elizaeliza:

I found out that Nathan was an artist the day I caught him stocking one of the piles of mysterious Diamon Lion postcards that had appeared in some theaters around LA. Diamond Lion is my improv group - none of us had any idea where these postacards had come from. I grabbed one and said “Did you make these??” He just sort of nodded and smiled. 

He ended up making a bunch of posters for Diamond Lion. He hand made each of those Rankin and Bass christmas characters (and if you don’t know what we look like,  trust me - he nailed it.) Later he made weekly posters for my stand up show, Big Money. My co-host, DC, and I particularly liked the “weird” one he made us for April Fools Day last year. He also drew me that “ferociously cute” dinosaur - which is one of my favorite things, and is the background to my twitter page.

I wanted to post some of the art that he made for me, and the posters, and some stuff he made I just liked, because I want people to see them. But I don’t feel comfortable showing them to you by linking to his blog, because his suicide note is at the top of it, and I guess now it always will be. Even writing the words “suicide note” feels so personal and dramatic, like taping someone’s underwear to the blackboard. Sorry, Nathan. 

I don’t have any wise words to finish this with, besides life is short, no matter how it ends. So do everything, dream big, hold tight and when someone tells you your work is remarkable, try to believe them.

The first of three spots I did for Paddy’s Irish Whiskey and CollegeHumor. Basically, being 30 sucks.

A peek behind the curtain. @joehartzler #trophycase

A peek behind the curtain. @joehartzler #trophycase

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This is weirdly mesmerizing. 

ssexpectations:

Are we masters of our future, or are we doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over? At TEDxTerrebonneCounty, former Louisiana police detective Rustin Cohle explains that time is something Death invented to grow the things it would kill. Time is not linear but circular, argues Cohle, preordaining “individuals” to relive the same experience of human consciousness, again and again, for eternity. If we get the opportunity, he advises, we should kill ourselves.

ssexpectations:

Are we masters of our future, or are we doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over? At TEDxTerrebonneCounty, former Louisiana police detective Rustin Cohle explains that time is something Death invented to grow the things it would kill. Time is not linear but circular, argues Cohle, preordaining “individuals” to relive the same experience of human consciousness, again and again, for eternity. If we get the opportunity, he advises, we should kill ourselves.

Have you guys heard of this Beck guy?

theeducationoftimchang:

The Education of Tim Chang is coming to an end, but before it does, Josh gives Tim the chance to show him something. Tim chose the Japanese anime series Naruto, a show that meant a lot to him growing up. Will Josh enjoy getting a taste of his own medicine? Will there be tears shed? Will there be lots of butt humor? Listen and find out!
CLICK THE PICTURE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN IN iTUNES 
I (Josh) want to take a quick moment to thank all of the listeners and supporters of the show. This was a labor of love, and I really appreciated the kind words and encouragement from the listeners. I’ve got more projects in the works, including a new podcast I’m particularly excited about. You can find out about  all that at my website, JoshSimpson.biz.
Thanks for listening!

It’s been fun!

theeducationoftimchang:

The Education of Tim Chang is coming to an end, but before it does, Josh gives Tim the chance to show him something. Tim chose the Japanese anime series Naruto, a show that meant a lot to him growing up. Will Josh enjoy getting a taste of his own medicine? Will there be tears shed? Will there be lots of butt humor? Listen and find out!

CLICK THE PICTURE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN IN iTUNES 

I (Josh) want to take a quick moment to thank all of the listeners and supporters of the show. This was a labor of love, and I really appreciated the kind words and encouragement from the listeners. I’ve got more projects in the works, including a new podcast I’m particularly excited about. You can find out about  all that at my website, JoshSimpson.biz.

Thanks for listening!

It’s been fun!

"I put the right foot in front of the left, beyond that is anybody’s guess."

My favorite lyric, from one of my favorite M. Ward songs “Epistemology.”

theeducationoftimchang:

The Education of Tim Chang: Waiting for Guffman with Zack Pearlman
Zack Pearlman (Mulaney, Key & Peele) joins host Josh Simpson to introduce Tim Chang to Christopher Guest’s 1996 film Waiting for Guffman. How has Christopher Guest’s style influenced shows like The Office and Parks and Rec? What is SCTV? What experience has Tim had with community theater? Listen and find out!
CLICK THE PICTURE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN IN iTUNES 
If you like the show, please tell your friends and give us a nice rating and/or review in the iTunes Store.
Email ideas, comments and criticisms to Josh@TheEducationofTimChang.com
Thank you for listening!

Pull up your favorite stool and listen to the new episode of The Education of Tim Chang.

theeducationoftimchang:

The Education of Tim Chang: Waiting for Guffman with Zack Pearlman

Zack Pearlman (Mulaney, Key & Peele) joins host Josh Simpson to introduce Tim Chang to Christopher Guest’s 1996 film Waiting for Guffman. How has Christopher Guest’s style influenced shows like The Office and Parks and RecWhat is SCTV? What experience has Tim had with community theater? Listen and find out!

CLICK THE PICTURE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN IN iTUNES 

If you like the show, please tell your friends and give us a nice rating and/or review in the iTunes Store.

Email ideas, comments and criticisms to Josh@TheEducationofTimChang.com

Thank you for listening!

Pull up your favorite stool and listen to the new episode of The Education of Tim Chang.

theeducationoftimchang:

The Education of Tim Chang: Bette Midler with Jennie Pierson
Jennie Pierson (Hello Ladies, Funny or Die) introduces Tim Chang to the Divine Miss M, Bette Midler. Going into this, Josh knew two things: 1. Jennie’s love for Bette Midler knows no bounds. 2. There was no way Tim Chang had ever heard of Bette Midler before. How does Bette Midler’s Divine Madness special stack up to Kanye’s Yeezus tour? What exactly is a Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy? Who is Sophie Tucker, and why is she so crass? Listen and find out!
CLICK THE PICTURE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN IN iTUNES 
If you like the show, please tell your friends and give us a nice rating and/or review in the iTunes Store.
Email ideas, comments and criticisms to Josh@TheEducationofTimChang.com
Thank you for listening!

Proud to say that Tim Chang is now pretty familiar with Bette Midler. I’m changing lives over here guys.

theeducationoftimchang:

The Education of Tim Chang: Bette Midler with Jennie Pierson

Jennie Pierson (Hello Ladies, Funny or Die) introduces Tim Chang to the Divine Miss M, Bette Midler. Going into this, Josh knew two things: 1. Jennie’s love for Bette Midler knows no bounds. 2. There was no way Tim Chang had ever heard of Bette Midler before. How does Bette Midler’s Divine Madness special stack up to Kanye’s Yeezus tour? What exactly is a Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy? Who is Sophie Tucker, and why is she so crass? Listen and find out!

CLICK THE PICTURE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN IN iTUNES 

If you like the show, please tell your friends and give us a nice rating and/or review in the iTunes Store.

Email ideas, comments and criticisms to Josh@TheEducationofTimChang.com

Thank you for listening!

Proud to say that Tim Chang is now pretty familiar with Bette Midler. I’m changing lives over here guys.

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