See Louis C.K. & Nick Offerman Star in a Movie Together More Than a Decade Ago

If you were to ask most anyone who their favorite comedic men on television are, the answer would more than likely be a resounding: Louis C.K. and Nick Offerman. And although the two have only become beloved household names in the last two years, they’ve been scrapping their way through the Hollywood rounds for years. If you look back twelve years, you’ll see C.K. was writing and directing movies like Pootie Tang and Offerman was guest starring as Nick the Plumber on Will & Grace (alongside wife Megan Mullally). But even though their meteoric rise seemed happen at the same time, we rarely see the two together. C.K. did play an awkwardly nervous cop who dated Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec for a while, but unfortunately he and Ron Swanson never spent time bonding, drinking scotch or building a boat together.

However, a year before Pootie Tang, in 2000, the two dudes starred in a movie together, simply titled Tuna. The super, super low-budget film directed by Bob Byington (Somebody Up There Loves Me, Harmony and Me) is basically about people just driving around Los Angeles talking in their cars—but still, you’ll have to watch this. And earlier this week, writer of the film Adam DeCoster put the film up on YouTube and now we can all get a look at the young, fresh faces of Offerman and C.K. alongside Jon Glaser, David Krumholtz, and Kevin Corrgian.

Check it out below.

Less Bacon to Feature In Your Artisanal Brunch Drinks In 2013

Yesterday, a report from the United Kingdom-based National Pig Association caused a disturbance in the force, as if a million brunch-goers and Redditors cried out in terror. The industry group predicts an international shortage of pork and bacon, as drought conditions led to a decrease in corn and soybeans, meaning less feed for said pigs, fewer pigs going to market and although the report suggests a potential doubling of pork prices, one ag expert has that number as more of a 3-4% increase. But yeah, less bacon. Chances are, if you’ve seen this story already, it was prefaced on Facebook or Reddit with a resonant “NOOOOOOOOOO!”

Seriously though, think of what this means! Think of the international crisis! Millions of water chestnuts, dates and shrimps will go naked at cocktail parties. That “No Hope, No Jobs, No Cash” meme will fire anew with more pleas that Kevin Bacon does not die. The YouTube fame-hungry legions will have no EpicMealTime upon which to model their bold and innovative web cooking shows. That charcuterie bloody Mary you have been enjoying at the same brunch for two years may become more expensive. No bold entrepreneurs will attempt new pig-centric culinary products that test the limits of American innovation and human consumption, e.g. Baconnaise. And most importantly, how will Ron Swanson take the news?

Although people who want to buy bacon will probably still buy bacon and this all seems a bit alarmist, there are, in the larger scheme of things, actually really important consequences here and we should all have some perspective. Farmers everywhere took a huge hit this summer with the drought. Foods of all kinds will cost more for everyone, which is never a good thing, and it’s easy to just go “NOOOOO!” on Facebook when something like this happens because bacon is like a meme in food form for some reason, but this is actually gonna mess with people’s livelihoods (and yours, too, if bacon is a big part of your consumption and you’re on a strict food budget). We should retain a little perspective here, although worrying about what Ron Swanson will do is acceptable.  

Alright, soapbox moment over. I think we all know who is to blame for this potential shortage. Drought notwithstanding, it’s probably Josh Sankey, that guy who’s been going around the country paying for everything using bacon as currency as a stunt for Oscar Mayer. He’s got stacks on stacks on stacks of bacon and has been making a living selling it off. On the other hand, in the event of a bacon shortage, this is actually genius. He may be able to effectively create a black market for pork products in the event that the shortage is worse than the NPA predicts. Living high on the hog, literally.