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A scrapbook of my Internet Travels

No Surprise Here That a Pay-To-Play-or-Vote Awards Is Not Good

thecomedybureau:

Here’s just another unfortunate case of the name of our fair Los Angeles being co-opted into something designed, whether intentional or not, to support the stereotype that LA is a hollow den of wolves and sharks waiting to taking advantage of you. It’s unfortunate that it happens, but it happens wherever there’s a wealth of both talent and people wanting desperately to succeed.

Just keep in mind that the awards that mean anything in comedy are ones you weren’t trying to win and just were being undeniably funny, not the ones set up where people have to pay to vote.

American Aquarium Drinker: After Sandy

robdelaney:

If you were following coverage of Sandy last night, you may have seen photos of nurses and firemen transporting babies from the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at NYU’s hospital. If you didn’t, you might consider looking them up. They’re very moving. They show courageous…

howtosharpenpencils:

We made a TV commercial for HOW TO SHARPEN PENCILS! It features Mary Norris (copy editor at the New Yorker, long-time pencil enthusiast) and the voice of Kurt Braunohler, one of the funniest, sweetest guys in comedyland. It also features a brief shot of my favorite photograph ever.

It will air on late-night TV in early November. You and your friends will see it during re-runs of: Saturday Night Live (VH1), The Soup (E! Entertainment Television), Conan (TBS), The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Futurama, South Park (Comedy Central), and Adult Swim (Cartoon Network).

Please share far and wide! I want to sell more copies of my pencil book! I want to be interviewed on Charlie Rose! I WANT IT ALL

danmeth:

If I ran Hollywood…From the people who brought you this. 

danmeth:

If I ran Hollywood…
From the people who brought you this.