macauly culkin


V.24 No.51 | 12/17/2015

Dryv into my Heart

Jack Dishel (former frontman of the band Stipplicon, lead guitar for The Moldy Peaches, tenor guitarist for Little Joy, and frontman/onlyman of Only Son) just started a new YouTube series called :DRYVRS. The first episode features Macaulay Culkin as the adult version of his most well-known role, Kevin McCallister from the Home Alone series. The show follows Dishel as a regular car service passenger and his encounters with unusual drivers.

In this episode titled Just Me In The House By Myself, Culkin plays a married, grown-up version of Kevin McCallister who doesn’t know how to drive. His wife, who is normally a personal driver, did too much coke the previous night so McCallister is forced to cover for her. After arriving at the destination, Dishel and McCallister are robbed at gun-point, which brings back memories of attempted assailants and burglars for McCallister.

The show is comical and modern. Presented on Youtube, it features the entirely current concept of hiring a personal driver for an "Average Joe" with a smartphone and the weirdness that surrounds that situation. The shots change pace quickly when McCallister gets riled up, so it shows what a frenzy he’s in in comparison to Dishel, whose shots reflect him as composed and calm. It’s about 5 minutes long and definitely worth a watch.