This post is part of the Dell Family Tech series, read on and you may win a Dell Inspiron touch-screen computer for $0.
By now you’ve probably heard about Louis CK’s self-produced special, shot live at the Beacon Theater in New York, that he made available on his web site for $5. I downloaded it as soon as I heard about it. Five dollars gives you two downloads or two streaming sessions, so I downloaded it onto a laptop and onto the Dell. I did this not only because Louis is my secret profane sweaty nerd boyfriend from another life but because I am a grown woman and I usually have $5 to spare for something potentially life-enhancing that doesn’t involve standing in line at Starbucks. (I am not a fan of elaborate, pie-flavored coffee.)(I realize you can get normal coffee at Starbucks, and I’m beyond resenting the fact that you have to use Italian vocabulary to order it, but I can’t think of another common thing most people will spend $5 on that they don’t really need. One king-sized Snickers and a People magazine? Two packs of gum and a lighter?)
When I downloaded the hour-long show, I was given the option to be added to a mailing list for future shows, updates or whatever. Normally I wouldn’t want to add myself to yet another source of spam, but I trusted Louie to put out a higher quality of spam. Yesterday morning, an e-mail from Mr. CK appeared in my inbox. It began:
Hi. This is LOuie. It seriously is me. Im even going to leave the O stuipdly capatalized because who would pay an intern to do that??
Okay. After our special afternoon together, my secret profane sweaty nerd boyfriend didn’t even wait a week to get back in touch with me. I was ready to listen.
Okay so you bought the thing with my fat face on it and you clicked the button that said i could email you. And i know that now you are thinking “aw shit. Why’d i let this guy into my life this way?”. Well don’t worry. Because i really swear it that i won’t bug you. I will not abuse this privalage of having your email.
I would have thought a Virgo would be a little more anal about his spelling but whatever, apparently he was writing it in the back of a car on the way to do Leno, he probably overrode his autocorrect by mistake. Maybe he was writing on his phone with his fat, sweaty thumbs. God, look at me, so willing to make any excuse for him.
Also, some of you may know, i recently made a statement (that sounds so dumb. Like i’m the president or something) about how the video has been doing online. Im pasting it in here below in case you missed it.
Wow, he really cares about keeping me in the loop. I mean, okay, it’s a little self-centered, he hasn’t even asked how I’ve been since I last saw him, but I get it, he’s on the Tonight Show and what have I been doing? Sitting around drinking pie-flavored coffee.
Okay well please have a happy rest of the year and more happy years after that. And please even have been happy in your past. What?
Thanks again for giving me 5 dollars. I bought 3 cokes with it.
Oh, see, he does care about me! Though I wish he wouldn’t drink that much soda, it’s terrible for you.
(You can read the rest of his statement here.)
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