This is making the rounds again and I’m so glad for it.  Toni Morrison on Charlie Rose.

Toni Morrison makes a profound point with such exceptional eloquence and grace.  

"What does that mean?"  

It’s actually great to see how Rose is rendered totally inarticulate when she challenges him.  It must have been a real revelation to him.  And this is, I think, the very best case.  He, and many others who have watched this, cannot help but be educated by her.  Her response is not a chastisement or a harangue (even though those things would be justified); her response is a lesson.  It changes the listener.

Too late to hope that I can be Toni Morrison when I grow up?





What If Google Was a Guy

Everything you ask Google sounds a lot stupider when you actually ask Google.

Putting together the cast for this one was such fun.

Directed by Tim Wilkerson, Produced by David Kerns and Dan Siegel, Written by Streeter Seidell, and starring Brian HuskeyElaine Carroll, George Basil, Scott Blair, Jess Rona, Nicole Byer, Nick Mundy, David Theune, John Livingstone, Marques Ray, Emily Axford, Pat Cassels, Dan Gurewitch, and Brennan Gale.

What a prime deli of good human meat, featuring my long-time comedy crush Brian Huskey. A very funny video from Streeter, Tim, and friends. My favorite: “Dexter based on real?”




"Precious Plum: A Swim in Shit." Watching Josh nearly drown in his fat suit will forever be burned into my memory. Special thanks to Nicole Byer and Luke Sholl.

Josh had two fat suits - one to wear under his costume and another for his nude scenes, complete with pubes and nipples. When we were wrapped shooting at the pond, Josh waded out of the water and the fat suit was so saturated that it weighed a ton. So, in classic Josh Ruben fashion, he crouched down and squeezed, ringing out the fat suit like a giant sponge, and water came gushing out of the crotch at full blast, like somebody turned on a faucet.