy on the other end of the tube, completely off the cuff. You can ask him anything- guns, girls, burbon, business- and he'll run with it."

hehehe..

The drunk girls calling in from the bar was glorious...

Anonymous Athor Pel May 14, 2015 5:49 PM  

"WaterBoy May 14, 2015 1:30 PM

The nice thing about being schizophrenic is always having each other to talk to.
"



Once again I must point out the difference between multiple personality disorder, MPD, and schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a disintegration of the mind it is not a multiplication of it. And hearing voices is not the same as having another personality in your head.

It only looks like the schizo is talking to himself because you can't see who it is.

Remember,
schizo -> voices
MPD -> more than one person in one head

These are not the same thing. Are we clear on this now. Good.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus May 14, 2015 5:52 PM  

The secret to good gardening seems to be to have Game.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus May 14, 2015 5:54 PM  

Beekeeping is too racially incorrect.

Exactly. We can't go around talking about apiaries, after all.

Anonymous BGS May 14, 2015 6:07 PM  

OT lesbians are hoping to get in on the false marital rape claims, looking to tear up the carpet. http://www.dailyemerald.com/2015/05/12/sexual-assault-and-the-lgbt-community/ "According to the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 44 percent of lesbian women and 61 percent of bisexual women have been victims of intimate partner violence in the form of rape, physical violence and/or stalking, compared to 35 percent of heterosexual women. In the same survey, it is mentioned that 26 percent of gay men and 37 percent of bisexual men have experienced the same intimate partner violence, compared to 29 percent of heterosexual men."

Anonymous WaterBoy May 14, 2015 6:09 PM  

@Athor Pel: Artistic license. I went with the traditional version, not the Medically Correct one.

Blogger ajw308 (#98) May 14, 2015 6:59 PM  

A dinky wormhole?

Blogger Cuca Culpa May 14, 2015 7:00 PM  

Rycamor: thanks, Monsanto. Glysophates kill bees too.

Starting to think GMO is a radical Malthusian project.

Anonymous Viidad May 14, 2015 8:38 PM  

"The drunk girls calling in from the bar was glorious..."

Ima slap you on da butt quickdial yo mom.

Anonymous Viidad May 14, 2015 8:40 PM  

@ JohnR219

Yes on radio interviews. You can reach David at: david (at ) flori dafoodfore sts . co m

Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com May 14, 2015 8:42 PM  

@ rycamor

Beekeeping would be a stretch, though I could likely cobble together enough research from local success stories to make something happen. I've lost a lot of hives myself.

Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com May 14, 2015 8:42 PM  

@Viidad

Thank you.

Blogger JaimeInTexas May 14, 2015 9:28 PM  

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
When by myself,
really I am not.

Anonymous Gecko May 14, 2015 10:45 PM  

Bought the book for my wife. Unbeknownst to me, she had already heard about it elsewhere and put it on her wishlist. Sometimes things just work out.

...like when you need to get rid of a body and suddenly remember your daisies need pushing, eh?

Anonymous zen0 May 15, 2015 12:21 AM  

The Secret to Gardening in my neighbourhood is sitting in the afternoon with a libation and beholding the thing as it emerges, and thinking upon what you observe, then devising ways to interact with it, in your own selfish way.

But I live in a place called Fairfield.........unlike you all.

I lack nothing, and hope to die here.

Anonymous Viidad May 15, 2015 12:36 AM  

"beholding the thing as it emerges, and thinking upon what you observe, then devising ways to interact with it, in your own selfish way"

That's basically what I do every time my wife takes a shower.

Blogger Blackburn #0040 May 15, 2015 1:11 AM  

That's basically what I do every time my wife takes a shower.

Careful, we're going to have to call you eight soon...

Blogger JaimeInTexas May 15, 2015 10:08 AM  

"That's basically what I do every time my wife takes a shower."

LOL

Anonymous Mycroft Jones May 15, 2015 12:52 PM  

Austrians have some nice beekeeping practices. Beekeeping is a whole different game when you aren't trucking hives around all the time. I showed me African-killer-bee-tamer hive to an Austrian at the shop last night, and he started describing how it is done in Austria. The "bee hut" is a good idea.

Blogger JaimeInTexas May 15, 2015 7:47 PM  

I officially have begun my compost pile. Not much but itvis the start :)

Anonymous Emperor of Icecream May 21, 2015 1:39 PM  

Sounds like Mother Nature has issued a challenge:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/animals/a15649/beach-burial-humpback-whale/

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