The Dreaded Deadline Doom (and yes, I AM going to keep talking like Stan Lee, thank you very much!) is upon me, so I’ll just mention two things that are Patton Oswalt related.
1) This interview with Patton Oswalt! Ostensibly promotion for his new album/TV special “My Weakness is Strong,” but man, Oswalt never phones it in (even though I’d assume this was a phone interview). Two pages of thoughtful answers and discussion, including this gem that particularly made me smile, since it dovetails nicely with something I’ll post next week:
“There were things—you’re right, everything is very politicized these days, literally down to what kind of coffee you drink—that I used to fight with people about. And by the way, not just people like Republicans and Christians, but liberal friends of mine and very radical left-wing types, and alternative, indie types. I would fight and try to win the argument, as if I have to justify what I’m doing. And I think one of the good things about getting older is, I just listen to all the arguments and nod my head and go, “Oh, that’s interesting.” And then I just do what the fuck I want to do.””
Which reminds me (uh…True Believer!), have you gone and bought his very funny CD yet? It is available at all fine Targets throughout the land!
2) Tangentially related to Patton Oswalt (due to his delightful analysis of KFC’s Famous Bowls – “America has spoken: Pile my food into a fucking bowl.”), I think you need to see this. KFC has figured out the problem with sandwiches. Which is to say, their sandwichy-ness:
Goddamn it, KFC. Just…goddamn it. Stop. Please stop before you kill us all. You’re CHICKEN, how can you be so…I dunno, McDonaldsy about all this?!
And now, because it pleases me to do so, the aforementioned Oswalt bit about KFC Famous Bowls.