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LIVE COMEDY AND THE HELL’S ANGELS

Call Me Comedian I traveled as a standup comedian for fifteen years. Doing live comedy was a blast. When I was young, I was still excited about all the travel. I drove, I flew, I rode. Once, I even took a train to a gig. My whole life was comedy, comedy, comedy. My...

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Read Tom Wolfe’s THE RIGHT STUFF

MR. WOLFE'S BONFIRE Tom Wolfe died yesterday. I had nothing to do with it. He was an important literary figure; both for his invention of the "new journalism," and his biting, satirical novels. THE RIGHT STUFF My favorite book in Mr. Wolfe's canon is The Right Stuff....

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HAPPY NEWS TUESDAY

HAPPY NEWS TUESDAY!! Going through the news this morning I came across some stories that made me happy. They were either funny, cute, or a great example of stupid people in action. All of those things make me happy. (Click on the photos to go to the stories.) The...

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WHERE WOULD YOU GO?

Where would you go? If someone asked you right now where you wanted to go. Anywhere in the world. Anywhere. Where would you go? Paris? Beijing? Hawaii? If you're going to Hawaii you better go quick. That place is sinking quicker than my testicles. I love thinking...

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GUEST VIGILANTE BLOGGER FREE EBOOK

***EVERYONE'S FAVORITE VIGILANTE*** Hi, if you've read Ray's novellas, we've already met. If you haven't read the books, my name is Douglas Gage. But I prefer you just call me Gage. It makes me sound tougher. Although, I don't need to sound tougher. I'm already big...

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WORST SEX TRAGEDY EVER

Do you know someone who always assumes tragedy? I'm not talking about people who assume the worst. I'm talking about people who think Oedipus was a comedy. See what I did there? Oedipus? The eye? Ah, forget it. Anyway, I'm talking about people who see you smile and...

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That’s What’s Wrong With America: ON DEMAND!

On demand. Think about those words. On demand. Only kings and husbands in the 1950’s have ever been able to use those words before today. But now those words are for all of us. They are an actual option in our lives. Something we can consider. A selling point. One more thing that contributes to our national impatience.

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MUSIC BEFORE MARRIAGE

***THE QUESTION OF MUSIC AND MARRIAGE*** Before you think about a second date, and especially before marriage, you have to ask this question: "What kind of music do you like?" One of the most important questions you will ever ask a prospective mate. HA! You scoff....

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Job Quitting Made Easy!

My Daddy always told me: Don't quit your job until you have another job. It's easier to get a job, when you already got a job. I never quit a job before I had another one. Well, when I was doing stand-up I basically went from job to job every week. Many in my family...

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WHO HAS A DOLLAR FOR JESUS?!

Some of the biggest moments of panic in the history of my life were caused by a dollar. Well, more specifically, needing a dollar for the the collection plate on Sunday in church. The panic of course didn't start with me. I was a kid. The panic started with Mama,...

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