Strip Search: Episode 1

illustration of the contestants by Lexxy Douglass

In case you hadn’t heard, a month or two ago the Penny Arcade guys filmed a reality competition show, Strip Search, with a handful of cartoonists, and the first episode is live today! I have mixed feelings about Penny Arcade and its creators, but I am a big fan of Erika Moen, who is one of the contestants, and I’m wholeheartedly ready to cheer her toward victory. (I’m also exited to learn more about the other contestants! You know, so I can boo them and stuff.) Go watch! If you need some convincing, watch the trailer:


A Bit of Fry and Laurie Re: Jane Eyre

You may be one of those people who never bother to watch videos when other folks post them. (I know. I’m one of those people too.) It takes an agonizing five to ten long minutes when you could have looked at forty pictures of kittens in that time. It’s too much work! I know, I know. Shhhh shhh shhh. It’s going to be okay.

You’re going to watch this video and enjoy the hell out of it because it’s not somebody’s baby sneezing and then laughing at itself while the parents talk gibberish in annoying voices over the audio and ruin the whole thing–it’s a clip from “A Bit of Fry and Laurie” regarding Jane Eyre, and you’ll find it so funny it will suddenly restore your faith in watching videos online again. If not, then you must be dead inside.

(Please note: NSFW due to some language. Perfectly safe and even required viewing for all times outside of work.)