Wired.com, November 17, 2011
You’ve seen it on Mad Men: The agency’s creative staff whiles away the noon hour with a liquid lunch of Old Fashioneds, then pops back into the office and whips off a whimsical Lucky Strike ad campaign.
But can alcohol fuel humor creation? Very little research has been done on the matter. To investigate, we cooked up a little experiment involving advertising creatives, a funny marketing campaign and alcohol — with an emphasis on the alcohol.
Read more here.
Huffington Post, January 3, 2012
Celebrated polemicist Christopher Hitchens never lacked targets for his writerly ire: Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Gore Vidal — even Mother Teresa was not immune. But in a polarizing 2007 Vanity Fair essay, Hitchens outdid himself, taking aim at the entire female species. Women aren’t as funny as men, he declared. Case closed.
But does science back up Hitchens’ claim? Empirically, are women really less funny than men?
Read more here.
I also co-founded and co-host the Denver Diatribe – ”A weekly podcast from Denver, the most interesting city between Omaha & Salt Lake.”
The Westword Web Awards named it “Denver’s Best Podcast,” and Huffington Post Denver called it the city’s “alt-podcast.” We also produce live events that have drawn packed crowds and received coverage by The Denver Post, Westword, Colorado Public Radio and The Onion A.V. Club.
Here’s a sample episode:
May 4, 2012
Joel and Jared have a very illustrious guest this week: State Historian Bill Convery, who’s in the studio to talk about the grand opening of the brand new History Colorado Center. In honor of the special occasion, they try to keep things on the up-and-up, but instead devolve into discussions of milking make-believe cows and how, exactly, the post-apocalyptic Boulder in The Stand interacts with the post-apocalyptic Denver in The Hunger Games. Way to be respectful, guys.