I decided to draw a cartoon face every weekday in May. Here’s what it ended up looking like…
I messed up the last one.
In 1971, D.B. Cooper hijacked a plane and parachuted out with $200K in cash. And he’s never been found. Until now. This is the first interview with legendary hijacker D.B. Cooper.
Find out more about D.B. Cooper at Kick Ass Oregon History.
My brother Jon turned 30 on Friday. He decided to have a comedy party, which is where everyone would have to do stand-up, roast him, sing a funny song, or tell a story. It’s a fun idea for a party. One person joked that it was narcissistic to have a party where everyone was forced to talk about you the whole time. But I think everyone eagerly awaits the moment when someone asks/forces them to do something they’ve always secretly wanted to do. Everyone came prepared. Everyone was funny–although it was a pretty forgiving audience since everyone knew they’d have to take the stage too.
I decided to do my routine based on the fact that Jon is a teacher (we filmed The Waiting List in his first grade classroom) and that he tells a lot of terrible jokes in class. What if those jokes were like Grimm’s fairy tales, where there’s a dark, sinister original version and then a cleaned up version to tell kids. I told the same jokes he tells students, but with darker punchlines.
I chickened out on the punchline to the banana joke. It involved guns and a mistakenly shot orange. Also, I should have just used the punchline “Orange you glad it’s Jon’s birthday.” I was nervous.