Splitsider

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Parks & Rec's Harris Wittels on Humblebrags and Internet Comments

This AV Club interview with Parks & Recreation writer Harris Wittels delves into the genesis of the Humblebrag Twitter account, back in the day when each retweet was accompanied by a “Hey guys, if you’re gonna brag, don’t be humble about it!” I can see why he shortened it. That's 57 characters right there. Wittels also talks about getting his first job on The Sarah Silverman Program at 22 and getting manhandled at a Phish concert for quietly peeing by a guy having a bad trip. Been there, am I right?