Last Week Tonight Bores Me

If I wanted to watch a zany British college professor smart at me for an hour while sprinkling in some dad jokes then I’d go back to school

Searching for MTV

This weekend I read and enjoyed this '94 New Yorker essay by John Seabrook about what working at MTV felt like. I’ve been thinking about music videos — both the form and how we consume them — basically since read I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Oral History of the Music Video Revolution by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum last summer. The music video is alive and well but the means of distribution are just as rocky and uncertain as they’ve ever been, and I’m delusional but convinced  a truly great music video channel will rise from the ashes like a Phoenix sooner or later. (No, Diddy’s Revolt is not our savior.) Until then, I want to read more about MTV, particularly that late 80s-early 90s golden period, but I have no idea where to look. Preferably old magazine profiles like the Seabrook essay. Any help? 

#TwoSlingsOneCast #BrokenArmsBoy and Josh said I wouldn’t be able to take a selfie…

#TwoSlingsOneCast #BrokenArmsBoy and Josh said I wouldn’t be able to take a selfie…


I had the pleasure of meeting Jamieson during my last few moments in Toronto and he’s just as kind, funny and graceful IRL as he is on the Internet, which is really a tremendous feet that too few people pull off? Myself included, of course. Anyway, he dropped a lot of wisdom on his tumblr last night about coming up on Tumblr around the same time I did, even though our paths only e-crossed within the last year. It’s all very smart and reminds me a lot of my own story, and makes me think about what I did right and wrong over the last few years. I’ll probably write about that stuff more later, when I’m not typing with one hand, but read his stuff for now. It’s mostly what I would say, except about the music writing community and not New York bloggers. He’s great.

What are some cool things to do in the summer after you break both arms?

"Walt Whitman, quite famously, wrote about this feeling of conflicted selfhood: ‘I am large, I contain multitudes.’ Meek Mill, less famously, also alluded to this when he said: ‘There are levels to this shit.’"

Kanye’s Public Unraveling, Marriage, and Why We Should Care


Blobby: now online for your viewing pleasure.

My goal with this film was mostly to make people feel something. The question of why I made the end so sad has come up a few times in showing this film to others. The best answer I can give is that I enjoy telling stories that are a little bit tragic, because let’s face it, life is a little tragic. Too often films, especially animations, are cute and happy and wholly one dimensional. 

I like making animations that are a bit darker. Maybe I’m a little sadistic. I want to make people feel a little bit sad, but I also want to make them laugh, and maybe evoke an “awww” or two. All in the span of two minutes and seven seconds. 

So watch my film, feel some feels.

My friend Laura makes wonderful animations and she showed me this over the weekend and I nearly cried. You should watch it. It’s good. 

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That lasted long. 

That lasted long. 

never heard of ‘em

never heard of ‘em