I like your vids, but usually prefer your blogs. Which is easier for you?
Blog posts and articles are definitely easier than videos, in the sense that videos just take a long time. Animation is a thankless, tedious bitch, and I’m not even an animator. I fake it because I don’t have a camera or a means of filming live sketches. Really, though, I love making both. Writing is always fun (I really enjoy playing with words) and there’s something calming about animating, even when I’m not very good at it.
The Dismemberment Plan was a big deal for me in high school. So much so that I briefly considered road tripping with a few friends to a single reunion show in Washington, D.C., my freshman year of college. Reason got the best of me, and I’ve always sort of regretted it slightly.
Looks like the guys are giving me another chance, however. The Dismemberment Plan is back, and they’re reissuing Emergency & I on beautiful 180-gram double vinyl with gatefold packaging. Somebody stop me from salivating.
For those of you who have never listened to this seminal 90’s indie rock band: YOU ARE INVITED. YOU ARE SO NEEDED.
Emergency & I is one of those few albums in my library that I consider perfect. There’s not a wasted moment. Every song is unique and exciting. You’ll find yourself shouting along with Travis Morrison soon enough, and maybe we can all see each other at the NYC show.
I hope so.
So many awesome bands have started to do reunion shows; Dismemberment Plan, Pavement, Guided By Voices. I probably won’t get to see any of them, which sucks, but I’m seeing The Black Keys again tomorrow, so that’ll be rad.
Things I Have Learned From Watching 12 Minutes of the MTV VMAs
Flashing lights mean you are a good musician.
Mediocrity is easily masked by wearing feathers and dresses made out of Play-Doh.
Kesha looks like shit, always.
If you have to dance during your performance, it’s okay if you lip sync. If you lip sync, it’s okay if you’re bad at it. If you’re bad at lip syncing, just fuck around on the drums for a couple seconds. Also, be twelve.
Dear Mr. Cody,
To begin I am new to this whole internet stuff. I must be considered a “newb”, or something of the like. I have many questions to ask, such as is a “meme” a type of “trolling”? Please give me more inter-web terms so I can acclimate myself to new surroundings. I like your blogging. Is that the correct term for what you and others like you do? I have so much to learn, and you are an inter-webs Doctor. Please help.
Ok, so I have this problem that maybe you can help me with, since you're a doctor on the internet.
I like a lot of your posts, and would like to 'Like' them, but doing so would just make Jmay think I liked the pretentious bullshit he spouts.
Is there anything I can do?
I’ve actually been asked about this problem before. My original solution for it, as it turns out, doesn’t actually work. Even if I rename the post and someone “likes” it, I’m pretty sure it will still just tell him “____ liked your post.” The only other solution I can come up with is going to http://johnmayersclosefriend.tumblr.com and reblogging the post in question, then maybe adding something like “Yeah, go suck yourself, J. May.” That, he will see. Of course, this might clutter up your own blog, in which case… I don’t know. I would prefer you silently liking something to him thinking you like his post. Because I am spiteful. Clearly.
I had 3.3 million Twitter followers back in March April when I announced that I’d be predominantly posting on Tumblr, a site that takes all of 25 seconds to sign up for. Five months later I have just passed 50,000 followers, a fraction of my Twitter base… I will leave the opining up to you, but I think I made the right move. I now have an even larger Tumblr addiction but it’s sort of like a book addiction, or a gambling addiction where you always walk away with the casino’s money… it’s one of those things you do all the time but isn’t all that bad for you. Well, except for those two “artful” nudie Tumblr sites I follow… they slow my productivity down a bit…
Ok, seriously, guy? Get a life. This is pathetic and you are pathetic. Johnny is never going to follow you. I doubt he has the time and I know he doesn’t have the interest. I know this because he’s a close friend of mine and he talks about how little interest he has in your stupid game all the time. The other day we had like an hour-long conversation about how annoying you are and how he doesn’t have the time to respond to you. NO ONE CARES ABOUT FOLLOWING YOU GET IT THROUGH YOUR DUMB STUPID HEAD.
Oh, no! Johnny “said” he’d follow you and then he didn’t. People make claims they don’t follow through on all the time. This is not news. Did you even read his post? He has 50,000 followers. Do you really expect him to follow 50,000 people because he “said he would?” That is so unreasonable, and it’s even more unreasonable to think he’d choose you to follow or choose your messages to respond to. In fact, just the other day we had like a two hour conversation about how unreasonable it is and how he doesn’t have the time to respond to your messages. GET. OVER. IT. You are a loser and you are pathetic and you are a pathetic loser. Leave Johnny alone. Leave his Tumblr alone. Leave it to people who actually like him and people who actually know him (like me), and go jerk off in your lonely little corner of the internet. You make me sick.
Also, hi, Johnny. Sorry I missed you at Deb’s tupperware party. Terrance got whooping cough, and Coleen and I were up all night dealing with it. We were just too exhausted to even get out the door. Don’t worry, though, Terrance is feeling a lot better. He actually started singing along to Continuum this morning, so that’s a good sign. He is still your biggest, most adorable fan! Maybe we can get together some time later this week? Coleen has her book club on Thursday, so that might be a good night for it. I can see if Deb can babysit. Or, if he’s feeling better, I could see if Terrance wants to sleep over at his friend Reggie’s place. They haven’t had a sleepover in a while. Oh, I’m babbling. Just wanted to catch up. Give me a call when you get a chance, I know you’re still busy trying to train Brisket. I’ll be in the office til 5 today.
On August 16, 2009, it was reported that a sequel is in the works with Keenan Ivory Wayans set to direct and write again along with his brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans. Shawn and Marlon will reprise their roles as black FBI agents pretending to be white women. Marlon Wayans said “In the lab writing White Chicks 2, and in the gym cutting pounds. Who says showbiz is easy? It was nice to have shoulders. Oh well…” from his Twitter on August 27, 2009. On December 4, Shawn and Marlon Wayans announced on Good Day L.A. that a sequel was in production and will be released in either late 2010 or 2011.
No new information has been announced since then. One can only hope that there was some kind of tragic accident in Marlon’s lab and now all of the Wayanses are made of ice or whatever.