Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The End has come

There will be nothing new posted at this URL. Ever. Fin.

You'll want to go here -> karyhead.com

Thursday, March 09, 2006

karyhead.com - Update your bookmarks/feeds!

I think I've gotten it to the point that I'm ready to open the doors. Everything's new and still smells nice but that doesn't mean there won't be problems.

I've tested it on Safari, Camino and Firefox on a Mac. Also IE 6.x and Firefox on Windows XP. Surprisingly, IE doesn't make me want to cry. There's some issues, but hopefully no show-stoppers.

I've migrated all of my Blogger content plus comments over to the new site. The picture layouts are a bit wonky but I'll get around to prettying that up later.

I spent a lot of time on the layout and structure aspects. It's all XHTML/CSS. It probably doesn't validate, I'll worry about that later as well. Hopefully I can spend some time on the graphic design part and make it look a little sleeker/snazzier/sweller.

I should wait and post this in the morning, but...

Please let me know about any issues that you see.


Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Let's make it a three-fer

I'm going for the hat trick on posting today.

I saw this a while back. Talk about embarrassing


So Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (KAJ) had a cameo on Scrubs recently. I was like "That's cool, I haven't seen him in a while." Then I remembered how much I hate him. And Magic. And Worthy. I think you can figure out why.

You know it's happened to you

This is why I read dooce every day. And the way she spoke about why things are funnier when her husband laughs, I've heard M say the same thing. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy. And a bit gassy.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Comedy Challenge

There has been a lack of original comedy content for Rufus-only-knows how long on this site. I'd like to say it's because I'm busy preparing karyhead.com 1.0. Well that's true, but there's been a lack of good content here for ages.


This post has little to do with that. But it got me thinking. I know some of my local fellows in comedy read this crap.

So. Here's what I'm proposing.

We take a suggesion on a subject from the blog audience, ala improv, then write up some stand up material and go to Dave's Darkhorse next Monday night at open mic night and deliver it. Let the audience decide which one they like best. Winner buys the others a round at the bar. Or something.

So, we take suggestions via comments. Decide on a topic. Write funny (hopefully) original material, go to Dave's next Monday night and kill. Audience decides who wins.

Yes, this scares the bejeebus out of me. That's why it's fun and exciting. Matt and Houston have done it. It can be done. They should join in the challenge.

Who accepts my challenge?

Sunday, March 05, 2006


Another SNL Digital Short from The Dudes.

Natalie Portman. Sure, she's beautiful but I've always gotten the feeling she's a bit of a, uh, princess if you will. Well anyway, she gets a couple of cool points for this, as she co-wrote it.

Watch while you can, NBC will prolly ask youtube to remove it.


Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Terror By Gaslight TV spot

This is a spot the director, Lyle, and I did the Friday before the show opened. You can still see the show if you haven't yet. Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm. 662-323-6855 for reservations.

(4MB, Quicktime)

Monday, February 27, 2006

Have you seen this? (updated - again)

I had originally posted a youtube link about the autistic kid that played in his high school basketball game. Not once but twice the link has died. Now I know why. CBS has made youtube pull it. I've found a few different versions but the one I linked was the best story presentation of the bunch. More via boingboing.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Great Wall - Live

My last clip from the RWS Vaudeville show. This song closed the show and it was awesome. The Great Wall is a chinese eatery in the student union on campus. Sorry the sound sucks, we hope to actually shoot a music video of it this semester. Singer is Will Cooper and the dancer is Jonette Wilburn. Enjoy.

(7MB, Quicktime)

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Terror By Gaslight

After six weeks of rehearsing and set building, we open tonight. Show dates are Feb 23rd - Feb 26th and Feb 28th - Mar 4th. Shows start at 7:30pm except for the 2:00pm Sunday matinee. Call 662-323-6855 for reservations.

This is my first regular season production with Starkville Community Theatre. Last summer, as you may recall, was my first time on stage. I participated in SCT's summer muscial revue. It was so much fun, I couldn't wait to get back on stage at SCT.

This show has a fairly large cast of 12. Everybody is great and a pleasure to work with. Unfortunately, we've all been getting sick one-by-one. I had mine a couple weeks ago and every night when we come into rehearsal someone new is sick. Hopefully we'll be able to push through and come off with a grand show. I think we will.

