Ray Mazarek said to me 1x, “you know that song… Do they know it’s Christmas” didn’t help the suffering Africans. Me, “and they didn’t know it was Christmas either.” #yourewelcomeYahoo
Yeah Tumblr. I MIGHT have figured you out. dates in a banner, twitter feed. I think I could have cured cancer the number of times I’ve put an hour into this nonsense. done!
Live Dork Forest and Standup in Dallas at http://a-kon.com/ May 30-June1st. Live Dork Forest and Standup in Bloomington IN at http://limestonefest.com/schedule June 6-8th Then back in Austin, TX June 19-22 at Cap City. JUST ADDED Portland, Oregon July 13-14 at The Hawthorne Theater LIVE TDF, Standup and I’m doing another Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction. heh.
Q:Sorry, I just saw the rest of your previous post. For some reason, it was cut off halfway through before. And yes, that's the theme I was trying to hit, about how Hollywood and the media have a very narrow view. For what it's worth, I'm a big fan and again, I'm flattered to have you even read my little blog, let alone be able to chat here!
It was great, thanks for talking about it all! Thanks for the good words and keep it up!
Q:Your insights on Marc are great! The previous master of opening up during an interview to encourage your subjects to do the same was Truman Capote. And you're very funny, look great and project a very warm personality on stage. Coming to DC W/Bammer?
I really wish I was, but am not. I think I’m already working that week. Is there tape of capote interviewing people?
Q:Please know I meant that in the best possible way! I meant to say it in the sense that (from my perspective at least) you put comedy first, and that you don't give a shit about the hype around female comedians, you just focus on being honest and funny. I really intended for it to be a positive comment--I'm sincerely sorry if it didn't come off that way!
Totally cool. I was merely trying to point out that, I wish I didn’t care and, I’m working on not caring, but it’s an ongoing project. Like the rest of my life. Heh. No worries. I knew what YOU meant, I just wanted to let it be known that it’s not a slam dunk to work on not caring. All good. See you again, if laughing skull ever books me back as a headliner, or Maria wants to come again! Take care, jk
Q:Hey! Thanks so much for the reblog! I couldn't figure out how to post a comment, but wanted to say I completely agree with your point about Maron being so honest in his podcast, and inspiring his guests to do that same. And I didn't mean to downplay Maron's role in WTF's success. There are obviously tons of podcasters who interview the same guests, but few do it with the same clarity and depth that Maron does.
Hell. I can’t figure out tumblr comments at all! I’m replying to this :) …sure! I figured you, like me, are a fan, and I was just adding to it all.
Heh. And, as far as me not giving a shit…I do, but I’ve realized there’s nothing I can, actually, do about my age and looks. Oh I could be skinnier, but aging is inevitable and…I have looked like I look, give or take 30lbs, since I’ve was 16. I have tried to explain that you could clean me up, Hollywood, and make this into a lawyer or judge…but, so far, no takers. Showbiz people’s SEEM to have a blinder with (not just me I know) people (most often women, but men too) they dont know what to DO with. Its like theyre thinking to themselves„ “well, I don’t want to fuck her, but people think she’s talented” …I don’t know, offhand, how to turn that into money. So…I continue doing what I do and ignore them as they do me. We, Occassionally, Notice one another. ;)
Comedy Round-Up: Maria Bamford, Jackie Kashian, Plus ‘Inside Amy Schumer,’ ‘Zach Stone’ and ‘Maron’My comment before interesting reblog: I’d say maron’s podcast appeal came before the big names. He, genuinely, opens a vein and invites you (whichever guest) to open one too. He gets people to be very honest because of how honest/ revealing he is. It’s a gift. A terrible, terrible gift ;)
Big week for Chrissie watching comedy last week, both on TV and in person.
Summer is coming, and since it is suicide to leave the house here in Phoenix, I decided to follow my dream and take some online courses in wizardry. Here are the eleven course I need to receive my BS in magic.
11.Geography 201 - Regionalism in the Wizard World: Why are all of the wizards from…
This week’s guest SO enjoys the works of DFW that he, postshow, answered a BOATLOAD of questions from a Ranger. Here are those answers. Listen to the show on www.dorkforest.com or itunes after/during or before reading this.
Guys, this is my first Tumblr post where I’m actually speaking directly to you, the people. Hello, people.
I’m doing that because I’m answering some questions about David Foster Wallace.
Someone named James Cardis, a very nice guy, heard from Jackie Kashian’s twitter feed that I was…
and has Adomian in it as well!
This Maron in space thing is great. Cable channels should do more promos like this. I’d include network channels but they’d turn this into Maron in Peace and it would just be him sitting, calmly enjoying tea in a Buddhist monk like state because networks go for the worst, most obvious version.
Now I’m rambling about networks…just watch it.
Today marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, when on April 24, 1915, the Turks rounded up and murdered the Armenian intellectuals in Istanbul. Over the next eight years, over 1.5 million Armenians - more than half of all Armenians - died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire and their Turkish successors. The survivors were subjected to unspeakable atrocities in an attempt to erase the Armenian people completely. My family is directly descended from murdered Armenians and lucky survivors from the city of Van. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the genocide, two years from now, we demand that the world community, including the United States and especially Turkey, recognize these historic atrocities and take immediate steps toward peace, understanding, restitution and respect.
Infographic Poster - The Armenian Genocide by Kiara.W
for those who can’t see
red circles = massacres
arrows = death marches
dark orange = current armenia
orange = historic armenia [now turkish territory]
58% of total population dead
1,500,00 men,women & children
The appalling incidents of the genocide against the armenian population by the Ottoman government from 1915-1923 result in the death of the entire population of historic armenia at the eastern extremity of Anatolia.
Yet this genocide has been misinterpreted as a transfer of Armenian people or deportations. However due to the governments control of press and telegraphs the Armenian massacre occurred outside the eyes of the international press
90% of land and property lost
nearly all of historic Armenia
Along with the loss of life, the Armenian population lost goods and property through systematic state confiscation. Through mass deportations, Armenians were forced to leave non-transportable property behind such as homes,farms,buildings,lands and personal wealth. Goods and property were passed over to the government and thus it was controlled by other government officials. With this control the continued genocide and deportation of Armenians continued without much resistance
Here are the notes for the whole show tomorrow:
TDF EP 168 – Jake Johannsen
Jake Johannsen is such a great comic. You’ve seen him. I know you have. He’s been on Letterman 42x. And he is a New Orleans Jazz Fest Dork. VERY Specific. Very fun… and, at one point, kinda emo. Tune in; love it and him.
www.AllThingsComedy.com is the umbrella podcast host. If you go there… you can find a lot of OTHER great pods.
Another way to support the show is to shop at Amazon.com THROUGH my website. So… go to www.jackiekashian.com and click on the “support the show, shop amazon” banner. You are brought to Amazon to shop like NORMAL and it’s all the same except that I get some sort of kickback from Amazon. Bookmark it. What the heck. Costs you nothing and supports the show. Thanks!
Comments and talk about the show is best done, at this time, on the Ranger page on FB if you want to talk to other Rangers.
Tina Fey book
Treme - HBO
Matt Weinhold Joke – and that is his friend, Stephane, that he tries to kiss.
Big Sam (Williams) playing trombone
Rebirth Brass Band
Belinda Waymouth – Jake’s wife
Royal Street Courtyard
The Rock and Bowl
Bruce Springsteen at Jazzfest in 2006
The Louisiana Music Factory