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What is the… What?

Okay, let me walk you through this one.

The Thing Quarterly is a “periodical in the form of an object.” Says its site:

Each year, four artists, writers, musicians or filmmakers are invited by the editors (Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan) to create a useful object that somehow incorporates text. This object will be reproduced and hand wrapped at a wrapping party and then mailed to the homes of the subscribers with the help of the United States Postal Service.

The most recent issue (Issue 16) is a work by Dave Eggers in the form of a shower curtain.

Image: The Thing Quarterly

Image: The Thing Quarterly

The text on the shower curtain is a monologue told to Dave Eggers by his shower curtain:

Image: The Thing Quarterly

Image: The Thing Quarterly

Editorial note: While actually in the shower, you will not be able to read the monologue that Dave Eggers’ shower curtain is telling to Dave Eggers.

As with all things Dave Eggers, I can’t quite tell if this is incredibly awesome or if he’s just screwing with the rest of us.  (Most likely, both.)

(This mindbend brought to you via GalleyCat.)

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