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Hey DW!

This is Dan Duddy of Cracked.com! The guy who writes those amazing posts about t-shirts and a bunch of stuff. You might not recognize my name because usually I'm referred to around the office as "wunderkind" or "young Soren Bowie." Anyway, here are my questions for you:

  1. Any advice for someone just starting at Cracked?

  2. It's hard to find comedic novels that are also quality pieces of literature. (perhaps I'm looking in all the wrong places.) Any funny books you'd recommend? (Besides yours of course)

  3. Piggybacking off of question 2, what works and authors do you think informed your own writing? Who was your David Wong when you were starting out?

  4. I'm a big believer of treating writing like a craft and training for it like one would train for a prizefight. What are some fundamental elements of writing that you think are important to work on? Put another way, what is the "speedbag" or "jump rope" of writing if you will?

  5. When I first started, Jack placed a hunting knife on my desk and one on every other intern's desk as well. What does this mean?

  6. How do I get Dan to notice me?

Serious things: You're one of my favorite writers and a big reason I'm so proud to work here. I could go on and on about how much you've inspired me, but I think it would be too sappy for an AMA. Which brings me to my final question. When do we get more after hours?