As you may or may not know, I have had this hiatus on the horizon since before I joined Barstool at the start of November. Generally, I find it supremely badass to be able to say I’m taking a sabbatical from something, especially as someone who has lived their entire life as a huge pussy. While I’m gone, I’ll be writing on a TBS show called Drop The Mic out here in Los Angeles. There were points where I had reservations about following through with my commitment to work on this show, but both loyalty and following through on my word are of the utmost importance to me, and I think this is going to be a really good opportunity.
It is insane to me how fast the time I have been at Barstool has gone thus far. Since I came on, it’s been a whirlwind, from the original protest video, to the b-boy stances, to the Santa rap, to the porn convention, to the B1G championship game, to the Sirius show, to Angelo Paolantonio, to the inauguration, to Super Bowl week, to Young and Happy, etc., etc., etc., it feels like I’ve done a million things in such a short time. And it has been so fucking fun that I can barely put the thought into words.
The good news is we are going to keep the ball rolling on Young and Happy. We are going to continue to crank it out serially (no Ted Bundy), and, hopefully, me being out here experiencing life differently and meeting all kinds of big, cool, famous people will just make the show that much better. I am very aware of the momentum game at Barstool, and I want to keep harnessing whatever momentum I’ve been building. There’ll be some blogs sprinkled in here and there. Some wild and wacky videos on the weekends. The biggest difference is that I just won’t be in the office every day, which is a bummer, but alas, the big dog has to spread his wings (or some shit like that).
Basically I’m just leaving before everyone starts to turn on me and hate me. I’m cashing out for now with whatever good will I have and I’ll be back in a few weeks to charm everyone all over again with my ugly face and crippling stupidity. I’d say goodbye, but in reality, I’m not GOING anywhere. This is still the freaking internet and I’ll be on this thing every day.