Ben Johnson

twitter: @itisbenjo

Ben Johnson is perfectly aware that he is an idiot. Wants you to know it. Wants to get that out in the open. This guy is an idiot. Never forget. Also: Chicagoan, native Marylander, recovering comedian, active misanthrope, borderline Agoraphobe. But mostly idiot.

Articles by Ben Johnson

  • Help! I’ve Been Trolled!

    My heart is blackened, full of rage, and it is pacing, staring out of my rib cage with vengeance-lit eyes like a newly captured tiger. I want blood. Because I read something stupid. Something has to be done.

  • I Might Have Horrible Taste In Music

    Normal human beings don’t do things like investigate the feminist implications of Rihanna just because. Normal human beings just hear “Titanium” and either go “oh good” or “change it,” and that decision happens in less than three seconds, and that’s more than enough time to spend…

  • Your Scene is Cashed

    All this work, and striving, and grief, is background to “thing on the internet that rifled around the world and was forgotten forever in a matter of hours,” which is EVERYTHING FROM NOW ON.

  • On the Good Ship Lollipoop

    Media coverage of the Carnival Cruise Ship Triumph’s recent ill-fated voyage, which ended in sewage-logged ignominy in Mobile, Alabama last week, says a lot about America’s state of mind.

  • The Nationals Are a Real Baseball Team Now, a Homeless Guy Said So

    The Washington Nationals are 100 percent for real. They exist. They are good. How good? Even homeless people in ass-backwards Chicago know about them.

  • The Monopoly Brand Monopoly Cat Is Coming For Your Eyeballs

    The makers of Monopoly switched out the iron with a cat and it made us have an emotional breakdown. Anyhow, there’s a new piece on the Monopoly board, and it’s a kitty cat. Goodbye iron, hello kitty cat. Tell your friends. Tweet to the world. Go nuts.

  • TXTPAL Has My Identity Now

    In what I’m sure is a stupid move, I agreed to join TXTPALS. The idea of it is they set you up with a text message pen pal, but really they probably just want to sell your cell phone number to whoever wants it. So I’m looking forward to getting text messages directly from Papa Jo…

  • Why Non-Alcoholic Beer is the Best Kind

    I haven’t had any alcohol for a year. I’m not sure I can recommend sobriety for everybody, but it did okay things for me. I don’t blame my problems on other people as much. I can finish a higher percentage of the things I start. If I don’t like something, I generally don’t do it…

  • My New Favorite Website on the Internet About the Internet

    There is a Tumblr somebody set up for capturing ignorant Twitter responses to the announcement of this year’s Coachella lineup’s headliner: The Stone Roses.They are professions of ignorance. That is an objective fact. These people don’t know who The Stone Roses are, and they are…

  • So Far Inside We’re Already Dead

    The other night I hosted a comedy show booked last minute from a roaming cell phone in the passenger seat of a 1996 Honda Accord with Maryland plates. The venue was an abandoned Polish bar rumored to have previously been used by human traffickers in an area of Chicago more visibl…