Black Friday is a weird holiday. It combines three things I usually don't like doing:
1. Waking up early on a day off
2. Having to give over my money
3. Being surrounded by loud, angry people
If I wanted to get up early, give away my money, and look puzzled at those around me, I'd go to Disneyland, or a family reunion. I'm kidding about the first one.
Actually, Black Friday is the worst day of the year. People act like they survived WWII after shopping from 2am to 10am. Or what I call the Normandy attack.
My family used to get really organized, we'd have our mission, and then my grandma would channel Tom Hanks and say, "and I'll see you on the beach!" Then we do what Americans have been doing best for 200 years. Get into debt!
Everyone asks me all the time how I came up with my hashtag #themoomabides? It's inspired by the film The Big Lebowski. In this classic bowling crime comedy, The Dude (played by Jeff Daniels) says his final words before rolling a game: "The Dude Abides."
The Stranger (Sam Elliot) then looks at the camera to declare, "The Dude...taking it easy for all us sinners."
So I abide. As should you.
Please come out and support! You could be laughing at me and some of my new material! Contact me if you want to come out!
Can anyone explain to me why Snapchat continues to sell out for corporate gain? If it isn't some Mcdonalds filter, it's the Mission Impossible filter, or some other commercial filter. Hey snapchat, no one was ever considered cool by hooking up with corporate America.
I'm going to be performing in my original hometown Van Nuys on Thanksgiving Eve! Come out and have fun! If you don't laugh, I'll pay the cover charge!
Last week I was chilling at Flappers Comedy Club doing some work, waiting for the 9:30pm show.
I decided to use that time to to grade some papers. You have to understand that I've been grading work at restaurants for over a decade. No one, and I mean NO ONE, has ever been interested in my grading papers. But on this Sunday night I had three separate women come chat with me.
All asked if I was a comic. I said yes. They asked if I was also a teacher. I said yes. They all looked impressed. I thought nothing of it. Mostly because I'm an idiot.
They all walked away waving on their way out.
Then it hit me. In the past 3 1/2 months most dude comics I've met are unemployed or part time waiters. I'm a comic with a REAL JOB! I'm practically a male unicorn!
Who'd a thunk my teaching career would be such a turn on? Not I. Not I.
The Moom abides.
What a great weekend. I got to perform twice at two different venues. I got to see and meet a ton of great comics I performed with. And I realized what a great circle of support I live in.
As the world grows darker, we must be the light that shines. So be a positive in a world of negatives. Abide well. Abide often. Abide continuously.
I'm posting this pic as a reminder we must be brave for those around us. And we must inspire others to be courageous too.
Okay. Here's my take on the Starbucks cup controversy.
It's a stupid cup. And if you're a Christian and offended by their lack of Christmas spirit, please keep in mind that Santa and presents really aren't what we should be celebrating. Participating? Sure. But if you think NOT putting a reef and/or reindeer on a coffee cup that gets tossed in the trash an hour after purchase is making God mad, then go read the Bible again.
Paul Douglas Moomjean Blog's About What's on His Mind
Blogging allows for me to rant when there is no stage in the moment to talk about what's important and/or funny to me.