I am in Chatham, MA and this is apparently not ironic.

Literally one of the top 50 songs ever written by anyone:

"Good Fucking Bye," Matt Skiba

I’m very excited about my new cartoon, “GRAMP’S CAFE: THE CAFE FOR GRAMPAS” and I hope you like it.

One person I’ve been forgetting to include in any and all lists of heroes/influences is DAVID REES, who created GET YOUR WAR ON, a deeply cynical and funny comic strip that greatly inspired ROCK AND SOCK AND ROBOT. (It’s no wonder I’ve been forgetting to include Rees on such lists—I have also been forgetting lately that I ever made RSR.) Anyway, Rees has a show on the National Geographic channel now called GOING DEEP. It’s fantastic, and it’s on Hulu. 

With all the cross-pollination between TFiOS and OITNB fandoms, has anybody written “Hazel Goes To Jail” fan fiction yet?

I talked a little about Kanye on the movie show, (which is very ON BRAND for me) but I also want to credit Vampire Weekend for heavily influencing my sense of structure. I spent most of 2011-2013 using MBDTF as a master text, but it has probably mostly been Modern Vampires Of The City this year. That’s the addendum to my “don’t learn stuff” advice to video makers: find some kind of non-motion-picture thing that inspires you and try to translate it.

Q

erinauski asked:

Have you seen The Kings of Summer? I just watched it and loved it. The editing in it reminded me of your monthly vlog cuts. It's a good thing it's not called The Kings of Summah or i'd be suspicious you're living a double life.

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I have not! But I’ve heard great things! Sounds like a perfect movie to watch on September 20th, a.k.a Summah’s Last Hurrah. Then it’s time for all of us to face facts and HAVE A AUTUMN!

SUMMAH TV ROUNDUP

Fall TV is here, and so ends the summah TV catch-up season. Here is what I caught up on!

The Walking Dead, Seasons 1-3: It’s so boring! So little happens, and there isn’t even any emotional progress! Rick is still tortured over his status as a leader! Carl is still fucking worthless! And yet, I keep watching it. I don’t know why. You probably shouldn’t start, if you haven’t. 

The Mindy Project, Season 1-2: I  knew I was going to like this show. Chris Messina is on it—how could I not like it? But what surprised me was how much I like it. Mindy Kaling is especially gifted with tone—contrast this show’s second season with New Girl’s atonal, amoral mess of a third—and it’s getting even better as the characters get weirder.

Orange Is The New Black: I guess the phrase I would use is…self-assured? OINTB is impressively whole. And it teaches—there’s so much compassion and understanding slipped in there that it probably improves a lot of viewers as people before they even know it. 

Rick And Morty This might be the funniest eleven episodes of TV I’ve ever seen? It’s a concentrated dose of Dan Harmon—moreso than Harmontown, even, and that might be why I consumed it with such giddy ferocity. But even someone who isn’t fully in the tank for Dan Harmon will appreciate this show’s bizarre mix of roughness (I’m pretty sure they just use the first take for all the voicework and keep all the stutters and errors) and finesse (the second episode mimics the structure of Inception in order to prove that Inception sucks).

Q

hoverdisc asked:

THE NAME THING IS SO ME ITS NOT EVEN FUNNY LIKE I KNOW YOUR NAME BUT IM NOT LIKE A SUPERVISOR OF A OFFICE BUILDING ENOUGH OF A PERSON TO BE LIKE "HEY THERE JAMES"

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Exactly. I’m so glad I’m not alone on this. I am prepared to be alone on basically everything else I said on that show, though.

(Paul rather wisely cut a lengthy section in which I explained why I am incapable of judging the moral character of brunette women. I mean, I’m not saying that if a woman with brown hair asked me to kill someone I would do it without question—and the reason I’m not saying that is because it is true, and I really shouldn’t broadcast it too widely.)

theunwashedmass:

Youtube Movie Deal: zaclittle talks Daniel Radcliffe’s height, attempts to explain the wonder of Upstream Color and praises films that want to hurt your feelings.

It’s me! I’m on the show! I talk so much that I sound like Tom Waits by the end! (I was very excited to be on this show, which I really like and you should like too!)