In Search of Midnight: The Mike McGee Handbook of Awesome by Mike McGeeIn Search of Midnight: The Mike McGee Handbook of Awesome by Mike McGee

In Search of Midnight: The Mike McGee Handbook of Awesome

byMike McGee

Paperback | June 1, 2009

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An amazing first collection of touring author, Mighty Mike McGee's hilarious and ground breaking work. Poetry, bio pieces and various "how to's" make this book sparkle with supreme awesomeness.
Title:In Search of Midnight: The Mike McGee Handbook of AwesomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:June 1, 2009Publisher:Write Bloody PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0982148828

ISBN - 13:9780982148822

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Excerpt From:Graveyard ShiftI've heard stories that in 1500s Englandthey buried people prematurelydue to a comatose state causedby drinking alcoholfrom lead and pewter cupsTo eradicate these awful mistakesand to prevent many wrongful deathsthey hired men to sit in cemeteries with lanterns and shovelsto listen for ringing bellsThese bells were tied to twinethe twine ran underground tothe wrist of the deceasedIf the person awokeinside their coffinand scrambled for escapetheir bell would soundsix feet above andthe diggers would start diggingHence, those buried alive weresaved by the belland the diggers worked what becameknown as the first graveyard shiftThe only people at that time willing to work in the dark andsleep during the daySo I'm at my newgraveyard job at the mallI stock toys for the kiddiesI work in the dark like Quasimodobecause they would neverhire me for a daylight positionI guess I just don't appealto their regular shoppersand I definitely don't appealto the kind of peoplethat stop by our store afterspending a few grand at Nordstrom...I could never dance for a dollar and I won't give up mydreams for a jobI work in the dark to enjoy the sunI plan my life duringmy ten-minute breakswhile the nocturnal animals playin the empty parking garageamongst the litteredshopping bags, receipts and price tagsAs the world sleepsdreaming of designer clothesbottled water and beverly hills lifestylesI debate with myself whetherI have timetosuck downone more cigaretteIf you can seethe blue of my collarthen you must know thatI have learned quite welljust how to differentiate betweenthe day walkers andthose that roam the nightI prefer the light of the moon overyour basic fluorescent office fixtureThe kind of light that assumes a distrust between you and your bossThe kind of lightthat peeks into andaround every corner...The graveyard shift is creativeTaking what is never rightfully theirs, but obviously no one else's either...It is the creativity born with nightwalkersIt is how much the day hates the nightYou'll never see a pigeonhanging out with an owlYou'll never see Beverly Hillshand me her phone numberas she leaves the mall withher bags of "Hey, look at me!”while I enter the mall in an air ofHey...look at me......The only things I regretat three in the morningare that I have no bell to ringand rainbow never come out at night.

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Mike McGee is the funniest man I know. For two years straight I have begun laughing in the middle of a meditation course at the mere thought of him, approaching me with that knowing warmth and love ...-Buddy Wakefield, "Live for a Living"