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Introducing Hazel Cole Dinsmore

December 11, 2010 By: Category: Videos

Congratulations to The Debate Society!

November 09, 2010 By: Category: Friends, Videos

We’re pleased to announce that our friends The Debate Society were just named “The Best Argument for Devised Theater” in The Village Voice‘s Best of 2010 issue! This means two things: 1) the entire city of New York agrees that the Debate Society is the coolest theater group they’ve ever seen and 2) by extension, Awkward Press is the best thing in America. So thank you to the editors of The Village Voice! We’re truly honored.

If you’d like to see The Debate Society’s work, you must hop on a plane and go to New York City. Theater is a type of entertainment that must be experienced in a live setting. That is how it works. However, if you’d like to see what kind of stuff this rascally group of rascals gets up to and cannot afford the plane ticket, you can check out the wonderful short film “grand marshal,” directed by Debate Society founder Oliver Butler and starring other Debate Society founder Paul Thureen.┬áDid I mention that the film is based on the short story by Awkward cofounder Clay McLeod Chapman and is available in the iBooks version of Awkward Two and on a special edition DVD, only from It is! Watch it for free below! And then buy a copy for your home collection right here!

grand marshal from Awkward Press on Vimeo.

Don Draper Says “What?”

November 03, 2010 By: Category: Videos


Amazing Local News Fail

November 02, 2010 By: Category: Videos

Okay. I rarely see this stuff right away, but I was just checking The Huffington Post for election results, and I happened to catch this incredible clip from Channel 10 in San Diego in which everything that can goes wrong, does. I’m sure there will be a million remixes soon. You saw it here first! Or probably not, since it already has almost 200,000 hits. But a boy can dream.

(Via HuffPo.)

The Scariest Thing I’ve Seen This Halloween

October 31, 2010 By: Category: Videos

I’ve followed the Die Antwoord saga pretty closely, and I still have no idea what’s going on. From what I gather, it’s a real hip-hop experiment created by people who come from a performance art background. So it might be kinda fake, but the joke isn’t super obvious, so it probably isn’t entirely fake, but maybe it’s real and fake at the same time, or whatever. I can’t explain it all. Read about it. The Internet exists for a reason.

Regardless, this video is probably the scariest thing I’ve seen this Halloween. If I was a kid today watching this on whatever kids watch videos on nowadays (brain screens? bathtub cams?), it would most definitely terrify me as much as Laurie Anderson’s performance on SNL actually did terrify me when I was a child. A performance that I would love to link to for comparison’s sake, but which does not seem to exist anywhere on the legal Internet.

Allo, Darlin’: My Heart Is a Drummer

October 27, 2010 By: Category: Music, Videos

We like them, right? They’re cute? Cool video? No dreads?

Lemme Smang It

October 25, 2010 By: Category: Videos

Of course! Of course.

(Via Videogum.)

The Internet Is Killing It

October 22, 2010 By: Category: Videos, Websites

Man, the Internet is KILLING it today. First, Zach Galifianakis. I don’t know why, but I want to resist his charms. But here’s the thing: HE IS IRRESISTIBLE. He is literally IRRESISTIBLE. This is the number two funniest thing in the history of humanity, right after the amazing new story I’m reading about monsters starting a brand marketing firm Monday night at the Gorbals. (Bam! Sneak plug attack!)

Update: Wait, what? MTV thinks this was real? Sorry, MTV, but you are confused about how the universe and comedy works. I think Zach Galifianakis is probably aware that he hosts a series in which he asks celebrities weird questions and would most likely recognize someone else doing the same bit. Just a hunch. I assumed he wrote it himself, but Gordon Keith is apparently a real guy who really does funny interviews. Here’s one with Will Arnett:

And then we have the exciting news, via Pitchfork, that there is a documentary coming out soon about the Magnetic Fields. This is great news for you, because like me, you believe the Magnetic Fields are one of the greatest musical projects (bands?) of all time with the #1 coolest name. Here’s an excerpt from the documentary in which the filmmakers talk to Reno Dakota. There’s a person named Reno Dakota! My mind is blown. (more…)

Banksy PWNS the Simpsons

October 11, 2010 By: Category: Videos

Like most of you, I haven’t really watched the last 200 or so seasons of the Simpsons. But according to the Internet, this intro, designed by beloved anonymous street artist Banksy, actually aired last night. And wow.

Update: BOOOO on Fox for removing the video from YouTube. I mean, we all knew that was going to happen. Because if you were Fox, why would you ever want all that free viral marketing? That’s just bad business. Everyone knows the Internet will be going away soon, anyway.

Update 2: Okay, it’s on Hulu.

Awkward Film #4: The Vanishing Point

October 05, 2010 By: Category: Awkwardness, The Awkward Film Project, Videos

The days continue to churn into weeks and the Awkward Two film project just keeps getting better and better. Today’s entry is The Vanishing Point, directed by our good friend Eric Kissack and executive produced by my lovely wife Sarah. The film is based on my story from Awkward Two. I wrote the screenplay, too, so my fat fingerprints are all over this one. I know I’m biased, but I think the film is great and I’m pretty certain we’re going to take home the Oscar. Enjoy! And after you’re done enjoying, please buy a copy of Awkward Two so you can read the story the film was based on!

The Vanishing Point from Awkward Press on Vimeo.