Writer, comedian, bass player, human.

 

chrisreblogs:

Warning to anyone who ends up on an improv team with me:

This is the ONLY song I will suggest for our intro. And I will keep suggesting it. I will never vote yes on any song but this song. I will not be upset that another song is picked but that doesn’t mean I have to assist.

You never suggested it for TYR, because if you had, it would be our intro.

scarygoround:

Just placed this licensed Star Trek title with DC. The banks better start printing more money.

Would read every ish.

scarygoround:

Just placed this licensed Star Trek title with DC. The banks better start printing more money.

Would read every ish.

avcnyc:

"People suddenly wanted to take pictures of me on the street, and journalists were interested in what kind of socks I preferred. Among certain groups of my peers, my jokes seemed to become a lot funnier, which perhaps was all the comedy books I was reading at the time or perhaps it was sycophancy, I don’t know.

"We need to fight against our human instinct to deify our role models, but also fight against our instinct to subjugate our own individuality in the process. Star gazing is one of the most profoundly human things one can do. But perhaps we must more frequently tear ourselves away from the mystery and beauty of the starry heavens above, and rather inspect, admire and foster the moral law within."

Saw this a few months ago, and it’s nice to know that Jack Gleeson, the actor who plays Joffrey, is the antithesis of his character.

thankyourobotnyc:

THIS FRIDAY.
THANK YOU, ROBOT is excited and honored to present a very special show: SCIENCE EXCLAMATION POINT.In this experiment, we are inviting two scientists to give short lectures in their fields of study. Following each, there will be an exploration of the presented topic… in the form of long form comedy improv. Featuring special guest team TESLA.Only $5. The Scientists:Ben LillieBen is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York’s theater district. He is the Co-founder and Director of The Story Collider, where people are invited to tell stories of their personal experience of science. He is also a Moth StorySLAM champion and a former writer for TED.com.Paula Croxson Paula is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She works on the brain networks and chemicals responsible for memory and other higher functions of the brain. She’s particularly interested in complex, autobiographical life memories. When not in the lab, she plays flute with alternative rock band Marlowe Grey.The idea came to us from Ben Lillie, Danielle Sedbrook, and Caitlin Shure.To help use in this journey of discovery is the absolutely amazing team TESLA (Shaun Diston, Ellena Chmielewski, James Dwyer, Dianimal Kolsky, Jesse Lee & John Timothy)Hypothesis: Your brain will be filled with knowledge and then blown with improv.(Join us afterwards at UCB East for a post-show symposium. And beers.)

Very excited to try something new this Friday!

thankyourobotnyc:

THIS FRIDAY.

THANK YOU, ROBOT is excited and honored to present a very special show: SCIENCE EXCLAMATION POINT.

In this experiment, we are inviting two scientists to give short lectures in their fields of study. Following each, there will be an exploration of the presented topic… in the form of long form comedy improv. Featuring special guest team TESLA.

Only $5.

The Scientists:

Ben Lillie
Ben is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York’s theater district. He is the Co-founder and Director of The Story Collider, where people are invited to tell stories of their personal experience of science. He is also a Moth StorySLAM champion and a former writer for TED.com.

Paula Croxson
Paula is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She works on the brain networks and chemicals responsible for memory and other higher functions of the brain. She’s particularly interested in complex, autobiographical life memories. When not in the lab, she plays flute with alternative rock band Marlowe Grey.

The idea came to us from Ben Lillie, Danielle Sedbrook, and Caitlin Shure.

To help use in this journey of discovery is the absolutely amazing team TESLA (Shaun Diston, Ellena Chmielewski, James Dwyer, Dianimal Kolsky, Jesse Lee & John Timothy)

Hypothesis: Your brain will be filled with knowledge and then blown with improv.

(Join us afterwards at UCB East for a post-show symposium. And beers.)

Very excited to try something new this Friday!

thankyourobotnyc:

Are you excited to find out who the scientist are at Thank You, Robot’s SCIENCE EXCLAMATION POINT show on April 18th? Well, wait not longer!
Ben LillieBen is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York’s theater district. He is the Co-founder and Director of The Story Collider, where people are invited to tell stories of their personal experience of science. He is also a Moth StorySLAM champion and a former writer for TED.com.Paula Croxson Paula is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She works on the brain networks and chemicals responsible for memory and other higher functions of the brain. She’s particularly interested in complex, autobiographical life memories. When not in the lab, she plays flute with alternative rock band Marlowe Grey.(The idea for this show came to us from Ben Lillie, Danielle Sedbrook, and Caitlin Shure.)
April 18th. 10:30pm. Under St. Marks. SCIENCE EXCLAMATION POINT.

thankyourobotnyc:

Are you excited to find out who the scientist are at Thank You, Robot’s SCIENCE EXCLAMATION POINT show on April 18th? Well, wait not longer!


