I don't know how many comedy sites or pop-culture blogs you read in any given day — for me, it can be numbing to see the same item/video regurgitated all over the place in the minutes and hours after a publicist sends out the mass email, while for you, you may be one of my two million readers who is reading this sentence right now, and realizing this is the first time you've even heard of my site, and also that the grammar police should show up any moment now to sentence this sentence to death.
It's all a healthy reminder to me and everyone else to make sure our little corners of the World Wide Web are unique, special snowflakes that give you reason to roll us up into balls or lie down in us and make snow angels. Whichever metaphor made you feel more comfortable.
In the meantime, here's what circulated around the Internet today while I was out of the office…
FUNNY NEWS! Showtime ordered a six-episode second season of The Green Room with Paul Provenza, to air in 2011. Congrats, Paul! Related: Read my interview with Provenza about the show back in May.
FUNNY INTERVIEWS! Gawker.tv, of all places, decided to go inside SNL with this interview with longtime Weekend Update writer/producer Doug Abeles. Good stuff!
FUNNY VIDEOS! Funny or Die's front-page "exclusive" sends Hal Rudnick behind the scenes of a Seinfeld porn parody. As if such a thing should exist. Or a sequel, for that matter: That says Seinfeld 2 XXX! Meanwhile, over at UCB Comedy, they present their parody ad for Silly Bandz. Fun fact: At this summer's Del Close Marathon, the UCB trio of Matt Besser, Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts asked the audience for slang and other terms that might stump them because they're getting old, and one suggestion was Silly Bandz. If memory serves, Roberts did figure out what they were. Because he is an uncle.