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New York Magazine: Twilight of the Tummlers
“I don’t feel that I’m pessimistic,” says Allen. “That’s something I get called: pessimistic, nihilistic, cynical … I don’t see it that way. I just have a realistic attitude, and the hard facts are so brutal and terrifying that each person has his own way of rationalizing that it’s not so bad. But it is so bad. And the trick is to acknowledge that, and still get through.”

As Allen speaks those words, David starts laughing (where others might weep). “I agree with that,” he says. “I go through life feeling sorry for pretty much everybody. I’ll pass a toll, and I’ll think about the toll collector standing in there for eight or ten hours a day—how do they do it? How do they get up in the morning and go back? I feel sorry for everyone.”
death  identity  judaism  movies  film  cinema  writing  creativity  humor  comedy  religion  newyork  nyc 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge Interviews - David Shields
"To me what collage does is it frees you up to think. You have material that you're wrestling with. [...] Basically, it says, "Listen, I'll go anywhere I want — story, parable, data, quotation, comedy, anywhere — as long as I'm getting deeper [...]"
creativity  diy  art  writing  data  comedy  quotes  story 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
ShortEnd Magazine | A Few Ideas About Comedy & Discipline | Thoughts on Independent Film
"Essentially comedy, in a lot of ways, is a volume business. The more you put in there, and the more subtle it is, you have a greater chance to get people to latch onto certain things."
writing  comedy  creativity  humor  aesthetics 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge Interviews - Sherman Alexie
"When you know music well enough — and I know it just well enough to hear the stuff inside the music — it's almost always the mistakes that are more interesting, the deviations, the errors, the recovery, the experiment inside the song."
writing  music  aesthetics  identity  race  humor  comedy  creativity  sex  books  novels  fiction  story  creativecommons 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
A Life in Rim Shots - Dick Cavett - Opinion - Times Select - New York Times Blog
“ 'He’ll screw it up, you know,' I said." "I know. The only way to get him to print a joke right is to tell it to him wrong."
comedy  humor  writing  journalism  story  nonfiction  memory  creativity 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Three Headed Monster -
"In one sketch, one of my characters mentions that I got raped by a dinosaur, but you can't say that on MTV, so they came back with a more acceptable list, things like, 'I got sodomized by a dinosaur,' which sounds so much worse."
comedy  writing  fiction  creativity  television 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
PopMatters: Walking Away From It All: The New Great American Fantasy
"So how could McGruder give up the strip, and voluntarily relinquish some of the spotlight we’re all supposed to want? Didn’t he get the memo? Well, maybe he did. But maybe it was the same memo Dave Chappelle got."
aesthetics  identity  television  humor  comedy  fiction  newspapers  sustainable  creativity  work  jobs  copyright 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge

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