And all is right with the world.
How a Brooklyn bar rekindled New York’s interest in gaming’s fading past and trained the new Donkey Kong world champion.
Shoot me a message if you’re interesting in being a beta user (either as a coach or student).
LOOK AT THIS NEW HOTNESS.
New hotness? That’s a thing people say about cool things, right? This is that, then.
Left Handed Radio’s very first Funny Or Die Exclusive premiered this morning! Directed by the amazing Ben Weinstein, this was a great shoot and a great experience. Watch! Set the internet ABLAZE! (And for a fun game, see if you can tell how sunburned I become over the course of filming!)
I’ll be damned, that’s starting to look like a real* website.
*Neil Casey used without permission, all information made up, still a ton to do. But it’s getting there.
Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to getting students interested in coding. I don’t know why, but this promo gets me all fuzzy.
Not to say they shouldn’t have apologized. If we’re going to be comedians, I don’t think it’s fair to have the standard of “No Sacred Cows (except for mine, of course)” but I also understand I don’t get to choose what people are offended by. The Onion is supposed to be jaded and petty and brutal, but it’s also supposed to be funny, and I don’t see many people lining up to defend their tweet as funny. I didn’t see the tweet. Hell, I didn’t see the Oscars.
But having The Onion issue a stark corporate apology… ugh. It’s like a wrestler dropping kayfabe to let you know that he didn’t really intend to hurt the guy with that last body slam. Why not have an apology from T. Herman Zweibel, Publisher Emeritus? Why not have the headline “Soon-to-be-Fired Intern Can’t Believe He Just Tweeted That”? Why not stay The Onion through it all?
The answer is, of course, that the apology wasn’t for us jaded and petty and brutal wannabe comedians. It was for the advertisers The Onion has been trying to line up behind it’s brand.