Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Artisan Loaf

My search for free wi-fi has reached its end and I'm coming to you live from a Panera Bread in Dearborn, Michigan!

It's a little strange that they have a firewall here. It's blocking a bunch of sites that aren't even dirty. Is this strip mall on Chinese soil? Is Panera Bread in league with the New World Order? All I know is someone's trying to be the boss of me and I don't care for it!

Anyway, my battery's dying, so a few quick things:

Thanks to everyone who came to the shows on Saturday. Unfortunately, I was blown out with allergies. After the shows, everybody went to a bar down the street while I slept in the car. That is no way to live.

Did I really hear on the news that the FBI is digging for Jimmy Hoffa again? Hoffa's been legally dead since 1982, and the feds are about 0 for 20 looking for him, so I think this must be a hazing ritual for rookie agents. You know, make them fly down to Detroit and work the bulldozer in an old tireyard for a few days before they let them off the hook.

I'm trying to stuff my face at all the junkfood places that are not in New York. So far I've had Steak 'n Shake and Olga's. I still have eyes for Del Taco, A&W and Dairy Queen, but I don't think Arby's will make the cut. I'm not a monster!

I was going through some boxes in my old bedroom and found a VHS tape of a little league all-star game I played in back in 1988 that aired on public access. I forgot all about this game so I laughed when it took me about 20 seconds to strike out in my only at bat. I must have blocked it out. This is the verbatim play by play by the announcer:
Up steps Jesse Popp to the plate. Strike one.

And...he swung at that one even though it was high.

And he strikes out. Jesse is a fan of baseball, basketball and football.

Yes! Future #1 Draft Pick!

Okay, I'm packing up. Good luck!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

September Call-Ups

Hey everybody. I haven't updated this blog since June? Whoops!

To be fair, I've been posting on Twitter and Facebook and talking at shows, so it's not like I'm some kind of a crazy jerk. But I can only keep track of so many things at the same time, usually about two or three. Four if it's for charity or I'm not drunk.

Besides, I've been very busy being unemployed. I spent years fantasizing about all the things I could accomplish if I just didn't have to go to work everyday and now I'm finally doing it! Let's look at some of the things I've already done this week:
Ate peanut butter for breakfast!

Emailed resumes!

Went jogging and accidentally kicked a dead rat on the sidewalk!

Watched cable television!

Walked to the laundromat to pick up my laundry but the lady behind the counter said, "Not ready! Not ready!" so I said, "Okay" and walked back to my apartment!

Took some newspapers from last week and threw 'em right into the ol' garbage pail!
So, you can see what I mean.

But let's get the ball rolling...

First, if you find yourself in Michigan this Saturday, I stress that you should attend this comedy show:
Riverside Arts Center
Kenny Zimlinghaus and Friends

Saturday 7:30 and 9:30

Kenny Zimlinghaus
Vince Averill
Greg Johnson
Jesse Popp

Tickets available at the door or in advance at Brown Paper Tickets.
Most of us did a show at the same venue back in January and it was good fun. I'll see you there!

Second, here are a couple videos. I'm only in this one for a quick second but it's funny and features Gabe Delahaye, Max Silvestri, Larry Murphy, Patrick Borelli and Jenny Slate:

And this is a video of my set at Cassidy Henehan's roast. He recently moved back to New Orleans, I believe to try out for the Saints. Not sure yet if he made the final cut. Anyway, hope you like jokes about my friends!

Well, that about gets us square. See you in December!