I hate to say it, but it’s very easy to forget a friend’s birthday. I’m not as active on Facebook as I once was, some friends aren’t even on social media any more, and at times it’s hard to keep track of my own birthday. On top of that, what constitutes as wishing someone a happy birthday? Does a Facebook post count? I’ve had friends get mad at me over not wishing them a happy birthday, in a proper way. So, I took the Larry David approach to the situation, and made a sketch on the subject. Here is our new sketch “Happy Birthday, Man.”
Between sleeping-in until noon, working nights, catching the flu from an eating contest for an episode of Campus Chowdown, and finally getting around to watching The Office (UK)—I haven’t had the time to check out True Detective, until this week (alright, alright, alright). I saw all of the buzz it was generating on Twitter and was anxious to see if it was worth the hype.
From peoples Tweets I sort of understood what it was all about beforehand. My feed was practically drowning in piss-poor Yellow King memes and “jokes”, so going into it I knew there was some sort of mystery on who this “Yellow King” is. I decided to make a night of the on-demand experience seeing how every episode garnered the Twitter attention of the Breaking Bad finale. I cleared all the plans I didn’t have, ordered pizza, hit the lights & lit candles to provide the optimal viewing experience. I was ready. Within the first five-minutes, however, I was quite confused. They showed and referenced the Yellow King?! How was everybody wondering who he is the whole time when they blatantly said it within the first five minutes of the very first episode? As the episode progressed I grew more and more confused. Much of the plot was unexplained and dialogue referenced things that the viewer was supposed to know but had no way of knowing, nor ever explained. The two detectives seemed to have a strange relationship and a lot of background that never was shown—I was completely lost. Thinking maybe I was too dazed during that episode, I decided to make a more cognitive effort to focus during the second. I didn’t touch my phone, I was in the zone. Yet, it still made no sense, what so ever. For the life of me I could not understand how the masses followed the show or enjoyed it because it made zero sense.
It took me three episodes…THREE EPISODES…to realize I was watching the show from end to finish, and now I can’t go back because I know how it ends. I bought the book and went straight to the last page. Here I was thinking everybody was an idiot for liking this show, when I was the fool. I bet I would have actually enjoyed it had I not dyslexicly viewed it. Hopefully I’ll learn how to read by the time season two rolls around.
For the first episode of our new food porn web series “Campus Chowdown“, my good friend Al Karsten and I head to our favorite East Lansing grub spot—Conrad’s Collegetown Grill—where we attempt to throw back 3 gigantic wraps each. Check it out!
I put together a blooper reel from a short-film (Squares in CIrcles) I wrote/directed with some pals. Please pardon our French, we were having fun. Hopefully, I’ll get the full short-film up on here in the near future for your viewing pleasure (or disgust if you wanna be a d*** about it). It’s about a college-kid named Dylan (played by my friend and co-producer Al Karsten) who gets dumped flat on his face after his girlfriend’s father catches his inappropriate stand-up act. After the break-up he realizes he is completely alone and struggles to fit-in on campus, until he meets a stoner (played by yours truly) who seems to have it all going for him…but behind closed doors deals with some loneliness of his own. The video also features the very funny Dan Noble, who vomits hilarity in these bloopers (quite literally at parts, which—I apologize for ahead of time, but it had to make the cut). Finally, our beloved angel, AJ Hensen makes a cameo.
Hope you enjoy, stay tuned for the full 30-minute short.