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A Tribute to Sweatpants

Posted by evankessler on February 6, 2012

Last week, my brother and I got together to film this gem. Read the story  about what inspired its existence here.  If you don’t like reading, you can just sit back and enjoy.

Also, you can watch it on Funny or Die here and then click “Funny.” Don’t click “Die” or you’ll unmake existence.

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Funnier Died

Posted by evankessler on February 17, 2009

thumbs-down-colOn the heels of my Thursday evening post, I regret to inform my friends, family, and loyal readers that my in-flight pickup lines par excellence failed to conquer the comic behemoths at FunnyorDie.com and the sky savvy souls at Southwest Airlines.  It seems that my wonderfully witty and somewhat sleazy pickup lines were not deemed as good as two others.  The winning lines read as follows:

1: “roses are red, violets are blue, I’m in Group A, can I sit next to you?”

and

2: “Girl, why you be waiting in boarding group B like that? I thought angels knew how to fly.”

While I like #2, my ego will not allow me to concede that either of these are better than my best effort…which was arguably the “Snakes on A Plane” one.

I made my disapproval known by posting a Twitter comment aimed at both Funny or Die and Southwest Airlines.  My displeasure did prompt a response from the Southwest Airlines representative who assured me that he/she “really did like the ‘snakes on the plane’ reference!” and then offered to send me up some runner up swag if I were to send them a video of me actually using that line on a member of the opposite sex.   However, due to the fact that I am nobody’s monkey, and I was only in this thing to be the best, not for some measly swag in the form of a t-shirt, I declined the offer.

Plus, it wouldn’t make much sense to use an in-flight pickup line with a specific plane reference in a bar…unless of course it was Flight 151 in Chelsea or Idlewild on the Lower East Side.

Que Sera Sera.

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Love Is In The Air: Evan Kessler’s In-Flight Pickup Lines Par Excellence

Posted by evankessler on February 12, 2009

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I’m not a big fan of the Twitter, but this afternoon I strolled onto the popular micro-blogging site to attempt to draw traffic to some posts on other sites, when I noticed there was a contest being held by FunnyOrDie.com and Southwest Airlines.  The contest asked Twitter users to come up with their best in-flight pickup lines in honor of Valentine’s Day.  In a flash of about two minutes, I came up with three pretty solid ones.  And just before typing up this post I came up with the fourth.   If I don’t win this contest with one of the first three, there has got to be something wrong with the judges. So without any further ado, here they are:

#1: I see these seats go all the way back…how far do you go?

#2: My valentine’s day plans are up in the air. Good thing that’s where we are.

#3:: I don’t see any snakes on this plane, but I sure see a few foxes

#4: I believe I ordered the vegetarian meal. Are you she?

Ok, let me know what you think and feel free to add your own.

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You Are Not Watching MADTV

Posted by evankessler on November 13, 2008

altvTimes are tough all over.  While this has all been made pretty apparent lately by the simple act of looking at our wallets or the balance of our savings accounts, now it is reflected on the weekend late-night TV schedule.  After 14 seasons FOX’s mysterious sketch comedy stalwart MADtv has been given the boot by the network.  No doubt a product of their network having entirely too much money in the mid- 90’s thanks to the work of President Bill Clinton’s economic policies, the show has quizzically remained on the air ever since due to some glitch in programming.

The typical MADtv episode was marked, we figure, by the penchant for overcomedifying every one of it’s sketches to the point of unfunniness, and a mediocre cast hell bent on repeating the same lame characters week after week.  Unlike it’s chief competitor Saturday Night Live, the show’s dissolution will leave behind little cultural impact as the biggest names ever to emerge from it’s ranks are Orlando Jones, Artie Lange, and Frank Caliendo.  The show, however, does leaves behind a loyal following of around twenty to thirty people who are sure to miss it dearly.  R.I.P. MAD TV and here’s hoping that Comedy Central retires it’s reruns and gets the rights to show SNL again.

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