I AM IN A DEEP K ROLL.
Every year Donick Cary has a carnival of music and comedy in his back yard to raise money to give kids guitars.
This Saturday is the fourth one. I’m in it, but more important, so is SUPERCHUNK, TIG NOTARO, STEVE AGEE, BESSER and many others.
It’s a worthy cause and maybe you want to attend or just donate. If so CLICK HERE.
Don’t click anywhere else. Just HERE.
Tom Snyder x David Lynch
I’ve got my shirt and facial hair clumps on for tonight’s GOING DEEP with @David_Rees. 10PM on @NatGeoChannel
Richard Brody reviews Steven Soderbergh’s Cinemax series, “The Knick”: http://nyr.kr/1kVgG9C
“It’s a pleasure to praise a television show rather than bury it, though it’s hard to avoid saying that the delight of ‘The Knick,’ the way in which it differs from other series, is that its virtues owe almost nothing to its characters; it’s good despite its characters.”
Photograph by Mary Cybulski/Cinemax.
I enjoyed being a crazy psychiatrist for about two seconds in this so I hope you watch it.
Even though we’re not related, somehow we’re still family. Whoa.
MALLORY ORTBERG lovingly skewers Guardians and every LET’S GET THE GANG TOGETHER movie. It’s brilliant.
Oh boy this is so good.
Making My Life Better By Binge Watching: Going Deep with David Rees
File under: Fun facts see also: genuine enthusiasm for science
There’s pretty much nothing I don’t love about this show. John Hodgman had been talking it up for weeks, but out of laziness I didn’t go out of my way to watch it until tonight. I put it on intending to watch one episode and I ended up binge watching the whole season so far.
Here’s a list of things I love about Going Deep…
- David Rees. This show wouldn’t work without him and his sincere excitement about what he’s learning.
- The love for the unsung experts of everyday stuff.
- The everyday science facts. It perfectly feeds my love of annoying people with fun facts.
- The filming and editing style. It’s snappy and fun and full of silly little details.
- Seeing the “seams” of the show. I absolutely love that they use the blooper style moments and often show/involve the crew. It’s a spot on choice for a how to style show.
- The Wes Andersonesque title cards that introduce the experts.
- The on-the-spot songs (someone get David Rees & Elliott Kalan together in an impromptu musical)
- The humor. I laugh out loud at least 3 times per episode.
- The high fives! So many high fives.
Do yourself a favor and watch this show.
DON’T JUST TAKE IT FROM ME: take it from a normal person! Watch GOING DEEP tonight at 10PM!
John Hodgman, More Information Than You Require (via darklordreasonable)
I have no memory of having written this.
Being a writer is sort of like being a werewolf. You go through a long, painful transformation from procrastinator to productive creature; then you become a being of pure instinct; you forget what it ever like to not write, ravage, and howl at the moon; then you wake up with no memories and see the damage that you’ve done. And then you pray that it will never happen again.
On an episode of the Judge John Hodgman podcast several weeks ago (Laissez Hair, I believe), a lovely Dallas couple disputed whether the husband should have to help his wife color her hair pink at home. I believe they also mentioned relocating to the Austin area soon and as an Austin-area hair…