I have no discipline for a regular blog. So this is mostly a place for me to reblog stuff I like from my comedian pals, recipes, D&D, comics, general nerderymusic, and the occasional political rant.

13th August 2012

Photo reblogged from PREMIUM FISHER with 12,247 notes

mattfisher:

My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court
I’ve been sending out some impertinent tweets about Progressive Insurance lately, but I haven’t explained how they pissed me off. So I will do that here as succinctly as possible. There’s a general understanding that says, “insurance companies— oh they’re awful,” but since Progressive turned their shit hose on my late sister and my parents, I’ve learned some things that really surprised me.
I’ll try to cleave to the facts. On June 19, 2010, my sister was driving in Baltimore when her car was struck by another car and she was killed. The other driver had run a red light and hit my sister as she crossed the intersection on the green light.

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Reblog this, speak out about this, and exercise financial pressure on the corporate goons and lawyers that make gross inhuman decisions like these.  Don’t buy Progressive insurance.  If you already have Progressive, take your business elsewhere.  Don’t support a company that is willing to defend a murderer b/c it’s cheaper than doing the right thing.

mattfisher:

My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court

I’ve been sending out some impertinent tweets about Progressive Insurance lately, but I haven’t explained how they pissed me off. So I will do that here as succinctly as possible. There’s a general understanding that says, “insurance companies— oh they’re awful,” but since Progressive turned their shit hose on my late sister and my parents, I’ve learned some things that really surprised me.

I’ll try to cleave to the facts. On June 19, 2010, my sister was driving in Baltimore when her car was struck by another car and she was killed. The other driver had run a red light and hit my sister as she crossed the intersection on the green light.

Read More

Reblog this, speak out about this, and exercise financial pressure on the corporate goons and lawyers that make gross inhuman decisions like these.  Don’t buy Progressive insurance.  If you already have Progressive, take your business elsewhere.  Don’t support a company that is willing to defend a murderer b/c it’s cheaper than doing the right thing.

8th June 2012

Link reblogged from Eliza! Eliza! with 75 notes

Eliza! Eliza!: Dudes - fix your shitty apartment. →

elizaeliza:

Simple. Masculine. GOOD. You can do this.

A few weeks ago my friends and I went to a party at a guy’s house. This dude and his friends were very cute and funny, with great arms and taste in music - AND YET upon walking into their apartment my pussy dried up and left. It put on it’s…

4th June 2012

Photoset reblogged from MOVIE SIMPSONS with 4,531 notes

30th May 2012

Photo reblogged from I AM SPO with 27 notes

19th May 2012

Link reblogged from Dan Harmon Poops with 13,552 notes

Dan Harmon Poops: HEY, DID I MISS ANYTHING? →

danharmon:

Kids:

A few hours ago, I landed in Los Angeles, turned on my phone, and confirmed what you already know. Sony Pictures Television is replacing me as showrunner on Community, with two seasoned fellows that I’m sure are quite nice - actually, I have it on good authority they’re quite nice, because…

17th April 2012

Link reblogged from Improv Nonsense with 84 notes

Talking Del Close and the Early Days of Chicago Improv with SNL's Alex Baze →

improvnonsense:

I did this interview with Alex Baze for splitsider.com. You read splitsider, right? Don’t be dumb: read splitsider.

splitsider:

He was in his late 50s when I was taking classes from him and he had a shitty apartment and slept on a futon and all he ever did was hang around Improv Olympic, watching or teaching, never really performing. His classes were so insane. It was a three hour class and sometimes he would tell two people to get on stage and we would just do scenes for three hours and get notes from him and then sometimes he would come in and say, “Did I ever tell you the time that John Belushi and I did acid?” and he would just tell you stories for three hours and nobody would get on stage. You’d be like, “What the hell just happened?” But it was clear that he just had unfounded enthusiasm for this form and it was contagious. He was a charismatic guy.

- SNL’s Weekend Update head writer Alex Baze on his time studying under Del Close in Chicago in the early 90s. He performed with The Victim’s Family (later shortened to just The Family), a legendary team that featured Adam McKay, Rachel Dratch, Matt Besser, and Ian Roberts, amongst others.

