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When You Arrive in Los Angeles

August 4, 2015
Don't Stop Sign

When you arrive in Los Angeles, they welcome you with a traffic ticket, a fender bender and the middle finger.

I curse this hill a lot, yet I'm greatful for the free parking and weight loss.

I curse this hill a lot, yet I’m greatful for the free parking and weight loss.

Best part about Los Angeles, the weather. What people call a bad day in LA would make a great day in Houston weather wise.

Worst part about Los Angeles, the people. They suck.

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Teddy Bear Suicides

July 27, 2015
DeadyBear

Someone or something is killing the teddy bears of Los Angeles.

Fountain & Gower

Fountain & Gower

There’s a teddy bear hanging from a power line.  Oh and here’s another and another.

Waring in between Alfred & La Cienega

Waring in between Alfred & La Cienega

I’ve been taking photos and making notes. It’s a hobby or sorts. What could it be? Artists? A childhood died here? Teddy Bear Suicides?  A Ted 2 marketing ploy? Drug related?

Fairfax and Oakley

Fairfax and Oakley

 What do they mean? A murder? Lynching of imaginary friends? Gang related? The LA Death Museum had no answers. Neither did most folks. I tell people and they look at me like I’m crazy. I might even solve a mystery. I doubt it.

Then I noticed.

Are they next?

Are they next?

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Oh Moth..Er

July 26, 2015

Before I left town, I invited my mother to see me tell a story at the Moth Storytime at Warehouse Live in Houston. Then she signed up for a chance to tell a story.

“Son, wouldn’t it be funny if they put me up? 

Yeah.. Ma, that’d be hilarious.”

And that’s exactly what happened.

"So we have court in March!"

“So we have court in March!”

And she killed.

 

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Come and Take It Comedy Hang Over

February 10, 2015
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Come and Take It Comedy Hang Over :

noun

The feeling of being too tired of having a great time on and off stage for an entire weekend.

Example: After hosting for the entire weekend at Warehouse Live Ashton Womack suffered a Come and Take It Comedy Hangover!

The Come And Take It Comedy Take Over was everything I expected and much more. They even wrote some nice things about my fellow Houston Comics and myself in the paper and the festival right over here.

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Sunday was big, Sunday I meet Stan Lee!

December 26, 2014
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Sunday was big, Sunday I meet Stan Lee!

To say the 12 year old me was as excited was the understatement of the decade! In my hands was a tattered and faded copy of an old Captain America comic I got at the Pearland flea market for a dollar. I slowly flip through the yellowed pages study the names on the page “Art by Jack Kirby” “Written by Stan Lee”. My mom calls me, I put the book in the plastic bag and board and we head out.

Five minutes later, my mom’s 1979 brown Volvo starts to spit smoke into the vehicle and  breaks down in the middle of the road.

We  avoid getting run over and push the car to the Food-A-Rama and wait by the pay phone.

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Tell Me A Joke! Tell Me A Joke!

August 22, 2014

While playing airplane games with my seat mates the conversation steers towards “So you’re a comic! Tell Me A Joke! Tell Me A Joke! ”. Part of me paused for a moment and reeled in disgust. “I’m sorry I know you get that a lot and hate it.”

Why the hell not I think to myself.

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For That Full Circle Nicotine Flavor

June 30, 2014
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Take these away from me!”, Reed hands me a pack of Menthols as he swears to me, “I got to quit smoking these!”.

The next night I run into another friend, “Hey Landis, you still smoke?”.

Sure.

I hand Landis the pack.

Shortly after a flustered Reed appears, “Does anyone have a cigarette?”.

Landis hands Reed a cigarette from the pack that was originally his.

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Remember The Alamo Drafthouse! : This Is Spinal Tap!

June 19, 2014
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For almost a year, I’ve been hosting movies at the Alamo Draft House in Houston. Yet most folks still have no idea what I do.

I don’t heckle the movie or make fun of them. It’s more like a Leonard Maltin spiel before the film .

I point out things to look out for. Did you know that’s a fake Mohawk in Taxi Driver? John Wayne could of been Dirty Harry.

I also give backstory to films. Why are there Space Jamaicans in “Buckaroo Banzai”?

Films I’ve hosted are, Citizen Kane, Old Boy, Dirty Harry, Blood Simple, Beetlejuice, Buckaroo Banzai, There Will Be Blood, Almost Famous, Brazil, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and many more!

In the age of Netflix, BluRay, and VOD, It’s amazing how the big screen changes things. While you’re you have a beer a burger and unlimited popcorn.

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Currently I’ll be hosting Rob Reiner’s Rockumentary classic “This Is Spinal Tap”

“As long as there’s, you know, sex and drugs, I can do without the rock and roll.”

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Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park

July 7th
10:00pm

Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park
114 Vintage Park
Houston, Tx 77070

For Tickets Click Here!

Other than that come on by, put down the phone and enjoy the movie!

You can also buy the This Is Spinal Tap Poster Here!