Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Inspirational Quotes

This blog is filled with quotes that should be thought upon daily, kind of like how we think about the Kardashians daily.

"Let he without sin cast the first stone" - Jesus

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past" - George Orwell

"Normalcy is an Illusory state, the only constant is change." - Heraclitus

"It has to start somewhere. It has to start somehow. What better place than here? What better time than now?" - Zach De La Rocha

"Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn." - Ben Franklin

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. " - Lao Tzu

"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." - Erica Jong

"With War, Truth is the first causality" - Aeschylus

"A joke is a very serious thing" - Winston Churchill

"You can never step in the same river twice" Heraclitus

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Comedy Works

I had the great pleasure of hosting a comedy show this weekend for Samuel J. Comroe as he had his first headlining gig in LA at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank. The Friday line up alone was amazing; you seriously couldn't ask for a better show.

I hosted, then introduced Adam Ray. If you have never had a chance to see Adam Ray go to his site ( and enjoy yourself. Well not like that, please zip up the pants. Adam has one of my favorite stand up jokes of all time (he talks about Folgers Coffee). He was kind enough to do the joke which got an applause break; absolutely hilarious.

After Adam I brought up Tony Baker ( Tony Baker is one of my good friends in stand up and also one of the realist, nicest, humble gentlemen you will ever meet. As he weaves his way through act-outs and story jokes; Tony makes you feel like you have been his friend for more than the 20 minutes he has been on stage. When he says "Good Night, enjoy Sam", you wish you had at least 10 more minutes with him so he can dazzle you with another one of his stories.

Time for the Headliner - Samuel J. Comroe ( Sam is rare beast of a comic. Not only does Sam have a special voice because he has tourrettes but he also can go off on 10 minute tangents with the crowd based on something he sees and the crowd is with him every joke along the way. He has this likability about him that you have to see to understand. He hits the stage running with joke after joke after joke, like a machine gun that shoots jokes (okay I am really bad at metaphors). Long story short, Sam is relentless. See him now before you have to pay $50 bucks a ticket to see him in an amphitheater.

The Saturday show was even better. Same line up but replace Adam Ray with Dave Reinitz and Jackson McQueen. If I could summarize Dave in a sentence it would be: Dave is a little Jew man who is mad at the corporations and the Idiocracy of today and he has had enough. Jackson ( is a whole different beast himself. He can make the crowd laugh by just looking oddly at the crowd. Just an all around sense of fun with Jackson that is a tough act to follow.

For those who didn't get a change to see the show, you really missed out. That was the highest caliber of comedy you could have seen and it will be a show people will be talking about for some time.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Two Towers

Man I wish this was a Lord of the Rings Blog but it's not. That will have to wait for another day when the King Returns... get it? Return of the King?? *sigh* I'm going to die alone and depressed. This is about America becoming a two party political system. "Dusty, you are very opinionated and talk too much about politics." Well here is a silly picture to hold you over:

People argue that the two party system is a good thing because it would be too cluttered and the majority won't get their choice in the office. Those people are either called Liberal Hippies or Conservative Douches. For the rest of us we agree with both sides, some more than others. Most people feel that they don't have a good choice on the ballot, either they vote for a dude who won't do something or they will vote for a guy that is going to shoot his friends in the face. "Why don't you write in your choice?" That would be the same as not voting at all.

Another downside to this two party system is it has become so split that if a senator or representative crosses the isle (that is a fat white guy term for voting for something of the opposite political party view) he is in fear of never being voted back in office. Man this sounds familiar, what does this kind of action sound like? When a group ostracizes you and gives you the cold shoulder for doing what you think is right. hmmm OH THAT'S RIGHT, High School, except I think I cried a whole lot less in High School than I do now.

So what are we to do with this two party system? Shall we all write in new candidates? Shall we vote for a 3rd party representative? Possible and very good options. Outside of pie-ing every Senator and Representative in the face (buy stock in Marie Calendar's first before) I say we write to our local representative. They have to know they're job is hanging on the wire as much as our own jobs are. They shouldn't be applauded for getting this debt ceiling crisis fixed. That is their job, I have never been applauded for getting my bosses coffee. (though there was the one time he threw it back in my face and then collected my pain tears but that is for another blog).

Write to your local senator and demand change. If you don't get it vote for a third party who will cater to you, that is their job. It's time we take back what is rightfully ours - Our Government.

Now here is what you all came to see, MORE FUNNY PICTURES!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Stand Up

There has to be something that drives you and no I am not talking about the will to see One Tree Hill on your DVR at night. I'm talking about what you believe it and want to take a stand for. For some it is the thought of providing for themselves or a loved one, others it's a dream they are chasing, and for those selected few it is the fact they can go home and watch Chad Michael Murray look delicious in their HDTVs. (Yes, that is two One Tree Hill references in on paragraph, you are welcome America... and some parts of Mexico.) Yet, most of US don't feel one way or another when it comes to issues/concerns that is out of our peripheral vision.

There is a lot that is going on outside our window and we don't have a clue. Now I am not going to preach to you what you should be interested in because it is harming you in unimaginable ways (psst, it has to do with your bowels). Sure, there are issues people should be keeping informed on because it has to do with their future and the future of One Tree Hill (oh lawrd, will those kids ever put away their angst??). The problem isn't within the issue the problem is that people aren't knowing the issues and taking a stand.

I am not going to preach at you about how you shouldn't stare at Chad Michael Murray's rock hard abs (last One Tree hill reference, I promise.) and instead pick up a sign to protest the wage of tomato pickers. Though I am going to preach to you that you should know there is an issue with the tomato pickers; whether you agree or not on what they are getting paid is up to you. (though you are a monster if you disagree with ANY of my views... a nasty slimy monster).

See people now a days don't care; there is this general sense of apathy amongst everyone and that has to stop. Why does it have to stop? Because it is going to start affecting us. Now what am I saying that is different that any hippy at a Phish concert? well, first, I hate Phish. They are a bunch of dirty hippies who need to take showers and get real job. Second, there are moves on capitol hill, wall street, local districts that are going to make it where we are going to look back at this blog and go "Why did I ever read that Ginger's Blog??".

Okay let's say you don't care about the people in office, just looking at them gives you the feeling of being touched at summer camp, fair, then take a stand for caring for one another. Help out one another, there are people in need that could desperately need your time and money. Now, I'm not going to tell you where you should spend your resources you Slimy Monster but just give a damn.

That is all I ask: take a stand, learn the issues (political or for caring for one another) and do something about it. If we don't then we are letting that dipshit, who reminds the teacher about homework, rule our lives as we 'focus' on what Jersey Shore Guido is getting and STD from another Guido...

Take a look at these sites if you would like: - it's a site where you play trivia games and for every correct answer you donate rice to a starving family. - A sight where you can help give poverty ridden countries drinking wells. - End child soldiers in central Africa.