Well, I got $5.45 and it's 5:45
November 11, 2013 9:34 AM   Subscribe

From Brad Neely comes a brand-new character and a brand-new rap: Queeblo, starring in Whopper and a Forty.
posted by Rory Marinich (34 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
 
Also important, Brad Neely discusses creating Wizard People, Dear Readers sequel Potter Takes Manhattan:
This would be Wizard People taking over the first Sam Raimi Spiderman. Two guys, one girl. It all works out. Harry has decided to only use the spider spell.
posted by Rory Marinich at 9:36 AM on November 11, 2013 [11 favorites]


This would be Wizard People taking over the first Sam Raimi Spiderman. Two guys, one girl. It all works out. Harry has decided to only use the spider spell.

*emits high pitched wail*
posted by The Whelk at 9:39 AM on November 11, 2013 [5 favorites]


Also this feels more like an Achewood cartoon then that achewood showreel did.
posted by The Whelk at 9:41 AM on November 11, 2013 [7 favorites]


RACISM FRIES ... 50ยข
posted by koeselitz at 9:44 AM on November 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Brad Neely and Chris Onstad have always struck me as two auteurs with very familiar styles. Not in the specifics, but in how they have minimalist styles designed to just let their voices come out and smother everything.
posted by Rory Marinich at 9:48 AM on November 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


There's also the working class suburbia CA element.
posted by The Whelk at 9:49 AM on November 11, 2013


But Neely's not from California, is he? He did an interview with the AV Club where he talked about how much his characters are inspired by Arkansas, where he grew up.
posted by Rory Marinich at 9:51 AM on November 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I always saw his characters as Midwestern. But either way, fuckin Feelin the shit outta this.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:52 AM on November 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


(I just mentally slotted it into "places in the US where you could ride a skateboard shirtless and not be suicidal". moving on)
posted by The Whelk at 9:55 AM on November 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


In an alternate universe, Neely and Onstad met in the pre-internet age and made films together.
posted by clockzero at 9:56 AM on November 11, 2013


I worked with a Queeblo-type at a Target in Missoula, MT. Guy cracked me up daily, as in like total gut-busting hysterics. Man, I miss that joker.

So anyway, I'm fine with this. This is good. I'm pro-Queeblo.
posted by Sokka shot first at 9:57 AM on November 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


"these movies are nothing but women farting on cakes!" "Our investors where very specific."
posted by The Whelk at 9:57 AM on November 11, 2013


Nothing makes my day like new brad neely.

Now I'm off to work "retract my Logans" into today's conversation.
posted by das_2099 at 9:59 AM on November 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was great!
posted by zscore at 10:05 AM on November 11, 2013


I worked with a whole raft of dudes like that years ago at a pizza delivery shop. Loud was the rock, and thick, the dank.

I too am pro-Queeblo.
posted by jquinby at 10:05 AM on November 11, 2013


Been wanting to get a "FUCK" tattoo on my neck, this video confirms it
posted by windbox at 10:06 AM on November 11, 2013 [6 favorites]


I didn't think he'd ever top "Be Aggressive" but here we are.

Also: I know I am now old, because I do not work with a Qeeblo and no that one would not be readily tolerated at my current workplace.
posted by Grimgrin at 10:07 AM on November 11, 2013 [7 favorites]


Goddamn, but that put a big grin on my face.
posted by notsnot at 10:21 AM on November 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Neely did an AmA recently, check it out for stuff like Neely's drawing of "Paul Giamatti fighting his own worst enemy: Paul Giamatti" and a Queeblo costume!
posted by jason_steakums at 10:30 AM on November 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Neely's Washington and Baby Cakes are so awesome that even this moderately brilliant Queeblo feels slightly disappointing.
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:33 AM on November 11, 2013


I still can't believe that the guy who did George Washington: He'll save children (but not the British children) has a critically lauded TV show.
posted by The Whelk at 10:33 AM on November 11, 2013 [7 favorites]


Washington was the best thing ever. Sadly the rapping in this video was horrid. The hook was good though. And the video was nice to watch.
posted by cashman at 10:36 AM on November 11, 2013


This is nice.

I kinda wish I liked China, IL, but I haven't been able to get into it.
posted by klangklangston at 10:51 AM on November 11, 2013


Klang: have you watched the new season, where it switched to 22-minute episodes instead of 11-minute ones? It took a couple of episodes to adjust, but the last 3 episodes have been pretty much fried gold.
posted by Rory Marinich at 11:06 AM on November 11, 2013


I giggled uncontrollably at my desk for a few minutes. Thanks.
posted by deezil at 11:13 AM on November 11, 2013


Brad Neely and Chris Onstad have always struck me as two auteurs with very familiar styles. Not in the specifics, but in how they have minimalist styles designed to just let their voices come out and smother everything.

Had this thought too.

And there is a deadpan lowlifeosity that they both speak with.
posted by grobstein at 12:10 PM on November 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


god damn a whopper and a forty sounds fucking great right now.
posted by Our Ship Of The Imagination! at 12:12 PM on November 11, 2013 [4 favorites]


I dunno. With one of each I'd probably still be hungry and not drunk enough to just ignore it. I'd go two whoppers or two 40s. But then again that is probably the reason I'm not skateboarding shirtless.
posted by Ad hominem at 12:17 PM on November 11, 2013 [9 favorites]


Yeah I agree rory most recent eps of China IL been amazing.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:17 PM on November 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


No, your plan makes more sense. Ok, this is the plan for this weekend:

Two Whoppers (no tomato because it makes my bun slide around) no mayo or sauces because I have a beard.

Two Miller High Life 32 oz bottles.

Yes.
posted by Our Ship Of The Imagination! at 12:29 PM on November 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Man where does he live that you can get death traps for $1.69? They're like two fifty here.
posted by Mister_A at 12:31 PM on November 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Malt liquor sales just went up by 10%
posted by clarknova at 3:41 PM on November 11, 2013


I actually think some of the rapping is pretty good, like the "dance with my manager, Vance" bit, but I'm not sure intrinsic value is the point. Either way, A+ entertainment. I have already viewed three times.

...and on the third view, noticed that the analog clocks appear to read 4:45 instead of 5:45. Or are there analog clocks where the hour hand doesn't move along with the minute hand?
posted by capricorn at 4:00 PM on November 11, 2013


...and on the third view, noticed that the analog clocks appear to read 4:45 instead of 5:45. Or are there analog clocks where the hour hand doesn't move along with the minute hand?

A wizard did it.
posted by mr_roboto at 5:17 PM on November 11, 2013


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