“It’s the sudoku of video games: ‘Oh, I guess I’ll start over, and this time I’ll wear corn for a hat! That was the big mistake I made that cost me three hours.’”—Dan Harmon on Dark Souls
Harmontown 103: Tony Shaloub Award
“I also think that the millenial outrage movement is, you know, a neo-fascist one and that it’s incredibly dangerous to put so much value on words because some of the worst people in the world put value on language, some of the worst people in the world pride themselves on their diplomacy and use language to get away with horrible behavior. So it’s dangerous to focus so much energy on cleansing the world of bad words cause you’re gonna be in the same camp as Snickers and the Pentagon.”—Dan Harmon on social censorship from Harmontown 106
As Dan Harmon continues to prove the thesis that getting fired is the best thing that will ever happen to you (you should try it right now!), the documentary Harmontown, filmed during Harmon’s exile from Community, has just been picked up for national distribution.
“Every superman movie over the last forty years, they’re like, “uh, let’s really let everyone know how hard it is to be superman.” — What the fuck are you talking about? He’s a Harvard graduate on a galactic scale! It’s just stupid that he pretends he’s from the midwest. It’s just adding to it. Just horrific. Like, “oh, hahaha, sure wish I was good at football?” FUCK YOU! Throw the ball as hard as you can, and if you can throw it harder than us, let us figure out how to beat you, and BURY you! You don’t belong here! You’re not HUMAN! I’ll shave my head and defeat you with my knowledge! If I have to scour the universe to find what makes you weak, I will bring you DOWN! Because ‘I AM SUPER’! And I wasn’t BORN super! I was born WEAK, and it makes me strong… and I lost my hair. I don’t even know if you know what that means? For all I know, no man on your planet HAS hair loss.”—Dan Harmon, Harmontown Podcast (104 - Death To Superman) — Superman v Lex Luthor
Dan Harmon & myself recording this great episode in his office.
There are so many amazing things about this episode I don’t know where to begin. What I can say is, Dan Harmon is beyond a great fucking guest. It is by far the most I have laughed on this show. He is also insightful with a great perspective on life creativity and how he lives his life.
We cover a great many topics on this episode from bumbling around in life until comedy was the only thing left for him to try, suffering and being broke in L.A. class struggle within creativity, and the luck of success. Seriously typing all this doesn’t compare or begin to shed light on how Dan expresses his life and views. At times he articulates himself poetically. For example is observation on podcasts. “Podcasts are the digital liquid trickling down the cracks of our lives.”
I may have not got that quote 100 percent right but he’s chalk full of great quotes. If you aren’t a fan of Dan Harmon’s you will be by the end of this episode. And if you live in a fucking Cave he created “Community” and has an phenomenal podcast called “Harmontown,” which is also on Feral Audio. You can listen to this episode on FERAL AUDIO or free on Itunes. All these splendid photos are by Kelly Rose. view more of her work HERE