Monday, July 25, 2011

Comedy and the Zoo

Last week seemed crazy busy. It was just too many weekend activities on weekdays. I will preface this by saying, I'm an old. I get tired and just want to sit around sometimes. School nights I'm especially susceptible to wanting to sit around. I'm not sure what the rest of you are out there doing. Having the energy of 1,000 me's probably. Well I press through! I get up! So there.

There was a lot of stand-up comedy goings on this week. A lot. Monday, Tuesday and Friday were comedy events! And they made me tired so I can't imagine how the comedians feel. A few of them performed all 3 nights. I would need a nap after all of that. For sure. If I were in a position to make declarations I'd declare, naps for everyone! I'm not though. So, nap if you have some free time.

Dan Umthun (shown below in the bling, cha-ching!) put together this whole huge comedy competition with legit prizes and everything, The Standup Showdown! He runs an open mic here in Des Moines at the House of Bricks. (HOB, fix your air conditioner! Yuck.) A super funny guy named Colin Ryan won. I took a lot of pictures (not of Colin, maybe another time). I'm my own personal historian and sometimes my history intersects with other historical things, like comedy contests! Dan said I am, "the laudable unofficial photohistorian of this period in Des Moines Comedy. 1. That's going on my resumé. 2. That's the fanciest sentence EVER.  If you want to see some of the pictures check them out HERE.  Hopefully more pictures to come.

Okay, now onto the zoo. We went to the zoo yesterday! Not just any zoo, but the Omaha Zoo which is known to be an awesome zoo. It indeed was. Before I get to the zoo I need to address you parents out there. STOP BEING CRAPPY PARENTS! Don't put your kids on leashes. Watch your kid when you're in public, actually watch them. Don't encourage them to taunt gorillas. How can you look at a gorilla and want to make it mad? Parents, you're turning your kids into you. You're turning them into a-holes. I'm no scientist, but I think this planet is at its a-hole capacity.

Let's stop talking about jerks, let's start talking about penguins. I LOVE PENGUINS! I love how they stick their chest out and throw back their wings just daring someone to try ruin their good time. They are such little show-offs, it's adorable. I'm not ready for a zoo-tastic picture post yet, but Scott made this wonderful trailer.

6 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

PENGUINS! Nobody puts penguins in a corner, nobody :) Taunt a gorilla? Don't you just want to give the gorilla a chance to rip junior's head off, and see how the idiot parents feel then????

Reverend Awesome said...

I was kinda hoping the gorilla would get loose and knock out a few parents. Maybe then their kids wouldn't grow up to be the kind of parents that let their kids taunt gorillas. Or the gorilla could follow them to their house and bang on their windows all the live long day. That's a less violent approach.

miss.e.motional said...

I went to the zoo today!!! Zoos make me feel happy and sad at the same time. Did you feel conflicted too?? Anyway, I really liked the monkeys. So many monkeys. And the prairie dogs. Unfortunately, the MN Zoo does *not* have gorillas. Sad face.

George and Maureen Johnson said...

Super fabulous penguin trailer...adore it, adore it! The Gorilla was so peaceful till human nut nerds come on the scene. God animals must think "Wow are those humans stupid or what"?
Great and awesome blog. George and I so loved it! :)

Knight said...

You are from Des Moines? That's awful close to my hometown!

Man I wish you were in a position to declare naps for all. That would be amazing.

Reverend Awesome said...

You grew up near here? Where's your hometown?! The great plains are a breeding ground for bad assery!

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