A little history: for most of 2006, my company paid me a ton of money to basically attend meetings. In this time, I have reached the end of the internet and I’ve made some observations. The content on the internet is basically normally distributed in terms of the usefulness and talent of said content, excepting pornography of course which is mostly all good much like pizza is good in that bad pizza still really does the job for the most part, not that I ever viewed porngraphy or ate pizza at work (except that one time when I meant to download Python, a programming language, and went to the wrong site (Please don’t click that link if you’re offended by naked people)).
Given that normal distribution of content on the web, one would expect to occasionally run across horrid sites that were 2 or more standard deviations beyond the mean and to also occasionally run across content that is substantially better than the mean in the same way. It’s rare, it takes time and effort but it is possible, I promise you.
The bad stuff can usually be easily avoided but when you run across one of those rare sites that almost entirely strikes you as genius, it’s impossible to ignore and in fact, you may spend a significant portion of your miserably short life reading or watching all the content you can mainline into your system.
The point of this entire post is two-fold: 1. I should start drinking much earlier in the day as I can then believe I am invincible and a good dancer much earlier and 2. The ZeFrank Show will suck you in like a small child to a culvert after a 48 hour rain, only to emerge at the end of the tunnel, bruised, battered and quite possibly dead. That, dear reader, is a man of genius. Like all genius, he’s not always right (even Einstein made a ridiculous comment about God and dice-everyone knows God plays Baccarat) but more often than not, you will find that The Show is worth risking your job for as you hold one earphone of your set up to your ear, trying not to cry in joy at finding such talent on the web.
As a starter, begin here and then just slowly, 4 or 5 shows a day, work your way through the archive. Or start at the beginning and move through the entire progression of the show, experiencing it as if you were present at the conception. But do go watch it. Talent deserves to be recognized.