I need to sort of tear down everything I’ve done and rebuild from scratch. And...– Steven Soderbergh (via austinkleon) I listened to this interview on the way home from doing comedy for 4 other standup comics and a bartender (which was awesome, by the way, because it almost felt like a free space, or a workshop) and Soderbergh was talking about how he’s leaving film and entering...
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ADAM HOLWERDA graduated from Michigan State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He is the author of a chapbook of short fiction and poetry called Clayton’s Secret Notebook, the creator of a web application for writers called Letterloom, and a standup comic in the Nevada desert, where he tells jokes to rooms packed with furniture. Really cool list to be on. Next for you I shall...
Stuff I wrote for last night's open mic →
Letterloom. An open web application for readers and writers. Easily write and publish bits of text. April 16
One of your dad's painting comes up on your...
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wingedpiranha asked: this question is gonna sound silly, but how does a good writer turn a rant into a legitimate argument? often, i have thoughts that have discussion potentials, but when i try to write it down it sounds very whiny. sometimes i read reviews and critiques that sound absolutely childish, but the authors are still rated as professionals.
Topics: Animorphs, stamps, mushrooms, robots, internet girlfriends. Yes there is profanity.
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The Second Amendment, written by the Anglo James Madison, a slave owner, says,...– Kurt Vonnegut, “The Last Tasmanian” - 1992
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daveholmes: It is indeed tempting to benefit from Anonymous’ work and harass the idiot garbage monsters of the Westboro Baptist Church, but DO NOT DO IT. These people are lawyers, and the area of law in which they specialize is how cruelly can we legally harass a group of American citizens, and which of… Say what you want about the Westboro Baptist Church, but they sure did make sure...
I saw Durrell Summers at the bar last night.
You know, this guy? I graduated from MSU in 2009, and I used to work and eat in the new million dollar cafeteria on the East side of campus, and the basketball team was in there all the time. Sometimes I’d even sit close enough to overhear conversations. Between you and me, the conversations were rarely wholesome. So it was weird - why would he be at the El Dorado casino bar in Reno, Nevada,...
Don't Be a Genius
samreich: Once, someone called me a genius, and it felt so good that I started looking for more opportunities to be called one. I would lock myself in a room and try to come up with good ideas all by myself. Without anyone else, though, there was only so far these ideas could go. Sometimes, my insecurities would win out, and I would start second-guessing myself and get caught in...
Jen Kirkman - comedian: Twitter Hiatus Until The... →
jenkirkman: I’m on a Twitter strike. I am so sick of the way men on Twitter treat lady comics. And my male friends always DM me or text me or email me or talk to me about how they hate it too but they never speak up. I am constantly tweeting about gay rights (I’m straight) and racism (I’m white) - it takes…
More and more, American families have no way of... →
Not just American families either. This story sickens, saddens, and cries out for immediate action, just like Savita Halappanavar did before she was denied the abortion that would have saved her life. I want to hope that our current and upcoming generations won’t be blinded by the same idiocy that has gripped the previous, but I don’t know if that can happen.
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That university turned out to be Orel Roberts’ School of Dentistry and Chiropractory, after the applications to the University of Michigan and Northwestern, two of the foremost in the healing arts left his applications unreturned, neither bothering to pay postage for the small white envelopes bearing the single-sheet form rejection slip. Seven other universities sent this. Bertrand wondered...
wingedpiranha asked: i may have asked a simliar question earlier, but what's the key ingredient to a good story in your opinion? it makes me wonder how stories from "Lord of the Flies" to "Twilight" are so popular. there are also great comedians like George Carlin who doesn't necessarily have to write a book to tell a good story too (although, i'm aware he's written three).
As for the social-issue stuff: I think if someone’s pitch as to how their tax...– DC Pierson, in this
Dear Young Conservative
dcpierson: Dear young conservative, I hope you are reading this. My ideal reader for this piece is an actual person under thirty years old who self-identifies as conservative. I would like it very much if this letter found readers beyond my typical (and beloved) echo chamber of liberal comedians and comedy fans. If you’re reading this and you’re not a young conservative, I’ll bet you’re...