toyahsworld asked: What is your favorite drink (alcoholic and non alcoholic)?
Beer and scotch.
Right now on the beer front I’m all about Allagash Curieux. I like bourbon-brewed beers and Imperial Stouts.
As far as scotch goes, I like Lagavulin if I’m celebrating with money I don’t actually have and Laphroaig.
My favorite DRINK is an Old Fashioned. Bourbon over Rye.
Anonymous asked: Wait a minute. Is DOB an ODB reference? IS THIS A HAPPY ACCIDENT OR A FORTUITOUS COINCIDENCE?
It wasn’t a reference. My name is legitimately Daniel O’Brien. I used to tend bar in college and the waitresses took to calling me DOB (pronounced Dee Oh Bee) because it was the kind of place where almost everyone had a nickname, for whatever reason, and when I started writing for Cracked I brought that nickname over, calling myself ‘DOB’ whenever I wrote about myself as a character. I’m stoked I share letters with ODB, because I’m a giant Wu Tang fan [and ODB in particular was one of the most ridiculous, cartoonish people ever] but obviously that’s just a random stroke of luck.
Apart from waitresses seven years ago, most people don’t call me DOB. Some friends call me Daniel (my preference), most call me Danobrien, all one word, most call me Dan and a few in California call me Big Dragon, for reasons I don’t feel warrant explanation.
NOT-FUN OR WEIRD FACT: Obsessive Pop Culture Disorder was ALMOST called Dissections, Observations and Bullshittery with Daniel O’Brien, because I was briefly into the idea of doing a show called “DOB with DOB,” but ultimately decided against it.
girlfan asked: Dude, what was that song playing at the end when you and clone you were dancing? Also, I love you!
Shimmy Shimmy Ya by Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
WEIRD FACT: The ending in question (from this episode) was written about seven or eight years ago, before OPCD existed and before I was even making videos professionally for Cracked.com. I was a college student who wasn’t making ANY videos who idly thought “OH! I should have a news show where all of the other correspondents are clones of me, so I would cut away to ‘Now with weather, let’s go to Me. Hi, Me.’ ‘Thanks, Me!’ And then at the end of one of the episodes one of the Daniels mimes playing the opening piano part of Shimmy Shimmy Ya, and the other one gets excited and then they dance while credits roll.”
Like that was written when I still thought I would go to medical school and had no idea I’d end up anywhere in the entertainment industry. I don’t know. Believe in yourself?
Anonymous asked: Hi Dan, I really liked your book and the Cracked videos you've been writing/creating lately, but I miss your Friday columns. Are you ever going to go back to being a regular Cracked columnist or are you just too busy with other projects? P.S. You are awesome.
Thanks for the kind words! Unfortunately, my other responsibilities at Cracked make it impossible to keep up a weekly column-writing schedule. That column was a fun little playground for me and I loved having a regular spot, but I won’t say that it was the BEST thing for my general anxiety. I miss it, but if I still had to do a weekly column on top of all other responsibilities I’m pretty sure my brain would leak out of my butt.
The BEST thing about me not having a weekly column is that we’ve been able to bring a bunch new columnists into the fold and I’m super stoked to watch them all grow and challenge themselves. There’s an energy and hunger inherent to being a new columnist (Kathy Benjamin, Cezary Jan Struciewiscz, JF Sargent, Winston Rowntree, Pauli Poisuo, C. Coville, Luis Prada and an even larger list of roving columnists like Jason Iannone and Mark Hill) that’s really exciting to me. Keep an eye on ‘em, because they’re all doing some pretty cool stuff.
P.S. YOU are awesome.
Just Googled “dog dressed as Winter Soldier” and got no useful image results. This is the angriest I’ve been at Google since that time I searched for Patrick Stewart in a dress.
There was a time when it seemed like no matter what thought I had, someone had already made a meme, gif or blog post about it somewhere on the internet. Legitimately worried that the internet is growing up and I’m not. I mean I’m fine being the guy who dresses his dog up like the Winter Soldier tonight, I’m okay with that, it’s just scary being such a visionary/trailblazer, I guess.
Old Man: Oh! Business today?
Man in Suit: Business everyday.