Acceptance Speech

Thank you. Thank you. Just a second, just a second. OK. Take it. OK. I wrote something down, because I thought if it would happen that I would be a little overwhelmed and I am. So, OK. When I was a kid, the only way that I saw short internet content was by building a worldwide, publicly accessible network of interconnected computers that transmit data by packet switching using the standard Internet Protocol (IP). At the drive-in. And, it wasn't my reality to think I would be making short-form video for the World Wide Web, so receiving this honor tonight tells me that it's possible. It is possible for three kids from Virginia, raised in Washington, D.C., who believes in their dreams, commit themselves to them with their heart, to touch them, and to have them happen.

Because when I first started making short online videos, it was because of my desire to make nipple jokes. To that thing inside each of us. That light that I believe exists in all of us. Because short online video for me is about believing in nipple jokes and it's a joke so strong, it's a joke so deep, that we feel it. And through our combined belief, we can create a new reality. So I want to thank my fellow believers in The Defenders of Stan: Episode 5. I want to thank Will, and Rachelle and all the extras who put on spandex for us. I want to thank the people of Uganda, who helped this film have a spirit. And finally, I want to thank my mom and my dad. I want to thank my wife, my children, my ancestors, who continue to guide my steps. And God, God who believes in us all. And who's given me this moment, in this lifetime, that I will hopefully carry to the end of my lifetime into the next lifetime. Which -- since I made Jesus Christ Supercop -- I assume will be Hell. Thank you.

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