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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
7:13 am
Bill Donuts Day!
I almost forgot that today was Bill Donuts Day. Good thing I set the alarm on my calendar!
Friday, August 20th, 2010
8:33 am
Vicky!
Did you download the Superego podcast? I want to know what you think about it. I've been trying to sell people on listening to it for a while and NO ONE does...its driving me crazy. Its improvised sketch comedy and its hilarious. www.gosuperego.com or on iTunes just look up Superego. Seriously.
Thursday, June 24th, 2010
2:15 pm
If you're not doing anything tonight and don't plan on being productive at work tomorrow, you should stop by the Sydney around 9. There's an open mic and I'm going to do a set (its free to get in). If you've seen me, I've added some new material into my set. I'm probably close to 20 minutes total, which is a lot harder than it sounds. I'm pretty comfortable with about 10 minutes of my stuff, but the newest 10 minutes is coming along.

Hope to see some of you there.
Thursday, May 13th, 2010
10:33 am
Hey assholes...
OK, sorry for calling you all assholes. Just wanted to say...

Wednesday, 5/19/10 9:00PM @ The Waiting Room
FANCY PARTY COMEDY
TICKETS: NO COVER CHARGE!!!
Omaha isn't known for it's comedy scene but it will be soon. Fancy Party Comedy is the best free monthly comedy show at The Waiting Room. Each month features the best performers from Omaha's growing comedy scene. This show will feature sketch comedy from OKFMDOA. It's funny, it's original and it's free. Plus there will be cupcakes.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
7:50 am
Stand up is going well. I've been doing it pretty much weekly, getting good laughs and having fun. I've added a new joke the last couple of weeks. I figure if I can add a working joke each week, I'll be in pretty good shape to not get too bored with my set.

I was asked to be on the May Fancy Party Comedy show at the Waiting Room. I demand that all of you come to that. I'll put reminders on Facebook as it gets closer.
Monday, March 15th, 2010
12:32 pm
Gluttonly Club!
So, the only suggestion for a true food challenge in Omaha is the Stella burger. Julie said it first, and I went to Chris Larkin for advice and he mentioned it as well. I figured since he writes about food, he might know of some others, and he did say to let him know what we're up to because there may be a story in it. I'm hoping if we do a couple, get a story, then some places might come up with some for us to try.

My suggestion...we do the all you can eat pancakes to set a "power ranking". Then we'd do Stella's as round two. We need to get together for a beer sometime to discuss, and also because I'm always up for getting a beer sometime.
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
8:20 am
I forgot...
to bring this up when we were helping Tim move. Gluttony Club! We need to get this thing going. One thing I thought would be a cheap one to start with is the $2.99 all you can eat pancakes at one of the casinos (I think Harrah's). Three bucks plus coffee is a cheap and easy food challenge. I've also asked Chris Larkin to look into any Omaha restaurants that have food challenges or are known for their huge portions. I figured he may have heard of them in his food writings.

What do you think dudes? We need to get together soon to hash this shit out!
Monday, February 8th, 2010
8:22 am
After watching Man vs. Food Live and seeing Jimmy's Twitter post about it, I have realized that we need an Omaha Man vs. Food / Glutony Club. I see myself, Jimmy, Tony, Tim, Clint and others meeting once a month for eating way too much or too spicy foods. We could post our results on a website and eventually turn this into free food. Who's in?
Thursday, January 14th, 2010
11:51 am
So I've been listening to Podcasts quite a bit lately. What are you favorites? Give me all you've got, whether you think I'd like them or not.
Here's the list of what's on my ipod right now...


Adam Carolla
Comedy and Everything Else
Comedy Death Ray
I Love Movies
The Interface
Jordan, Jesse GO!
KEXP Live Performances
The Moth
Never Not Funny
NPR: Live Concerts
The Sound of Young America
Stuff You Missed in History Class
This American Life
WTF with Marc Maron

I usually have some Fantasy Baseball or Football on there in season as well.
Friday, December 18th, 2009
10:58 am
One of these is opening in Mid-Town Crossing.

http://www.ingredientrestaurant.com/index.html
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
8:01 am
Anyone ever go to Fancy Party Comedy at the Waiting Room? Its free tomorrow, so I'm thinking about checking it out. Anyone else interested in going?
Friday, November 6th, 2009
9:43 am

Keeping LJ alive with a post 99% or more of you won't care about!

 

So I've always been a baseball fan over all other sports.  My first baseball memory was watching the 1985 World Series at my grandparents house, and I'm sure that's how I became a fan of the Kansas City Royals.  At the time, they had a proud history, a talented team, an engaged owner and a city that bled blue.  A few years later, the owner of the team passed away, the team sat in limbo, and was finally purchased by a man that brought a Wal Mart philosophy to sports.  And they've been bad since.  Sure, there's been signs of life, good players have come and gone, but at the end of the season, the team isn't close to the playoffs and its just time to say goodbye to the players that will be bought away by larger market teams or traded for "prospects" that never seem to pan out.

