Losing weight is difficult. Let me rephrase that. Losing weight itself is easy, but maintaining the discipline required to lose the weight and keep it off permanently is quite challenging. Cheat meals are okay, but they can snowball. Gradually, over the last month or so, my cheat days evolved into cheat weekends, and then I found myself eating crap food in the middle of the week. That wasn’t the worst part, though. Where I really failed was in giving in to sugar cravings. It started with a cookie at the grocery store, or going out for ice cream on the weekend. That rather quickly spiraled out of control, and within two weeks, I was buying a box of cookies, and … Read More
While I have never read Rumer Godden’s book, A House with Four Rooms, and am indeed not familiar with her body of work, I have nevertheless always been a fan of this passage from that book: “There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.” There’s a simple – possibly universal – truth to that, even though it sounds like yet another groan-inducing pseudospiritual platitude on par with … Read More
The last comedy article posted here is around six months old, and it feels a bit phoned in (by the time you read this, it will probably have been deleted). In all honesty, I feel like most of the content on this page is phoned in. It was rushed, never went through any revisions, never crossed paths with an editor. I was impatient to get content up, because I was of the opinion that regular content was better than quality content posted sparingly. Keep people interested by providing consistent content.
Something I’ve noticed, in the act of spending countless hours recording, editing, producing, uploading, and marketing my YouTube videos: on social media, likes/reacts are a social commodity, not a transaction of actual appreciation. To put it another way, the motivation to react to something on social media has much more to do with your own validation – how you are perceived, the opportunity for reciprocal reacts, the off-chance of your own commentary getting a signal boost – than it does with agreeing with, appreciating, enjoying, or validating the thoughts of another.
When I say that Jeff Dunham must be destroyed, please understand that it has nothing to do with his act. It has to do with his curious rise to power. I’m merely suggesting that the reason he’s become such a popular and iconic figure in modern stand-up comedy has less to do with his talent or his tenacity or his ability to give audiences what they want, and more to do with the fact that he sold his soul to a demon.
Have noticed people acting strangely, or being total dickheads today? Like, even more than is usual for a Monday? Well, unless you’re a an astronomer, and star gazer, or one of those New Age dipshits, you probably weren’t aware that tomorrow is the full moon. Like me, you live in the modern world. You have a computer or mobile device of some kind. You have a calendar. You have something by which to tell the time. If you’re a fisherman or a seaman (lol), you have sophisticated equipment to track your bearing. You needn’t rely on celestial objects to inform your understanding of everyday life. So, barring a specific professional need, a hobby, or extreme credulity, your relationship with the … Read More
You may not hate your job, but let’s face it, wouldn’t you rather roll out of bed whenever you damn well feel like it, and spend your time doing stuff you intensely enjoy, rather than rationalize the fact you’re getting paid well enough to do stuff that you’d really rather not do? Of course! The reality of the situation is that even if you’re not abjectly miserable at work, one or more of your coworkers are, and negativity is much, much more contagious than positivity. If you’re looking to fit in better in your workplace, just follow this guide, and you too can be a miserable fuck just like your coworkers!
Today is a very special year because we’ve got all these presidents trying to be the main president and win a trip to the White Hour. I love it, because there’s so many funny memes and it’s just endless fun for everybody expect all those people who get all racial or become dicks about it, but they’re stupid anyway. The point is, the presidents are interesting to look at, it’s nice to watch them argue on TV, and one of them is going to win and give us four years of entertainment. No matter what happens, we win!