“Barrett did not want the challenge, but he accepted it. No one will know what might have happened if he had to pitch after such an unexpectedly grueling pregame trial, because Scherzer went eight and Drew Storen pitched the ninth. Barrett had time to recover, to reflect on his victory, the winning pitcher before the game even began. As Williams said afterward, “The Bear was steadfast tonight.””
The master of Dadaist comedy Andy Kaufman performing his routine “Eating ice cream” at the Improv Comedy Club.
He sets up the routine by saying: “About 10 years ago I auditioned at the Improvisation… and I didn’t make it and was thrown out… What I’d like to do for you now is the bit which got me thrown out of the Improv 10 years ago… I haven’t done it since, although I have tried it a few times and never has it worked… It used to be called Eating dinner, though I changed it recently to Eating ice cream.”
He then walks behind a small table for one and proceeds to eat ice cream for 5 minutes - which he scores halfway through with his very own laughter track.
Dada was not so much a style of art, it was more a protest movement with an anti-establishment manifesto. There was no predominant medium in Dadaist art, instead assemblage, collage, photo montage and the use of ready made objects gained wide acceptance.
Bicycle Wheel, 1951
Marcel Dunchamp, France (1887-1968)
Metal wheel mounted on a painted wood stool, 51 x 25 x 16 1/2″ (129.5 x 63.5 x 41.9 cm)
A thing I notice about hitching when you’re in your thirties versus hitching in you’re twenties is that when people pick you up when you’re in your twenties they think you’re on an adventure, but when you’re in you’re thirties they think they’re having an adventure.
“I picked up this smelly hobo and he kept on going on and on about how misappropriated Dadaist ideas have destroyed modernism! He wanted to go to Wendy’s.”