The past three days were, for lack of a better term, bonkers. To put a fine point on it - it was exhausting and fun and exciting and scary. You know ... it was the Modern Rogue. The Modern Rogue, for those of you who don't know, is a show I co-host with Brian Brushwood. It's been compared to Mythbusters, but we certainly don't have the resources or the intelligence of that esteemed show. It's just us on a journey to become the most interesting person in the room. We learn about martial arts, crime, hacking, science, and all sorts of stuff in order to just ... be cool. I don't know if it's working, but we're having a blast. Oh, and we had Macaulay Culkin on the show. Sorry for burying that lede. That's what you're asking, right? How did these two clowns rope Mack into their ill-advised idiocy?
Let's go back several months to what happened over at Cracked.com. Sadly, that site had to let go of some of their best and brightest. A lot of talented writers were left without a venue to push their monstrous agendas onto the unsuspecting internet. So Brian called up one such writer, the inimitable John Cheese. He and John cooked up a plan to give those writers a home, crafting a new written portion for the Modern Rogue. John's wife, Emily, lends a hand by running some of our social media stuff. These two put us in touch with Shawn DePasquale, the Editor-In-Chief of Mack's new comedy site, Bunny Ears. We started talking about collaborations and Mack had but one request - he wanted to blow something up. Of course, we were more than happy to accommodate.
Over the weekend, we shot two episodes with Mack and I have to say, both he and Shawn were personable, funny, and game for whatever antics we proposed. It was a lot of work, but a fantastic time. You'll see the first episode up on the Modern Rogue this Friday.
But more about Bunny Ears. It's hysterical. I know what you're thinking - "But Jason, you're obligated to say that!"
Sure. Fine. You don't trust me. I get it. I understand, but Bunny Ears is legitimately funny. It's the subversive kind of humor that I enjoy and if you've spent any amount of time around me and didn't walk away thinking I was some smarmy degenerate, then you'll get a kick out of their flavor of aberrant behavior, as well.
listening: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross -the Heretics
watching: Lost Highway - David Lynch