Bill Callahan: Grief :: Ken Marino: Socks
Bill Callahan Curates Ken Marino in a Depiction of the Five Stages of Grief - Flaunt
It started with “it was just a goof,” Ken Marino’s motto in The Ten movie. After that everything in my life was “just a goof” for a good year or two. Then came the Party Down incident. An episode where a broken Ken comes out of the kitchen after the party guests are gone. He’s carrying and eating from a tray of leftover canapés, his stupid pink uniform tie slung over his shoulder to keep it clean for a rapidly approaching future day of more soul crushing work. There’s a world of defeat, anger and pain in his face as he, mid-chew, offers the canapés to the person standing next to him. That shot hit me in a place I didn’t know existed—I laughed doubled over for two hours with short breaks to wonder if I’d ever stop laughing. I tried to pull myself together by thinking of unfunny things like puppies being drowned in a sack or Ron White but even that didn’t stop me. I was watching in a cabin in Big Sur. I had taken a tiny, tiny toke of them tweeds six or seven hours earlier. It couldn’t have been that, could it? No, it was all Ken Marino.Those are the two big reasons that come to mind for choosing Ken as the model in this shoot illustrating the five stages of grief as depicted by a professional sock model. Also, John Witherspoon wasn’t available.