Brody came through Harmontown on episode 79. Not a recommendation, just marking the spot for Cosmic Grief Cartographers. I’ve sat here a while trying to describe the way he wielded what you might call mania, but for the fact that it was...wielded. i remember thinking “did he ...research this audience? Or is he reading them in real time? If he’s that perceptive, is he pretending he isn’t or does he not know he is?“ the next and last time I saw him, he was doing warmup. Completely different context, different job requirement. Same expression on everyone’s face: “am I witnessing chaos or order?” Rapt faces. Delighted faces. Perfect warmup. He carried himself like a substitute teacher so innocently unhinged that you hoped the real teacher never came back. I remember being so happy to see him that night. I remember thinking oh fuck that’s that guy Brody I love him I’m so glad he’s here but should he be doing warmup - holy fuck wait what he’s also a great warmup that makes no sense you can’t be him and be a good warmup. i’d now go on to explain how it feels to have felt those things about a performer and then find out they’re gone (it feels shameful and neglectful), but I’ve got lots of things to make about me. We’ll leave this Instagram at this: Godspeed Brody and to those who knew him better, please be kind to yourselves. Good night
Vulture has done an oral history of my career’s closest thing to a Lufthansa Heist: the Hugh Jackman Oscar Opening. @robschrab@rejectedjokes and I take you behind the cardboard. I guess i’ll “link in the bio” as you kids say. Also, go ahead and get excited that I forgot to crop out my web tabs because i can’t wait to see the look on your face when you realize it’s not porn, it’s material about Thurgood Marshall for my Black History Month instagram live workout which is the OPPOSITE OF PORN but the irony is that jt may as well be porn because the idea that your urge to humiliate me resulted in your own humiliation is about to give me an orgasm. i will also link that in the bio
All of the audiobooks about narcissism are about defeating narcissists and surviving relationships with them. There’s no books for narcissists that want to stop being narcissistic. The only way I can possibly interpret this is that there’s a global conspiracy of people afraid to help me become an even more amazing person
Today is the anniversary of Spencer’s character being rolled with the 20,000 sided dice of protein coding genes. He is an exceptional man, currently much thinner than this photo but don’t be distracted by that because one of the many things I’ve learned from Spencer is that being a healthy person goes deeper than being perceived as one. He is considerate of the people around him, not because it’s what he thinks he’s supposed to be, but because it’s what he deems fair and right, and his definition of fairness and righteousness is under constant review by the fairest judge, which is him. He was born 30 years ago into the same cultural landfill that 85 percent of you use as an excuse to be dishonest, selfish and cynical. For whatever reason, Spencer aims beyond what excuses permit. He wakes up every day in a shittier and shittier world, filling up with shittier and shittier people, and still bothers to ask himself, “okay, what am I able and willing to do here.” I feel sadness and pity for people that haven’t intersected with him. I am a better person than I would have been had he not been born. I don’t know how he does it, I don’t know how heavy the price is. To be honest, there is much about Spencer’s mind that can’t be known. So here’s some guesses I’ll make: I bet he’s the kind of guy that hates it when you wish him a happy birthday. I bet he thinks keeping track of the date on which we were born is kind of necessary but unworthy of celebration. I bet he regards being singled out for being born is embarrassing and I happen to agree. I hate my birthday. But this fella turns 30 today and it only happens once and there’s only ever gonna be one of him so even knowing that it might actually make his day worse, it feels important that we honor the day. Spencer’s birthday, you guys. SPENCER’S BIRTHDAY
I got flower plants! Happy VD everybody go home and mingle the privates of your choosing with the partner(s) you prefer. If you’re single don’t forget today is the only day of the year you get to characterize yourself as an edgy victim of the Grand Illusion, tomorrow it’s right back to that strict code of poised selflessness you’ve followed since birth!
I love this shit, I want to do a whole episode in whatever number of bits today’s adults are nostalgic for but I don’t want to phone it in or force it and so many people have nailed vintage game storytelling that 22 minutes of it would need to be so special that it would be super expensive. I always wanted to do a first person Bethesda RPG style Community episode but yadda yadda get back to work on season 4 eat me is that how you treat your fans why can’t you take criticism seems like punching down your girlfriend is with you for your money are you going to make the show gay and feminist because you’re a cuck don’t feed the trolls your writers room is all white you’re a predatory abuser nobody likes you someone needs a hug why do you only pay attention to the bad people you could be making season 4 right now someone took an Adderall someone’s on this or that we live in a society too much information thanks for the visual overshare don’t talk about politics this rambling Dan Harmon Instagram caption will have you shaking your head while adulting subscribe for likes and reviews unfollow butthurt edgelord soy boy self care hashtag emoji okay lunch is here nice talking to you guys