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Partying sorority girls do something clever that a lot of us should emulate, is an actual sentence that I just typed. It’s true, though: when they go fratting they’ll bring a cheap digital camera,1 and make a point of taking periodic snapshots in order to memorialize the carefree fun of being young, blackout drunk, and surrounded by rich handsome rapists.

Even for those of us who lack the glowing, pulsating, infectious crotch colonies of a pledge sister, it’s nice to have a photographic record of where we’ve been and what/who we’ve done.

For example, on Tuesday I was at the Royal Lounge Comedy Night down in Washington state’s capital city, Olympia.2 I’m grateful to MC Manus  and other impromptu praghotographers who helped me memorialize some fun that I had already forgotten about the very next day.

The first was my triumphant discovery of The Evergreen State College Most Granola Hipster Couple Ever. Behold…

Evergreen State undergrad, or long-haul trucker?

HIM: Long-haul trucker, or irony-drenched undergrad?

HER: Getting slightly more of my personal attention

I enjoy talking to people after comedy shows because I can usually get away with saying some pretty outrageous shit, as long as I immediately play it off with “Ha ha, joking! Comedy guy!” This one was taken after a frank observation about their collective grooming:

Hottie granola girl reacts to my jokes

All I said was that if they look down during sex, it must look like
the banging together of two giant tumbleweeds

Good times. So try to bring a cheap camera to your shows, is my point. I’ll bolster it soon with part 2, from that gig, once I’ve figured out which photos won’t irrevocably damage the lives of everyone involved.

  1. Why not just use a phone? Because your phone is actually important and shouldn’t get beer dumped on it or be grabbed and passed around by strangers for an hour. I’m talking about cameras, btw, not sorority girls. []
  2. Olympia is the state of Washington capital city, and that’s capital with an “a”. It contains the government’s capitol building, which is capitol with an “o.” The reason for this is that English is a fucking mess. []
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    2 Responses to “The Most Hipster Granola Couple Ever (Royal Lounge Olympia Stand-up, part 1/2)”

    1. […] a cheap digital camera to your shows, a recommendation that I bolstered by making fun of some Evergreen State hippies. This is Part 2, which shares several photos from the night and skips any attempt to be […]

      Picking girls up after the show (Olympia, part 2) | Creating a Comic

    2. […] a cheap digital camera to your shows, a recommendation that gave me an excuse to make fun of some Evergreen State hippies. This is Part 2, which shares several photos from the night and skips any attempt to be […]

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