Up with People, Down with Mosquitoes.

Here’s a post I wrote on the subject of World Malaria Day, as a partnership between the United Nations Foundation, Nothing But Nets, and Comedy Central. I don’t mind telling you, the United Nations* was quoted as saying, “This is a fantastic post!”

Read more by clicking that link, above, or the picture below.

Malaria lurks.

It is serious, yet funny. Like life. Which is precious.

*Or more specifically, someone who works at the UN Foundation.


The Half-Dog Story, in Full.

Remember when I mentioned that story in Paper Darts’ 3rd Issue, called “Sheba”…? Why here it is now.

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And here I am reading it, on “Radio Dispatch with John & Molly” (29:10)


Like, Totally a Sports Writer

The National Onion./A.V. Club gave a nod to my piece on the epic 1987 Twins’ epic Facial Hair, so I thought I would too.

UPDATE: AV Club Twin Cities’ links currently down. Replacement links coming soon.


New Agey B.S.

It is the end of an era.

For a good while now, I have been writing horoscopes for the masses at Comedy Central’s mobile site. We called it Uncle Louie’s Crystal Balls. As of a few months ago, Uncle Louie went out of business, but you can still visit him and his fellow astrologers Suzanne Mekulvic and P. Perp the Prophet Talker, frozen in time, because the internet is forever.

The upside: now that Uncle Louie’s LLC is no more, you can get our back stock of horoscopes (previously only available via a subscription with T-mobile), upon request! By which I mean I can show you writing samples of them, informally and without compensation. Here are a few. There are literally thousands more where that came from.

The second upside…? I’m still writing quizzes for Comedy Central (among other things), doing my part to keep productivity down across the United States and Canada. Here’s one. And here’s one. Oh, here’s another one.

Go forth, into truth and not into ignorance.


Another nice chat

This time with one Mr. Chuck Klosterman, here wearing an enviable sweatshirt.

Damn, he talked to me for a long time. And he talks fast.

With beard comes intensity.


Funny People. Of All Sexes. But Especially Ladies.

Hey, turns out I interviewed Sarah Silverman for the A.V. Club, this week. That reminds me… I interviewed Lily Tomlin for the A.V. Club last month. Both conversations went quite well, I’d say, but then, I was doing less than half of the talking.

Lily Tomlin as “Lud” / Sarah Silverman as Georgia O’Keefe


My story published in Paper Darts, Issue 3

Straight cocktail loungin' at Honey

The newest news: Paper Darts, Issue 3!Grab yourself a copy of the magazine because it’s gorgeous in word and in picture, and because you can there read my story, “Sheba,” which is about a half dog. Read it here.

At the launch party, I read two new pieces, one called “An Address to my Fellow Residents of Surrency, GA, On July the 25th, 1866,” and another called “Mermaid Explains Your Tongue to You.” They may appear in Paper Darts Issue 4–keep an eye out.

And check out the work of the other folks who read at the party (HINT: they’re also in this issue), if you are interested in such topics as punk rock, apocalyptic pick-up lines, and what happens when you see butts from your bike.