The director, Lyle, and his assistant director, Ellen, have been great and have made it a very easy and fun experience. They know what they want and communicate it clearly to the cast and crew. We've all had a lot of fun putting this show together and you can't ask for more.

Come on out soon (tonight is sold out) and enjoy the show. I imagine you will jump in your seat at least once.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Bucket Game

Here's a clip from the RWS Vaudeville show. This is the Bucket, or in this case, Aquarium game. I'll explain in the video. Oh, and the ending joke was a call-back to a previous game where Lily and I burnt down The Grove in Oxford (Oxford is where Ole Miss is located, our in-state rivals. The Grove is where they tailgate on gameday).

14MB, Quicktime

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Barbershop Quartet

Here's a sketch we performed at the RWS Vaudeville show on Feb 10th. Note that the last two lines can't be heard very well due to laughter. They are:

PA: I thought you were a barbershop quartet!
James and Matt: I thought we were a barbershop trio!

Also, there's a joke about Will's wife going into labor and Joe's the father. Will and Joe are two performers in the show. You kinda had to be at the show because a running theme was Will's girlfiend/wife cheating on him with Joe.

8.5MB Quicktime

Monday, February 20, 2006

I'm so going to get fired

When a friend asked me if MSU had any job openings, I accidentally sent the reply to my boss which resulted in the following convo:

me: heck yeah. what are you willing to do and how much dignity do you have is the question(s) though.
me: whoops
boss: er
me: ssorry wrong person
boss: um
me: somebody asked for a job at MSU
me: really
boss: well THAT certainly doesn't require dignity

Then today I got the funniest (to me) spam for Viagra I've ever gotten. I then proceeded to IM the pic to my boss when I meant to send it to my co-worker. Luckily he didn't actually get it. Though when I told him what happened, he threatened a harassment lawsuit.

The pic (cartoons having sex - possibly NSFW)

Know any good jobs for a UNIX and network administrator?

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Conversation in the store the other day

Me: *looking at some display*
Lady: murmur murmur murmur smoke?
Me: Excuse me?
Lady: Sir, do you smoke?
Me: Uh. No.
Lady: I can't find my husband and he locked the car and the cigarettes are in it. We're from Smithville and we're driving to [somewhere I don't remember] and this is the only chance I'll get. (as she walks off I hear) I'm gonna kill him

Monday, February 13, 2006

The End is Near

For this URL. I registered a domain and bought some hosting. All that's left is the work of finding a design I like, customizing it, creating content and getting it published. Ok, that's probably like 97% of the actual work of building a new website so it may be awhile before karyhead.com is open for business.

Meanwhile, RWS had the main stage show on Friday. It was Vaudeville themed and it was a hoot. If I can get my hands on a decent recording of it, I'll post some clips. The main problem with the video (mine at least) is the sound is next to worthless. All you can hear is the audience's raucous laughter. We have another show Thursday the 16th at the Wise Center. It's a fund raiser for the Horseman's Association.

Last night I had an audition for the next community theatre show, Smoke on the Mountain. It's a musical comedy set in the 1930's around a southern baptist Saturday night singin'. There's so many talented people trying out (and people who can actually play an instrument) I doubt I'll get a part. Plus I've been sick for a week and didn't have much energy. The second half of the auditions are tonight.

Rehearsals are going well for SCT's Terror by Gaslight. We open the 23rd and run 23-26 and 28-March 4. Call 662-323-6855 for reservations.

I'm getting a better feel for my character at each rehearsal. At first it was hard not to make him funny, because that's my nature, but the character, in general, isn't the comic relief. He's cohorts with the comic relief character. My character, Scrubbs, is a nasty fellow and it's been hard to connect with him. When I first read the script I felt the least connected to him than some of the other characters so it's been a fun challenge that I'm still working at. The set is looking great and the director, Lyle, has the whole show mapped out in his head, so he knows exactly what he wants and specifically what to ask for from the cast, so that's been nice.

For those that saw the comedy show on Friday night, you'll no doubt recall Will Cooper's Great Wall song. It's an original song written by himself to the tune of Aerosmith's Dream On. It's about his love for the Great Wall chinese eatery in the student union. It brought the house down, as they say. Well, we're planning a video shoot. It's. going. to. be. legendary.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I have skilled friends with lots of free time


This was taped to the wall when I came into work this morning. My boss, Frank, wouldn't pay up when I turned myself in.