A Father’s Day Video Thing

So I wrote this video for SkitGuys.com and we’re selling it for this upcoming Father’s Day. Watch it and then spend a billion dollars buying them. NOTE: if you don’t have a billion dollars to spend, feel free to just watch it, but it’s like why don’t you have more billions of dollars?

Fairy Tales, Myths and Kristen Stewart

It’s a new Popcast episode and in this one, Jamie and I discuss the idea of turning Fairy Tales into modern content, what other stories or myths are ripe for revisiting and whether or not Kristen Stewart and Zac Efron are the same people. But we also talk about some other stuff.

Stuff like…

+ Those terrible, awful transcendently awkward DirecTV puppet commericals…

+ This excellent memoir: Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel

+ John Oliver’s rant on Net Neutrality

+ Celebrity Commencement Speeches

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A Conversation About All Things Music

Jamie and I just released a new episode of The Popcast  where we talk about all things music.

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Stuff like…

+ Who will own the summer music scene?

+ What are the all-time favorite summer songs?

+ Why do we listen to the specific music we listen to?

+ If Miley Cyrus never existed who would have gone crude and insane in her place?

Personally, one of my all-time favorite summer songs is “Steal My Sunshine” by Len, but that’s me. What’s yours?

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The Bachelorette Preview: Meet The Guys

In this very special episode of The Popcast, Jamie and I preview this upcoming season of The Bachelorette. In it, we discuss all the different guys and who are the contenders, who are the pretenders, what their favorite movies really mean and why ABC included their shoe sizes in the bios.

If you want to see the guys we are discussing to following along, click this link and click through each of their bios. Or don’t and just let our rude observations be your soul’s spirit guide in this quest to understand who will be pursuing Andi’s love this season on The Bachelorette. FOR LOVE.

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Pop Culture and Datedness: What Defines a “Dated” Show?

In this episode of the Popcast, Jamie and I discuss the idea of pop culture and datedness thanks to an awesome listener question from Reid Patton and then lots of other stuff…

+ Solange Attacks Jay-Z as the Zapruder film of our generation…

+ My working theory on how Zack Morris and Don Draper are basically the same…

+ How Full House probably wouldn’t work today…
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+ Amy Schumer’s video “Compliments” (language, you guys)

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Why Are You Blogging Again And Who Even Cares

Ugh. I know. I hate when people do this. When they feel the need to explain something that people mostly don’t care about. You’re probably reading this (if your interest hasn’t already bottomed out harder than the Scarlett storyline on Nashville) and being like “The reason for your not blogging occupied about 0.0000000002 of my thought process. True story.”

First, 0.00000000002 is better than 0.00000000001 so I thank you for that. Secondly, I think this is just something people who like writing feel that they have to address for continuity purposes.

So on to the questions:

+ Why are you blogging again?

Because I like it and have missed it. Also because it’s something that I realize I need to do more in order to exercise a certain kind of writing muscle. (omg didn’t that sound super-pretentious just now? Hold on, let me get my manual typewriter to finish off this descent into douchery.)

+ What kind of writing muscle do you speak of?

Writing consistently. Maintaining a voice.

+ Is this whole thing going to be pretentious or will that be the last instance?

I’m hoping for the best but expecting the worst, honestly. It’s just, when you are writing things for other people or for videos, it’s hard to keep a voice. Before you know it, you’re like John Travolta trying to read a basic human name and it’s just not happening.

+ What can someone who visits this blog expect?

I have no idea. Probably some venting about pop culture stuff. Definitely some links to The Popcast and other things I’m in the process of doing.

+ What’s changed for you since you blogged last?

I have another kid. I was hired to be the Lead Writer for SkitGuys.com. I’ve mostly given up cokes. I’m working with an agent on a book idea I’ve pitched. I’ve come around on broccoli. I figured out how to use a whole punch without all the little paper circles falling out everywhere.

+ Anything else?

Not really. Just hoping to not be the weird guy in the corner of the internet that people try to avoid.

+ (Awkwardly clears throat and tries to avoid eye contact)

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