David Vogel is Getting to the Bottom of This
The first columnist in history to ever begin an article with the sentence, "My lucky piranha head is wearing out," David Vogel has spent over five years writing columns that more than likely will never wind around to an actual point.
The book is a large collection of his columns, "Don't Ask Why," where David discusses anything from toxic blue-green algae ("Our reservoir is part of a world-wide chain of water bodies whose sole evil plans are to kill us all by producing toxic algae blooms that really don't seem to be bothering us") to tourist attractins ("Any title that includes the word 'wonder' is probably not that impressive. For example, we have Wonder Woman, whose sole appeal to American Culture was that she, if youget right down to the bare bones of it, was not technically wearing pants") to getting married ("I sincerely hope it was annulled. Because I can't remember her name") to the atomic-equivalent bass in rap music ("It can cause the windows of the care to blow out, which in my case is a good thing since my driver's side window refuses to roll down anyway") to smelling shampoo at Wal-Mart ("My family spends several minutes popping on the caps, sniffing, and then saying--fairly loudly--'Ooooh! Smell THIS one!").
Even though each individual column man not serve a specific purpose, you will find that overall they are an insight into an American teen's perception on our society and how he feels about it. As he has said before, "Sometimes I wonder how we made it this far as a species."