Mister Schoneboom once took the winning shot in a shuffleboard
contest when he was only ten years old, at a summer vacation resort with
his family as witnesses. His partner was a complete stranger. Until that
last moment Schoneboom had been a real drag on the team's chances.
He once bought a hamster for use in a theatrical production and kept it
thereafter as a pet; he never
meant for it to die. He had no idea how much you had to pay attention to
their water supply.
These days he sometimes pretends to need a poo, just to have a few dependable
minutes of peace and quiet to himself.
The following features bear John's insidious imprint:
- Jimmy Bannon Quote Generator: Random words of wisdom from the myth himself.
- Death and the Modern Apple: A mysterious apple salesman plumbs the depths of a young couple's subconscious desires.
- Fontoon: The Short Film: Golly, it's like a novel come to life!
- Snoring and Laughing: Boys with a tape recorder and a snoring friend
- Spend the Federal Budget!: Go on a $1.26 trillion spending spree! Whoopee! The People are speaking!
- Jarmusch Got My Robot: I'm telling you, the guy's been stalking me.
- One-Page Play: The Beginning, Middle, and End of Rico: A tip of the hat to ol' Edward G. Robinson
- Hemingway's Toilet: The night Hemingway was my roommate
- Andy Pop Stories: The story that's never the same story twice!
- Prize Chumps: A 4-Minute Play: A couple of nut jobs solve the big case.
- Schoneboom Family Pinochle: It's new and improved!
- The Baudelaire 7000 Poetry Machine: Not all randomly generated poetry is created equal.
- The Last Caper: Don't do it: It's the golden rule of crime!
- The Brewery: Fighting children is a tricky business.
- The Duel: A five-minute 17th century gender ambiguity action farce
- The Eleventh: Every day is September 11 for Jack Pendleton
- Near Employment Experience: A man confronts the spectre of his own employment
- The Revolutionary and the Temp: Spontaneous? Combustible? A short play written in a short time.
- Sheep Suicide: When the sheep hits the wall. It happens.
- Geordie Mike and the X-Ray Eye: Wherever you gan you're sure to find a Geordie...
- The Dream of Stickyman: He's a superhero; he's just not very strong. A sticky excerpt from the novel "Fontoon."
- Sock Puppet Theater Presents: Garbage: A tawdry melodrama featuring an abusive sock puppet relationship.
- Spiderman Meets Bonkworld: Spiderman lives in our neighborhood, and we reckon that makes us pretty cool.
- John's World of Freethrows: A great new game with enormous time-wasting potential. Come on. Enter my world.
- Insult People in Cantonese: Learn to speak like an evil kung fu master!
- The Bad Stick: Can a pool cue be evil? Yes. Naughty, evil pool cue.
- Angst Among the Whores: One fine night in Nairobi...
- The Amazing Days Alive Calculator: New and improved! Find out exactly how many days you've been alive!
- World Trade Center Flash Animation: We actually made the newspapers and national television for this one...in Mexico!
- Total Eclipse of the Sun: I was there! I was there! I was there!
- The Amazing Space Machine: I'm telling you, these Big Boy's Space Facts are going to blow your mind.
- The Bonkworld Lecture Series: With a real podium and everything!
- Your Inner Pool Shark, Part II: The Perfect Rules: With this pamphlet in your back pocket and a willingness to hurl things and flee, you can face any opponent with a devious confidence.
- Meat Gizmo's Babe Tenderizer: The Game: Test your skills with this Flash-based game, and watch out for the Offensive Zone!
- Apopalypse Now: Bitter war story from an unpopped balloon.
- Dreams of Jimmy Bannon: Jimmy Bannon is back, and this time he's a character in a one-act play. Winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council 2001 Fellowship Award for playwriting (yes, really).
- Man in Perspective: From the Bonkworld Lecture Series, a quasi-earnest bit of musing on time, space, and bipedalism. Includes the Early Man Quiz!
- Battle for the Moral Highground: Pool Customs Around the World: Yet another foray into the seamy world of bars and billiards, this time comparing international senses of honor in the United States, England, and Botswana.
- Falling Short: The second in the Bonkworld series of performance billiard poetry sees John go down in five pathos-laden games to his arch rival.
- A Man of Forty: "Not bad...almost as good as new!"
- Why We Lost: An all-purpose explanation that can be adapted for use wherever excuses are called for.
- Count Dracula's Journal: Finally, Dracula gets to tell his side.
- The Incomprehensible Sportswriting of Jimmy Bannon: Breslin, Mailer, and their ilk couldn't carry this man's Olivetti. If you can figure out what he's on about, call the office.
- Busy Mr. Stupid: A very busy man does some very stupid things.
- Fontoon: An early excerpt from the novel, featuring Admiral Fontoon and his continuing quest to get out of bed.
- The Comeback: The first installment of the Bonkworld performance billiard poetry series.
- Vampiro, or, The Limits of Dogs: He was Romanian. He was drunk. He told this story.
- Your Inner Pool Shark, Part I: The Mental Game: A pamphlet on the value of contempt, and important aesthetic considerations, such as smoking, drinking, and brawling.