Short films aren’t inherently bad, but to the American public they are inherently uninteresting. It’s a conundrum that in this time of nationwide ADD we are still more likely to watch a three and a half hour movie rather than a three-minute short. The Internet is beginning to change that, but so far, grainy YouTube videos still do better than well-produced short films. But that hasn’t stopped Los Angeles based comedian Chris Mancini from making more than 90 minutes of comedic shorts over the past decade–and asking famous-ish friends like Patton Oswalt and Paul F. Tompkins to star in them. Deborah Netburn reports.