June 23, 2018

Just saw Paula Poundstone @ The Chevalier in Medford. "Electing Trump is to America what 'Beaching Themselves' is to Whales" and "Sir, all your honking and yelling is doing nothing to improve my driving skills" - thanks Cathleen who skipped Melissa and me the tix!

June 22, 2018

hey kids remember the 90s? 'cuz Melissa says this shirt sure does

Consider the Lobster (as a potentially immortal being that made a deal with devil)
The idea of a graffiti robot is kinda brilliant

June 21, 2018

What's on the Voyager Probe Golden Record?
"Is depression funny?"
"Oh, I think it's hilarious. I really think it's funny. I am not interested in well-adjusted people because they just don't know they're depressed yet. I'm a snob about depression, I think we are superior. I honestly do. I think our brains are more developed and it's... and it's a burden."
--Jen Kirkman answering John Moe on his The Hilarious World of Depression podcast. Funny hearing about her being panicked by low flying aircraft in the 80s, like I was, assuming they were the harbinger of nuclear doom. (I got over the fear on my own years before my buddy Mike pointed hey, ICBMs travel MUCH faster than the speed of sound, you'd never hear 'em comin'.)
¡7 Trombones for niños y niñas! is a fundraiser I started on FB...

Had a lovely gig playing for Make Music Boston which JP Honk, which I think is always on the solstice. Knowing it was the longest day of the year, and thinking about how June has kind of slipped by, reminded me of this poem:
Before long the end
Of the beginning
Begins to bend
To the beginning
Of the end you live
With some misgivings
About what you did.
--Samuel Menashe

June 20, 2018

Blender of Love

from this tweet, The result of taking a panorama while rolling down a hill

June 19, 2018

On our asses in the Jackpot. (and more)
Happy Juneteenth Everyone.

June 18, 2018

Hank Azaria on his voices. Man, I love voicework. I don't have a careful enough ear to be good at accents, but putting on voices is such a good way for even wannabe funny guys like me to temporarily change persona...

June 17, 2018

With the caveats that IQ tests are problematic, I made a potentially reusable tool to put state data on a USA map, seeding it with Inc.'s We Compared the Average IQ Scores in All 50 States, and the Results Are Eye-Opening.

Because I am a partisan jerk, I was curious if it would reflect the political divisions of our nation. Nope, though there is a maybe even more problematic latitude correlation.