How to Be More Funny: My 15 Favorite Jokes to Drop in Conversation

Good writers borrow from other writers.  Great writers steal from them outright. I stole that line from Aaron Sorkin and one of his "West Wing" scripts, like I pilfer so much of my sense of humor. I always wanted to make people laugh.  So much of whether or not someone laughs at your jokes depends …

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Flipping the Script on Suicide Aggression – a One/Two Punch

"Suicide is selfish." "Suicide is cowardly." I hope no one reading this has ever expressed one of those two sadly common viewpoints, but if you have, you fucked with the wrong guy because I'm flipping that table right on top of you.  Strap in, kids, this is gonna be a rant. It's on my mind …

Screenplay Fragment: Untitled “Dunwich Horror” Adaptation (Horror/Thriller/Mystery)

INT: STATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS - CHAD'S OFFICE - DAY The massive, crumbling BOOK that was found in the Dunwich house raid is spread on the desk.  Police analyst CHAD, 20s or 30s, pudgy and frumpily dressed, sits behind the desk, addressing FBI SPECIAL AGENT FRANCES "FRANKIE" MORGAN.  A small POMERANIAN DOG named Pablo yips around Chad's …

Tina

At 17 I learned to partner-dance, and it was spectacular. It was 1998, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies were popular for some reason, and I was friends with a lot of Mormons, so naturally I needed to learn to swing dance. As happens more often you would think, our high school lunch-club of nerds included one …