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.
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
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.
clip-art masterpiece Get Your War On
has been featured
, but now you can enjoy it without reading
. So far:
The hiatus is over. David Rees chimes in on Brownie and Company.