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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..."



And more on haters today from @DavidKaneda.