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Tweets From A Night’s Event

I watched a few minutes of KCAL’s on-line coverage of downtown L.A. last night, and I began to Tweet, because it was more than I could bear: In their coverage of the L.A.P.D. clearing the Occupy L.A. protesters, the local newscasters are practically begging for violence. “Looks like emotions are running a little bit higher between the police and the protesters now, Bob what do you think?”...
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Occupied By Thoughts

Lately now, I feel like Norma Rae, when she tells her husband, who complains about her busy schedule, that he can have sex with her while she does the dishes. Except I am not a labor organizer, I don’t have a husband, and I really need to concentrate when I do the dishes. I like a busy life, but I’m beginning to wonder if I’m not just spinning my wheels. I hear a lot of people make...
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I Was Just Talking About A Balaclava

I was lucky enough to work at the Crest Theater in Sacramento, California recently. I talked to a woman who described herself as a, “full time activist.” I felt tired just thinking about it. It seems so active. I’m so glad I’m a stand-up comic. I travel a lot, but I mostly just have to sit on a plane. I don’t have to flap. I learn a lot from everyone that I meet, although...
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Chef Inspired Soups

Our Von’s grocery store has a case of soups, not far inside the store, that bears the sign: CHEF INSPIRED SOUPS. I’ve bought some of the soups before, not because I thought they were “Chef Inspired,” but because I don’t cook, and I didn’t yet realize how chock full of fat and salt they are. That too may have been “Chef Inspired.” I don’t know. I didn’t even notice the sign the first...
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In The Know

People sometimes think I’m well informed, because I’m lucky enough to be heard on NPR’s ‘Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.” For those of you who don’t know, it’s a weekly news quiz show. I get to be a part of a panel of three, about once a month or so. I lose a lot, even though I study the news on the weeks that I’m on. Although, the study sessions are a bit brief sometimes. How much I know...
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