Brainstorm: From HorribleSketch

10/12/2011 · 89 comments

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Alicia and I had a very tough time thinking up what we were going to do for our first video.

This is the aftermath of the worst writer’s block ever.

No one got hurt–we promise. And unless your boss is the most awesome person ever, this is probably not the best to watch at work. Otherwise, ENJOY MOTHERFUCKERS.

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Have you ever gotten writer’s block? How did you deal?

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From HoodyHoo: “Random Twatwaffle: “Oh, I look so fat in these pants!”
What They WANT to Hear: “No, you look great!”
What Hoody SAYS: “It’s not the pants. Whore.”

Tazer WP October 12, 2011 at 1:09 am

Well, I’ve never dealt with writer’s block like that…

You whores. :-D
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

It’s more fun when it’s with Crown Royal.

Tazer WP October 12, 2011 at 1:14 am

I think the best part was you licking the blood off of your arm, Noa, Just sayin’
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

It was mint-flavored. It tasted delicious!

Alicia October 12, 2011 at 1:39 am
We’re also on funnyordie. Since I almost died for this film…you guys should vote, comment, like, unlike, hate, or shit on our video. It’s okay, we except all attitudes.

Alicia October 12, 2011 at 1:41 am

Damn it! I meant accept… It’s late and I have brain damage.

Dani October 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

Don’t you hate that? Every once in a while my die-hard California-ness will take over my sleep addled brain and I’ll type “fill” instead of “feel”… Or I’ll actually SAY it… “I fill rillyyyyyyy tired…” And my husband, who is an asshole most of the time, will say, “RILLYYYYY, Dani? How do you SPELL THAT?”



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Noa October 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

That happened to me last week where Adrian, instead of just reading my post before it went up, began to correct all my tired spelling mistakes. Of which there were 30.

Mandi E. October 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Do you remember the TV show Daria? Because I totally read that in the voice of the “Puh-rezident of the Fashin Cuh-lub.”

Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Daria is amazing. Thank you for reminding me of how awesome it is, and Dani, by extension.

Noa October 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

AH! Yes–FOD. Right now we’re at 100% funnay!

Miss Sassy Pants October 12, 2011 at 2:44 am

Is that Crown Royale? I admire your class.

Whenever I get writer’s block I drop acid and chase midgets.

But hey, that’s just me.
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

I….I want to go through that with you.

Front Desk Ninja October 12, 2011 at 3:13 am

Best Thing Ever To Blare At Work:
This video.

I may be out of a job in the morning, because, of COURSE my manager’s pastor is staying here tonight, and he had an inkling for some chips…
Whatever. Worth it.

I also admire your straw in the Crown Royale moment. It really does add some class to the joint.

Oh, and on a completely I promise I’m serious note:
I LOVE THE KITCHEN IN THE BACKGROUND. And am officially jealous
and would possibly offer to bake dozens and thousands of goods if I could live in a kitchen like that because ohmygodpleasepleaseplease.

Noa October 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

I also love my kitchen! I love it mostly because the sink is large enough for me to sit in!

Leslie October 12, 2011 at 4:44 am

Noa I have long admired you, your writing style, and the fact that you have nicknamed yourself dangerballs. Now I find out you are also hot? Crap. Between you and Hannah Hart from My Drunk Kitchen, it’s like I don’t even want to be married anymore.

Except I do love my kid. And (mostly) my husband. But still keep being amazing.
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

I will do my best to continue to seduce you.

Havilah October 12, 2011 at 7:25 am

First thing that popped into my head at 0:54, “Oh my god, she has a Wolpertinger!”, then, “I’m such a nerd for thinking that.”
Writer’s block is a horrible thing, most of the time. Other times, it has led me to take my writing down an entirely different venue & I loved it! :)

Noa October 12, 2011 at 9:59 am

Alicia is the source of all things cool.

