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Chiseled in Rock · 7M ago

Stars of the Silver Scream: Halloween 2016

 Greetings ghouls. It's that time of year to surrender your machinations for just a moment...
Chiseled in Rock · 8M ago

The Sweet Spot in Prose and Comedy

    All these postings about the similarities between writing stand-up and fiction, and I missed the big one. I mean gargantuan. If it had been a dinosaur it would have devoured me. Perhaps it suddenly rang in my ears after studying Deacon's advice f...
Chiseled in Rock · 9M ago

All Hail the Deacon!

 He is simply one of the best. With my first ‘attempt’ at comedy in 2010, I met David “Deacon” Gray, veteran comedian and New Talent Coordinator at Comedy Works. We’d actually been introduc...
Chiseled in Rock · 10M ago

5 Reasons to Join me as a Technophobe

Did you know that Weird Al Yankovic majored in Architecture? I’ll get to the nexus of this posting in a moment, but I have to cheer how much that fact came as no surprise to me. He has alway...
Chiseled in Rock · 11M ago

It's a Long Road, Which Ever One You Choose

Everything that has anything to do with wealth and fame in the arts is competitive. And honestly, competitive is too soft of a word. You’re-more-likely-to-get-attacked-by-a-shark-on-a-mounta...
Chiseled in Rock · 1Y ago

Comedy VS. Fiction Writing, Surprisingly Similar

As a super villain might say to the protagonist, “We are very much alike, you and I.” (The bad guy—usually flaunting a British accent—always has to tack on that ‘you and I’ as if it weren’t obvious already). But if it’s a good story, that statement i...
Chiseled in Rock · 1Y ago

Finally, a Self Help Book for Happy Losers

Ah, those make-your-life-better publications abound don’t they? Until a few years ago, arrogant snot that I was, I didn’t give them much credit. That was before my great depression. Later, s...
Chiseled in Rock · 1Y ago

Candy

When I was a kid, you could get me to do just about anything for candy. Wasn't it like that for you too? Now, I'll do anything for a beer, but as a kid, it was candy. "Oh you want me to do 3...
Chiseled in Rock · 1Y ago

A Real Man

A Real Man                It appears America is suffering from a deficit of adult development for males. Maybe I’m wrong and just an old codger, but on several of my outings a hipster/metro-...
Chiseled in Rock · 1Y ago

Necflix 2015: An All Time Great

                Rise up from your day-to-day grave, your slumber of work, eat, sleep, and...