Comedian, writer, nerd, genius…they’re all words I’d use to describe him. Inspirational? Not until now.
See, Mr. Oswalt was chosen to give the commencement speech at his former highschool for the graduating class of ’08 (man, I feel old), and while it’s intended audience is teenagers on their way to adulthood, I think we all can grab something from it. So while it’s currently available on his website, I’d like to present it in full following the cut below.
Granted, Manga is a japanese comic…and not a single thing related to this one-shot is japanese, and sure, this entire thing reeks of some marketing firms babbling about what ideas are hot with the kids these days (“HEY, KIDS LOVE THE 80’s!” “THEY ALSO LIKE DEM BIG EYED CARTOONS!”)…but really, is there a market that is foaming at the mouth for this?
Find out more about this possible soulless husk of a comic over at Newsarama.com.
After literally months of recommendations, I broke down and purchased the first season of Mad Men over the weekend.
While I’m only 3 episodes into the season, I can say the series has sunk it’s hooks into me, with it’s stylish 60’s look, powerful cinematography, and hypnotic writing. Apparently AMC thinks it’ll only take one episode to get you hooked, and honestly, I’d agree.
So, thanks to those fine folks over at American Movie Classics, for totally free, here is the pilot episode of Mad Men.
If you dig it, the First Season is on store shelves now in DVD and Blu Ray formats, and Season 2 hits the airwaves on July 27th.