Thank you, John Hodgman, for not letting me not stay an extra day in Brooklyn so I could guest on Secret Society. It was fun and you are fun.
Fresno State | Interpretive Signage | 05.13.13
I never really talk about my actual job, but with Fresno State’s Peace Garden dedication today and official press release, I can finally share this one.
Last year my office was tasked by Fresno to revamp the wayfinding signage on campus and I was personally tasked to do the interpretive illustrations.
Making these involved first conceptualizing the design, making several trips to Fresno to take pictures of landmarks from every angle for reference material, figuring out what material could withstand Fresno’s heat, then weeks of illustration and another couple weeks to painfully proofread every word … because you absolutely can’t muck up something that will be permanently laser etched into granite.
So that’s what I actually do for a living when not shooting comedy, and it’s pretty great when it all turns out as planned… especially when the client agrees.
“Hey, genius. Anything look a little off about that sign to you?”
“What? It’s pretty straightforward.”
“Uh, where’s the HYPHEN?”
“Oops! Good catch. Thanks. Although you didn’t need to be so condy-sending.”
.@pftompkins tries out my X-ray specs.
It was so much fun to guest in character as Werner Herzog on Doug Benson’s Doug Loves Movies podcast for five episodes. Had I gotten to come back a sixth time, I would have brought this book as a prize for the winner of the game. I am not sorry that I get to keep the book.
If you read the preface of this book, you may understand why I love Werner Herzog so much.
“What’s the best mascot we could use to let people know that Snapchat is a fun app for real-time picture sharing?”
“DEFINITELY the souls of dead people trapped between earth and the afterlife. And, not for nothing? Their mouths should be dripping blood.”
“Uh, pardon me, are you sure your name isn’t Stephen Hawking? Because you are a GENIUS.”
I admit that I use the term ‘racist’ loosely.
In the past i’ve said that my android phone is racist against emojis and that Instagram is racist against Twitter. Aside from it simply being humorous to me, it points out the absurdity of an entity choosing not to operate alongside of another…
AT LONG LAST!
AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD TUESDAY, MAY 14
THE DEAD AUTHORS PODCAST CHAPTER 2: ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Inconsistent quality of sound kept us from releasing this lost chapter, featuring the author of Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. We tried everything we could to correct it to a pleasantly listenable podcast before resorting to the “Hail Mary pass” of GIVING UP.
Let’s say this one is for completists. And people who enjoy turning volume up and down every 5 to 10 minutes for an hour. If you fall into one or both of these categories, there’s a lot of good stuff in here!
Thanks to Mr. Andy Daly, for no particular reason.
Think X with Ronna and Beverly