"post-Tracy Chapman pop jangle" - SF Weekly
thank u for agreeing to be interviewed by me. below are some questions that i hope you will answer.¬†
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1. TELL US ABOUT URSELF?
"born march 1983 number one song was “Billy Jean” by Mike Jackson
favorite color when i was 8: orange
favorite food when i was 12: all you can eat Crabs
favorite tv show when i was 4: Gobots
favorite possession when i was 6: Battery-operated, rideable toy Jeep
favorite band in 7th grade: U2
favorite alcoholic beverage when i was 16: mikes hard lemonaide
favorite baseball card when i was 8: Frank Thomas 1990 Topps rookie card
favorite comedy album in 8th grade: adam sandler they’re all going to laugh at you
favorite movie when i was 7: Home Alone
favorite video game of them all: Monkey Island ii: LeChuck’s Revenge”
2. WHEN DID YOU START UR TUMBLR AND WHEN DID U KNOW U WOULD BE MY FRIEND?
"i started my tumblr in january 2010. my first post was this thing i made http://blameaspartame.tumblr.com/post/357542475 . i knew i would one day be friends with a man named john vulpine since the day i cracked opened an ice cold mike’s hard lemonaide and printed under the cap it said “one day you will be friends with a man named john vulpine””
3. WOW ME TOO. OK, SO I’M GOING TO SHOW U SOME PICTURES..RESPOND ACCORDINGLY..:
"joel’s reaction: in the 1980s when i was little we went to KFC on a road trip. we were eating the delicious meats in the car and all of a sudden my mom in the passenger seat felt something creeping up her leg, she started screaming and Father had to pull over . it was a cockroach. she blamed the KFC; she said the roach had secreted itself away under the savory wings and skins even though all of the evidence was circumstantial. we did not eat at KFC ever again as a family. i had it later when i was a teenager and i figured out it was gross."
"joel’s reaction: two girls who want attention from Father"
"joel’s reaction: fetishized drawing of a cute dragon man with a pie"
"joel’s reaction: my friend cori and Her Video Game"
"joel’s reaction: mr. burns says “have the rolling stones killed”"
4. THOSE ARE SOME GREAT RESPONSES JOEL. NO WONDER U R ONE OF TUMBLR’S MOST FAMOUS BLOGGERS. SPEAKING OF BLOGGING WHAT INSPIRES U TO BLOG?
"it’s interesting that you brought up blogging. because i do it. you’re silly to call me famous. let’s have a little perspective. can we have this? im happy that there are some people who like what i do but it’s dont get recognized on the street. ok i have been recognized on the street a couple times. ok im famous. wheres my check
i was inspirationaled early on by blogs like skreetskeetskeet, janitoroflunacy, extendedclubmix that i randomly started following by clicking on things. all this just really strange stuff that was funny to me even though some of it was like completely fucked or just completely mundane stock images posted in succession. the fact that the blogging medium was being used to just vomit out this stream of images was funny to me and i found it easy to start fitting in and making my own contributions with my limited photoshop skills. and with tumblr you get this instant feedback on stuff once you start getting followers. i did a music blog in wordpress and i would spend hours and hours writing a smart post about something and like NO ONE would see it, it was just fucking discouraging. my tumblr i realized pretty early on i just wanted it to be funny stuff, although some of my early posts i made some music posts about stuff that i liked but i cut that crap out.
also i eventually developed a kind of idiot man child personality that was probably more inspired by comedy stuff i like, jack handy, tim and eric, scharpling & wurster, beavis and butthed etc. i’m not actually dumb i am a smart adult human man. never forget. so i guess the bottom line is i want everything i post to be funny to me, even the “personal” stuff i want to have some funny angle. posting photos of myself gets kind of borderline navelgazing but whatever, eat it creeps.”
5. WHAT’S UR FAVORITE FOOD AND WHAT WAS THE LAST THING U ATE?
"i just ate a huge bar of chocolate that had dried ginger chunks in it while i was answering this. chunks. i ate the whole goddamn thing. i dont even know what my favorite food is."
6. WHO ARE SOME OF UR FAVORITE TUMBLRS?
well i dont really like answering this because it’s like i catch hell from anyone i dont mention and i feel bad. if i follow you and i reblog you and send you messages then i probably like your blog. i like people who are funny in an absurd way, who use the weird medium of tumblr in ways in which it probably wasnt intended. i enjoy seeing creatively minded members of “the Young generation” trying to redefine themselves in constructive ways in this chaotic space of the internet. not just being a meanie or grossout person for the sake of it. unless you’re really funny about it i’ll probably laugh. and feel bad. bye”
OK WELL THANK U JOEL FOR BEING THE FIRST PERSON I INTERVIEW. I’LL PROBABLY INTERVIEW MORE PEOPLE SOON.
I THINK THIS IS OFF TO A GREAT START AND CONGRATULATION FOR BEING THE 1ST+MY FRIEND.
please visit joel’s award winning blog at http://blameaspartame.tumblr.com/
and please visit my blog at http://johnnyvulpine.tumblr.com/
thank u again
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johnnyvulpine interviewed me for his blogging series "John Vulpine Presents: Perspectives — A Conversation"
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