Yearly Archives: 2014

Cultivated Wit Grows 66 Percent In One Blog Post. It’s Merger Mania!

We’ve always been a company of overlapping skills and interests. “And” was part of our founding. Comedy and technology. Agency and content and events and products. New York and San Francisco. Burritos and bicycles. Today we announce another affirmative and: the merger of Cultivated Wit and I Shot Him. See …

Six Years Of I Shot Him And Now, A Future Made Better Through Fun

Here begins a new chapter in my life. And as new chapters go, this one is going to be an amazing, sexy, joke-filled jumble. Adam Peterson and I are merging our design studio, I Shot Him, with the fine gentlemen at Cultivated Wit. From the moment we met these comedy-spouting dweebs, …

And Now We Compile Every Weird Sketch on the Internet (Part 2 of 483,782)

This installment of ANWCEWSI features another from Key & Peele. I promise I’ve seen more than one show but “Continental Breakfast” came to mind after posting “Liam Neesons & Bruce Willy” so it’s 2/483,782. Be sure to watch through the end for one of the best-executed movie references ever.

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When Breaking Up With A Tech Company Goes Bad (Or: Baratunde Needs A Hug)

What happens after we succumb to the marketing promises of a technology service only to find that eventually they stop supporting the product or shut it down altogether? Do technology companies—or users themselves—consider the full value users bring to the table? Why do I, a dark-skinned man, insist on recording video with …

And Now We Compile Every Weird Sketch on the Internet (Part 1 of 483,782)

After learning last night that a person whom I respect and will go nameless had not seen (any) Monty Python, I feel an obligation to begin the long process of sharing every weird sketch on the internet. I’ll start with Key & Peele’s “Liam Neesons & Bruce Willy” for two …

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The Pointless Rush To Negativity: How JCPenney Managed To Teach Us Not To Be Dicks

Twitter can often feel like a buzzing hive of Nelson Muntzs. A million people gathered around waiting for an excuse to point and laugh. During any major staged event—The Super Bowl, The Oscars, a State Of The Union—everyone’s internet phasers are set to “Shit On,” and suddenly it’s impossible to …

The Difference Between Humor & Comedy

Robert Mankoff, aside from being The New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, is a cool dude. We had the pleasure of meeting Bob for lunch last year, and barely a second passed in silence as we gushed excitedly about humor, comedy, and the most effective method of midtown jaywalking. Why do I …

The Obsessor’s Guide To Her

It’s so much easier to obsess with the internet. If you like something a lot—a band, an athlete, a particular vegetable because you’re weird and play favorites with produce but it’s 2014, and there are communities for everything including parsnips, so shut up—there exists nearly endless amounts of content regarding …