Archive for August, 2014

Robin Williams RIP

Robin Williams was one of the most genuinely funny human beings I’ve ever seen. Watching him perform stand-up, hell, even seeing him in most interviews, was like watching a manic ball of energy devoted to sheer joy and laughter.

A Night at the Met was probably my favorite comedy album for years. I wore out two tapes before getting it on CD. In my teens and twenties, Robin Williams and his stand up (and the experimental improv comedy he did) was one of the most influential things in shaping my humor into what it is today.

I’m at a loss for word to express how much it saddens me that not only has he died, but that the reports at this time indicate that he has apparently died by his own hands.

 

 

 

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Four Days at Dragon*Con (Plus a Bit More).

As I type this, there are just 25 days to go until Dragon Con. If you’ve never been, this was a short (but very fun) look at just some of what’s at Dragon Con that was done for broadcast on PBS. If you’ve never been, this will give you an idea of what it’s like. Oh, if you’ve never been and are thinking of going you might also want to check out this Facebook page started by fans to help newbies who have questions about what they need to do to prepare. Lots of useful tips. And even if you’ve been to Dragon Con, some of the above is just plain entertaining and worth checking out anyhow.

As I type this, there are just 25 days to go until Dragon Con. If you’ve never been, this was a short (but very fun) look at just some of what’s at Dragon Con that was done for broadcast on PBS.

Four Days at DragonCon (more…)