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Is it possible to do great work without being miserable or insane? Do great artists need messy lives?
I know it’s a cliche question, it’s a cliche idea, but it is what it is.
Tortured lives. Do we need them?
Don’t know the answer. I ask myself the question all the time. Not necessarily because I could stop it. But I do know what’s great about being a creative person or an artist as opposed to an accountant, I mean if you’re an artistic person, whether that’s a writer or painter or stand up comic or poet, whatever it is, that the worst shit you go through is just fodder, it’s just material, it’s fuel for your creativity. It’s some weird gift.
If you’re an accountant, it just makes you blow your brains out.
—  Marc Maron
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“Racism, we are not cured of it,” Obama said. “And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say n—-r in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.”

Obama’s remarks came during an interview out Monday with comedian Marc Maron 

Obama said the N-word — and everyone missed the important point he made about race 

President Obama used the n-word. Given the initial media reactions to his chat with Marc Maron, that might be all you’ve heard about his comments. But the word itself is just one part of a larger and more resonant point — one that offers Americans a unique insight into how the first black president views the issue of race in America.

Racism, we are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say n—r in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.

Obama Visits Marc Maron’s Garage; Cats Annoyed They Were Shut In Bedroom

Marc Maron on when it was all over:

“I cried a little bit, right in front of [my producer] Brendan. It was a weird moment for us, he handled it pretty well. … A crew of people came and they started disassembling the tents that were on my driveway and then all the Secret Service got their stuff and they just were gone, it was all gone. I let my cats out of the bedroom … and they were like, ‘Can we have our house back, please?’”