Wednesday, August 29, 2007

International Doug Dank

Tonight, Wednesday, The Doug Dank Project welcomes guest improvisors and storytellers from the world domination tournament at Dad's Garage. Improvisors from L.A.,
toronto, vancouver, and edmonton will storm the stage!

I am so bummed i will miss it, because this show should be VERY interesting. These guys are great.

Check it out!!

Push Push Theatre in Decatur.
Tonight (Wednesday)

do it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I feel like Tom Hanks in Cast Away

before he got all skinny and muscular.

Everything you could point at or poke hurts

head to toe.
face: sunburnt
shoulders: sunburnt
back: sunburnt, soar from boogie-boarding.
upper arms: soar from boogie-boarding.
forearms: ditto
elbows: BRUISED from skim-boarding, or flipping and pounding the beach.
hands: soar from boogie-boarding/skim-boarding; 3 blisters between the two from yard work.
boobs: soar from boogie-boarding.
ribs: soar from boogie-boarding.
pelvis: ditto
hips: soar from jogging.
fronts of upper thighs: scraped from boogie-boarding, and raking across shells/sand.
quads: soar from boogie-boarding.
knees: strawberry on right one from raking across shells/sand.
shins: right one scraped up from skim-boarding. (see above)
feet: blisters from walking a mile in teva-like sandals with sand in the straps.
heels: bruised from skim-boarding.

well, i guess i lied. You could poke at my hair. my hair and my scalp. and my neck's ok. point and poke at that.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Is there anything Pringles can't do? to watch the next day's follow up intervention message to a dear celebrity....or to just catch up on previous episodes.

And pass that link on if you think you know someone who might like it.

The Signal's DAVE BRUCKNER at Doug Dank Tonight!

Come out tonight (WEDNESDAY) and her Dave telling true stories from his life, which will serve as jumping off points for some very interesting long-form improv.

Starts at 10:00, hopefully it will be a really good crowd for this one!

Only $5.

bar and concessions available.


Push Push Theatre, in decatur, past Agnes Scott on New Street (just off of College) behind Corner Pub and Figo, et al.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Where i'm going Tuesday

Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant


oh god. is there anything i won't do?

My old rental house

1114 St. Augustine Place.

For sale, for the low, low price of $819,000.
Actually, it should probably sell for more. But i think the place might be a wreck, structurally.

for cyring out loud.
Anybody want to buy it and let me live with you?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Another Re-Post! Matt Horgan Steps in to the Monologizer Pantsuit

And zips up tight.

He's the monologizer so nice, we had him thrice!
Matt is a long-time Improv Ensemble member and actor at Dad's Garage Theatre, and has actually been on the improvising side of The Doug Dank Project a couple times.
Aaaand he is the significant other of the wonderful Stacy Melich, ACTOR!
So this is gonna be fun.
Maybe YOU'RE the ones who should zip up that pantsuit tight!

Push Push Theatre.
45 minutes long, no intermission

Got your zippers in your fingers?
....ONLY $5!!

Be there.
(she points to the audience, fingers like a fake gun, then smoothly transitions to a thumbs up, with a wink. She turns to leave)

(She forgot something, stops mid-step)
Oh, and tune in to Simpson and Snatch: Houseboat Party on why don't you. I think you'll like it.

(We think she will wink again, but she doesn't. She turns to walk away, and murmurs over her shoulder)
..unless you're an asshole....

(Fade to black)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Never Say Goodbye

1) Merv Griffin died. I said, "awwwww."

2) Never Say Goodbye was my prom theme song.

Here are some pictures from the reunion last weekend.

Feel free to take a look around the rest of the flickr.

The photo to the left doesn't have anything to do with either, except that it showed up on an image search for merv griffin. and the hands are nearly inexplicable. they're holding on to, what, a kerchief of some sort?

Saturday, August 11, 2007

He Said, She Cooked

Because of uppity, mouthy gals like this one to the right, the Baptists felt a need for a little discipline, and a few corraling fences.

Baptist seminary launching homemaking program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers coursework in Greek and Hebrew, in archaeology, in the philosophy of religion and – starting this fall – in how to cook and sew.

Southwestern Baptist, one of the nation's largest Southern Baptist seminaries, is introducing a new academic program in homemaking as part of an effort to establish what its president calls biblical family and gender roles.

It will offer a bachelor of arts in humanities degree with a 23-hour concentration in homemaking. The program is only open to women.

via Josie

Guess who i'm going to see tonight

Friday, August 10, 2007

Merlin Olsen, Jerry Reed, Joe Don Baker, Dan Haggerty and Billy Gibbons

all referenced in one damn episode. Ways in which they never dreamed they'd be referenced.

Believe it or not, this is the "companion piece" to the OB/GYN episode the day before this one aired, Wednesday August 1st. Tbilisi, Georgia.... for previous episodes.

We're in Business

via Clunky, via boingboing

Clunky is exactly right when he says this is awesome for so many reasons.
I thought tonight for about 5 full minutes about the choosing of the line "I know you do."

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

#5 in the imdb credits, G

That'd be Mike Schatz!
That'd be the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie credits.
And this'd be a complete copy of the post i did in March.

He's also been in, obviously, the ATHF tv show for years, as well as Frisky Dingo.
He even has a wikipedia page.
Mike and I did a TLC/Trading Spaces ad one time, and i think nearly got fired because we laughed so much during the whole shoot. God, he just makes me laugh. So laid back, but so so funny.
Here's his profile from the ad agency where he works, Blue Sky:



Fairfax, VA

What needs changing around Blue Sky:

An underground tunnel from his house to the office

Most embarrassing moment:

Ambulance ride from corporate softball game

Favorite snack:

Chocolate milk laced with Ambien

I remember seeing Mike onstage with Laughing Matters improv group like 10 years ago.
It was a show that started my own journey towards performing.
Not really in the "wow, they have really inspired me" kind of way, but more in the "wow, i could do better than THAT" kind of way.
They were hilarious. Mike Schatz, Mark Harris, Tommy Futch, Gary Anthony Williams, and Brian Sack. At the Pepper Pot. I won an Easy Bake Oven.

Mike will be the monologist this Wednesday at The Doug Dank Project at Push Push in Decatur.
Come out and hear him talk about stuff! And please, help spread the word.

Monday, August 06, 2007


The reunion was actually pretty fun.

Pictures to come.

Bertrand Russell

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

I wonder what my Savannah Christian high school reunion alum friends this weekend would have thought if I'd given this to them as the answer to their question, "why don't you guys get married?!"

I didn't have this on the tip of my tongue, though.
What i wanted to say was "Religion and government tell me i should do it, so that makes me not do it."

What i tell them for brevity and ease is "Ehhh, we'll see! ....yes, another miller lite."

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Holy shit! Flixter is EVERYWHERE! It's sweeping my inbox like a terrible epidemic, that doesn't kill you, and seems like it'd be fun once you have the time to look through it for a damn minute.