EPISODE 5: actor and comedian Martin Starr joins the Hype Men to discuss 2Pac vs. Nick Cannon + surprises at Jay-Z’s second Yankee Stadium show + hugging El-P + Willow Smith’s career + Scientology + Martin’s new rap song + Mystikal + Megan Mullally + more! [Download.]
My first human memory is a dream: me, age 6, taking my parents car out for a joy ride. Then a month or two later, my first real memory: almost getting run over by a car, on Spring near 6th Avenue, with my mom. The red hotrod was going so fast that it barely was able to stop for the red light.
“…the popular contemporary argument that somehow our elected leaders should all be a bunch of sloppy, lazy shitheads like the rest of us is so impossibly insulting and wrong-minded that it makes me insane. Our leaders should be the best that we have to offer. Obviously, they are all humans and humans are the worst, so we’re already at a deficit in terms of finding good ones, but we should at the very least try.”—
Assigning hypothetical book deals to authors is a fun game to play with yourself. Right now, I would like to commission Franzen (only after he’s all settled again!) to write a sequel to How to Be Alone called How to Be Powerful. In this collection of essays, he would report on confrontations…