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Blizzard Limo selfshot

We received over a foot of snow yesterday. And yet, as seen on the streets of snowy Chicago last night:

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A Wordsmith in East Lansing Makes College Gameday

#insultofchampions

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Crocodile Lounge

Despite a last minute venue problem, my brother/hero Scott Piebenga has rescheduled our Piebenga Plumbing show tomorrow (Friday Aug 8th) from it’s usual time and location to 9pm at the Crocodile Lounge, 1540 N. Milwaukee Ave right here in Chicawgo. Saved from disaster! Improv! Huzzah!

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This is fascinating

Which domestic league is best represented in the World Cup as it progresses? Feast your eyes!

Highly clickable.

 

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Google Considers Me Apoplectic

Lest why else would they publish this:

That is my Christian name.

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Excerpts from two separate voicemails from strangers in Boca Raton for a person named Neal, left for my roommate, whose name also happens to be Neal:

Hey Neal, this is your brothers. Got your text message last night…

Hey Neal, the beach is calling, we hope you’re on your way…..

 

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Something Enjoyable These Days

Any chance you get to see Patrick Raynor improvise, take it. He always plays the truth, gives generously onstage, and his eyes are always reveal a locked-in character. I find it something enjoyable these days!

http://ioimprov.com/chicago/performers/patrick-raynor

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The Verbatim Info Summary of “It’s A Wonderful Life” on my cable:

It’s A Wonderful Life
7:00pm – 10:00pm

A banker goes back in time.

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Uncle Dan story

This is my version of a story my Uncle Dan tells:

 

The old man sat in the garage when he didn’t want to be around his wife. Which was always. When my Uncle Dan was a kid, he would help out around the house, doing odd jobs, picking up heavy-ish things. Primarily it was a chance for his mom to get him out of her hair under the thin pretense of Christian charity. So he was sent across the street, more out of convenience and guilt than for any practical purpose.

One afternoon he was in the kitchen, helping the old lady wash and dry dishes after baking. Once everything was toweled and put away, she cut a slice of pie from the tin, plated it with a fork, and asked Uncle Dan to take it out to the old man.  He was in the garage, as usual. Continue reading

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Real Life Is Funnier Than Comedy Programs

This was on the USS Rock N Roll Blog Montag:

One of my favorite improv class platitudes is “be real,” because the funniest moments in all of our lives come when we’re not trying, and real life just happens.

Aspects of it are tragic, but there is a tremendous amount of comedy in last week’s early morning escapade by Delmon Young. He is a left fielder for the Detroit Tigers. Five hours after arriving in New York for a series with the Yankees, Young was arrested by the police in baffling situation outlined here.

The long and the short of it are summed up in the first two paragraphs:

Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young has been arrested on a hate-crime harassment charge after police say he attacked a group of men and yelled anti-Semitic epithets.

Police say Young was standing outside of the Hilton New York, not far from Times Square. A group of about four Chicago tourists staying there was approached by a panhandler wearing a yarmulke. Continue reading

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