Ben Lillie
Ben is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York’s theater district. He is the Co-founder and Director of The Story Collider, where people are invited to tell stories of their personal experience of science. He is also a Moth StorySLAM champion and a former writer for TED.com.

Paula Croxson
Paula is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She works on the brain networks and chemicals responsible for memory and other higher functions of the brain. She’s particularly interested in complex, autobiographical life memories. When not in the lab, she plays flute with alternative rock band Marlowe Grey.

(The idea for this show came to us from Ben Lillie, Danielle Sedbrook, and Caitlin Shure.)

April 18th. 10:30pm. Under St. Marks. SCIENCE EXCLAMATION POINT.

thankyourobotnyc:

THANK YOU, ROBOT, in collaboration STORY COLLIDER, is excited and honored to present a very special show: SCIENCE EXCLAMATION POINT.In this experiment, we are inviting two scientists to give short lectures on their field study. Following each, there will be an exploration/discussion of the presented topic… in the form of long form comedy improv.To help use in this journey of discovery, is the absolutely amazing team TESLA (Shaun Diston, Elllena Chmielewski, James Dwyer, Dianimal Kolsky, Jesse Lee and John Timothy). Because it obviously had to be them.Hypothesis: Your brain will be filled with knowledge and then blown with improv.Only $5. This show may pre-sell out, so you might want to buy tickets early.(Join us afterwards at The Hot Chicks Room for a post-show symposium. And beers.)

thankyourobotnyc:

THANK YOU, ROBOT, in collaboration STORY COLLIDER, is excited and honored to present a very special show: SCIENCE EXCLAMATION POINT.

In this experiment, we are inviting two scientists to give short lectures on their field study. Following each, there will be an exploration/discussion of the presented topic… in the form of long form comedy improv.

To help use in this journey of discovery, is the absolutely amazing team TESLA (Shaun Diston, Elllena Chmielewski, James Dwyer, Dianimal Kolsky, Jesse Lee and John Timothy). Because it obviously had to be them.

Hypothesis: Your brain will be filled with knowledge and then blown with improv.

Only $5. This show may pre-sell out, so you might want to buy tickets early.

(Join us afterwards at The Hot Chicks Room for a post-show symposium. And beers.)

thankyourobotnyc:

On April 18th, Thank You, Robot is trying something new…

thankyourobotnyc:

On April 18th, Thank You, Robot is trying something new…

patbaer:

khealywu:

laughterkey:

karmachoirboy:

thegreenwolf:

auntannsglobe:

Number of Rhode Islands that fit into each state Color coded by 10’s of state area  (Pink, Orange, Tan, Green, Blue)

Just in case you wanted to know.

Interesting that DC is about half the size of the entire state of RI.

And that Alaska is always bigger than you think it is.

Massachusetts is 6 Rhode Islands, that’s bigger than I thought. Cape Cod is huge.
I could live in Hawaii, it’s about the right size.

Rhode Island is only 1 Rhode Island. 

One Rhode Island is all you need.

patbaer:

khealywu:

laughterkey:

karmachoirboy:

thegreenwolf:

auntannsglobe:

Number of Rhode Islands that fit into each state
Color coded by 10’s of state area
(Pink, Orange, Tan, Green, Blue)

Just in case you wanted to know.

Interesting that DC is about half the size of the entire state of RI.

And that Alaska is always bigger than you think it is.

Massachusetts is 6 Rhode Islands, that’s bigger than I thought. Cape Cod is huge.

I could live in Hawaii, it’s about the right size.

Rhode Island is only 1 Rhode Island. 

One Rhode Island is all you need.

An hour long lecture by Ray Bradbury that is just great. Warm, unpretentious and excited about writing. And for god’s sake, read the Martian Chronicles if you haven’t.

frankhejl:

This was great. Check it out on Netflix.

My friend Bo edited this! I’m excited to watch it.

frankhejl:

This was great. Check it out on Netflix.

My friend Bo edited this! I’m excited to watch it.