The more I get to know the guys from The Skinny Improv here in downtown Springfield, the more I keep hearing the phrase “Yes, And.” Tyler Snodgrass first mentioned it to me at Rob Hunt‘s birthday party, while explaining some principles of improvisational comedy. Then I heard Jeff Jenkins, the founder of The Skinny, talking […]
Following is an imagined conversation between God the Father, and Jesus the Son on May 21, 2011: Father: It’s time, my Son. Jesus: Time for what now? Father: It’s May 21, 2011. Time for the Rapture. You know… Judgment Day. Jesus: Wait… what? You mean that psycho on the radio was right?? Father: Yep… Harold […]
Lately I’ve been astounded by the sheer ubiquity of the “Themed Party”, to the point where it’s become unthinkable to have a party without a zany theme. So as you’re planning your next shin-dig, allow me to help steer you clear of some potential pitfalls as I offer my original “Top Ten Terrible Ideas for […]
I’ve had weddings on the brain lately. Mainly, because four couple-friends of mine recently asked me to marry them. But also because two new bridal shops just opened on the same block as the print shop where I work (in addition to the two already in our neighborhood.) Occasionally I’ll wonder what it’s like to […]
If I’m unemployed, I just want a job.
If I’ve got a job, I just want a better job.
To read the answers, just highlight the space between the brackets Where can you buy… modern gadgets for navigating Himalayan high-roads?[The Sherpa Image] trendy furniture AND Powerball tickets[Lottery Barn] accessories for fire stations?[Brass Pole Shops] a narrow assortment of tribal weaponry?[Spear One] lunch at the home of the throwed hamburgers?[Burger Fling] a wide variety of […]
NBC’s The Office“Business School”Episode 3017 | Season 3 | 02/15/2007 Abridged Synopsis: Roy stops by Pam’s desk to let her know how excited he is to see her art show. She reminds him that it’s just a small show being put on by her art class. Pam later admits she’s very happy to be back […]
Before I forget, I want to list some of the band-name ideas that have arisen from our intense-yet-meandering discussions at Socrates Cafe the last two Wednesdays. (Explanations are in parentheses.) Evil Cheeses (Kraft Singles and their connection to Big Tobacco.) Dr. Sudafed and the Beta Fish (two things you can’t buy in large quantities without […]
Who do I think is going to win the Super Bowl? Let’s see… first of all, who’s playing? Oh, I remember. It’s Not-the-Chiefs vs. Not-the-Chiefs. I think it will be a tie.
This Sunday we begin our message series called “Eight Excuses to Party“. The title might sound a bit cheeky to you… as if I had finally taken the advice of one of my fellow leaders to market our Sunday morning Worship Gathering to Saturday night partiers as “Hangover Church”. (I still don’t think it’s that […]