"Very Much Money (Ice King Dream)" by Open Mike Eagle off his upcoming album Dark Comedy
Who are they to just take shit and hoard it? Who am I that I don’t get my portion? The most impressionable minds get molested and informed by manipulating forces. Don’t fret little man, don’t cry; they can never take the energy inside you were born with. Knowing that, understand you could never be poor. You already won the war; you were born rich. You can only take the energy you had going back to the realm or the home where your lord is - whoever, whatever that lord is couldn’t give a fuck if you ever made fortunes. Fuck anyone ever trying to run that bum shit, send ‘em to the flames where the orcs live. Them and the lost minds thinking they’re smarter than us don’t understand love’s importance. And we can weaponize that, bring ‘em back to the truth where the ashes and dust got formed in.
I should be working in drama.
Everything has lost all meaning.
Last night I said a whole bunch of dumb shit. I got drunk and said a whole bunch of dumb shit.
that’s fucking hardcore
you go pamela
A.E.G.I.S. - Episode 4 (FINALE)
After doing Channel 101 for so many years, I finally took the opportunity to do a 10-minute self cancellation episode and, although the last week was post-production hell, it was really worth it to reach the end and have it screen, not being concerned with getting a “What are you going to do next month?” or a “Sorry about your show, man.”
A lot of people were telling me at the screening “I’m sorry to see it go,” and I don’t really understand that. I like the BBC way of doing things. I’m not sorry that the British version of The Office lasted only 14 episodes. They were a great 14. I’m not sad because movies end. They’re supposed to and I think when real TV shows outstay their welcome, it’s never a good thing. I’m not sorry to see it go, I’m glad it happened.
I’ve always been a fan of the “5 and done” approach to Channel 101. I could never make 20 episodes of a Channel 101 show and not want to end things or move on in some way. I like resolving things. That’s a big part of the fun of storytelling. I don’t get caught up in the gladiatorial creative “sport” of Channel 101.
All of that aside, this was a tough show to make. It wasn’t sustainable every month for Morgan to do all of the work he did within a month’s time. By Episode 3, the wear and tear of compositing basically every shot was showing and even with me jumping on for Episode 4, this show wound up being too much for even two people working on VFX around the clock.
What now? Something else. I think that’s basically the story of A.E.G.I.S. There’s always something else you want to do, and somewhere else you want to be, and that hope can be a powerful thing that pushes you forward. Maybe it’s not the most uplifting story, but still a relatable one.
EPISODE #1: http://www.channel101.com/episode/1445
EPISODE #2: http://www.channel101.com/episode/1472
EPISODE #3: http://www.channel101.com/episode/1481
EPISODE #4: http://www.channel101.com/episode/1497
Anonymous asked: Do you believe that any one event could 'end' racism? The societal inequalities are so staggering that I wonder if a singular, grand happening is preferable to more decades of needless debate. People see the problem, they know the cause, they know the solution, so why does positive change take so damn long when we all know how the world is supposed to be?
There’s probably a big enough asteroid out there that could end racism.
Hey! All new Car-Jumper, mixed up with our old show Ikea Heights. Was weird to go back to that mode of shooting, trying to sneak around Ikea and get our one take and move on before getting caught. I’m glad the audience enjoyed it. It was a real solid month at Channel 101, you can check out all the shows here:
The 2nd episode of our CH101 show Skateboard Cop screened this weekend, and we came in 2nd place. As you no doubt know, 2nd place is the True 1st Place (due to channel 101’s archaic voting procedures), but I can’t help but think that if we had turned in a different cut of our show that we could have come in Fake 1st Place (actual 1st place).
When we were shooting, it became clear that the show was getting bogged down by the writing. It was nearly 7 pages long; no room for pacing, craft, or tact here.
In the edit I discovered a cleaner and overall better version of our show. I felt like it was the best version we could make, considering what we started with. Wade and Kelsy thought otherwise. I’m sure as writers, it’s not easy to hear that the words you typed into a computer program aren’t turning into the show you hoped for, but still…
I fought for this version and I lost. Still, I hope you like it.
Well, this is all bullshit.
There is no bigger fan of Trickster Steve than me. Ricky Carmona is one of my favorite performers and nicest people in the world. During the editing process I kept telling Ben, “More Trickster Steve, he’s the funniest part.” In a passive aggressive attempt to sidestep the collaborative process, Ben sent me this cut.
His immature plan backfired and I immediately fell in love with it. I told Kelsy and Ben we should submit this cut and do a “to be continued.” (Two birds with one stone as we then wouldn’t have to do any work on an April show.) They were too chicken to do it.
I think really Ben just doesn’t want to admit that he’s a better popcorn and cotton candy editor than he is a narrative story craftsman, as evidenced by this wonderfully fun and funny cut which is far superior to the trash we screened on Saturday.
I was very happy that Wade, Kelsy, and Ben asked me to be a part of this. It’s sad to see the West Coast/East Coast beef has come up again between Wade and Ben. I stand by both cuts. If you’d like to see the cut that aired on Saturday at the Channel 101 Screening you can here. Remember, friendship above cinema…..unless it’s like a really good movie. Like HEAT. Then screw your friends.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a pushover. I’d never fight Ben or Wade about which cut to submit. So when Ben was like “Let’s submit the original version.” I knew it was a bad idea, but I kept quiet about it because, spineless. Then when Wade was like, “Yeah, Ben! Let’s submit the original version.” I had to leave the room. I wanted to say, “Are you guys crazy?! Trickster Steve IS THE ONLY THING GOING FOR THIS SHOW!” I knew that if I tried telling that to Ben and Wade they would’ve spit on my and shoved me in a trashcan :(
Anyway, here’s the perfect cut of our show. I love working with Ben and Wade even though they bully me. And everyone else was great too.
Now that I made this, I’m regretting not choosing the title “2 Hell with Love.”
Anyway, shout out to my bud eighthgie! Writing of this dumb thing is underway.
Cory Branan playing new song “Missing You Fierce”
Anonymous asked: He won't throw away his stupid toys and stop playing his stupid video games instead of real hobbies like fishing.
You realize that fishing is just sitting around for hours drinking, right?