This week, raise a glass for JUSTIN BENTON.

Dead man walking…or, more accurately, dead man rollerblading.

Asshole analyst and synthetic Ham.

Admirer of the Talking Heads, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and “Wilco.”

Recognizer of the failure of Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and of the triumph of Patrick Swayze.

Woodland Road warrior, way back when.

Contrarian.  Citizen of broad shoulders who calls ’em as he sees ’em.


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8 responses to “Featuring…Justin Benton”

  1. Greg Olear says:

    It’s nice to see a picture of you, Justin, that isn’t a thumbnail and doesn’t recede into the background, as if you were disappearing from Facebook. Where are you in this photo?

  2. Uche Ogbuji says:

    Hey JB. I always appreciate your thoughtful, well-researched, no nonsense work here. Looks like there are a few other pieces I missed. Time for me to catch up.

  3. D.R. Haney says:

    I’d like you to write about head injuries again, JB, or something along those lines. That head-injury piece was really illuminating. I sometimes wonder if I was dropped on my head when I was a baby. It would explain much.

    I trust the bourbon in the photo went down well. It was bourbon, yes?

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