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Hyperbole and A Half UPDATE

Everything Is Spiders…

Allie Brosh, the mind behind Hyperbole and a Half, posted a new update yesterday and the internet rejoiced.

The post is called Depression: Part Two and follows up Adventures In Depression which was posted a little over a year ago (and, until now, the last thing she posted).

The two posts deal with her struggles with depression. Naturally, given the subject matter, the posts aren’t hilarious- but Brosh still manages to inject some humor into the story.

I’m glad she wrote this because depression is incredibly misunderstood and people who don’t live with depression can’t always relate. Mental illness (of any kind) kind of traps you in your own head. It’s hard to come out of it and even harder to explain it to those around you.

That’s why I’m glad Brosh had the courage to speak up. She has a sense of humor, a gift for storytelling, and sick illustration skills. She is able to talk about her experience in a way that is accessible to people who don’t suffer depression and relatable to those that do.

I’m incredibly thankful that she exists.

christinefriar:

Hearing from Alie Brosh has become this sacred, important thing. I know on the one hand we all want her brain here with us all the time, because watching her see the world helps us feel seen too — in the specific way that’s only brought on by people who’re good with words — but on the other hand, I kind of like an annual post. I don’t like the reason for her slow pace, obviously, but there’s something very intimate and instantly comfortable about her coming back to us when she does. Like a childhood friend you invite over on a visit home. Expectations low, a gesture out of respect for the past. But suddenly it’s two am and you’re on the couch watching an old DVD set of Strangers with Candy and making each other laugh sleepy, sweatpants laughs against your respective couch cushions.

These Alie Brosh posts are an old friendship that slides right into place when she’s with us and doesn’t have anything to prove to us in the meantime. And I’m incredibly thankful whenever she makes one.

Cecily Strong on Weekend Update

“I never thought of the Tramp in terms of appeal. He was myself, a comic spirit, something within me that said I must express this. I felt so free. The adventure of it. The madness. I can do any mad, crazy thing I like. And then?—did it come off, this insane idea I had, did it come off? That was the thrill.”

Charles Chaplin
April 16, 1889 — December 25, 1977

older-and-far-away:

kirbomatic:

happy earth day friends

this is…the best possible use of this particular gif. 

older-and-far-away:

kirbomatic:

happy earth day friends

this is…the best possible use of this particular gif. 

discriminatingirreverence:

I’m not good at meeting people I look up to…
The graphic above is from the post Nikki & Sara Live… for real, in which I meet two comedians and act like a complete fail whale. Read it!

discriminatingirreverence:

I’m not good at meeting people I look up to…

The graphic above is from the post Nikki & Sara Live… for real, in which I meet two comedians and act like a complete fail whale. Read it!

Anna Kendrick Joins K-Pop Band f(x)

Lena Dunham’s (fake) audition for Zero Dark Thirty

This is great. 

(clip features comedian Chelsea Davidson)

AV Club interviews Aziz Ansari. Read the whole thing. Very thoughtful and practical (but not overly pessimistic).

BONUS: There is also this amazing snippit from Conan where Aziz has one of the funniest takes on marriage proposals.