Patton Oswalt gives a Rotten Interview

| Feb. 15, 2007

Ha! You like that? See what I did there? The website is called rotten and Patton Oswalt gave an interview with them. I thought it was worth posting just so I can keep some of his advice handy:

I do wish people were able to evaluate comedy beyond simply the crowd reaction, beyond the people going, “Woooooooo!” and be able to tell when the hooting and hollering is coming from someone pandering, and saying something everyone already agrees with, as opposed to a comedian getting that reaction from saying something startling, and original, and unexpected.

This is why the articles in the Rotten Library continue to be some of the most enjoyable, insightful things I read anymore. I won’t delve into the various and sordid articles among the Rotten Library arcana, because part of the fun is finding out just what their mystery writers chose to cover. But to their credit, where else can you go to find articles on gnosticism, Krakatowa, D.B. Cooper, and the occasional cherubish, comic book-obsessed comedian?

E411: Skydiving

Emergency 411 | Feb. 11, 2007

Emergency 411 gives you the info on what to do when falling from a plane… without a parachute.

Santa’s Little Helper Redux

Blog | Feb. 2, 2007

I don’t know what it was, the long-winded description of the “jug-eared, clap-happy dipshit” clapping, or the idea of Marmaduke howling a blood-curdling scream, but this selection from Joe Mathlete Explains Today’s Marmaduke brought tears of laughter at the explained antics of an oversized dog:

Marmaduke responds to a jug-eared, clap-happy dipshit’s entreaty to fetch a stick with either a massive yawn (which is how he signifies his boredom) or a blood-curdling scream (which is how he pumps himself up for a round of stick-fetching). Marmaduke’s owner-man responds to said jug-eared, clap-happy dipshit’s entreaty with a hint regarding the futility of the ridiculous little man’s enthusiasm

As for the title of this post, there was a friend of mine who got the same perverse glee rewinding a 5-second clip of Santa’s Little Helper jumping up onto Homer’s belly for a good 20 minutes. Dogs are just funny like that.