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"I'm attempting to be the Episcopalian Guy Fieri."

Going Deep with David Rees (yes, that David Rees) is a TV series about mundane things examined in a far from mundane manner. Episodes to date have explained how to tie one's shoes, how to make ice, and how to dig a hole, among other things. In an interview in The Atlantic, Rees explains his philosophy for the show: There are NO fake facts in our show. The humor comes from my interactions with the experts, who have all been incredibly good-natured and (sometimes) silly without compromising the integrity of the information they're sharing with me. That's important to us, because we really do want this show to be a celebration of everything that's right under our noses—and for that mission to succeed, we need to honor the topics by not bullshitting our way through them.
posted by Cash4Lead on Jul 30, 2014 - 34 comments

(I Hate This Book) No You Don't ... You Love It!

"I purchased and read [Dan Brown's] Inferno, which was inscrutable and interminable, and as I read I scribbled in its margins. When I finished, my friend David Rees, the artisanal pencil sharpener, asked if he could borrow it. He added his thoughts. It was fun to see someone else’s words next to mine. I wrote in black pen, in cursive. David wrote in red pencil, in block letters. I was semi-serious. David swore and told a lot of jokes. Usually we agreed, but occasionally we disagreed. Here are some of the highlights." [via The Millions]
posted by chavenet on Jan 13, 2014 - 105 comments

How to Sharpen Pencils

David Rees reflects on his post-Get Your War On experiences in artisanal pencil sharpening, in the wake of his newly-released book on the subject.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Apr 19, 2012 - 24 comments

We pick up our mail in the 1800s

The Online Time Travel Pharmacy. It is the combination of Indian manufacturers and Canadian pharmacists working together that allows us to do this. By the same guy who brought you this and this. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Oct 31, 2008 - 13 comments

Get Your Animated Series On

David Rees clip-art masterpiece Get Your War On has been featured here before, but now you can enjoy it without reading. So far:
posted by Who_Am_I on Aug 16, 2008 - 46 comments

Rees Returns

Flood Patrol The hiatus is over. David Rees chimes in on Brownie and Company.
posted by MetaJohn on Oct 3, 2005 - 25 comments

Get Your Publishing Deal On.

Get Your Publishing Deal On. Coming soon.... Get Your War On: The Book.
posted by Dirjy on May 21, 2002 - 7 comments

"It was just something I did for myself, and I e-mailed the link to 10 friends that I didn't think would get offended," David Rees said. "It took off." Half a year later, the NYT gets its war on.
posted by muckster on Apr 21, 2002 - 14 comments

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