The Backlash Against "Immigrants" Is Offensive And Absurd -- We're All Immigrants Eight Types of Hecklers and the Comedians Who Shut Them Up In the 2007 documentary Heckler, Joe Rogan says that “the number one thing about hecklers is 100% of them are douchebags.” A stand-up comedian’s act depends on the audience reaction by nature, but when someone attempts to derail the performer’s work, well, that’s something a douchebag would do. Still, heckling creates exciting moments of discomfort for the audience, and hecklers have instigated some great moments in comedy (Bryson Turner’s comeback) as well as some terrible moments (Michael Richards incident). Whether the outcome is funny, awkward, or awful, the eternal battle between heckler and stand-up is always fun to watch. Here are eight kinds of hecklers, and fifteen different ways of dealing with them. 1. Joe Rogan embraces hecklers like few other comedians, and his confrontation with this strange young woman is another drop in the bucket. 2. Rule #1: Always say yes. 3. They’re called servers, not waitresses. 4. 5. 6. Kenny Moore has a temper. 7. 8.
The Collection 25 Ways To Fuck With Your Characters As storyteller, you are god. And to be frank, you’re not a particularly nice god — at least, not if you want your story to resonate with readers. A good storyteller is a crass and callous deity who treats the characters under his watchful eye like a series of troubled butt-puppets. Put differently, as a storyteller it’s your job to be a dick. It’s your job to fuck endlessly with the characters twisting beneath your thumb. And here’s 25 ways for you to do just that. 1. Gods have avatars, mortal or semi-mortal beings that exist on earth to embody the deity’s agenda. 2. The audience and the character must know the stakes on the table — “If you don’t win this poker game, your grandmother will lose her beloved pet orangutan, Orange Julius.” 3. Impossible odds are a powerful way to fuck with a character. 4. Drop the character smack dab between two diametrically opposed choices. 5. Give the character an untenable secret life: a forbidden romance, a taboo, a transgression. 6. This one? 7. 8. 9.
MacArthur Park MacArthur Park (formerly Westlake Park) is a park in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, named after General Douglas MacArthur and designated city of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100. Geography The park is divided in two by Wilshire Boulevard. MacArthur Park along 7th StreetBoathouse in 2011, closedHistoric Cultural Monument plaqueMemorial to General MacArthur History In the mid-19th century the area was a swampland; by the 1890s, it was a vacation destination, surrounded by luxury hotels. Wilshire Boulevard formerly ended at the lake, but in 1934 a berm was built for it to cross and link up with the existing Orange Street (which ran from Alvarado to Figueroa) into downtown Los Angeles. Gangs Gang-on-gang violence still occurs occasionally in and around the park, such as: In 2002, members of the 18th Street gang saw a member of a rival gang and beat the victim until he was critical. May Day Mêlée with LAPD Revitalization
Best Comedy Clubs In The DC Area « CBS Washington DC Improv 1140 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 296-7008dcimprov.com The nation’s #1 venue for all your comedy needs; featuring national touring headliners, local celebrities, a comedy school, two showrooms, plus a full restaurant and bar. The DC Improv first launched in 1992 showcasing newcomers Ellen DeGeneres, Dave Chappelle and Brian Regan. Love The Beer RFD (www.lovethebeer.com) 810 7th Street NW Washington, DClovethebeer.com/rfd.html Brad Ryan and Ralph Cooper are organizing this show in the back room of RFD most Thursday nights. Topaz Hotel 733 N Street NW Washington, DC 20036Standupcomedytogo.com TOPAZ HOTEL in Dupont Circle, DC. Laugh Out Loud at Club Elite 3285 Brinkley Road Temple Hills, MD 20748 LaughOutLoudComedy@yahoo.com “DC’s Only Urban Comedy Club” has this listed on their web site as being every Thursday at 9 p.m., with a rotating host. $5 admission for guys, and women get in free. Baltimore Comedy Factory
U.S. Board on Geographic Names The two women behind Eddie Izzard | Life & Style You may not have heard of musician Sarah McGuinness but she has influential admirers. Her new single, Mama Can You See Me Now, has been remixed by dance wizard William Orbit. And an incognito Eddie Izzard — in turban and glasses — applauded, before performing a DJ set in her honour. But who is Sarah McGuinness and why has a buzz been growing around the virtually unknown singer for the past few weeks? Her background looks straightforward. Then I become confused. Earlier this year she was Emmy-nominated for the film Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story, and there are pictures of her on the red carpet at the LA awards ceremony on her website. Both Sarahs are multi-faceted and have known and worked closely with Izzard since the mid-Ninties. It is then that I make a bizarre discovery. It seems too bizarre to be true. I am greeted by Sarah McGuinness, complete with messy raven bob. Filming the documentary was a labour of love, she says. But his charm — and stubbornness — prevailed.
