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April 11, 2008 11:01 AM   Subscribe

Tim Harrod is a writer for Conan O'Brien. He spends quite a bit of time at Freddy's bar in Brooklyn. There he uses the napkins to create his own Bar-Toons.
posted by josher71 (17 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cute. So, Freddy's hasn't been knocked down yet? Isn't it in the development path for the new arena? Or has that all changed and / or gone away since I left Brooklyn?
posted by dersins at 11:07 AM on April 11, 2008


Maybe you hadda be there. I'm really funny when I'm shit-faced, too. At least, I think so.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 11:14 AM on April 11, 2008


It's funny, the guy drawing on napkins at bars always attracts a little attention. Of course, when you then post them to your blog it attracts a little more attention.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 11:16 AM on April 11, 2008


So I take it this is exhibit A of why Conan was 10x funnier during the writer's strike.
posted by crashlanding at 11:21 AM on April 11, 2008


Here's hoping he doesn't quit his day job.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 11:25 AM on April 11, 2008


Ah, you people. It's funny stuff! Funny!
posted by bicyclefish at 11:26 AM on April 11, 2008


Wow. Those are really not very funny at all.

Here's hoping he doesn't quit his day job.

But that's the thing, his day job is a comedy writer!
posted by delmoi at 11:30 AM on April 11, 2008


I thought some of them were pretty funny. For bar napkins.

The spork has another rival, though.
posted by DU at 11:33 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


As far as ill-conceived alcohol-fueled stupid cartoons go, my allegiance still lies with the little tiny strips at the bottom of each installment of Maakies.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:42 AM on April 11, 2008


I like even better imagining Spike's brother from Price's Clockers making up team names for Aroundball.
posted by Falconetti at 12:06 PM on April 11, 2008


dersins--last I heard Ratner's not currently able, given that loans have dried up due to the banking crisis, to generate the necessary funds (funds that like the banks themselves are all given risk-free at taxpayer expense), and so Atlantic Yards project is on hold. I could be really wrong about this, but last time I saw the owner of Freddy's he seemed less than worried. (When I lived around the corner from that bar 14 years ago it was still a cop bar, given the precinct house nearby, and thus like the last place anyone would want to drink--since the cops were all carrying, and getting loaded while carrying, and since there were at least two cops who shot themselves in bar bathrooms in bklyn around that time. I do know a corrctions office who packs heat who I used to drink with, and he once told me about a cop bar near Rikers that sounded like an accident waiting to happen. Ah the good old days of NYC).
posted by ornate insect at 12:35 PM on April 11, 2008


greg nog, you're right. but probably if this guy could / would draw better, his humor'd come off more or less as well. too bad HE's the drunk character.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 12:53 PM on April 11, 2008


*yawn* and what guy inamonkeysuit said.
posted by yoga at 1:32 PM on April 11, 2008


Here's hoping he doesn't quit his day job.

But that's the thing, his day job is a comedy writer!


*wonders if delmoi didn't get the joke, or whether he's making a joke by not getting the joke*
posted by slogger at 1:36 PM on April 11, 2008


I was distinctly meh-esque at first, but this made me laugh.
posted by Dr-Baa at 2:12 PM on April 11, 2008


The spork has another rival, though.

COVET!
posted by lekvar at 3:28 PM on April 11, 2008


*wonders if delmoi didn't get the joke, or whether he's making a joke by not getting the joke*

Sometimes the irony gets layered so deep I lose count.
posted by Leon at 2:52 PM on April 12, 2008


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