Nursery rhymes, in general, are the worst things anyone has contributed to the literary world. They almost always contain dark themes such as handicapped-animal mutilation (Three Blind Mice), infanticide (Rock-a-bye Baby) or even a possible murder-suicide (Jack and Jill). Remember, these are supposed to be read to really young children right before you turn off the lights.
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Before I tell you the bizarre tale of my recent trip to Japan, let me first say that the Yakuza are probably very nice people and law-abiding citizens. Mayyyybe. But definitely handsome, brave and well-inked. And did I mention handsome? That being said, get ready for a true story that is full of WTF. Honto desu yo!
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Since the mid-1970s, McDonald’s has featured the Hamburglar as one of its McDonaldland characters. Originally, it made zero sense to have a criminal as one of the major spokespeople for a restaurant chain. This week, however, the ghost of Ray Kroc emerged from the ground and saw his shadow, declaring 40 more years of this ridiculous marketing misstep.
Did you know that the character’s real name, according to McDonald’s, is Hamilton B. Urglar? I shit you not.
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The second issue of Mirth + More is out on stands now! Well, not in the United States. But M+M is “Asia’s Premier Comedy And Lifestyle Magazine” so look for it over there and read their review of one of my shows in Kuala Lumpur. The cover should be easy to spot as it features the distinctive visage of my friend, the most famous person in Malaysia, Harith Iskander. Harith is the godfather of stand-up comedy in Malaysia and it’s always a treat to hang out with him.
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