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Archive for September, 2011

The best non-Charlie joke at the Sheen roast

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

It was of course Jeffrey Ross, as usual, who cleaned up with at least half of the ten best jokes at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen — including the best joke that wasn’t about Charlie:     Knowing the back story helps. Awful? Hilarious? Tasteless? Delicious? Yes, yes, yes, and yes!

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The remarkable power of “Yes!”

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

When my friend Andrew asked if I wanted come to his last-minute feature gig this weekend, my first instinct was to say no. I was exhausted from work and not really in the mood for a long drive to Tacoma.┬áBut the fact that it had been so long since we caught up tipped the scales […]

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