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Stuff and things in the form of pixels.

The Record Store Day @stinkweeds from here. #RSD #PHX  (at Stinkweeds)

The Record Store Day @stinkweeds from here. #RSD #PHX (at Stinkweeds)

RIP Ultimate Warrior. #DaveBerg #MadMagazine #PIF13 (at Herberger Theater Center)

RIP Ultimate Warrior. #DaveBerg #MadMagazine #PIF13 (at Herberger Theater Center)

g1988:

Can it get more epic than Scott C’s contribution to our Ghostbusters show?This painting is mind-blowing.
Come see it in person, starting TOMORROW, at our NY pop-up location at 69 Leonard St. in New York City. We will have our opening reception from 7-10 PM, then be open every day through the 26th, even Easter, from 11-7 PM.
Learn as much as you can at Ghostbusters30th.com.

g1988:

Can it get more epic than Scott C’s contribution to our Ghostbusters show?This painting is mind-blowing.

Come see it in person, starting TOMORROW, at our NY pop-up location at 69 Leonard St. in New York City. We will have our opening reception from 7-10 PM, then be open every day through the 26th, even Easter, from 11-7 PM.

Learn as much as you can at Ghostbusters30th.com.

#Ghostfest tees, the official unofficial t-shirt of #PIF13! (at Herberger Theater Center)

#Ghostfest tees, the official unofficial t-shirt of #PIF13! (at Herberger Theater Center)

.@ifaizon is at Herberger during the #PHX Improv Festival (@GoPIF)! New goal: get him to improvise with Umlautilde! #PIF13 (at Herberger Theater Center)

.@ifaizon is at Herberger during the #PHX Improv Festival (@GoPIF)! New goal: get him to improvise with Umlautilde! #PIF13 (at Herberger Theater Center)

jasonpwoodbury:

Now playing: Heavy Houston boogie recorded at Phoenix’s Audio Recorders. 1970. Wicked vibes, nicked melodies from the Beatles, great cover of “Gimmie Shelter” [sic].

jasonpwoodbury:

Now playing: Heavy Houston boogie recorded at Phoenix’s Audio Recorders. 1970. Wicked vibes, nicked melodies from the Beatles, great cover of “Gimmie Shelter” [sic].

How a Middle-aged IT Guy From Peoria Tweeted His Way Into a Writing Job on Late Night With Seth Meyers »

latenightseth:

Late Night writer Bryan Donaldson tells Vulture how his hilarious Twitter account landed him a gig in 30 Rock! 

Congrats to @TheNardvark. Late Night has awesome writers (Grosz! Lutz! O’Malley!) and it’s pretty cool that he got this opportunity. What an insane and crazy thing to experience!

That said, it’s just funny that such an out-of-the-box way of considering potential hires still yielded yet another white dude.

From the article:

"Baze likes having a writer from outside the New York–Los Angeles bubble. ‘I think there’s only upside to having someone from the middle of the country,’ he says."

It’s just funny that having a different perspective rooted in geography is valued but having a different perspective rooted in (for lack of a better phrase) being of a different culture isn’t so much. (Of the 11 LN writers, only two of them — an African-American man and woman — are non-white-dudes: http://splitsider.com/2013/12/heres-your-late-night-with-seth-meyers-writing-staff/)

I seriously doubt that Alex Baze (head writer & producer) and Seth Meyers thought, “Hey! Another white guy, just like the rest of us!” and hired him on that basis. They obviously thought he was funny, as do many other people, and was worth considering.

It’s just funny that when turning to Twitter, which arguably has helped democratize online comedy (to some extent at least) and has brought non-traditional/non-mainstream voices to prominence, that a network late night show still only managed to take a risk on a white dude.

It’s just funny.

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P.S. I guess the one thing to mention since I don’t want the message to get twisted is that really the only way is to make your own opportunities. Nardvark, maybe unknowingly, made his own opportunity by having a consistently funny Twitter account. Everyone is ultimately responsible for what their goals are and how they go about pursuing them but that also doesn’t mean ignoring the inevitable patterns that pop up.

olympialetan:

Go get your pink OLT total look from @falinetokyo 💕💕🐡🌸🙆🎀 #olympialetan #agirlineveryport #regram @babymaryfaline

olympialetan:

Go get your pink OLT total look from @falinetokyo 💕💕🐡🌸🙆🎀 #olympialetan #agirlineveryport #regram @babymaryfaline