Okay, then I must shamefully admit that I don't get it. What's the joke?
I needlessly pointed out one obvious mistake out of many. I guess if it needs explaining it isn’t an actual “joke”. I thought the idea was funny though. I would if someone else had done it, on purpose or not. I was just running with it.
And I’ll have to shamefully admit that I meant to reply to this privately. You’re my first message that wasn’t spam. I just got so excited!
This is to announce that the UK has shut down the United States of America on the basis of the copyright infringement commonly known as American English. Her Majesty’s police force will be with you shortly.
It’s not that I don’t like people asking what my tattoos mean to me. It’s just that it’s usually a random stranger in a public restroom that wants to show me theirs and 100% of the time people don’t want to hear my actual explanation anyway. I’m just going to start telling people they’re honor badges in my cult for killing babies or cat juggling. Simple, to the point and only modified enough to get it over with. I mean, it’s true for two of them.
“I used to think I knew everything, but older you get the more you see other areas. If you could read everything about both sides, you’ll pretty much be in the middle again, which is the state you had when you were totally ignorant. So my theory is if you maintain total ignorance - which isn’t easy, but I try - you’ll be just as far ahead as if you’d spent days and days reading about the whole issue. And you have that much extra time to play Pac-man.”— Emo Philips, Details Magazine 1986
EMPLOYEE of the MONTH is a talk (and awards) show about what it truly means to have a dreamy job. CATIE LAZARUS, who created and hosts Employee of the Month, only selects good eggs for the prestigious EMPLOYEE of the MONTH award, so no wonder she picked Steven Wright. He is utterly hilarious, thoroughly original, and hope you will enjoy our interview. You’re welcome.
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Gilliam just can’t get a break. His high concept movies tend to fall apart- either after losing funding or losing the main star to drug overdose or just under their own weight. His 12 Monkeys is definitely one of his rare gems that doesn’t misfire. Now he may not make another uneven anti-Hollywood movie again.
“If, in everyday life, you are asked about continued existence after death by one of those people who would like to know everything but refuse to learn anything, the most appropriate and approximately correct reply is : ‘After your death you will be what you were before your birth.’ For this answer implies that it is preposterous to demand that a species of existence which had a beginning should not have an end; in addition, however, it contains a hint that there may be two kinds of existence and, correspondingly, two kinds of nothingness.”—Schopenhauer (via thewholeblinkingcosmos)
I do this when I have to call people. I’m really really piss poor on the phone, so I rehearse what I’m going to say one time, then completely forget it and then make the call. So far it’s working.
Oh man, talking on the phone is like some sort of hellish, anxiety vacuum made worse by the availability of text. I can’t even do it. Some how talking in front of a room full of people where they can physically attack me gives me comfort. I guess it’s the instant gratification. Or the masochism. Either way I wish I was able to answer the phone. Kudos to you.
I have a speaking gig next week and my game plan is to not be prepared at all. I mean AT ALL. I’ll forget it’s even happening. That way I can show up without the week of compounded, compulsory anxiety. Then I can just go with the last moment “what the fuck am I/are these people even doing here” black out panic and the six weeks of figuring out when/how often people laughed afterward.
I’m not speakerless, I have some old Samsung hifis sitting around and this 16” sub…but, they aren’t tuned reference…and now there’s no chance of mixing anything on my own system until they’re fixed. The one bright side to this is that I’ve been so utterly depressed with music that I had no plans for working anyway.