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thecitychicken
Pacific Northwest, USA
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Yeah, I'm surely never going to see 'Avatar.' Why didn't they just dress people up in really fancy blue costumes? Then they could move realistically.
Michael Ian Black wrote: "...Conan (is) somebody who is as far from hopeless as could be imagined....I've been trying to figure out why people are so up in arms about something so trivial as 'The Tonight Show.'" These have been my EXACT thoughts, too.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2010 on Norma Rae: The Sequel at Michael Ian Black
I find it hard to believe the Blacks couldn't have fleshed out a holiday party quite nicely. (Is there a chance you smell?)
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2009 on The Sweet Sound of Success at Michael Ian Black
OOoohh, SOMEbody has a cruuuuush!!
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2009 on Foxy Lady at Michael Ian Black
Once I had a dream where I was standing in the hardware store, picking out a furnace filter. In real time. Just standing there. Looking. Standing. Looking. I woke and said, "I just had the most boring dream of my life!"
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2009 on Bad Dreams at Michael Ian Black
Almost done reading "My Custom Van." My fave essay so far? The one about the Socratic method proving what it would take for you to eat dog poop for the rest of your life. It was the best love letter to a wife I could ever imagine!
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2009 on Go Yankees at Michael Ian Black
Interestingly, telling someone who is having depressive episode that you love them sooo much doesn't really ameliorate depression. Not that Michael won't love hearing that, but it's that you could tell someone who is having an episode that they are wonderful all day long and it won't make them feel better and better, in proportion to the amount it is told to them. Depression/anxiety, the endogenous kind (comes from within) doesn't come from without; it comes from your own brain. I myself have had a number of distinct depressive episodes when my life was WONDERful. That's why medication often helps. Also, Michael might believe that he's feeling depressed because he's having "failures" in his life, but it could be that he's having a depressive episode and associating it with his current goings-on, when really they aren't related. He can probably think of times when he's had subjective "failures" which didn't make him depressed at all. This is why, for depressives, that they have on retainer a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner or psychiatrist for these kinds of times. "You are great" times 100 doesn't replace one of those.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2009 on Mad Pimpin' at Michael Ian Black
"This kind of desperate feeling makes me want to do more, more, more." Does it feel like hypomania? Have you read the very latest about the SSSR antidepressants? They are finding they unstabilize a lot of people and can give them hypomania and anxiety. Now defined as "mixed states." (Or an "agitated depression.") So they often give people mood stabilizers with their SSRI's nowadays. I started taking the mood stabilizer Lamotrigine. OMG, what a difference. It's even allowing me to take less Celexa.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2009 on Mad Pimpin' at Michael Ian Black
CULT STATUS IS STILL STATUS!!
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2009 on Disappointing at Michael Ian Black
Oh, only the *first* time your kids were in Europe? How pedestrian.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2009 on Home From Spain. at Michael Ian Black
Although "...things don’t really get hopping until around ten. This a little much for me simply because I don’t have that kind of enthusiasm for life" was a really funny line, I feel your blog post about your vacation in Spain and your French au pair probably didn't win you favor amongst the working class.
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2009 on Spain Thus Far at Michael Ian Black
I laugh whenever you reference Ambien.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2009 on Inertia at Michael Ian Black
I have 6 and 10 year old sons. I love it when they go around with their little butts out. Because when that stops, it means they are all grown up. :(
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2009 on My Son Beat Me at Michael Ian Black
Sigh...I *WISH* my childhood had bloated raccoon carcasses. We only had fetid possum carcasses. Spoiled kids.
I think y'all are thinking that Michael wrote the above. He didn't! This is an article written by Melissa Karnaze. And she is reviewing an NPR interview by Terry Gross. Melissa quotes a few things Michael said in the NPR interview. Just note: The above is all Melissa Karnaze's words: Not Mike's!
You are very funny.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2009 on My Weekend So Far at Michael Ian Black
You are very funny.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2009 on My Weekend So Far at Michael Ian Black
I think MIB and "Tom" Lennon are way funnier than Weird Al.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2009 on In Praise of Weird Al at Michael Ian Black
Um, just look at his IMDB entry. It's full of stuff he's been in and done. (That's what she said.) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0085438/ "Not famous?" He's a household name.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2009 on I Love You, Internet at Michael Ian Black
Why are you trying to hide your farts? You're a man. You can totally get away with even noticeably lifting one buttock to let one out, right in front of people. Then act like you just don't give a shit about farting. Men have it easy.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2009 on Week One Down at Michael Ian Black