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Music Video: “Girl Shake That Laffy Taffy Time”

Full disclosure: I did not know there was actually a song called “Girl Shake That Laffy Taffy”, and now that I’ve heard it, I’m still not sure it’s a song. This song is a three-hour song; that is, I elicit … Continue reading

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Music Video: “Vas Sueve” by Zem Complex, Euro Crooner

“Vas Sueve”, which translates loosely as “Very Sueve”, was a 1996 #1 smash in Moldova for Zem Complex, Euro Crooner and part-time proctologist.  With its monotonous, I mean, insistent bass guitar and pedantic, I mean, pulsing synthesizers, “Vas Sueve” captured … Continue reading

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“Featherstone”: Ten Favorite Lines

“Featherstone” runs Friday-Saturday-Sunday from November 7 through November 23, 2014, exclusively at The Charnel House Theater, 3421 West Fullerton Avenue in Chicago.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at http://www.vincenttruman.net and at the door (cash only at … Continue reading

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An Introduction to “Featherstone”

Location: Dr. Featherstone’s office.   A doctorate certificate hangs on the wall, as does a series of drawings depicting violent acts of nature. Dr. Featherstone, an Englishman, sits behind a large desk, surveying the couple sitting before him.  He looks … Continue reading

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TED Talks… Loudly

Watching the famous TED TALKS series on youtube and related media, I have come to learn a great deal about the world around me.  From topics as diverse as mental illness to  nerdcore comedy, I have gained a profound understanding … Continue reading

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Vine Compilation 1

Per Wikipedia: “Vine is an online app that enables its users to create and post short looping video clips. Video clips created with Vine have a maximum clip length of seven seconds and can be shared on Vine’s social network, … Continue reading

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Expiration Dating: Ruminations on Alli Reed’s Worst OK Cupid Profile

There has been much discussion about comedy writer Alli Reed’s fake OK Cupid profile (named aaroncarterfan) and how, despite the tone and context of the profile (“I’m really good at convincing people I’m pregnant”, “on a typical Friday night, I’m … Continue reading

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