Alicia October 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

I wish it was a wolpertinger, but it has no wings…so it’s just a normal :( . It is a piggy bank though. We have to make good use of mystical creatures.

Alicia October 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

*normal jackalope. Damn my iPhone and it’s ability to screw up everything I type!!!

Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm

iPhones will ruin your life. Mine, for a time, thought every time I typed smile, I meant S&M.

Havilah October 13, 2011 at 8:58 am

I had sadly noticed it wasn’t quite a wolpertinger after I commented… maybe it had its wings clipped?

Dani October 12, 2011 at 7:45 am

I may need to get a job just so that I can play this video at work. Seriously.

When I get writer’s block I, too, drink Crown Royale from the bottle with a straw while sitting cross legged on the kitchen counter. Or, at least I will… in the future.
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Dani October 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

Oh… and I look almost obnoxiously cute while doing it.

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Noa October 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

I’ll need photos.

Noa October 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

To be clear, I’m actually sitting inside my own sink. It’s like being hugged by a Transformer.

Dani October 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I just this moment experienced my first bout of Sink Envy. I’ve never wanted a penis (sorry, Freud) but I desperately, DESPERATELY want to sit in that sink.

I wonder what that says about me as a person..
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Freud would be sweating.

Leauxra October 12, 2011 at 7:52 am

Writers block sucks big hairy donkey dicks. Seriously. I will generally just start vomiting onto paper with crappy stream of consciousness drivel for an hour. Something will surface. If not, I pretend I didn’t want to write, I have never aspired to write, and I watch Star Trek, The Original Series straight through while getting as drunk as possible and eating junk food.
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

I watch 19 hours of SNL in a row and drink crown through a crazy straw.

What I mean to say is, I’m responsible. October 12, 2011 at 8:07 am


That’s one way to handle it….I personally just bang my head against the wall until I either pass out or an idea pops in there. Either way it’s usually better in the morning. Except for the headache. That sucks… recently posted..Marinara X2…

Noa October 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

I think you’d do well with a bottle of Crown for that headache.

wicked opinion October 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

So…wait. I thought having a blog was kinda like sucking your own dick.
You do it because YOU CAN.
No one really wants to see that. It’s awkward and can’t be unseen. Or it’s awesome. Depends on your audience, really.
You certainly don’t HAVE to. Maybe once a week?
Don’t tell your family – they’ll want to see it. You think I’m kidding?
It only feels good to you and is therefore completely selfish.

I’ve been doing it wrong all this time. Pass the Crown Royal please.
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

I don’t know what happened in this comment, but I have a feeling I should be aroused by it.

ColinP October 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

(insert choking noises here)

Wow, that was awesome. I especially loved the awkward patting at the end. Genius! Genius I say!
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

Thank you!

Seriously, don’t drink things when you watch Alicia’s videos. You will die.

Alicia October 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

Our videos almost killing people at their computers probably isn’t a good start for us, but that’s okay because I have an underground safehouse in Russia.

ColinP October 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Well it wouldn’t be good for repeat business, but it would lead to a hell of a tag line. Our videos kill, literally.
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

To be able to say that may be my new life goal.

-Vince October 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

That is exactly how “drawing a blank” worked in Architecture school. You stare at the SIX SQUARE FEET of blank paper and go crazy. Except replace the giant kitchen knife with x-acto blades, and crack with aerosol adhesives.

Noa October 12, 2011 at 10:08 am

Adrian’s an architect as well, and he said, oddly enough, the very same thing about it.

There’s clearly an architecture drug ring that I don’t know about.

Alicia October 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

I studied college students for this film. Particularly my interior design friends; who all happen to own exacto knives that they think of using on themselves frequently during finals.

-Vince October 12, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Yup. It’s a fun place to reside. Some things that have come from drawing a blank:
x-acto darts
midnight wiffle ball
Drinking in the afternoon (cheers)
Oh… And some of my best work.

-Vince October 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm
Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Amazing. Wow.

