March 6, 2012

Flippin' Our Shades at Daniel Kibblesmith

Daniel Kibblesmith rules. When he's not cracking me up a mile a minute on his Twitter, he's coming up with hilarious stuff as a copywriter for Groupon. He's just naturally funny, which is good news because he's also a comedian! I hear that skill comes in handy for such a thing. He's also Chicago-based which makes my heart swell because as I'll tell anyone who'll listen, I'm from Chicago too. *fistbump* I asked him a few questions about dating and he was a total good sport about the whole thing. See?
Don't you just wanna give him a hug?
1. SK: What's your idea of a perfect date?
DanielThere aren't any good dates, really. Coffee will make you anxious, booze will make you overconfident and sleepy, and men shouldn't drink tea in front of people they're trying to impress. Dinner is way too much pressure, plus who wants to eat an entire meal in front of a stranger; when do you stop and talk? Art museums or movies would be good, except they forbid you from speaking. Going to visit a tree, I guess is fine. A famous tree.

2. SK: What do most guys do wrong when they're out with a girl?
Daniel I can't speak for other guys, they seem to be doing an okay job in spite of themselves. As long as you show up in a collared shirt with a subtle amount of hair product and remember to be "mean" instead of mean, you're basically every guy I ever heard make a girl laugh in Starbucks.

3. SK: What's the worst thing a girl can do on a date?
DanielSay yes. If a guy asks a girl out in a nebbish way and it seems like he expects you to say no, you should call his bluff. His broken mind will then be forced to cobble together something resembling romance. Worst-case scenario, you get an anecdote about the guy you said yes to because he was "different than the other guys" you've dated, but who then showed up on your doorstep with an ornately wrapped box containing an actual puppy. Guys who are different are different for a reason. Also, the real worst-case scenario is that you get murdered, but that's true of everything. 
4. SK: Tell us a secret!
DanielI just got my first v-neck tee. It's going okay. 
5. SK: What advice would you give a younger version of yourself about dating?
Daniel You could probably meet a lot of girls by stopping 9/11. 
6. SK: What would you put on a mix tape for a girl that you liked?
Daniel Nothing says, "I have no idea how to approach you," like a barely audible Neutral Milk Hotel bootleg where you can hear someone's dog in the background. Either that or a They Might Be Giants song written for children in 2009 but, hey, it reminded me of you.
Follow him on Twitter @Kibblesmith and be sure to peep his online comic "Hey, Ghost" too. Do it! This guy's a riot!


Mike said...

Please tell me you saw the episode of Millionaire Matchmaker with him on it. He was so "lost puppy" funny on there lol.

Anna said...

I totally saw that episode! He was adorable in it.

Anonymous said...

I'm a good judge of funny. But I didn't think Daniel was all that funny.

Anonymous said...

I also saw that episode, I kinda fell in love with his nerdy artist guy thing he had going on. BTW I liked the beard and orange hoodie! I would date the before him anyday.

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