Category Archives: Writer

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: An antihero’s take on America

Of the many books that look to criticize American culture and politics, Sean Penn’s new work “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” takes a somewhat obscure approach. Penn describes this book as meant to confuse the readers in some ways, and he seems to have succeeded. The book takes a satirical look at the current state of American affairs, telling the story of anti hero Bob. The book lacks a formal plot structure, but tells of Bob, a middle class boomer, who is antisocial and loathes his ex-wife. He works for a mysterious employer who sees older citizens as standing the way of globalization and progress. On the orders of his employer, Bob will go on mallet wielding sprees, eliminating these older citizens. Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff has received mixed reviews for Sean’s attempt at creativity and alliteration.

This is a trippy read, but through the chaos, Penn releases some interesting views on civil society and politics. Through the eyes of Bob, the reader witnesses the 2016 election, hears of the five police officers killed in Dallas, and also hears praise of Hugo Chavez. There is even a character that is similar in style and description to el Chapo Guzman. Through the pessimistic nature of Bob, the reader also gets insight into his thoughts on these issues, and the problems facing America. The book even ends with Bob writing an angry letter to “the landlord” calling him narcissistic. This landlord is obviously Trump.

At times, it is hard to distinguish Bob from Penn, and this appears to be deliberate. Penn and Bob are both baby boomers, and Penn like Bob, has strong views on world affairs. Penn is depicting his worldview through the eyes of Bob. Penn told CBS Morning that “some people are going to get this book, and some people… are not going to get this book.” This appears to be a good description, as the New York Times describes Penn’s “real interest… as capturing what America has become – and taking a mallet to it.” Sometimes it is through a cult satire, that true emotion and takeaways from the present moment can be best articulated.

Read California Blog’s take on the book:

https://californiablog.org/content/sean-penn-bob-honey-who-just-do-stuff

 

Brazilian Rally Driver Michael Terpins Journey to the Top

If you are a fan of car rallies and more specifically Brazilian car rallies, then you probably have heard of Michael Terpins. He is one of the rising stars of the Brazilian rallying world due to his speed. He is one of the participants of the 25th edition of the Brazilian Sertoes Rally and is a member of the Bulls Sertoes Rally Team. He is assisted by Maykel Justo who is an excellent navigator. The pair impressed in the early stages of this year’s edition of the Sertoes rally after finishing first in two races before developing mechanical problems.

Michael Terpins was born 40 years ago in Sao Paolo, Brazil. His family like most families in Brazil loved sports. His father Jack Terpins was a retired basketball player and was always supportive of his sons when it came to sports. His brother Rodrigo Terpins was also a rally driver and participated in the Sertoes rally five times before. Michael made his debut at the Sertoes rally in 2002 in the motorcycle category. He then navigated for his brother for a few years after which he decided to become a pilot.

The passion for rallying that is shared between the brothers led to the creation of the Bulls Sertoes Rally Team. The team has participated in a few championships like the Mitsubishi Cup, the Brazilian Championship of Cross Country Rally and the Sertoes Rally on board the powerful T-Rex which was developed by MEM Motorsport. The car has a powerful v8 engine which boosts the confidence of Michael Terpins.

The 25th edition of the Sertoes rally kicked off in August and was held in 3 states over a distance of over 3300 kilometers. The event is the most awaited of the Brazilian rallying events as it is the most enjoyable and exciting. It is also the most challenging and requires strong cars and a strong team which is ready to face any challenge. Michael Terpins may not have won this year’s edition of the Sertoes Rally, but his team proved they were quick and could pull a decent performance despite the many technical difficulties they faced.