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4/3/2010 – Welcome to Boston, Mass Retahd

Posted in Ghost Written Blog, Tumblr Blog on April 3, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #357: Welcome to Boston, Mass Retahd

By Guest Blogger Alex Demers

So Alex is coming through with a guest blog this weekend while I get ready for my final push next week. The New Deal weekend is in full force (except Noah said he might not do one tomorrow… BUT IT’S STILL IN FULL FORCE!). And Alex, a Boston native himself, decided to grace the internets with his presence as a Boston Masshole showing pictures of Boston and then talking to you about them. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty… two full pages!

I met Alex a little over two years ago. He is a brilliant friend, an amazingly funny and gifted improviser, but probably more importantly he introduced me to my favorite Sushi restaurant in the city… which for any friend of mine puts you above the rest. I love sushi. Anyway, Alex is in my comedy group The New Deal, and we’ve spent countless hours together, but possibly the highlight on stage was earlier this week when the two of us (Noah was sick) got together for a Chekhov festival and presented to the audience a 50 minute improvised Chekhov play that involved a general who hated birch trees, an artist that was running out of money, around 7 servants all named Nina in some way, a young woman waiting for her love to return, a drunk uncle and a jewish grandfather for some reason. Doing that patient, and ultimately very rewarding, show with Alex was one of the most fun pieces I’ve gotten to do on stage. And I won’t forget the look on his face when I muddied the whole thing up and made him a third servant… looked like he was going to either kill me or break down laughing. It’s these Alex moments that I look back and cherish. A great friend both on and off the stage.

8 LEFT!

NOTE: I added the Mass in the title to fulfill my state blogs requirements… also cause I’m a jerk.

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3/27/2010 – Aesop’s Private Stash

Posted in Ghost Written Blog with tags , , , , , on March 27, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #350: Aesop’s Private Stash

The fables that Aesop never wanted anyone to see. Probably because they were way too true.

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2/26/2010 – Here Are Some Math Jokes

Posted in Blogspot Blogs, Ghost Written Blog on February 26, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #321: Here Are Some Math Jokes

By Guest Blogger My Friend Stephen

MATH JOKES! YES! Welcome to the weekend everybody with some amazing math jokes. Friday is here, and tomorrow Friday will be gone, but Math is forever.

My friend Stephen is a very good friend of mine, and I’m uberexcited that he is guest writing a blog for me. For three years me and him co-wrote and edited the humor section (The Back Page) for our weekly college paper back in Walla Walla, and I would say that a good chunk of my fond memories of that place were sitting in the office at 2 A.M. arguing over the wording of a pee joke being sandwiched into a Robert Frost poem. It was that or go back to actual school work that was due the next day. In our time as writing partners we (among other things) were threatened with a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood, accused of slandering our school president by the Board of Alumni leading to a public apology and viewed by roughly half of the school to be bickering lovers. It was a blast. He was the yin to my yang, the smart to my stupid and the only person who would tell me that my jokes were so stupid that they became high brow. He is also largely responsible for me calling all my friends “Girl” nowadays. What’s up girl?

My Friend Stephen is a good friend, and a good man. One of the funniest people I know, and I wish he would move to New York already. But until then I can sit back and read his math jokes.

Also, I’m coming back from my vacation one day early and will be blogging again tomorrow. This is in preparation for one weekend of guest blogs by the other two guys in my sketch/improv group. The New Deal weekend is gonna rock.

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2/25/2010 – Rejected Library Donations

Posted in Blogspot Blogs, Ghost Written Blog on February 25, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #320: Rejected Library Donations

By Guest Blogger Ingrid Burrington

Today we get to see some of the rejected book donations from the Decker Library in Baltimore. These are real books, and they were really rejected for circulation. Fucking bizarre.

A note about Ingrid: Ingrid is possibly the best. Yep. In that case best is a noun… that’s how awesome Ingrid is. A few months back I linked to her Craigslist Missed Connections project, but that’s just the beginning of her genius. I’m consistently awed by her art pieces and her elaborate presentations (one weekend she had an entire art show that was a bunch of artists who could only present art they made through the medium of Microsoft Office). I might be using the words wrong (I am very confused by the differences between shows, installations, exhibits, fingerpaints, etc.), but two words I do know (fucking awesome) describe Ingrid’s work pretty dern well.

Check out her website: LifeWinning, and also the sister blog to her rejected library donations: Decker Finds.

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2/24/2010 – Breaking Up With History

Posted in Blogspot Blogs, Ghost Written Blog on February 24, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #319: Breaking Up With History

By Guest Blogger Nicole Drespel

Taking it back to my nerdy blog roots, Nicole is helping me out by pretending to have a time machine and date historical figures (usually with poor consequences). Nice. For my 24th birthday Nicole got me a bookmark with FDR on it and also got me a fife… like one of those ol’ timey revolutionary flutes. Can we be real right now? How is that not the greatest present on earth?

That being said I’m going to start out this intro with a side note about Nicole. I’ve been in several improv groups with this girl, and have always admired her as an improviser (go see UCB house team Robber Baron if you don’t believe me), respected her as a historical discussion buddy and listened to her as a drama queen. But my story begins when I, myself, was being a drama queen, which I’ve been known to do: About a week into this project I was freaking out… there was no way I could ever see myself doing the year of the blog, Nicole was the first person to point out that

  • A. Dru! No one cares, and
  • b. Why are you freaking out about this so much?!

A week later I was talking to her and she brought up my blog… “Ohhhhh, I get it,” she said: “You’re making a BLOG a day.” Turns out she thought I was flipping shit about posting every day a random thought, which would have been irritating to listen to me flip out about. “Yeah,” I said. “A blog a day.” “Oh…” she responded. “Huh… That’s stupid.”

Yep. I agree.

But she read it anyway, and has helped me through a lot of road blocks and even guest starred in a blog in which I just changed her hair color. Nicole is an incredibly gifted improviser and comedian, and more than that an awesome, awesome person and a patient and caring friend. What other person would give me an FDR book mark? Only someone who travels in time to date historical figures…

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2/23/2010 – Old Art New Title

Posted in Ghost Written Blog, Tumblr Blog on February 23, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #318: Old Art New Title

By Guest Blogger Matt Klinman

Ever since I began The Year of the Blog Matt has been there supporting it. The dude is incredibly fucking funny (his job writing for The Onion supports this claim), and I respect him for that, but more than that I am indebted to his support of this project. So when he brought up his idea for a blog entitled “Old Art, New Title” in which he quite literally just renames famous pieces of art I jumped at the opportunity to include that (after I hit myself for not using the idea yet). I love this blog. And what a perfect Tumblr Tuesday contribution.

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2/22/2010 – RI-NIC-ULOUS

Posted in Blogspot Blogs, Ghost Written Blog on February 22, 2010 by theyearoftheblog

Blog #317: RI-NIC-ULOUS

By Guest Blogger Nicholas Cage

Pitches for Nick Cage movies, By Nick Cage.

Nicholas Cage is my homie… and this is his guest blog. You might be thinking… “Wait a minute… Dru knows Nick Cage?”

Yes. He reached out after he saw my impression of him for my Master Impressionist video. He thought it was very accurate. So he decided to write me a guest blog when I approached him. I was flattered. I love Raising Arizona and Adaptation and feel so-so about Snake Eyes. But he told me a great idea for a blog: Pitches for Nick Cage Movies, from Nick Cage.

Perfect.

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