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Mon, Oct. 17th, 2005, 09:23 pm
Henry Rollins got my class handout.

Saw Henry Rollins at The Birchmere Sat. night. My sister was waiting in the car, so I gave Jared Stern a copy of my comedy class handout to give Henry. Henry just e-mailed me that he got it. Wanna read?

Tue, Oct. 18th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
mcoletti

You devious person. I thought the last link would be to a copy of Henry's e-mail to you. Ha!

Skimmed the notes and thought it to be very interesting. Have you read any Stephen Pinker?

Wed, Oct. 19th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
basilwhite: To Stephen Pinker:

To Stephen Pinker:

I teach a class on applying what I've learned about the science of humor to strategies for joke writing - http://www.basilwhite.com/comedyworkshop - and apparently I should be reading your work. What do you recommend? I'm a peer-reviewed journal reading standup comic and fear no academic syntax. Also I'd love any notes you have about http://www.basilwhite.com/comedyworkshop. Thanks.

Thu, Oct. 20th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
basilwhite: From Steven Pinker

--- Steven Pinker wrote:

> Hi, Basil,
>
> Check out the section called "What's So Funny?" in
> the chapter called "The
> Meaning of Life" in my book How the Mind Works
> (widely available).
>
> Best,
> Steve Pinker
>
I'm on it! I will share how your genius has influenced my comedy course.

Basil White
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