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Well my friends, the cold cruel world remains stubbornly insistent that “I’m busy writing dick jokes!” doesn’t excuse me from paying my bills. I know, right?! It seems unfair that I missed out on being a Court Jester for some inbred Royal Patron, back in the day (followed by wenching it up by night1). Business […]

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Having spent the past year as an aspiring — fancytalk for unpaid — stand-up comedian, with only a part-time job during the day, the only medical plan I had was “take an aspirin, rub some dirt on it, and stop being such a pussy.” So I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Washington State has […]

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This blog needs a laxative

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

There’s this weird psychological phenomenon that happens to me, when I haven’t blogged for a while, wherein writing the next blog post seems to become more and more difficult as time goes on. I feel increasingly compelled to offer up a really good reason for my absence from blogging, and it also feels like I […]

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U-S-A! U-S-A!

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Bald eagle in Edmonds: actual photo For the last month there’s been a small group of bald eagles hanging around in the city where I both work (at my day job) and live. I am actually staring out the window at one, right now, as I type this. It’s perched on one of those wooden […]

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Totally awesome placeholder post

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Como estan, beetches? Nice to see you again. I’m working on several new posts, but none of them are quite ready for prime time. Here’s a preview of what I’ll be talking about in the coming days: How to work a two-percenter into an act — Remember how I said that two-percenters are strictly for […]

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