Monday, November 30, 2020

E-Dorm Life: Initial Endings

When Jesse and I first got to college, we realized that we would be the “Class of '92” like the Doctor said he was in the classic last Key to Time episode, 1979's “The Armageddon Factor.”   I finished all my requirements by December of 1991, but since: I knew I’d need a graduate degree eventually, the job market had dried up considerably while we were studying, and that kind of Galifreyan reference was too good to pass up, I filed all my papers to allow me to officially graduate with the class I'd entered RPI with in June of 1992.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Molly's Marvel Mania

 As I pointed out in my Disney Planning excursions, I use frequently for Disney World menu and other information. One of their main reporters is Molly, and frankly her write-ups, videos and Instagram posts from the parks have been a source of sanity for my family during these excessively annoying times.  I’d feel safer in a Disney Park now than I would in most other places. They know how to deal with people, how to engineer in safety and have insanely high standards for cleanliness.

Monday, November 23, 2020

E-Dorm Life- Juggling Club – Brushes With Fame

There were two moments in our college career where the RPI Juggling Club had contact with some of the greatest Jugglers of our time.  Woo!

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Collaborative Songs Part 2

My brother-in-law sent me the beginning of this many years ago. I threw on some verses and sent it back, and we e-mailed back and forth, during what must have been an outstandingly productive day at work for both of us, until it reached its completed state.

Then we forgot about it for eleven years, until he found it on an old storage drive.

And now, here it is!

Monday, November 16, 2020

E-Dorm Life- Juggling Disasters

Another long one folks, hold on for the ride.  Sometimes the memories flooded back as I proofread, after everything was locked in place, yielding new and detailed stories each time.

I did a great deal of juggling at RPI, something else I learned from Jesse, both having fun in the club and in various performances.  It reached a point that if I meet someone who went to the same college as I did at the same time, I ask:

“Did you juggle or do a radio show? Otherwise, I'll have no idea who you are."

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Rocky Through a Kid's Eyes: Sins of the Fathers

In spite of the fact that she enjoyed, and cheered through, every other Rocky film, my daughter's anti-boxing stance grew stronger and stronger over time.  She says watching any form of boxing, real, video game or cinematic, makes her very uncomfortable.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Collaborative Songs Part 1

The absolute best part of Laughter Hours was bouncing comedy ideas around and writing funny stuff with Jesse.

I had an idea for a song parody back in 2000, so I sent him the bits I had, and he sent some back. It led to an extremely silly evening over the phone, and this:

Man, I still really miss doing Laughter Hours.

Monday, November 2, 2020

E-Dorm Life- You Never Know What You’re Going to Hear Next

With my abilities improved and Jesse having a half a year off to analyze things, senior year was unquestionably the peak of our on air comedy partnership.