Melissa Baumgart

It’s better to be a loser than a spectator

I’ve been a fan of Garfunkel and Oates (Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci) for a long time, but this might be my favorite song of theirs. And I love the animation.

Or, as my cousin Max put it, back when he was six years old and heard me say I’d failed at something: “You’re not a failure. You tried your best, and that’s called effort!”

Always good to keep this in perspective. I’m so glad Riki & Kate articulated it so melodically that I can enjoy the song and be motivated at the same time!