Why Watching “Jackass” in 2022 Makes Me Feel Better About the World

A good prank creates a coherent narrative about cruelty and chaos.

Eve Peyser
5 min readJul 10, 2022

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I was in Oregon for two weeks, visiting my fiancé’s hometown for the first time since we got engaged. My biggest priority on our vacation wasn’t seeing his family or going out for long hikes in the forest, but rather, watching an obscene…

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Eve Peyser

nyc native living in the pnw. read my writing in the new york times, nymag, vice, and more.