BACKSTORY: My friend Sarah (@engtealady) and I were gchatting, discussing how some songwriters create lyrics. I said i know of a few artists who like to just write random words that sound nice together.
That prompted her to send me this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZXcRqFmFa8
…which made me so happy.
And then prompted me to demand that we run this through google voice. She of course consented, because she understands joy. I called her and left about 2 minutes of that gibberish song on her voicemail.
This is the result:
Hi bye bye, ohh Hi, Is message. Bye. Hey just called to say hey bye bye so hope it okay bye all they want to do. Okay, bye blade. Hey, hey hey, stuff. I have a nice day. If he’s got a P bye bye. Pam and I think it’s a it’s Bob Dole display later got a little bit. I will talk more. Okay, bye bye. It’s a black Hey Sadie. Hi Dale off the call bye bye bye bye. Do you know what’s going on. I’m glad that you know. Hey.
This made me laugh harder than i have laughed in a long time and i can’t even explain why. I hope you get even 1/10th of the amount of entertainment out of this as i did.
Get ready for some uncomfortable yet sincere begging for charity! I am participating in a charity event for 826NYC by way of a trivia night. Here are some answers to questions you are asking right now.
HOW DO I HELP?
1. Go here: http://www.826nyc.org/trivianight/support/
2. Find TEAM DUCKS IN A PEN (look for the duckstache)
3. Give whatever amount of money you can IF YOU WANT TO. No amount is too small. Really. That junk adds up, guys.
WHO ARE WE HELPING?
826NYC, a fantastic non-profit dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their writing skills and helping teachers inspire students to write. I think it is a pretty important thing.
ARE YOU RUNNING A LOT OR DANCING A LOT OR DOING SOME OTHER PHYSICALLY TOUGH, ADMIRABLE THING?
No. The way I am raising money is not remotely a sacrifice on my part. I am going to be on a trivia team with some delightful friends I have made through Hodgman’s Secret Society shows. SO please help turn off my guilt, and do not donate based solely on, ‘Oh, that Stacey is just working so hard for this thing, I should help her,’ because you are all very nice and I know you’d do that. PLEASE DO give money if you want to help kids learn essential skills for communication and expression.
WHAT DO I GET OUT OF THIS, YOU BEGGAR?
A card? A mixtape of sorts? Homemade cookies? Knowledge that you helped a child? Hugs from me, collected at the time of your convenience? You name it.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Now, if you donate $5 or more, you can have the opportunity to come watch the trivia showdown! So even if you don’t like to watch me struggle to answer trivia, you might enjoy watching the cast of Bob’s Burgers, or Sarah Vowell, or Al Gores’ kids. Or maybe you just want to see what kind of questions Hodgman dreams up. Or maybe you still just want to help kids with their writing, but would also attend, because why not.
Thank you all.
I like transferring pictures onto my computer because it gives a real nice glimpse into its state of mind:
"1400 pictures? really. are you kidding me? what could you POSSIBLY have that is that important? fine. whatever. give me 29 minutes. idiot…
OH MY GOD YOU HAVE FORTY-THREE PICTURES OF ONE STUPID SUNSET?! THIS HAPPENS EVERY STUPID DAY. WHY. YOU. THE WORST. JFKSJDKLSDJLK. FOUR HOURS AND FORTY TWO MINUTES…
wait, is that puppy? awww look at that little puppy face. 7 minutes.
now then, important updates gotta go.
and i swear to god if you click ‘postpone’ one more time i will ABSOLUTELY light on fire.”