In both his comedy and his writing, Hill masters this kind of arrested-development schtick. A recurring theme is an excessive preoccupation with sex. One of the best blurbs on Tasteful Nudes comes from fellow-comedian Chris Elliot: "Not only did Tasteful Nudes take me on an emotional journey through the seedy underbelly of Dave Hill’s life, but it also introduced me to a whole new slew of colorful and imaginative euphemisms for my pud." Like the best comedy, it can be unsettling, and it works because it contrasts so perfectly with the aura of unironic sweetness that Hill can't help projecting.
Fans of trash TV and treasured literature convene to celebrate 'Slaughterhouse 90210's third anniversary
The concept of Maris Kreizman's tumblr, Slaughterhouse 90210, which celebrated its third anniversary last night at the Housing Works bookstore with a set of hilarious readings, is fairly simple: Kreizman pairs screen grabs of television shows—from the acclaimed ("Mad Men") to the ironically beloved ("Jersey Shore")—with quotes from great literary works.