MY GOD ITS TRUE
Mission: make puppet-fueled videos answering the Internet’s clueless questions about media & technology.”Gonzo” educational TV.
PUPPETS ARE AWESOME AND PUPPETS THAT TEACH YOU STUFF WHILE ALSO BEING FUNNY ARE AWESOME also full disclosure my music is featured in the trailer GO KICKSTART THEM AND YOU CAN BE AWESOME TOO
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I spent a lot of time skipping around between different artists tonight before figuring out that what I really wanted to listen to was my friend Kermit’s album Hollow.
So, thanks kermix.
in case any of you have one of those nights
As part of the ongoing rebranding effort colloquially known as “we have more than just student films, you guys,” Vimeo announced today that it has purchased the streaming rights to 80 classic episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000. This isn’t news in and of itself, considering these are the same 8
as if you need to be told why it’s kind of a big deal
Shut Up You Fucking Baby! as a whole was a little hit-or-miss, but this remains one of my favorite stories from anyone ever.
if I still had a smartphone, I would do what a friend of mine did
ringtone: “answer ya telephone” (4x)
voicemail notification: “shoulda answered ya telephone hompf”
the funny thing about dril posts is that they actually do have a structure to them– they hit a kind of conceptual caesura halfway through, a point where there’s no inevitable logical connection between what’s been said and what’s still to come. here, the first sentence didn’t need to result in the second, yet it’s not “lol random” either; the speaker is angry about his boss’ draconian ferret-kissing policy, and reacts in kind, and even the reference to a “screen saver” reminds us that we’re in an office. it’s a narrative progression that, despite having an internal logic, alienates its punchline from its setup. who the hell is this person?
one thing i love about @dril posts is how they all seem to take place in a universe that is somewhat like our own, but with the habitus of white middle america taken to a bizarre, absurd, but strangely logical conclusion. take this one, for instance:
so we have our setting: a security guard protecting the american flag in the betsy ross museum, something almost archetypically american and middle class. but once again the first part, or setup, for the punchline, “fucking the flag,” careens the joke into an alien punchline that still, given the setting, makes sense. @dril’s security guard character imitates a sort-of cop-talk, the banter of a security guard, “buddy, they wont even let me fuck it”. you can imagine a similar response from a guard at any museum, but we’re talking about Fucking the American Flag, here.
i really love @dril.
it’s astonishing that a human being thinks of those posts. some person, someone out there whose existence we have to infer, because all we know is that those posts occur and they must be coming from somewhere. “the @dril tweeter” resonates as “the beowulf poet” does, except beowulf (which i’ve only read in translation, so i’m not an authority) has never made any use of the english language as baffling and sublime and somehow primally interlaced with the stuff of human consciousness as “IF THE ZOO BANS ME FOR HOLLERING AT THE ANIMALS I WILL FACE GOD AND WALK BACKWARDS INTO HELL.”
This is my favorite post, I am so glad I found it again.
I should have banked on
- an analysis of @dril tweets
- the analysis of @dril tweets being super entertaining