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The Funn(k)y Drummer

Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009
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Novel idea: Twitter fiction

Inauspiciously, Tom Scharpling began his Twitter novel with a typo.
Post-modernism, post by 140-character post
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 14, 2009

All a-Twitter

Seven microblogging books worth scrolling upward for
Seven microblogging books worth scrolling upward for
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 14, 2009
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A cop with an assitude

Mr. McGee comes by his name honestly. He is, quite simply, an ass.
Watertown’s Clambake Animation pushes TV’s boundaries with a homicidal heinie
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 09, 2008
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Staying true

With his roots in the popular ’90s band Chisel and his passion for punk-influenced, politically minded music, Ted Leo is a man with all types of fans.
Ted Leo holds out
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  November 27, 2007
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Matter of characters

Two men are on the phone.
In the age of the sound bite, Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster are reviving the lost art of long-form radio comedy
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 04, 2007