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Rad Libs are ________ (Adverb) Fun

So, this weekend, it was rainy, and I pulled out the “Son of Mad Libs” book I had brought from home on a whim. We played a couple of them and in a way rediscovered the format. I really enjoyed it, and recognized the same kind of feelings I get when playing a game like Scatagories or Apples to Apples. And while Mad Libs is kind of fun in the way that old lame things are fun, we thought it might also be fun to try and update it.

So now some friends and I have embarked on a new project, and we’re calling it Rad Libs. Every week day we’ll have a new one up. Our goal is for each to be funny, relevant, and doable. We want you to be able to print it out and enjoy it by yourself or with others, or to just read it and smirk. And isn’t that the point of internet humor? We think we’re on to something here, and I hope you’ll agree. I might be blogging a little bit less while we get this going, but I imagine I’ll soon incorporate it into my routine like I have with this here blog.

August 1, 2008 at 4:52 am Leave a comment

Briefly: The Wild Fictions Are Truly Great

Two friends from school are in a band called Wild Fictions. It’s not unusual for college kids to be in bands, or even for them to be good, but a fantastic indie/powerpop duo is unlikely on the college circuit these days. Chris DeWitt and his sister Kelly DeWitt are Wild Fictions. If you live in DC, perhaps you’ve seen them around town over the last few months. Lord knows I haven’t, but I recently caught them at their July 4th weekend show at the DC9 where they opened for the Black & White Jacksons. Recently I’ve had their extremely poppy “Secret Society” stuck in my head. It’s pretty great live and it occurs to me that they might not performing any time soon, so I might have to get used to listening to it on my computer. On their new EP, the recording of this track is much higher quality than the live version on their myspace and to celebrate I’ve got it available here for about a week, so download it while you can. THESE GUYS ARE GREAT!

Photo courtesy of their myspace/Charlotte Kesl I believe.

July 11, 2008 at 12:34 am 1 comment

Gorgonzola, Pears, and a Brief Spring Moment

First thing’s first: last night David and I made a fantastic meal we are both quite proud of. It was fresh orecchiette pasta in a gorgonzola cheese sauce with sautéed pears and a little arugula (rucola here and rocket in England) on the side. It was really great. It’s not really a spring dish, but it was really delicious.

So, it’s been a few days and I thought I’d leave a kind of a general post before David and I leave for spring break in Prague and Berlin tomorrow. This trip is looking like it’s going to be really fantastic, and I’m hoping to post, at least briefly, from our friend Charlotte‘s place.

It’s been raining a lot this weekend, but it’s been starting to get become really nice out in general. Last night I went to a club called Le Maison. Admittedly, I haven’t done much clubbing here, but this place was pretty much everything I could want or expect from a European club. There was at least an hour featuring only my favorite 90s alt-rock hits. I didn’t get Euro-trashed, but we did stay until it closed. Walking back to trastevere, the streets were empty, the air was crisp but not chilly, and the sky was out of rain as if recharging for dawn.

Here’s a poem for you; “The Last Word of a Blue Bird” by Robert Frost. Read it out loud, and remember that trough is supposed to rhyme with cough.

As I went out a Crow
In a low voice said, “Oh,
I was looking for you.
How do you do?
I just came to tell you
To tell Lesley (will you?)
That her little Bluebird
Wanted me to bring word
That the north wind last night
That made the stars bright
And made ice on the trough
Almost made him cough
His tail feathers off.
He just had to fly!
But he sent her Good-by,
And said to be good,
And wear her red hood,
And look for the skunk tracks
In the snow with an ax-
And do everything!
And perhaps in the spring
He would come back and sing.

March 22, 2008 at 6:02 pm 1 comment

Pantless Metro Ride

I visited DC this weekend one last time before heading out to Rome on the 20th. Watch this story on Fox 5. I’m in it for a split second, but I was also there to do some reporting. I took notes and pictures for a comic, which I hope to have up here eventually. You can find all of the info here (facebook link), and in the Wapo article.

January 14, 2008 at 9:39 pm 1 comment

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Josh Kramer is a blogger, cartoonist, journalist, etc. I'm the Editor of The Cartoon Picayune. I live in Washington, DC and I just graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies. See work by me and my classmates.

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