New timekill: the YouTube page of Seattle-based Salon of Shame, where writers get on stage and read aloud selections from their middle or high school compositions. There’s lots of diary entries, but also cringe-worthy poetry, creative writing, and “standup routines.” Personal fave: a woman reads from her journal about her High School nemesis, Anna. Her reading features the line “I still feel terrible, though. I feel like God took a mellon baller and scooped me out.”
All the twisted, emotional things you wrote as a kid and now feel totally weird about? Yeah. Everyone else was just as weird, if not weirder.