Melissa Wilkinson, 23, St. Louis, hair bow enthusiast. More
I'm writing Gloves Off, a potential TV series about a city of superheroes and supervillains.
♥ podcasts ♥
Welcome to Night Vale; Thrilling Adventure Hour; Dead Authors Podcast; SuperEgo; How Did This Get Made?; Comedy Bang Bang; Wits; Nerdist Writers Panel; The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show
average person sees 3 UFOs a year” factoid actualy just statistical error. average person sees 0 UFOs per year. Fox Mulder, who lives in FBI basement & sees over 10,000 each day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted
Fox Mulder’s office from The X-Files (1993-2002)
Carlos: This…desert Otherworld is just so scientifically interesting! Maybe it’s the most scientifically interesting community I’ve ever seen!
The WTNV fandom:
I went to the Kansas City Improv Festival this past weekend to watch Superego perform and they were amazing and being 20 feet away from Paul F. Tompkins felt like when I went to Disney World and saw Mickey Mouse for the first time
i feel better now
the funny thing about dril posts is that they actually do have a structure to them– they hit a kind of conceptual caesura halfway through, a point where there’s no inevitable logical connection between what’s been said and what’s still to come. here, the first sentence didn’t need to result in the second, yet it’s not “lol random” either; the speaker is angry about his boss’ draconian ferret-kissing policy, and reacts in kind, and even the reference to a “screen saver” reminds us that we’re in an office. it’s a narrative progression that, despite having an internal logic, alienates its punchline from its setup. who the hell is this person?
one thing i love about @dril posts is how they all seem to take place in a universe that is somewhat like our own, but with the habitus of white middle america taken to a bizarre, absurd, but strangely logical conclusion. take this one, for instance:
so we have our setting: a security guard protecting the american flag in the betsy ross museum, something almost archetypically american and middle class. but once again the first part, or setup, for the punchline, “fucking the flag,” careens the joke into an alien punchline that still, given the setting, makes sense. @dril’s security guard character imitates a sort-of cop-talk, the banter of a security guard, “buddy, they wont even let me fuck it”. you can imagine a similar response from a guard at any museum, but we’re talking about Fucking the American Flag, here.
i really love @dril.
it’s astonishing that a human being thinks of those posts. some person, someone out there whose existence we have to infer, because all we know is that those posts occur and they must be coming from somewhere. “the @dril tweeter” resonates as “the beowulf poet” does, except beowulf (which i’ve only read in translation, so i’m not an authority) has never made any use of the english language as baffling and sublime and somehow primally interlaced with the stuff of human consciousness as “IF THE ZOO BANS ME FOR HOLLERING AT THE ANIMALS I WILL FACE GOD AND WALK BACKWARDS INTO HELL.”
This is my favorite post, I am so glad I found it again.
I’ve been trading e-mails with my brother’s fiancee re: wedding stuff and I’m scared I’m going to slip up one of these days and respond with a “jeah” or a “yee” or a “hella”
THIS KID IS A FUCKING COMIC GENIUS