Source: splitsider

17th April 2012

Photo reblogged from Hyperbole Is My Middle Name! with 128 notes

khealywu:

salgentile:

A Ron Swanson/Rorschach mashup?
The internet is wonderful.

Ron’s fitful run up the hill after ‘the bacon is gone’ speech is one of my favorite moments in recorded comedy.

Swanson for VP 2012

khealywu:

salgentile:

A Ron Swanson/Rorschach mashup?

The internet is wonderful.

Ron’s fitful run up the hill after ‘the bacon is gone’ speech is one of my favorite moments in recorded comedy.

Swanson for VP 2012

Source: ronsworschach

17th April 2012

Photo reblogged from Caroline McCarthy with 920 notes

caro:

nusca:

paulafroelich:

surprised they werent all hired by NBC news first


Whether you agree or disagree, this is hysterical right on down to the shopped HBO logo.

I wonder if Mamet’s daughter has improved at all since her awful performances on “Mad Men”.

caro:

nusca:

paulafroelich:

surprised they werent all hired by NBC news first

Whether you agree or disagree, this is hysterical right on down to the shopped HBO logo.

I wonder if Mamet’s daughter has improved at all since her awful performances on “Mad Men”.

Source: smktty

29th March 2012

Link reblogged from WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR with 276 notes

"HOW TO 'MAKE IT' IN COMEDY" by Rob Delaney. This is good advice. Also applies to writing, music, cheesemonging, technical drawing, everything. →

Source: hodgman

14th November 2011

Quote reblogged from Hal Phillips with 5 notes

My name is Douglas Rushkoff
I am humbled and honored to be amplified by your voices.

You are not fighting against people, but against a machine.
It was put in place over 500 years ago.
By a wealthy elite - trying to repress a booming peer to peer economy.
Those people are all dead, but their program lives on.

They invented an operating system called central currency.
People who used to trade directly,
were now forced to borrow money from the king’s bank.
At interest.

The elite also invented software for that operating system.
It was called the chartered monopoly. Today we call it the corporation.

It is a program designed to extract value.
It has legal monopoly over its industries.
We are legally prohibited from creating and exchanging value
unless we do it through the corporation.
We cannot work unless we have a “job.”

We outsource our work, we outsource our savings, we outsource our borrowing, we outsource our investing - all instead of sourcing one another.

This 13th Century, printing-press era operating system
is incompatible with a 21st Century economy.
It is broken and dying. But it is still occupying our reality.

Too many are mistaking this operating system - for the way things are.
They see the Occupy Movement as the impediment.
No.
We are not asking for wealth to be redistributed.
We are asking for the redistribution to STOP.

The Long Extraction is Over.

The peer to peer society is back.
We are ready to create and exchange value as people.

They say that the Occupy Movement has no leadership.
They are wrong.
You are the leaders

The rest of us are your followers.
What you do here - shows what we can do out there.

You are the classroom - we are the students

You are the experiment - we are the results.

You are the proposition - we are the resolution.

If you can sleep under tarps
the rest of us can tell your story to our children at bedtime

If you can resist the cops.
The rest of us can resist the market and the mall

If you can live on shared food
The rest of us can buy and grow local crops

If you can live with no money
The rest of us can start using alternative currencies

If you can stand firm in the streets
The rest of us can stand firm in our foreclosed homes
and stand with our neighbors in theirs.

If you can occupy Zucotti Park
The rest of us can occupy reality.

And by that same logic:
As the nights get colder,
as the Mayor grows less tolerant,
or as the police get more violent,

Remember that you have already won.

Whatever happens in this square,
the day you leave is not the day you have lost
it is not the day you have surrendered.

It is the day you have spread out.
It is the day you have declared a bigger battlefield.
It is the day you teachers and we students become the same.

It is the day we Occupy the World.

— Douglas Rushkoff’s speech to Occupy Wall Street last Wednesday (via halphillips)