-Vince October 13, 2011 at 6:27 am

Thank you.

-Vince October 13, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Ps… Let’s Go Caps!

Jaime October 12, 2011 at 10:49 am

that’s totally how I want to act when I’m stuck on a homework problem….. EXACTLY!
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:41 pm

You probably have a shitload of gauze then.

Poppie October 12, 2011 at 10:54 am

I just spit out some of my Diet Coke. I wish it was Crown Royal.

Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:41 pm

No one’s stopping you from mixing that shit up! It’s more fun that way.

iampisspot October 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm


You two ladies are HOT and FUNNY.

I fucking hate the pair of you.
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Alicia October 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Thank you! I just read your post about E.T… I feel the exact same about that movie! My brothers tortured me with an E.T. Doll. I eventually got the courage to get on the E.T. ride at universal studios. I still wake in the middle of the night to look out my window and see a baseball roll out of my garage.

iampisspot October 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I’m totally glad it ain’t just me with the E.T fear…

Keep going with the videos!!
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Thank you–I promise not to scare either of you with ET.

addtova October 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

aaaaaaaaamazing. that is all.
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Why thank you, Tova.

Misty October 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Um, I’m just not sure why you didn’t go with the Monkey Penis idea. That has gold written all over it!!

Go with your gut, Noa. Go with your gut.
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Carrie - Cannibalistic Nerd October 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm

A monkey penis that literally has gold written all over it. BAM – video number 2.
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Misty October 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Like Gold Finger, but with less Pussy and Sean Connery But with more monkey penises!
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm

I’m taking notes. This is gold. Literally.

Mandi E. October 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I ignored my blog for the better part of a year due to a combination of writer’s block of the mental kind and writer’s block of the cock blocking kind that can only happen when your job takes over life. When I finally got tired of people asking me “Why don’t you ever post anymore?” I resolved to get over it by any means necessary. Sadly, the bottle of Jack Daniels and a straw approach did not work for me. Maybe it actually needs to be Crown Royal. (I’ll give that a try next time- my husband needs a new purple bag for his nerdy collection of D-20s anyway.)

In the end, I just picked the person that bugs me the most and just started writing long-winded hate mail to them. Wouldn’t you know it? By the time I’d found 16 different ways to call him a syphillitic, skank-mangling, wank blanket, the creative juices were unstoppable.
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm

There’s nothing that heals quite like hate.

Mandi E. October 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Hate is a strong word. It would also imply that I’d care one way or another if he *did* actually acquire the first ever lethal case of (righteously deserved) herpes. Strictly allegory. Based on someone I once knew. That isn’t someone I particularly like.

Some people are just hateable, dammit! Wait, is hateable a word? Fuggit. It is now!
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Alexandra October 12, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Yes, Noa,
you are most definitely funnier than my gramma.

Woman, you NEVER have an off day.
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm


Big words coming from you, lady. Thank you.

Angie October 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm

I laughed, I cried, I probably peed myself a little. What?

Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Thanks, Angie!

Johi October 12, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Nice use of a straw.
Have you ever tried Crown Royal with Hansen’s Raspberry soda? It is sooo good.

All I need to do when I get a case of writer’s block is hang out with my husband. He is a wealth of material, because, let’s face it, who else says shit like “You really caught a tiger by the tail!” or “She’s as reliable as a screen door on a submarine.” in real life? No one under the age of 85, except my husband.
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Noa October 12, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Your husband sounds like a fun version of an old southern granny.

And I really love that. And am totally jealous. All Adrian does is call whatever he’s fixing, “her.”

He named it, “Her”
I named it, “The triumph of the seas.”

He named them “her”
I named them “The goddamn photos”

Dani October 13, 2011 at 9:29 am

I had a cockatiel living in my house for 12 very long, loud, and messy years that I called “The stupid bird.” One day, when I was at work, my son called and informed me, very mournfully, “Charlie died.”