Scout: History & Heritage 2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings About the Park: Welcome to Quechee State Park. Its location along US Route 4, and its proximity to many Upper... vtstateparks.com This tablet marks the site of the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy. On June 17, 1785, the Vermont General Assembly enacted a law which designated the place for keeping a County Grammar ... hmdb.org At 2:10 AM on February 5, 1887 the last car of The Montreal Express derailed causing three cars to fall from the brid... hmdb.org A native of Norwich, Vermont, Alden Partridge was a pioneer in American military education. Site of a log hut where the Hutchinson and Messenger Families were the first to winter in Norwich in 1765. Near this spot stood the Old South Barracks of Norwich University where, at 9:00 pm on April 10, 1856 Theta Chi Frate... hmdb.org The Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont's rural heritage, features one of the finest dairy farms in Ame... ruralbounty.com
10 craziest things about the debt-ceiling crisis - Rex Nutting By Rex Nutting, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — For pure silliness, ridiculous ideas and crazy arguments, you can’t beat our current debate over whether we should raise the debt ceiling or throw the global economy into the toilet again. Hulbert on playing the debt talks How should concerned investors respond to uncertainty over the debt-talks outcome? Here are the 10 silliest, stupidest and most logically absurd things I’ve heard about the debt ceiling, in no particular order. 1.) The debt ceiling does not provide a meaningful check on government spending. In practice, a vote not to raise the debt ceiling functions as a sort of fiscal confessional that enables sinners to soothe their guilty consciences for having just voted for deficit spending. 2.) 3.) 4.) 5) Tax increases are off the table and 6) Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are off the table. /quotes/zigman/4868283/delayed 10_YEAR 2.66, 0.00, 0.00% No debt crisis here 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) Repeat as needed.
Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States A spectacular historical atlas refashioned for the 21st century Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. hide introductory video next Old Atlas, New Functionality Georectified Maps Most maps in the atlas have been georectified, warped so that they can be placed consistently on top of a digital map. Navigating the Atlas For most maps in the atlas click on georectified ⇆ plate to toggle back and forth between views of the georectified maps and how they look in the printed atlas. There are lots of maps in the Atlas.
The Rocker Box: Ghost Towns Here is a repository for ghost towns, almost ghost towns, stories of lost treasures, lost mines, and buried treasure, and other treasure information. Pick your state to find treasures and ghost towns in your area. Unlinked states will be added soon, so... Check back often! Do you know of other ghost towns or treasure stories? Email us the details.You and your club will get full credit! Notice for anyone using a "pop-up blocker" Research does not end with the knowledge that an event occurred that resulted in a "buried treasure," and that the treasure exists. This is where detailed research comes into play. When available, a published source (book) is available as a link below the story that you can purchase for additional information. Outstanding resources exist on the internet. Over the years, names of creeks, gulches, mountains, even whole mountain ranges can change. Old maps can show the original names of these places and aid in the hunt.
Shortcut ot Improv: Say it like you mean it Don't forget to read the Disclaimers Shortcuts to improv: Say it like to mean it. One of the easiest, yet most overlooked, tricks in improv performance is the simple act of speaking definitively. When you are on stage, and the time comes for you to say anything, what comes out of your mouth should be clear, to the point, and most of all said in a loud, steady, unwavering voice – as if to say “I know exactly what the hell I’m talking about.” All too often, players on stage speak in mumbled, meek, meager, tones of voice. Other times, players decide that the best course of action is to rapidly blurt out as many words as possible, heaping one outrageous statement onto the next; the assumption being that the law of large numbers will be on their side, and somehow, magically, if they say enough in one sentence and overwhelm the enemy with verbal assaults then something in there must certainly be “right”. And then amazingly, strange as it may seem, the scene goes absolutely nowhere. - The Fears - or