by Albino Finch
To begin with, YIP is an acronym for "Y'know Incorporated Productions". If I had to name this magazine now, I would not have chosen an acronym; they are such tired and cliche things. It was irrevocable, however, and I will tell you why in the next paragraph.
About a year ago, a buddy of mine (known as "Milky" in these circles) and I were sitting in Chemistry. Milky was quite obsessed with naming himself in the same fashion as a company might. It was a leftover thing from his days back east in BC. Everyone of his friends had some sort of company.
I told him about this idea I had for a company name (I was running under "Death, Inc." at the time), so I said, "Hey, why don't we form a group corporation under the name 'Y'know Inc.'"
"Brilliant!" was his reply, as his other obsession at the time was the word "y'know". "Why don't we name it 'Y'know Inc. Productions'. That way, it abbreviates to YIP."
"Bitchin'," was my startled reply.
YIP is a group, now grown to over 70 members, of people who like to consider themselves odd. Many are, in fact, odd. Some look like conformists on the outside, but their insides are quite jumbled and mixed up. Some are completely non-odd; we just like them. So: YIP is a group made for non-conformists.
Some of you are saying to yourselves, "What a stupid and hypocritical concept." If any of you dared say this to my face, I'd probably hang my head in shame, mumbling "Fuck you, rekcuf" under my breath.
The point is, we are releasing this magazine. Perhaps we can spread the word and gain new members. Probably not. But that's OK, because I'm not really involved in this project for any benefits - I just like it.
If you like anything here, or if you don't, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. There just might be some butter in it for you.