I had a bad feeling about today early on. Call it sixth sense. Or a premonition. Or the fiery sting of my Jack Black cologne that I inadvertently sprayed directly into my right eye this morning after getting dressed. I just knew. And, sure enough, today, a few on-set snafus were followed by a rare “second set o’ notes” on episode 209, capped by an overdressed kale salad for lunch. But I really shouldn’t complain. It’s all part of the job. Except, of course, for the overdressed kale salad. And, arguably, the cologne in the eye. Anyway –
This afternoon, I discovered I’d been shadow-banned on reddit. It sounds positively nefarious (SHADOWBANNED!) and I said as much in a comment when someone posted the news on this thread:
But, of course, no one replied because my comment is not visible to readers since, well, I’ve been shadowbanned. I guess it’s sort of like “ghosting” someone, that practice of totally cutting a former partner out of your life except that my relationship was with reddit and I’ve obviously done something to offend. Did I post too many links to my daily behind-the-scenes updates on the show? Was it bad form to upvote nice reader comments on my own thread? Should I have made more of an effort to post comments on other threads, like that video of the dancing bus driver or that picture of a 12 year old Matt Damon? Or was it simply a matter of not being expressive enough of my appreciation for all the love and support? I assume I’ll never know.
Well, there goes that AMA I was planning for June. Guess we’ll have to do it here.
Today, let me leave you with a little pic from the bridge of The Raza.
Hey! What’s HE doing here?!
Also, this adorable pic of my dogs –
Wait! The dog pics! Is reddit anti-brachycephalic breed? Hmmmm.