July 22, 2014

I haven’t blogged a lot of Wander Over Yonder stuff, but I’m pretty proud of how these two turned out, so I wanted to plug them. 

The Night and The Day are two eleven minute episodes that aired together. They have opposite plots, opposite protagonists, and, if you get two beers in me because you like it when I sound like a jerky freshman English major, opposite themes. But that’s not even the cool part! The cool part is, played back to back, they form a perfect loop. The plots stand alone but also lead right into each other. You could play both of them chicken-or-egg-style until you see the secret Masonic messages I hid in them. (Not really.) (Maybe?) 

My other favorite part is how the idea came about: When I was still working on the show, back in 2012 because cartoons take forever, production and writing were both way behind. We were feeling boxed in by having to think of simple episodes that wouldn’t put a strain on the artists and Craig, frustrated, said we should just do an episode where the characters napped for eleven minutes straight. “The Nap.” We all half-laughed, because that is what you do when your boss makes an unhelpful suggestion. But then he said, no, seriously, we should do that. So we did. 

If you want to check them out, you can watch them on Amazon or iTunes. 

July 21, 2014
This is correct! Creepily correct! Who are you, KS? 
(Not entirely: I didn’t found Scroti Ball, I just made the t-shirts.) 

This is correct! Creepily correct! Who are you, KS? 

(Not entirely: I didn’t found Scroti Ball, I just made the t-shirts.) 

July 16, 2014
shortformblog:

micdotcom:

Watch: Weird Al’s new songs keep getting better. Today he takes on Lorde
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The thing that’s really great about Weird Al’s effort is that he’s spreading the wealth marketing wise. “Tacky" was an exclusive to Nerdist; Vevo got "Word Crimes”; and now “Foil" is a College Humor joint.
This means that he has not one, not two, but three big-name video outlets working to promote a single album. It requires coordination to be this good at marketing yourself while working with so many players. It also makes Beyonce look like she’s not trying hard enough.

shortformblog:

micdotcom:

Watch: Weird Al’s new songs keep getting better. Today he takes on Lorde

Follow micdotcom

The thing that’s really great about Weird Al’s effort is that he’s spreading the wealth marketing wise. “Tacky" was an exclusive to Nerdist; Vevo got "Word Crimes”; and now “Foil" is a College Humor joint.

This means that he has not one, not two, but three big-name video outlets working to promote a single album. It requires coordination to be this good at marketing yourself while working with so many players. It also makes Beyonce look like she’s not trying hard enough.

July 8, 2014

owlturdcomix:

We go forward.

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July 8, 2014

jeffrubinjeffrubin:

“The first two years was just this fun thing we were  doing in our spare time. It was no different to us than making some weird zine at Kinkos or recording a crappy album on a 4-track. But for the first time ever, more than our friends were looking at it. Because it was on the Internet, we could gauge ‘Oh, people are watching this and they seem to like it, so maybe we’ll keep doing it.”

- Homestar Runner creator Matt Chapman on this week’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show

We also discuss where the show came from, what happened to it, and why it’s finally coming back. What could be better? Listen on iTunes or JeffRubinJeffRubinShow.com

Rubin/Chapman is my Frost/Nixon. 

July 2, 2014
newyorker:

Jonathan Blitzer on nineteen-year-old Virgilia Reyes, who makes a living posing as Elmo in Times Square: http://nyr.kr/1quyOsc

“Reyes was having more trouble, if only because there were more Elmos to compete with. She made a point of taking her mask off after every photo. ‘That way, when they’re about to pay, they see that they’re dealing with an actual person,’ she said. At least half the time, people came up to her, took a photo, and then walked away without paying, ignoring Reyes as she protested.”

Photograph by Ruddy Roye.

“Along the four corners of Forty-fifth Street and Broadway, a rival gang positioned itself: Hello Kitty, Cookie Monster, Woody, and Super Mario.” 

newyorker:

Jonathan Blitzer on nineteen-year-old Virgilia Reyes, who makes a living posing as Elmo in Times Square: http://nyr.kr/1quyOsc

“Reyes was having more trouble, if only because there were more Elmos to compete with. She made a point of taking her mask off after every photo. That way, when they’re about to pay, they see that they’re dealing with an actual person, she said. At least half the time, people came up to her, took a photo, and then walked away without paying, ignoring Reyes as she protested.”

Photograph by Ruddy Roye.

Along the four corners of Forty-fifth Street and Broadway, a rival gang positioned itself: Hello Kitty, Cookie Monster, Woody, and Super Mario.” 

(Source: newyorker.com)

June 27, 2014

boringoldraphael:

Calling it now: song/video of the summer.

Raphael posted this months ago and I didn’t watch it but then I finally saw it somewhere else and now I agree with him. 

June 15, 2014

collegehumor:

The Six Ways You’ll See Your Dad

You may not love him, but you WILL respect him!

(via collegehumor)

June 10, 2014

alexwatt:

blogwell:

THE FIERY FINALE IS UPON US! WATCH IT NOOOOOOW.

This is truly upsetting—in the best way!

June 5, 2014
Ben Joseph / Sean Keane | Cave Comedy Radio

What’s happenin,’ Babies!? Our guest this week is a fantastic comedy writer for College Humor and television, Ben Joseph! He talks about the super manly sport of sailboating and the best and worst Disney movies. Then: poetry expert Davis Osbourne teaches us about the stanzas (and lyrics) of some of his favorite modern “poets.” PLUS! Is small talk good or bad for society!? And: LOBOTOMIES! Could Emily and Lisa use a little lobe trimming? Probably!

For a period in my late teens I formed my entire identity around competitive sailing. Shut up. When I started working at CollegeHumor my e-mail address was still bensails@gmail.com. Stop. Please. In any case, Emily and Lisa asked me to come on their podcast and talk about something weird I knew a lot about so I dredged (nautical term) up my sailing knowledge, talked way too fast, said “like” way too much, and gave them a crash course. (Somewhat nautical, boats also crash.) Then we talked about Disney movies and other stuff. Enjoy!