Friday, January 4, 2008

Yep. We did it.



Thank you for coming to last night's show, if you were there. We had a great turn out. The Reader referred to us as "veteran" comedians, which we got a big kick out of. I know they meant it as a compliment, but to me it just means "old fuckers." Regardless of how veteran one is, it's pretty scary to put up a show of all new material and show it to an audience for the first time. We had two segments involving audience interaction that didn't go as planned -hard to find an audience willing to come to rehearsals. And our silent scene tanked. Our big ass crate set pieces were falling apart as the show went on, which added a nice element of danger. Everything else worked really well and the big surprise to me was how well our "I Believes" worked.

Don and I often post reviews on our blogs, so we're hoping people take the opportunity to turn the tables on us and post a review of our show.



IOWA

Well, now that the Iowa primaries are over, I think a lot of people are going to pay more attention to the presidential campaigns. It's thinned the herd a bit and left the contenders. The only decent republican candidate is Ron Paul, who didn't have a big showing, but is still in the race. I like Huckabee, but he's shown himself to be just too unaware at some of the things going on in the world. I shouldn't be more aware than the president when it comes to important current events. Obama rocked. He gave a victory speech that was inspiring and really did give me hope for America! Not an easy task these days.He was followed by Edwards and Clinton. I would love to see an Edwards-Obama ticket, with Obama as vice-president. I think Clinton would be scary as anyone's vice-president. Think Dick Cheney in drag. Do it anyway, it's fun.



THE BS NEWS QUIZ OF THE DAY

Yesterday, I asked...

"In his new book, author and A.I. expert David Levy predicts that by the year 2050 we will be doing what?"


30% said "Having robot work surrogates"
- I'd love to be able to hire out my robot self to do some work while I dick around on my blog, but then it would lead to some big robot slave revolt and we'd get our asses all Matrix-ed.

10% said "Having cars that are also offices"
- Judging from the fast food wrappers you would see on the backseat floor of my cars' past, we're already there.

No one said "Having computers in every room"
- Big Brother is watching you. And he wants to see you pee.

60% got it right with "Having sex with robots"

According to The Houston Chronicle, Levy says that by 2050 we'll be creating robots so lifelike, so imbued with human-seeming intelligence and emotions, as to be nearly indistinguishable from real people. And we'll have sex with these robots. Some of us will even marry them. So, still no flying cars, but we'll be able to stick our weinies in our Playstations. Like we haven't tried already.

I look forward to seeing this in everyone's livingroom.

2 comments:

Nat Topping said...

That is one sexy robot.

Lori said...

Okay,
I watched it twice, once frame by frame (slow connection - but it was cool,) and I really cannot imagine anything that could make an audience so genuinely disgusted. That is quite a feat. I'm surprised no one barfed. Congratulations. Someday, I will be a lucky witness.