Monthly Archives: August 2010

Fry Day Night Lights

Billy insisted that I sample one of his deep-fried Oreos. He was selling a variety of deep-fried treats during the Carter High School football game on Friday night. The menu also offered deep-fried Twinkies and fried green tomatoes. Coincidentally, I … Continue reading

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It’s a Sunshine Pray

“All Saints Coming Together” was the theme of the outdoor celebration at my parish yesterday. Catholics who normally attend one of five weekend Masses were asked to all gather for the same liturgy and to bring their own chairs. The … Continue reading

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Capelli d’Angeli

Personalities from WVLT bookended my Saturday. I started the day by helping out at the Shoney’s KidCare Photo ID Program. Star 102.1 and WVLT are the media sponsors. Allison Kropff and Sara Shookman worked the same shift as me. David … Continue reading

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Know What I Mean?

Vern Lindsay invited me to be a guest on his cooking show about a year ago. Then his kitchen flooded and everything was put on hold while it was rebuilt. We finally taped the show on Thursday. Once it is … Continue reading

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Deluxe Apartment in the Square

After 16 years in the Old City, the challenge facing Einstein Simplified is getting the word out about our imminent move to The Square Room on Market Square. Our first show there will be on August 31. On Thursday afternoon, … Continue reading

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Symphony for the Devil’s Food

Somebody at my wife’s office will get a nice surprise for their birthday today. Last night my wife whipped up a batch of brownies for the staff party. They have one-and-a-half Hershey’s Symphony bars in the middle. The candy was … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mellow Brick Wall

If you add up all the Tuesday nights I have performed at Patrick Sullivan’s over the past eight years, it would work out to somewhere in the neighborhood of 365. Einstein Simplified celebrated its 16th anniversary and its final show … Continue reading

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Cancer Sucks

Why do I go to funerals? I go because I remember how comforting it was when people showed up for my father’s funeral many years ago. He was 50, I was 21. It meant a lot to everyone in the … Continue reading

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Trigger Fingers

The obvious perk of doing endorsement commercials for Massage Envy is that I get to go in for a massage every so often. Shoulder muscles sore from swimming and a twinge of back pain prompted me to call for an … Continue reading

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Manumatic

A couple of the guys in Einstein Simplified have day jobs at Charter Media. When they asked me to do a tire commercial for them four or five years ago, they wanted me to raise my eyebrows on camera. Last … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chips

An innocuous comment of mine on Twitter and Facebook generated an unexpectedly huge response on Friday. We’ve all heard the expression “do fries go with that shake,” however I didn’t realize that people put their fries into their shake, specifically … Continue reading

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The Ask For

Taz Cable reached out to the local media folks who have been guests on his “Bowl of Oh!” show. Would we participate in a fundraiser for a charity called Guitars Not Guns? He used the magic word that made me … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sync

Publicist Zane Hagy had a great idea for his client. Celebrate The Pizza Kitchen’s birthday by giving away free 8-inch pizzas all day Wednesday. He predicted that they would give away 600 pizzas. He was only off by 2,003. There … Continue reading

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Hamster Dance

“Congratulations to you both. How did your wife take it?” joked my friend Bean. He was reacting to the Twitter posts announcing that Abby Ham is pregnant. “Like a trooper,” was my response. My wife later told me that she … Continue reading

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