Here's what I love about baseball though...even though I know the next year will most likely bring the same frustrations and the last 25 years, I still buy into the hope.  I hope that young players will finally fulfill their potential.  I hope that the trade for prospects will look like a steal when they reach the majors earlier than expected.  I hope that the free agent that the Royals are able to afford ends up playing like the guy that was paid millions more to go play somewhere else.  There is always hope.

Every season teams go through a winning streak, no matter how bad the team is.  Last year KC started the season 18-11 and were in first place for most of the first month.  Zack Greinke was pitching better than even the most optimistic fans could have expected.  They were winning close games.  The bullpen looked good.  After they had finished the year strong the previous season, skeptics started to wonder if the team had really turned around.  There seemed to be reason behind the hope. 

Unfortunately, the dream ended as quickly as it began.  Players started to get hurt.  Guys that were hitting beyond their expectations started hitting like they were supposed to.  Zack kept pitching like a young Pedro Martinez, but that still wasn't enough and the Royals were in last place again for most of the season.

But the crazy thing is, by next spring, even with the knowledge of the past 25 years...even with the advanced stats that show the Royals aren't any better than they were the year before...even with the feeling of disappointment of a bad season after such a promising start...I'll have hope again that maybe this is the year that things get turned around.  Its not that I'm dumb or crazy or a glutton for punishment.  I'm a baseball fan, and without that hope, I'd have no reason to watch.

Friday, November 21st, 2008
10:20 am
Thursday, November 20th, 2008
12:40 am
According to IMDB, Bernie Mac is in Madagascar 2.  He's in Soul Men (with Isaac Hayes, RIP).  And next year, he's going to be in a movie called Old Dogs.  Seriously, how many people have to die before Bernie Mac stops making movies?  My guess would have been one...
Monday, November 17th, 2008
1:16 pm

I can't believe that it's almost time to Barack around the Christmas tree!!!

This really is the most fun ever. Four more years! Four more years!

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Sunday, November 16th, 2008
10:07 pm
The more I think about it, the more I get to like a Barack Obama presidency...especially when his supporters opend up the use of the word Barack in place of Rock when they said "Barack the vote".  Now I do it every time I need to say rock.  "I'm going to sit and Barack in my Baracking Chair and sing Barack-a-bye Baby to Corgan."  See, that's like 100 times in one sentence!
Monday, November 10th, 2008
10:37 pm
This time of year always reminds me of when I worked at a grocery store and we sold bulk nuts.  They were especially popular around the holidays.  One time a guy was buying some and I noticed that the bag they were in had torn.  I got to say, outloud with a straight face, "Sir, I believe you've torn your nut sack". 
Thursday, November 6th, 2008
9:39 pm
My political post. Feel free to skip!
First things first...I didn't vote for him, but I'm not rooting for Obama to fail so that we can have a new president in four years.  I want the opposite of that.  I want to be able to whole-heartedly back him when he runs for re-election.  If Barack Obama fails, that means the country fails.  If anything, I want him to be successful and bring people together and jobs to be created and to have peace and security.  I thought John McCain had the better plan for this and that's why I supported him, but I have to hope for the best during the next for years and hopefully we'll be a better country based on an Obama presidency. 

One of the main things I didn't like about Obama during the campaign was that he said repeatedly that Americans will have to sacrifice to get through this ecconomic downturn.  Sacrifice?  After they voted to give corporations $800 BILLION, citizens that had nothing to do with the failure of these corporations have to sacrifice?  I don't feel the need to sacrifice anything because of failed businesses and failed government programs.  And then just throwing money at it and feeling like that will solve the problems is ridiculous (and this came from both sides of government)!  How many jobs are created by putting $800 billion into these businesses?  Zero.  Sure, some might be saved, but there are none created.  Now they want to borrow an additional $500 Billion to give rebates to people.  I'm not in the financial position to say that I couldn't use that money, but is it the best use of it?

Here is what my plan would have involved (assuming that some of the money was going to be spent whether I personally wanted to).  Take about $535 Billion, and split it up among the states according to population (I'm using 535 based on the number of members of the House of Reps., so its an easy number to work with).  In this scenario, NE would get $5 billion, IA would get $7 billion, CA would get $55 billion, etc.  The federal govenment would then say "you have 2 years to start using this money in a way that will create jobs and wealth. Improve roads, schools, send people to college, give small business loans, improve state parks...whatever you can do to make sure that people are employed and making enough money to support their families.  After two years, show us what you've done in order to create jobs/wealth.  If its satifactory, you keep the money, if not, you pay it back."  Sure, its socialism, but its based on creating and increasing capitolism.  Plus, when those jobs are created, people that currently aren't paying taxes will start, or they might make more money and pay higher taxes.  That money will go back to the Federal government to help pay off the borrowed money used to create these jobs.  The people will have more money to spend, which leads to purchasing things that will have a sales tax that will then create wealth for the state.  These are permanent solutions, while a tax rebate is a very short term answer (as we saw with the last one). 
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
11:35 pm
Oh America...you crack me up!
Friday, October 3rd, 2008
11:01 pm
I wish I could have posted this last night because I would remember what they said exactly... 

Sarah Palin - "John McCain has already tapped me..."

Joe Biden - "Bozniaks"
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