"And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer." - H.G.
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It is thirty minutes later. Carson is sitting at a table by the pool, where four or five people have joined him. He chats with impersonal affability, making no effort to dominate, charm, or amuse. I recall something that George Axelrod, the dramatist and screenwriter, once said to me about him: “Socially, he doesn’t exist. The reason is that there are no television cameras in living rooms. If human beings had little-red lights in the middle of their foreheads, Carson would be the greatest conversationalist on earth.”
Kenneth Tynan’s brilliant 1978 profile of Johnny Carson is one of my favourite pieces of non-fiction writing ever. Doesn’t matter if you ever watched his Tonight Show or care at all about the man; it’s a great piece of writing that I still think about all the time, some 10 years after I first came across it.
YouTube’s infamous for having one of the worst comment sections on the internet. There’s no reason to ever read them. Unless you’re writer & filmmaker Mark Slutsky. Mark spends hours scouring the comments section on YouTube, and occasionally, scattered in the dross, he finds small poignant stories for his site Sad Youtube.
NPR’s On the Media interviewed me about Sad YouTube for their (terrific, btw) TLDR podcast. Listen to it here! (Or subscribe in iTunes or whatever you do.)
slutsky asked: Hey, I'm your co-presenter from #IRLClub the other night, I thought yours was fantastic! I was wondering if you might be into making a "Sad YouTube" animated text? That would be super cool. Thanks!!! Mark