Check out this trio of writeups about Kumail in anticipation of MY RETURN TO CHICAGO in which I think Kumail might be doing a show or two at Hideout.
See you Sunday, Chicago! I’ll be the girl eating Potbelly.
I still lived in Chicago when The Dark Knight was filming there, and we all heard rumors about seeing the Batmobile around, or streets being shut down for massive stunts, and sadly I had other plants the night they blew up a candy factory, which would stand in as the hospital that explodes in the movie.
The rumor that I heard most was that Heath Ledger was an avid skateboarder, and would be seen all over downtown, skating around the set and such. A guy I knew in Chicago posted this image on his Facebook tonight, and it made me feel very wistuful and sad and happy and giddy at the same time.
Pardon my self indulgence, I’m going to talk about Chicago and the “coincidences” in my life that make me feel like I’m in the Matrix.
Around 2004, when I was living in Chapel Hill, NC, I somehow heard this amazing band called Chin Up Chin Up. I couldn’t find their CD, We Should Have Never Lived Like We Were Skyscrapers, on amazon.com at all, so I special ordered it at CD Alley, the local indie music store. It is an amazing disc.
I got this heads up from Neary this morning about the first ever Snuggie Pub Crawl in Chicago.
As of writing this, 1944 people had signed up to participate, and since they do not provide Snuggies, you have to assume that one thousand, nine hundred and forty four people in Chicago have Snuggies. Adorably (and weirdly) proceeds from the crawl are going to an orphanage in Tanzania. They are not accepting donated Snuggies. I am still curious about how you get proceeds from a pub crawl in the first place, but god bless em for trying.
I’ll be in Chicago and blogless for the weekend. I’ll bring you all back a commemorative spoon.
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So I’ve seen some good sketch comedy lately and I thought I’d tell all of you about it. You should know the following things about me before reading this:
- I am hard to impress when it comes to sketch comedy.
- The people I’m reviewing are, in fact, friends of mine, but click just to gaze in wonder at my objectiveness.
- This is just my opinion, and really, who am I?
- I’m Gynomite. Hi, nice to meet you.
- I wouldn’t talk about these if I didn’t think each and every one of you would enjoy seeing them.
This is one of the creepiest and coolest things I’ve ever read about, so I thought I’d share it with you all. I give you… the Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion incident!
This week is PRIDE week in NYC, and I was complaining about my lack of involvement in gay culture here when a friend of mine was like “Well, you are straight!”. “Yeah, I know, but….”