The writing, observations, and general solid ideas of John-Michael Bond
On March 25th and 26th I’m getting to open for Doug Stanhope for the first time. The 25th will be at the Georgia Theater in Athens, GA, and the 26th is in my home town of Chattanooga, TN at Vaudeville Cafe. I’ve seen Stanhope live four times. Each time I left the venue with my face aching from laughing so much. Now I’m just worried he’ll think I’m a square. Still if you follow this blog and live in one of those cities I’d really appreciate you showing up. You can get tickets for the Athens show here and tickets for Chattanooga here.
Here’s a clip from his last special, Beer Hall Putsch.
If you’d like to see me tell jokes in the next few months I’ve updated my Shows page with assorted happenings. There’s a few particularly cool shows coming up including one with Doug Stanhope, a few with Dave Ross, and all of the Crom Comedy Festival. I’ll be performing on Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction for the first time at Crom Fest which is incredibly exciting for me and horrifying for my mother.
Mia Jackson (via dueordie)
This Valentine’s Day I got my wife a Walt Whitman’s sampler. It’s just a box of creek water.
I envy my father. He grew up in an era where rock and roll was still new, a family could survive on one income, and we let grandparents die while they were still fun. It was a glorious era, where you could go from throwing a ball with your Granddaddy behind a church, to burying your Granddaddy behind that same church a week later. And after each there was a nice chicken dinner. It was awesome.
Death still hurt, but for most people it came suddenly. It was a surprise that left you only with the memories of a person’s life, and their sudden exit.
Now science has removed the sudden peacefulness of death, and we can prolong life until it no longer resembles life. Personally life has always been about quality, not quantity, but thanks to the miracle of science mortality is now a hot dog eating contest. Get as much as you can, dignity be damned.