Christian Lander and Kat Williams
When he found out that I was spending a lot of time working online, a friend of mine directed me to this (long) video of Christian Lander speaking at Google. Points of interest for me:
Google has a video series called Talks@Google, in which great people talk about their work.
Christian Lander's Stuff White People Like Blog was less than six months from anonymous concept to web-wide sensation he went to wordpress.com after having a funny instant messager conversation on January 18; he speaks at Google, published book in hand, on July 17. Unbelievable.
He lived with the lead singer of The Arcade Fire while at college.
After experiencing a lot of backlash for "selling out" aka monetizing his work a friend of his referred him to comedian Kat Williams discussing "haters" on youtube here and here (don't go if you don't like profanity). My favorite line:
"...sit back there and say my hair ain't luxurious when you know it is..."