3 Things: Alexis Coe, Captain Beefheart, and Darwinian Doodles / by Chris Duffy

Hi friends,

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 Live shows

Sunday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. The Macaulay Culkin Show is a great monthly comedy show run by Brett Davis and Sally Burtnick. It has nothing to do with Macaulay Culkin. It's at a venue called Shea Stadium that's not at all the one you're thinking of. It's an unmarked building in an industrial part of Brooklyn. And the show rarely, if ever, starts on time. I'm telling jokes with a bunch of great people and it's also the premiere party for IFC's "Boy Band."  Link

Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. You're the Expert is at Atlanta Science Festival with comedians Amber Nash from Archer, Josh Sharp, and Shalewa Sharpe. Link

You can also see my full schedule up on the website now.

 This week's list

 1 Thing I Think Is Great:

Apparently, despite the availability of planes, trains, and automobiles, there are still Americans who travel by covered wagon. Alexis Coe is a historian and an author. She joined a group of wagon enthusiasts on a journey from Zephyr Cove, Nevada to Placerville, California. Along the way, she describes the fascinating history of the gold rush, what it's like to be a woman on the trail, and a few of the wonders of modern dentistry. Rolling Through The West In Search of The American Dream

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Captain Beefheart gives great advice. I don't want to say much more because I think his list of commandments for guitar stand on their own. Whether you're a musician, an artist, an office worker, or a child looking for a path in life, Beefheart has your answers. 10 Commandments of Guitar Playing  (h/t David Cieri)


1 Interesting Thing:

What happened to the only handwritten copy of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" after his publisher got a copy? It was turned into scrap paper for Darwin's children to draw on. There's something both shocking and joyful about seeing a piece of history covered in weird little animals and scenes drawn by children. I love it. The American Museum of Natural History put the papers online and I strongly recommend checking them out. Apparently, in addition to being a groundbreaking scientist, Darwin was also a super cool dad. His house had "a wooden slide on the stairs and a rope swing on the first floor landing." Plus, you got to scribble all over history. Slide Show: Darwinian Doodles

Ok, thanks for reading! More details on shows and my full schedule online atwww.chrisduffycomedy.com/calendar/

Have a great weekend,