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Archive for June, 2009

King of Pop? More like king of popping pills. King of popping young boys in the face with his boner. Thank you, thank you, be sure to tip your waitress, I’ll be here all week. This is obviously fertile comedian territory that has been covered many, many times before. This take by Katt Williams is […]

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Tosh.0 is Funny and Frightening

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Download Daniel Tosh’s CDas MP3s from Amazon The Stranger, Seattle’s beloved, edgy, supergay alternative weekly, just posted a rave about Daniel Tosh’s new Comedy Central show, Tosh.0, and I’m here to hop on the bandwagon with both feet. Tosh is a first-rate stand-up comedian, and his perspective and delivery are perfectly suited for a show […]

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Around the Internet 6/23/2009

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

A brief round-up of recent links from the series of tubes: Passive Aggressive Notes is usually good for a chuckle, and recently this one was especially funny. They’re making an Arrested Development documentary — yay! Here’s a trailer, with clips from some of the many interviews. The Onion AV Club finally catches up on Mr. […]

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Writing for the Stage

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Alex Epstein is a screenwriter who regularly offers writing advice at his blog, Complications Ensue. In a recent entry he talked about writing dialog: When dialog is too logical, it sounds rehearsed, and [the audience] tunes out halfway through even a sentence. When it’s slightly disjointed, they don’t know what’s coming next, so they have […]

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Tackle the Infinite Summer Challenge

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Are you reading anything interesting this summer? If not, consider joining the Infinite Summer Challenge, in which readers from around the world tackle a modern masterpiece by one of America’s greatest authors: Join endurance bibliophiles from around the world in reading Infinite Jest over the summer of 2009, June 21st to September 22nd. A thousand […]

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