So this is the single weirdest video I’ve ever come across on the comics internet. It is a woman talking about her vision board, with which I wish her well, and how it has all come true for 3 minutes 48 seconds and then suddenly talking about Dave Sim’s Kickstarter to reprint the High Society phonebook from his 30 year comic project Cerebus.
I said I’d never write about Cerebus online because everyone who has seems to be both infinitely smarter than me and driven crazy by the task. But I could’t pass this up.
Apparently her boyfriend is the guy who ran it with Sim. Seeing this woman pleasantly endorsing Dave Sim’s work, cheerly pleaing begin lack of interest in the comics and referencing Sim like he’s some loveable mountain-bound coot, is pretty bizarre.
And that’s before she starts jovially holding up signed copies of Sim’s work that insane people would probably enter headbutting competitions for.
Oh and it turns out any extra money her boyfriend gets for running Sim’s kickstarter is earmarked to be put toward her getting breast implants. I’m not sure if she’s joking or not but either way the notation warning that Dave Sim doesn’t “endorse breast implants” is pretty hilarious and bizarre, especially considering what he does endorse.
For my part I have physical copies of all of the Cerebus “phone books” bar Jaka’s Story and High Society. I’m missing the most popular ones because, aside from Form and Void which was 8 pounds sterling, I’ve never paid over a fiver for them and always got them second hand. And yeah, I genuinely wish that such an incredible looking comic could have been written by anyone else.
This was my St Patrick’s Day Post about the only time I’ve ever been racially discriminated against for being from Ireland and how ineffectual it was. Cause you need another 3 minutes of my somehow-deep-yet-extremely-nasal voice in your life
I know this is supposed to be kind of ridiculous but it reminded me of the first conversation I had with my friend Jason at my last “office job” (it was in an office at least, kind of).
He mentioned something about Suicide and I said they were bollocks, because let’s face it: a lot of that shit isn’t that great to listen to now and anyway is mostly experienced as framing devices in music reviews where the reviewer wants to sell you on how much wikipedia they read.
Then we somehow started talking about Bloodaxis, of whom I’d never heard, and I found out who, and how stupid, Michael Moynihan is. This is same Michael Moynihan who made serious paper off every plaid-shirt dude in a shitty indie band wanting to look Interesting by buying that Lords of Chaos book.
Suddenly we were sitting in an office with a puzzled boss, listening to this while Jason explained how the lyrics were an appropriated quote by a roman historian.
And this wasn’t even in the top 5 most intense music conversations that happened while I was working there (among them was another co-worker reacting to the Star Trek theme on lyric fm by bellowing “Kirk was THE BEST! Kirk was the only captain who got LAID!”)
Ha, I just edited to mention it. I think that bits that work are incredible but only for Norm. It looks awful and anything that doesn’t have his tone in it is pretty atrocious. I don’t think I can think of a line I like more in an American comedy more than “hello? Real Cops?” though.
Obviously he makes a load of horrifically offensive jokes but I’m one of those people who has the luxury of saying “I can separate someone’s work from their opinion” and know I will have to prove this as I literally am never at risk of being offended by anything anyway
Mike Nelson from MST3K, btw, is a hardcore conservative and the MST3K guys are up there with Norm in terms of incredible delivery and joke-writing talent.
Norm MacDonald continues to have the greatest comic cadence of all time. In an age when friendship simulators are being marketed to graphic designers and people who think proposing with video game memorabilia isn’t a fucking apocalyptic tragedy as “comedy podcasting” and everyone’s response is to thrill about the “comedy boom”, it’s a travesty north america’s most naturally funny living human only gets like 20 to 40 thousand views on his online talk show.
People who are way too into Bill Hicks and George Carlin past the age of like 16, or can listen to them at all post-teens, are suspect anyway but when they haven’t heard of Norm what they think about comedy is of zero interest to me. (Those who dedicate their life to snidely and toothlessly attacking “following a messiah” sure invest a lot of time posting pictures of those two sweating with their jokes written across them as if they were sacred texts)
If you haven’t seen Norm’s insane movie Dirty Work I am jealous of you, when that movie works, when it is just Norm’s cadence transferred to screen, there isn’t a funnier thing to watch. His appearances on Stern, or even people talking about him on there, are fantastic too.
Oh and the above quote being completely baffling and flat out of context is a genuine effort to get you to actually watch the fucking show.
A picture of me 6 years ago finding untold hilarity with a pencil someone got for donating blood (something I can’t actually do myself). I don’t have any evidence but I certainly put the Blood up or made Crip Killer hand signs in all of the Munich school trip photos too. Just a really-not-at-all-annoying hilarious dude.
(this may be slightly funnier if you realise this was a mostly-boarding school housed mostly farmers and extremely religious people and at that stage the openly-rap-listening contingent was me, 2 dudes from my year who talked to me, 4 dudes in my year who always vaguely wanted to beat me up and then like four 13 year olds, one of whom got expelled for like acknowledging the existence of weed on school property or something?)
Also this means 6th year was 6 years ago. Holy shit, I’m so old.