First off, we made our pre-event goal for Die Laughing and that is amazing! The board offered a $500 matching grant prior to the opening of Die Laughing and we have already raised $500. That means we’ve actually raised $1000. Which is amazing.
This blog entry is about my weekend schedule. I’m not just the Artistic Director of Fearless Comedy Productions, I’m also a performer. I’ll be performing a lot this weekend so here, in tiring detail, is what I’ll be doing.
Friday, March 6th
7:00 PM – We kick off the marathon with Fearless Lab. I’m going to be judging a Vilification Tennis match featuring the last four winners of our amateur show – Nick Glover, Molly Glover, Eric Thompson and Duck Washington. There will also be stand-up comedy, short form improv and a variety of other stuff. We also kick off the marathon with a $250 matching grant so help us get started right!
Saturday, March 7th
Midnight – PowerPoint Karaoke. I’m one of the presenters in my favorite improv game of all time. Presenters are given a series of slides that make no sense and must make up a presentation based on the slides. Also presenting will be Windy Bowlsby and Dawn Krosnowski. It should be amazing. Also, we have a $250 matching grant from CONvergence during that hour!
I hate asking people for money. It makes me uncomfortable. I know I’m not alone. Asking for money is hard.
But one thing I’ve learned in the last several years is this: The best way to get people to give you money is to tell them you want it. Nobody has unlimited funds but everyone is prepared to pay something for a thing they feel strongly about.
The Dregs are able to get five dollars per requested song because we have set the price and people want to pay it. We make it clear that there is a price for our services.
So what I’m asking for today is your money. Fearless Comedy needs your support this weekend and there are a lot of ways you can help us out. As I wrote yesterday, we have a lot of plans for the funds we are raising.
First, if you are thinking about donating at least $50, consider a matching grant. Pick an hour during the event and match donations up to a certain amount. This has a great impact because it means people are more likely to contribute because their donation is effectively doubled. The donation you were going to make anyway is also doubled.
Your donation can be anonymous or we can put your name on it.
If you would like to set up a matching grant, e-mail email@example.com and I will help you set it up.
I’m spending most of this week working on Die Laughing for Fearless Comedy Productions and that means I’m writing about the event. A lot.
So please forgive me if you’ve seen this information before. It’s important so I’m making sure that it shows up in a lot of different places.
Today’s blog is going to discuss why we are doing a fundraiser in the first place. It is really easy to ask people for money. It is a lot more important to make sure they know why we are asking for money.
Our goal for this event is $10,069, which is a juvenile joke. That’s our specialty! It also is probably not enough. We’d be much happier if we made closer to $15,000. I’m going to try to explain why.
To the credit of the writer, I think he was trying hide his disgust for these guys and file a report that was at least somewhat impartial.
So he impartially reports what they are saying and what they say is completely awful. They talk about the “red pill” moments where they realized, in effect, that women are the enemy. Every one of those red pill moments is a paranoid fantasy.
What’s worse? They fucking co-opted The Matrix for their girl-hating movement!
When I watch that movie, I already am forced to acknowledge it was made by the same people who made Jupiter Ascending. But now it has provided a catch phrase for one of the most embarrassing activist groups in existence.
Why oh why didn’t these guys take the blue pill?
We had an appointment for our cat Nala to be euthanized this afternoon but sadly, she died overnight. For some reason, she had stopped eating over a month ago and all attempts to get her to ingest food failed. We don’t know what was wrong with her but it was, ultimately, something we could not fix.
She was not yet five years old but in her short time, she had a remarkable impact on our lives. Rather than remember the sadness of her passing, I choose to remember the joy and laughter she brought to our life.
Almost all of our cats are Humane Society cats and Nala was adopted as a kitten. Only six weeks old, she was precocious and social and her ears made up about 65% of her head. She was clumsy even for a kitten. And she was loud.
There was an interfaith prayer breakfast last week and conservative radio host Janet Mefferd was not amused. All that liberal lip service to other religions did nothing to spare her from hell, she said, nothing at all!
Janet, this may come as a genuine surprise to you but nowhere in the job description for President of the United States does it include “spare people from hell.” The President has literally zero obligation to spare you from hell.
I get that being spared from hell is a big thing for you. So big, in fact, that you believe everyone should be working to save your immortal soul at all times.
I’m sure when Obama is no longer President, he can devote some valuable time to your soul. Until then, he will be forced to think about everyone else in America.
It isn’t personal. It’s his job.
Tabletop gaming has become a major thing these days. Recently, we took an inventory of the tabletop games in our house and discovered we have over 150. We’ve acquired at least ten more games since then.
We’ve also purchased expansion packs for games we already have but I’m not going to count those because they aren’t new games.
Number of games we’ve gotten rid of in the same amount of time: zero.
As you can see, we have something of a problem. We are quite literally running out of shelves to put all the games.
The obvious solution is to attempt to play every game in our house at least once.
I know what you are thinking and no, the solution is not to dispose of the games that we’ve owned for over ten years and never played once. That would be allowing the game to win.
There are two wrinkles in this plan. The first is probably obvious – when we like a game, we want to play it more than once. I, for instance, could spend an entire weekend playing “Legendary” and still want to play it again.
Because the rest of my family does not feel the same way I am, I think rightly, considering having them replaced.