If you get followed by me today, this is still a backup account and @srol is still my primary account. I just finally realized that the best time to set up a backup account isn't after your Mastodon instance is offline.
It might have crashed just to kill that post because it's already back up. Goodbye!
My sketch for today is about a worldwide global phenomenon where 95% of the population gets up at the same time every day and silently screams into a mirror for 48 minutes. It's a commercial for a business made up of people from the 5% who are unaffected where they come and continue to live your life for you during the 48 minutes.
So this is an actual legit question I need help with, even though it seems absurd.
In the 90s, SNL made this absurd insurance commercial parody for elderly people seeking protection from robot attacks and got Sam Waterston to narrate it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Gh_IcK8UM
If this was being made in 2020, who would they get instead.
This is fine. I like how oniony it tastes (also explains why I never had it when I was younger as I thought for a long time in my life I didn't like onions (I know, I know, I was a dipshit))
I can't believe in 2020 comic book covers still sometimes look like this
There was like an 8-card set about the Xtinction Agenda arc where if you had all 8 cards it would form a single image and I remember thinking "Maybe if I get all 8, then I'll finally know what the heck Genosha is"
Actually, I had one other source of comic book info and that's the Marvel trading cards that were THE accoutrement to have at my school during 4th grade.
I remember being really disappointed when they got replaced by pogs in 5th grade, because pogs don't have any interesting lore tidbits on the back. Just skulls, eight balls and that weird S
When I was a kid, I would get to buy a comic book like once a year. There were just no comic book stores near where I lived. On the off-chance my family traveled somewhere that sold comics, I'd always buy one to go with the TV shows I liked -- usually X-men or Spiderman.
These single issues were always in the middle of long arcs where I had no clue what was going on. I remember one took place after half the X-Men had recently been killed.
I remember thinking "I bet if I could keep up with this stuff, these stories would be amazing."
Well I'm an adult now, I can, and they're not.
Backup account for @srol. If everything's working as it should, I'm probably over there.