Saturday, July 11

Plugging my other blog some more

Two weeks things got away from me so I fell short. Last week I had one extra story (but also a story that wasn't a story and was just ten one liners).  Anywhozits, Apocalypse Daily is still going strong(ish).

Yesterday's was a continuation of my not written zombie novel that I have no idea what it is.  I just like writng zombie scenes.  Warning, it includes violence and swearing.

Friday, July 10


The Splayd: Weapon of choice when defending yourself from small zombies.

My Irrational Fear Plus

This is right before these dead mantas come back as zombie mantas.

My Irrational Fear

Seriously.  Why aren't you all freaked out by rays?  

Shows in the next 36 hours

Look, I know there is talk about people getting sick and dying and possibly getting back up and walking around and stuff. But that's obviously nonsense. With all this stress and whatnot, don't you think you could use some laugh-laugh?

TONIGHT! (Friday)
at Under St. Marks Theater
94 St. Marks Pl. (btw 1st & A)
10:30p. $6.

THANK YOU, ROBOT is host/perforing as always. As is OHIO who is an awesome newish team (sometimes coached by a TYR member) and IRON RUCKUS who is like an indei superteam of madness. Good madness.

TOMORROW! (Saturday)
Village Lantern
167 Bleecker St.

7:00p. Free.
ACTION PALS are great and such a supportive drive in the comedy world (you may have seen their hilarious vids) and this show is always fun. I am performing with NICOLE & CHRIS (which is basically the same as AGAINST ALL ODDS, the break-up improv tw0-person group I'm in, except we are stepping away from break-up for a bit and we haven't come up with a new name yet although I am still pushing for CASINO CHILDREN which is an anagram for "Chris and Nicole"). Also performing are ACTION PALS (of course), FAT PENGUIN (who I love as performers and people) and OHIO (who, while new, are booking shows all over town).

UCB Theater
307 W. 26th St.

Midnight. $5. Link to make reservations (which you might want to do since this appears to be popular)
To quote... "You are cordially invited to a magical romp through the realms of comedy, as envisioned by the finest improvisers that Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has to offer. All Muggles, half-bloods and house elves are welcome to attend. (No Death Eaters, please!)"

So you should come out.  If you are concerned about these rumors of the dead waking, don't be.  I just realized that all three shows are in easy to defend basements.

Thursday, July 9

Form of a....!

I am not sure why the Wonder Twins are such a pop culture reference for me. Perhaps it was that on Super Friends (which, let's be honest, the lamest name for a superhero show ever), they were the kids I could relate do. Not that I had a twin or anything. They were just yound. And had a purple space monkey. I always wanted a space monkey (of any color). Or it might have been, even when I was a wee lad, I undresttod how campy they were. (Is campy the right word? I have begun to realize that I am not 100% sure what camp is. Does it have to be intentional? I don't know.)

Anyway, I will, given any opportunity, yell "FORM OF A... BADGER! FOR OF A... ROCKETSHIP MADFE OF OF ICE!"

Here is some packaging for some new toys.

Awesome, right? Two things though:
1) Gleek is on the back/inside ofthe packaging... but do you actually get him as a figure? If not, SHAME MATTEL!
2) I love how Jayna gets a badass eagle has her form and Zan get a badass bucket of water.

Monday, July 6

Happy Send a Video to Sarah Claspell Day!

I have no idea how Sarah feels about yo-yo-ing but I also am a sucker for peer pressure.

Kev & Alice: Homeless Sims

Kev and Alice.
"This is an experiment in playing a homeless family in The Sims 3. I created two Sims, moved them in to a place made to look like an abandoned park, removed all of their remaining money, and then attempted to help them survive without taking any job promotions or easy cash routes. It’s based on the old ‘poverty challenge’ idea from The Sims 2, but it turned out to be a lot more interesting with The Sims 3’s living neighborhood features.

I have attempted to tell my experiences with the minimum of embellishment. Everything I describe in here is something that happened in the game. What’s more, a surprising amount of the interesting things in this story were generated by just letting go and watching the Sims’ free will and personality traits take over."
I have done similar projects with friends.  The Sims is amazing for the amount of narrative it allows us to create, even if it is happening in our heads. We develop emapthy forthese digital beings.  I also find it interesting, from a storytelling stand point, how we often feel more for Sims than we might for a character in a scripted game.  Perhaps we see the randomness in our own lives in their plights.