May 30, 2013 Leave a comment
April 15, 2013 Leave a comment
Today was … today. I’ll let Patton handle the next part.
Boston. Fucking horrible.
I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”
But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”
- Patton Oswalt
People are great. Assholes are the exception, not the rule. Everyday, I see someone acting like a turd and think, “What an asshole!” But at the end of the day, I can never fathom any of those people committing what was done this afternoon. Whoever’s responsible for the tragedy in Boston is truly the lowest thing the we, the human race, can ever produce. But the rest of us are pretty cool.
“The reason I don’t worry about society is, nineteen people knocked down two buildings and killed thousands. Hundreds of people ran into those buildings to save them. I’ll take those odds every fucking day.”
- Jon Stewart
February 10, 2013 Leave a comment
This “Harlem Shake” thing. It’s beyond words, and I can’t stop watching videos of it. Now I feel obliged to do one. All I need is more than three friends.
Some other dudes in a room:
In office spaces:
Even Norway’s finest:
And this Father/Son duo, because it’s awesome parenting:
February 7, 2013 2 Comments
It’s my friend’s birthday. I don’t have Photoshop, nor am I any good at it. But since I like fiddling around on my computer, I found out a while back that you can do some pretty neat things with Preview.
My friend’s in a band. He plays the bass. Get it?
December 7, 2012 Leave a comment
As a person who performs stand-up comedy*, I’m always self-conscious about my stage presence. I figure that I just need to get up on stage as often as possible. But apparently, you can just train stage fright and embarrassment out of you. You know– provided you’re an unbelievably talent performer first. Fuckin’ Colbert… being amazing…
*I’m not calling myself a stand-up comedian without feeling like the biggest asshole.
October 3, 2012 Leave a comment
To officially release America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t, Stephen Colbert and the Colbert Report writers held a quick Q&A and a longsigning at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square.