Minnesota women Lindsey started confronting the strangers that comment on her appearance and films their reactions when she calls them out, and since has gone to make cards to give the would-be “compliment givers” in hopes they’ll think about their actions.
I can only hope I could possibly adopt her level-headedness and mediating skills in situations of affront and being made feel vulnerable and unsafe.
Here is Jesse Thorn talking to the very nice and talented NAT FAXON on BULLSEYE.
Nat stars with Judy Greer and Jenny Slate and Brett Gelman in MARRIED, which premieres on FX TONIGHT at 10PM eastern.
(I am also in the show, as is PAUL REISER. It is great and you should watch it, and not just because I got to dance with Paul Reiser in a backyard dance party scene.)
Nat is not only a good actor and nice person, dude dropped “HM” for like 40 points the first time I played him in Scrabble. Dude went voweless within three moves. I have yet to beat him.
And if you’re not listening to BULLSEYE always, you are really missing out. Everything good in culture I’ve discovered over the past 8 years has more or less come from Jesse Thorn’s expert interviewing and curation.
My friend Tom snapped these photos of me signing Ariel Schrag’s Friendship last night. Ariel is one of my favorite writers/artists and her new book Adam is funnier than anything I can remember ever having read before. So glad this magic was captured.
This is great. Also to make this thing not about me suddenly about me, the day that I put Friendship on hold in anticipation of its release, Ariel Schrag was doing a signing and reading at the same bookstore. I wanted to stay for it but I had dinner plans at the exact same time. Alas.