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Archive for July, 2009

Jimmy Carr opening for Louis CK

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

I realize that my earlier post was pretty insubstantial, and I feel kind of bad about it. Hence, a second post tonight. I was about to quietly go to sleep when I saw this pass across my twitstream: : wow. I would have paid many non-extant moneys to be at a show of Jimmy Carr […]

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Conan is a Genius: Shatner on Palin

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Stupid Hulu won’t let me embed the video, so you have to click through to see one of Conan’s most inspired pieces of performance art. Absolutely brilliant.

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The Rules of Sport

Monday, July 27th, 2009

I know I said I’d have another stand-up comedy topic today. Sorry. Blame Andrew. Do you ever wonder how to qualify something as a sport? Wonder no longer. These are The Rules of Sport, tried and true, passed on for years and utterly infallible. There are four Rules: Features a contested object of possession. Athletic […]

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Movie Review Weekend

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

I saw some movies this weekend: The Hurt Locker – Absolutely riveting, and totally immersive in a way I can’t recall since Black Hawk Down. It’s one of the rare action movies that remembers that all good stories come from character first. One minor point: the advertising of various big-name actors in this movie is […]

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One for the Warcraft Nerds

Friday, July 24th, 2009

It’s time once again for the annual Comic-Con, which is not about the comedian type of comics; it’s more like the ultimate Star Trek Convention for nerds of every nerdly variety. It also means that geeks everywhere are leaking into their superhero Underoos over the latest strategic leaks from the marketing departments of enormous corporate […]

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