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rejectedjokes:

I am absolutely thrilled to post the complete cut of the wonderful comedy special I helped put together for Showtime entitled “HOUSE OF LIES LIVE!The show, which also airs on television on New Years Eve at 10pm on Showtime (with no beeps or edits), features House of Lies cast members Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz (that’s me), Josh Lawson, Lauren Lapkus, Eugene Cordero and Ryan Gaul performing long form improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA.

For those of you who have never seen long form before- the group begins by getting a random suggestion from the audience, they then use the suggestion as a springboard to MAKE UP AN ENTIRE SHOW ON THE SPOTNothing is planned beforehand. Every word is created right there, which is hard enough for seasoned improvisers, let alone these amazing actors who were daring enough to try it out for the first time on national television.

I have been performing improv for ten years at the UCB Theatres in New York and Los Angeles, so I am beyond excited to show the world even a taste of what we do on a daily basis. Please check out the video above (click on the settings wheel and pump that baby up to 720HD) and look out for the unedited, no beep version on Showtime/Showtime on Demand on New Years Eve at 10pm.

It would mean so much to me if you spread the word about the special. Please pass it around in any way you can dream. And yes, the online version has beeps in it, but those beeps made it possible for Showtime to post the entire show online for FREE (subscribers and non-subscribers) which is pretty amazing. Thank you so much to Showtime and to the huge amount of crew, cast, executives and producers who did so many things so well in order to make this special happen.

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travelingcolors:

Paper Dreams floating in the Miami Beach Waterway

by Luis Pons (photos by Moris Moreno)

'Paper dreams’ expresses the sentiments of innocence, hope, and humility. ‘we’ve all made a modest, simple paper boat,’ explains Pons, ‘and we’ve all placed it in the water and watched it moving away, as it carries our wishes in a simple gesture of playfulness and curiosity. I wanted the piece to be connected to something that was grounded in our memories; a modest gesture related to childhood that would stand in opposition to the opulence in which we were living then, and still are, even today. I wanted to create something that would allow us to establish a dialogue and make us reflect on our real needs instead of our artificial needs.’

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Think Differently in 2014: Ten Inspiring Business Quotes

stanfordbusiness:

We rounded up ten practical insights from this year’s top Tumblr blog posts to help you get a jump-start on a successful 2014. Read on for advice from prominent Stanford GSB faculty, alumni, and visitors:

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Read the full blog post: 5 Core Skills of Disruptive, Visual-Thinking Innovators.

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Read the full blog post: 15 Essential Tips for Building a Great Business.

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Read the full blog post: 10 Core Business Values That Really Matter and Why.

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Read the full blog post: 5 Attitudes of Successful Entrepreneurs, from Professor Irv Grousbeck.

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Read the full blog post: 7 Improv & Acting Techniques to Make Your Presentations More Memorable.

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Read the full blog post: 10 Verbal and Non-Verbal Signs to Spot a Liar at Work.

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Read the full blog post: 8 Different Ways to Get Great Ideas.

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Read the full blog post: 5 Tips to Become a Comfortable & Confident Public Speaker.

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Read the full blog post: How to Foster and Sustain Innovation in the Workplace.

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Read the full blog post: 3 Principles of Smart Networking with Liz Lynch.

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boujhetto:

Wine 101 

  1. How-to Choose
  2. How-to Pair w/Food
  3. Using The Right Glass Shows You Have Class 
  4. Basic Types of Wine
  5. Expanded typing of Wines
  6. What Temp For EachType of Wine
  7. Knowing Your Wine Colors
  8. Wine Type Descriptions
  9. Caloric Comparison vs. Beer
  10. Coffees  

A friend once told me (while discussing wines & spirits) to learn about coffees too… " Because you’ll eventually need them, if / when you enjoy too much good spirits."

Infographics: Wine Folleys, Primer Magazine, and Chicago Food Magazine.

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