I instantly panicked… even though for the life of me I couldn’t think of anyone I knew named Charlie. I was all, “Oh my GOD! How! HOW DID CHARLIE DIE!!???”

My son: “I don’t know… probably because he was old. He was dead on the bottom of the cage when I came out to the living room.”

Me: “You mean The Stupid Bird? The Stupid Bird’s name was CHARLIE?”

Seriously… I had no idea. I suck.

(Sorry… I don’t know why I went off on this tangent. I guess I was identifying a little too much with Adrian.)
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Jen October 13, 2011 at 11:40 am

When I get writer’s block I call a couple of my homies. Guaranteed one of them is going to say something so epically fucking stupid that it bears repeating. Or else I just cruise around P-Town. There is no dearth of snark in my town, yo.

For the record, my boss thought the video was awesome. I <3 my boss. She is one crazy bitch.
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Noa October 19, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Only you would have the best boss ever.

Susan, Super Earthling October 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Hilarious! Whenever I get writer’s block (I write erotic romance as Daisy Dexter Dobbs) I switch to my Super Earthling alter ego and immerse myself in creating humorous artwork for my illustrated blog. Switching helps bring mental clarity & increase my creativity.

Over the years I’ve also learned to pay attention and really listen to the characters running around inside my head (if you’re a writer, you’ll understand) because they’ll usually help yank me out of my writer’s block by proposing valuable ideas.

Yes, I know it probably sounds a wee bit um…eccentric (nicer way of saying “crazy”). But what can I say? The mind of a creative person is generally a screwy thing to behold. We only pretend to be normal.
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Alicia October 13, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I agree with everything you said. I have characters who talk to me all the time. I generally like to talk to myself in the mirror or in my car. Then I’ll switch to talking to the characters in my head. Most people call it schizophrenia…I call it the thing that helps me be an artist. Haha

bschooled October 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Do you have any idea how much I adore you? Not in a creepy “To Catch A Predator” way, but in a “I’m staying at my mother’s house and her internet is so shitty that I was only able to see the first two minutes of this awesomeness and now I have to call my friend and ask her if I can watch it at her house because if I don’t I might end up going to jail for smothering my mother with a pillow because her fucking stupid-ass Internet fucked up my whole night” way.

So yeah, that basically sums it up.

Anyway, I’m off to call a friend, stay tuned for a follow-up declaration of adoration.

Noa October 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I really really hope it lived up to your hopes.

bschooled October 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I know this is late, but turns out while I could watch it from my friends’ house, I couldn’t comment. Also, I spent the next week and a half in a drunken stupor.

Long story short? My writer’s block idolizes your writer’s block.
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natalie October 13, 2011 at 8:23 pm

monkey penis…all i’ve got monkey penis! awesome.
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Noa October 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

That’s where my brain goes in almost every situation.

elizabeth- flourishinprogress October 13, 2011 at 9:10 pm

You had writer’s block even after drinking Crown Royal?? holy fuck, it musta been pretty bad.

How about a self-harm because of drugs awareness video. That way, everyone gets to use their idea and no one kills each other. Which, I’m just going to assume, is a real possibility after watching that video.

Also, y’all are good looking. I just had to throw it in there. But I’m married, so don’t get any ideas.
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Noa October 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I’m only making these videos so you’ll finally love me and want to have sex with me. Did the blood do it for ya?

Klara October 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

very professional (technically) and very funny! what was the blood made from? ketchup? i like it really, it made my days. big ups girlz!
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Alicia October 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Thank you! We used stage blood that came in my Ben Nye theater makeup kit. I also used the cheapo blood you can get at any Halloween store.

Noa October 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Alicia is the fucking boss with all her cool technical ability. I’m so fucking proud of her. I’m like a creepy sister.

Alicia October 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I’ve always wanted a creepy sister :'(

Noa October 19, 2011 at 9:23 pm


Wait. That’s not what I was supposed to say, right?

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