that me kubrick box set
“The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, of course, begin life with an untarnished sense of wonder, a capacity to experience total joy at something as simple as the greenness of a leaf; but as they grow older, the awareness of death and decay begins to impinge on their consciousness and subtly erode their joie de vivre, their idealism — and their assumption of immortality.
As a child matures, he sees death and pain…
a very strange balance of sweet and satirical that only john mulaney could pull off. despite being parody, it never needlessly punches down, especially so against its genre.
i think mister rogers would’ve liked this special, and i don’t think there’s anything else i could say to top that.