16
May

This Is Not Happening presents: The Agony of Defeat

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The latest This Is Not Happening show features an amazing lineup of comedians. This time, they’re all going to be telling sports stories. You’d be surprised how few comics even know what sports are. I think most of them are on this show.

 

As always, I’ve managed to keep the tickets priced at just $5. That’s a steal. I do it because I really like this show and I’m way more interested in making them a really fun time for the audience and myself. I seriously don’t even want to make any money off these.

 

Kevin Christy made the poster, as usual. I’m considering starting to sell prints of these after the shows and just giving the cash to Kevin. Enough people have asked where they can get copies. If I do, I’ll probably just sell them for 10 bucks or something.

 

Ralphie May (Last Comic Standing, Tonight Show, numerous specials, TMZ)

Steve Rannazzisi (The League, Punk’d, Mall Cop, slept on my couch for week)

Nick Kroll (Comedy Central special, Children’s Hosptial, The League, The Life and Times of Tim)

Jay Larson (Comedy Central special, Late Late Show, Live at Gotham)

Patrick Keane (Live at Gotham, Funny Or Die Presents, Greatest MC in Los Angeles

Erin Foley (Comedy Central special, Almost Famous)

Hosted by Ari Shaffir (worst NCAA athlete of 1995 while playing golf for Yeshiva University)

 

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12
May

Binki Shapiro and Friends – “Kids Song”

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Binki Shapiro and Friends – Kids Song

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I randomly came across this unpublished song that my friend, Binki Shapiro, made a few years ago. I think it might have been intended for the “Where The Wild Things Are” soundtrack but I’m probably wrong. Anyway, it’s a beautiful song and the best adaptation of a Dr. Seuss work since the original cartoon for “When The Grinch Stole Christmas.”

 

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

 

And here is the original passage from Dr. Seuss’s “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?” Most of the lyrics from Binki’s song are nearly identical.

When I was quite young

and quite small for my size,

I met an old man in the Desert of Drize.

And he sang me a song I will never forget.

At least, well, I haven’t forgotten it yet.

He sat in a terribly prickly place.

But he sang with a sunny sweet smile on his face:

When you think things are bad,

when you feel sour and blue,

when you start to get mad . . .

you should do what I do!

Just tell yourself, Duckie,

you’re really quite lucky!

Some people are much more . . .

oh, ever so much more . . .

oh, muchly much-much more

unlucky than you! . . .

. . . consider the Schlottz,

the Crumple-horn, Web-footed, Green-bearded Schlottz,

whose tail is entailed with un-solvable knots.

If he isn’t muchly

more worse off than you,

I’ll eat my umbrella.

That’s just what I’ll do.

[Dr. Seuss, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (New York: Random House, 1973), pp. 3­5, 20]

 

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