Sunday, April 26, 2009

Gone Fishin'

I'm on vacation and will be incommunicado until May 8.

Last night Big Jess, Heavy Metal, and I celebrated my impending departure by not being killed in a car crash.

Good times.

Talk to you later, everybody.

Dan

Monday, April 20, 2009

An Email From The World's Smartest Man

My latest World Wrestling Insanity article is about one of my childhood heroes, Lanny Poffo aka The Genius.

I was thrilled to get another email from The Genius the day after the column appeared.

Here's the reprint.


Thanks Dan! That was a terrific article!

I appreciate your kind words. Like I said, THANKS FOR REMEMBERING!

Terry Funk was one of the greatest workers in the 70s. He took a liking to me and said something I'll never forget...

"Lanny, if you want to make it in this business, you've got to be peculiar. Since you look normal, you've got to act peculiar."

When they made me The Genius, I tried to act peculiar.

Leaping Lanny? Just a suffering hero!

Thanks again!

Lanny Poffo
www.lannypoffo.com


I am excited. And combined with seeing and talking with comedian Patrice O'Neal this weekend, who is one of the most fearless comics I've ever met, that Terry Funk line really struck a chord.

I am inspired.

Upcoming Comedy
Monday, April 20 - The Comic Strip - Edmonton

Writing
Dan Brodribb's Geek Love, a column on relationships appears in the culture section at www.suicidegirls.com. Check out the latest column here.

Dan's Wrestling writing appears at worldwrestlinginsanity.com Check out his current article here.

Other Appearances
Saturday, April 18- OSCW Wrestling - Hazeldean Community Hall

Saturday, April 18, 2009

World's Smirtest Man: New Wrestling Column Up

New World Wrestling Insanity article is up. It's on my favorite wrestler as a kid, The World's Smartest Man.

You can read it here.

I can't remember if I've said this before on the blog, but one of the goal with my wrestling columns is to write something that appeals to wrestling fans, but that also non-fans can read and enjoy. Even if they don't necessarily like wrestling after they finish, I hope they'll understand why so many of us do have a passion for it.

Speaking of wrestling, I'll be at the OSCW show tonight at Hazeldean Community League in Edmonton. The last show went really well, and I'm looking forward to tonight's shenanigans. I'm told there are some surprises planned.

Upcoming Comedy
Monday, April 20 - The Comic Strip - Edmonton

Writing
Dan Brodribb's Geek Love, a column on relationships appears in the culture section at www.suicidegirls.com. Check out the latest column here.

Dan's Wrestling writing appears at worldwrestlinginsanity.com Check out his current article here.

Other Appearances
Saturday, April 18- OSCW Wrestling - Hazeldean Community Hall

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Zomedy-A-Go-Go (Pictures)





Zomedy-A-Go-Go

Had a great time doing the Zombie Laughapocalypse last week. I'll post some pics shortly.

My friend and non-comedian PrettyBoy got to be part of headliner Andrew Iwnayk's set playing the part of "the drummer from the Killers."

Why shouldn't PrettyBoy headline? He's been on stage zero times before.

I'm a bitter person sometimes.

Looking forward to the OSCW show this weekend.

Upcoming Comedy
Monday, April 20 - The Comic Strip - Edmonton

Writing
Dan Brodribb's Geek Love, a column on relationships appears in the culture section at www.suicidegirls.com. Check out the latest column here.

Dan's Wrestling writing appears at worldwrestlinginsanity.com Check out his current article here.

Other Appearances
Saturday, April 18- OSCW Wrestling - Hazeldean Community Hall

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Suicide Girls Article Up

Latest Suicide Girls article is up. Longtime readers knew it was only a matter of time before I brought pro-wrestling into the equation.

You'll find the article here.

In other news, I've started posting again on the hotchicksandstrangers blog. Mostly they're going to be random, half-formed thoughts on dating, possibly for use in future columns.

But if such things interest you, feel free to check it out.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

New Wrestling Article Up

Hope everyone's been having a good weekend. I've spent the last few days partying with wrestlers which is a recipe for fun and disaster.

Friday night/Saturday morning I found myself crammed in the back of a stranger's truck as we careened down towards the street towards the all night restaurant while Heavy Metal and Cannonball Kelly shivered in the truck bed among sandbags and antifreeze.

There's more to the story, but I'm saving it for a column.

Hey, speaking of columns and wrestling, my latest for World Wrestling Insanity is up here. Read it and be privy to the most closely guarded secret in MPW history--The Mystery of Final Chapter.

Upcoming Comedy
Tuesday, April 7 - Zombie Laughpocalypse, New City, Edmonton
Wednesday, April 8 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Thursday, April 9 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Friday, April 10 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Saturday, April 11 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Sunday, April 12 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Monday, April 20 - The Comic Strip - Edmonton

Writing
Dan Brodribb's Geek Love, a column on relationships appears in the culture section at www.suicidegirls.com. Check out the latest column here.

Dan's Wrestling writing appears at worldwrestlinginsanity.com Check out his current article here.

Other Appearances
Saturday, April 18- OSCW Wrestling - Hazeldean Community Hall

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Horrifying New Invention

Saw this invention on the TED website.

I won't lie. This stuff terrifies me. The camera application was neat, but once it starts getting into remembering people's names for you and telling you what Amazon said about books...that's where I get off the train.

It's clever. But it's also another technological crutch. It's like giving a healthy person a wheelchair. They're fun to roll around in, but it's not so good for your legs. They call it interactive, but to me it loosk like another way to AVOID interacting with the actual real world, putting up a technological filter between the user and what's actually out there.

The idea I suppose, is to free your brain for more important things. That's like telling a bodybuilder not to lift weights so he can free up his muscles for competition.

One of the best feelings in the world is learning to trust yourself. And that trust comes from making your own decisions, not relying on a computer. If you want to know if a book is any good, read the goddamn thing and make up your own mind.

Technology should be a tool, not a crutch.

In other news, here are my upcoming dates.

Upcoming Comedy
Tuesday, April 7 - Zombie Laughpocalypse, New City, Edmonton
Wednesday, April 8 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Thursday, April 9 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Friday, April 10 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Saturday, April 11 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Sunday, April 12 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Monday, April 20 - The Comic Strip - Edmonton

Writing
Dan Brodribb's Geek Love, a column on relationships appears in the culture section at www.suicidegirls.com. Check out the latest column here.

Dan's Wrestling writing appears at worldwrestlinginsanity.com Check out his current article here.

Other Appearances
Saturday, April 18- OSCW Wrestling - Hazeldean Community Hall