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["How To Be A Stand-Up Comedy Show Host's Favorite Audience" is the original title of this article.] And now your host for this article and your author "The Vanilla Godzilla" of comedy Dan W. Miller!
The Oakland Raiders have always been different even within their own sport. The fans are different, the owner was different, even their style of play is different. It's a culture all it's own.
Something you said or had written gets taken by someone COMPLETELY the wrong way. Now what do you do? Here's a personal scenario I encountered. But it first takes one to begin the healing process.
One man. One woman. Their universe. This is what love is all about. It can't be taught. It will always be there no matter what happens to either of them.
Tips on everything from what to wear, what to think, how to act in certain situations and most of all, how to survive the game when the crowd is yelling, "Kill the ump!"
Meet the real "Rocky Balboa." Not many know that he's a real person named Chuck Wepner and was the inspiration for the Rocky movies. A small time boxer got the chance of a lifetime and inspired many.
Ex-NBA star Dean Tolson graduated college with a degree, played in the NBA secretly illiterate. Addicted to Vicodin, he just "fell off the radar." I found him nearly three years later.
Want to know how to be the every man's "every man" (literally) Take some tips from this "jack of all trades!" It takes some convincing and a brimming self-confidence that says, "Hey, I could DO...
Learning social skills from "The Master." Dad took me along to meet real "Good Fellows" to American icons like Arnold Palmer. Yet he always had time to listen to our mailman.
A hometown hero finally makes it home and everyone is there to greet him at the train station. But there's something missing...
How to properly interact with your audience (even the dreaded heckler) and still kill 'em on stage.
The incredible "Pistol" Pete Maravich was always a one man team striving for something greater than just accomplishments and that one elusive championship. He was preparing for his immortality.
I'm the guy you want on your baseball team and despise when I'm your opponent. Pitcher Don Drysdale said he'd even throw a brushback pitch at his grandmother "if she was crowding the plate."
Social and political correctness has made me leery to even just "be myself"
It was very early one morning at the airport when I spotted one of my idols. Paul Westhead coached one of the most dynamic NCAA basketball players ever - HANK GATHERS. A star burned out too soon.
People will say the strangest things to me. People I have never even met! Fascination, jealousy, envy, fetish you name it. The last time I got my feelings hurt was grade school.
From The Goat to The Hero of The Class! The author's teacher connects fun with a lesson to be learned. After all, this was a big event in social studies for some. It was the World Series!
Modern hiring issues have affected Santa's helpers. Jolly Ol' St. Nick, Inc. had to hire Saul, the Yiddish elf. Besides he was the only Jewish elf to apply. He has some current events to forward.
The author is just released from the VA Hospital after ten days of agony. The painful journey has just begun. As soon as he gets home he writes down his thoughts of the future and his fears.
The author goes to great lengths to help you waste money later. Yes, here are some ridiculous ways to help you save money and all so you can spend it (un)wisely on the "important stuff."
Follow these unwritten rules and you too can go through life with your front teeth still intact in your old age. Best place to get into a fight? A bar has two of the worst elements - people and booze.
Might as well "sow your wild oats" before you're of legal age. Oh, I did more than my share of it. I was just the one that never got caught.