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Aug 22

When I own a restaurant*

When I own a restaurant it will be almost exactly like Walter Foods in Williamsburg, but it will be as if the service staff have just given up.

Bottle of wine? We’re just going to yank the sleeve off the top and pound the cork in with a ballpoint pen (or, as was suggested last night, open it with an actual house key).

Bottle of beer? You bet we’re going to open that shit with a lighter. YES AT THE TABLE.

Every once in a while we will saber open a bottle of champagne, for no reason, but whoever does it will also have to be smoking a cigarette. Will we do this outside, for safety? Probably not, depends on if there are ceiling fans or not.

Oh, they’ll still wear bow ties, but they won’t be tied or anything. And if everybody could be wearing sunglasses, that’d be great.

*I will never own a restaurant. Only crazy people open restaurants, and only the truly insane ones succeed with them.


Aug 21

Whenever I try to explain something technical to a producer

renderplease:

They’re like:
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Aug 20

Aug 15
Wait. That can’t be right.

Wait. That can’t be right.


Aug 11
vicemag:

munchies:

Recipe: Blue Cheese Ice Cream
Serve it sundae-style with ganache, brandied cherries, and candied walnuts.

Look, don’t do this

St. Anselm was offering a version of this on their dessert menu for a while, though it was crusted with panko bits and garnished with a small slice of brûléed bacon. The first time I tried it, I swear it took a full two minutes to decide whether I liked it or not, but by the time I finished my serving, I was in love, and it held up through repeated encounters. Last time I was there, though, it had disappeared. When I asked after it, the server just sucked some air through his teeth, gazed into the middle distance, and said with a sigh, “Yeah, people either loved that, or they REALLY didn’t.”

vicemag:

munchies:

Recipe: Blue Cheese Ice Cream

Serve it sundae-style with ganache, brandied cherries, and candied walnuts.

Look, don’t do this

St. Anselm was offering a version of this on their dessert menu for a while, though it was crusted with panko bits and garnished with a small slice of brûléed bacon.

The first time I tried it, I swear it took a full two minutes to decide whether I liked it or not, but by the time I finished my serving, I was in love, and it held up through repeated encounters.

Last time I was there, though, it had disappeared. When I asked after it, the server just sucked some air through his teeth, gazed into the middle distance, and said with a sigh, “Yeah, people either loved that, or they REALLY didn’t.”


Jul 30

"If, every month, half the population eats the other half, we could go for 32 months[3] of cannibalism before the second-to-last person was eaten by the last.”

What do you mean you haven’t read the What If? about cannibalism yet?


Jul 25

Jul 15

starllex:

this is my favorite post of all time

(via hodgman)


Jul 14

hodgman:

Start GOING DEEP WITH DAVID REES this very night. 

14 years ago this summer I met David Rees for the first time at the COOLIDGE in Brookline, Massachusetts. 

Prior to that I knew him only from his self-published clip art karate comic entitled MY NEW FIGHTING TECHNIQUE IS UNSTOPPABLE.

Jay Evans gave me that comic in the spring of 2000 when something very sad was happening in my life, and I laughed so so hard. It was a good gift. 

So I invited him to this event I was doing at the Coolidge, and we have been friends ever since. But I do not praise David Rees because he is a friend, but because he a GENIUS.

Consider his body of work: 

—The incredible clip art water cooler war comic GET YOUR WAR ON.

—An instructive and actually moving book about PENCIL SHARPENING based on his ACTUAL CAREER as an artisanal pencil sharpener. 

—The hilarious series about domestic spying called CODEFELLAS starring the great EMILY HELLER

(I was also in CODEFELLAS, PS, because if David ever asks met to do something, I answer YES, and I never ever regret it.) 

Dude has made me laugh harder and think harder about life and art than anyone, and tonight he will start helping you to think CLEARLY for once about HOW TO MAKE ICE, HOW TO DIG A HOLE, and HOW TO TIE KNOTS. 

SO PLEASE SAY “YES” TO DAVID REES.

I really think you will enjoy this show.

And as always, despite your natural internet preferences for streamin’ and swipin’, I would consider it a favor if you could find a way to watch it TONIGHT on TELEVISION at 10PM on National Geographic’s channel, and perhaps let social media and @NatGeoChannel know that that’s what you’re doing. 

Throughout the day I will be sharing more of my favorite DAVID REES short films.

I am also looking for a place with a television in Maine so that I can watch the show tonight as well. 

CONTACT ME IF YOU CAN HELP.

Otherwise, that is all. 

signed, John Hodgman.

PS: Please feel free to retweet and retumbl this letter so that we can remain friends. I REALLY WANT THIS SHOW TO SUCCEED, and I do not make any money off of it. 

PPS: TONIGHT AT 10PM ON NATIONAL GEO’S CHANNEL TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT (July 14, 2014, “Bastille Day”) TONIGHT! 

My Tivo is in an advanced state of readiness for this, and I have the emails to prove it.

Fun fact: I first saw David Rees give an overhead-projector-aided presentation of his Get Your War on comics in the basement of a church in Hollywood in what I imagine was 2002, but honestly could have been much later. 

In fact, I have David Rees to thank for transforming my dim awareness of John Hodgman into the thick, warm fandom I cloak myself in today, through a series of lightly attended but immensely satisfying stand up showcases in Manhattan in, what? 2010? Who knows?

Anyway, I would never admit to John Hodgman that I was Rees’ fan first, because I suspect he might yell at me, but if I ever get a chance to tell David Rees, you can bet I will.

Anyhow, watch this show. I haven’t seen a single episode yet, but I can already promise you that the world needs more stuff like this.


Jul 4

Los Angeles, if all the ice caps melted..

Los Angeles, if all the ice caps melted..

(via tumblangeles)


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