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A Freelancer’s Christmas Greeting

(YouTube link) Floyd Hayes’ Christmas video greeting illustrates what the holiday is like for his company. ‘Tis the season for agencies to send out holiday videos in a thinly veiled attempt to get new business. Here’s my attempt. May your holidays be a break from the perpetual grind of quiet desperation. -Thanks, Floyd!

A Brief History of Canned Laughter

Before television came along, comedy was largely a social thing. If you were seeing comedy live on stage or in a movie, you were likely seeing it with other people. And you had to listen to them all laugh. The guy two rows behind you with the forced belly laugh he uses for jokes he [...]