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2 years ago | 1 note

Eurotrip: Passports!

I went through passport control at Heathrow before my connection to Manchester. It was typically annoying in a passport control sort of way (making everyone wait while some DUMBASS who’s admitted to handling livestock states his business to the only two officers, leaving none to process the passports of the 30 people in line who all have connecting flights. Logic).

So they open a new window, and I’m first up. The guy looks at my passport, looks at me, looks back at my passport, looks at me, etc. This is normal procedure. My passport photo is one of the ugliest in the world ever, and it tends to raise a red flag, since I’m so pretty in person. It was even more confusing when I was blonde. See for yourself:

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2 years ago | 1 note

Eurotrip Stories

I had a great time during my month in Europe. I went to five countries and used twelve public transportation systems. I did a bunch of standup. I’ve had to unearth my old jeans to be decent in public, thanks to (among others) butter, pancakes, more butter, croissants, bread, cheese, pasta, and more cheese. Also, beer. Holla! I lost my internal fullness meter somewhere in Amsterdam under some pancakes. If you see it, please destroy it because I never want to see it again.

I’m just going to post random stories at random times, out of order, because if I try to go chronologically my brain will implode and no one will ever hear anything about this trip.

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3 years ago

Where the f@!# is Katie?

Dear you all:

On Wednesday I will embark on a month-long trip to drink most of English-speaking Europe dry. And also standup. More details below. If you can, come and see me! If you can’t come to a show, let’s still totally maybe hang out or whatever!

xoxo

Katie

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3 years ago | 2 notes

Our Little Theater Discovers Truth

  • Bayou Bob: Does that work?
  • Katie Compa: Being a white woman? Yeah. It's f*ckin' great.
Via Courting Comedy
3 years ago
Never noticed how cool this building is. Probably bc it’s next to a strip club.  (Taken with Instagram at Market Street)

Never noticed how cool this building is. Probably bc it’s next to a strip club. (Taken with Instagram at Market Street)

3 years ago | 5 notes

Inside Weird Al's Comeback

seankeane:

This article claims Weird Al is suddenly cool again - but stopped being cool from 1999 to 2006. This is a common theme in Weird Al journalism, and a similar story is written every time he releases a new album. People notice one of his new parody songs, and feel like he’s having a revival, when he’s actually just releasing an album every 2-3 years, just like always. And his primary fan base is still exactly the same - teenage boys - so it’s a constantly regenerating fan base. He’s like the Wooderson of novelty music - he gets older, but his fans stay the same age.

What brought Weird Al back in 2006? A parody of a Chamillionaire gave him street cred again:

“In 2010, a white guy rapping has become stale. It’s been done so many at time this point that it’s beyond cliché; it’s just annoying. But in 2006, the gimmick was still, well, gimmicky, and Weird Al used it to his benefit.”

White guys rapping was still novel in 2006? Fifteen years after Vanilla Ice - and even six years after Dynamite Hack - it was still hilarious. But now it’s played out. Unfortunately, the author does not weigh in on the pressing issue of whether rapping grandmothers are still fresh, but I have a feeling he’s a fan of incongruous profanity from old people.

Aside from his Lasik surgery and hairstyle, Weird Al is exactly the same as he’s ever been. He’s not really defined by the rules of cool or uncool; his entire career exists outside of that, like Leslie Nielsen’s acting career. That is, until he follows his destiny and finally writes a Broadway musical. It would probably have to be about a singing food critic, but it’s no dumber than a musical made up of Billy Joel songs.

Via Sean Keane Comedy
3 years ago

I think that all artists, regardless of degree of talent, are a painful, paradoxical combination of certainty and uncertainty, of arrogance and humility, constantly in need of reassurance, and yet with a stubborn streak of faith in their own validity no matter what.

- — Madeleine L’Engle  (via acerbia)
3 years ago
No filters on this one, just what it looks like.  (Taken with instagram at Pier 7)

No filters on this one, just what it looks like. (Taken with instagram at Pier 7)

3 years ago
Happiest bar on on Earth (Taken with instagram at Rolf’s)

Happiest bar on on Earth (Taken with instagram at Rolf’s)

3 years ago | 832 notes
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.
missconceptions:

Blouses!

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.

missconceptions:

Blouses!

(Source: digisnax)

Via Not a Plastic Bag
3 years ago | 136 notes

 

ladymisskate:

Charlie Murphy vs. Prince - The Greatest Story Ever Told

If my generation is allowed only one epic tale, please god, let it be this one.

Via Not a Plastic Bag
3 years ago
Stay classy, San Francisco! (Taken with instagram)

Stay classy, San Francisco! (Taken with instagram)

3 years ago | 22 notes

emilyheller:

Katie Compa and I have been naming our Scrabble games after the punchlines of SF comics.

Via Emily Heller