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Monday, July 9, 2012

Funemployed's Sunday Funday Fundraiser

The absolute truth of it is this: I decided to go to Funemployed's party at Friar Tuck's because I knew I wanted to get out of the house.

Getting out is kind of difficult these days, being a new dad and all.  A run to Target is like teleporting to a new beautiful world of air conditioning and Icees.  Coming to work is a lovely respite to reading the first page of Goodnight Moon for the 64th time.  So, a Sunday afternoon/evening at Friar Tuck's with a keg of beer and a few pals sounded like a voyage on the high seas to Sri Lanka.  I was, indubitably, pumped.

Now, I know of Funemployed through Ted Evans, who is a nice and funny and handsome man.  If you don't know about Funemployed, let me explain it this way.  YouTube was created in 2005 by three nerds who were having trouble sharing their videos of Dungeons & Dragons sessions or whatever.  This is the absolute first video ever posted to YouTube, "Me at the Zoo."


Yep...these 19 seconds are a gateway to the new world we exist in now.  You can find oodles of entertainment on YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, and plenty of others.  You can get to these on your computers, tablets, phones, game consoles, etc.  We live in a future of not worrying about TV and cutting the cable cord because we now can easily find what we want, when we want it.  Well, you need to start wanting THIS:


Funemployed is a smart, funny web series written by and starring Ted Evans, Kate Carson-Groner, Michael Lippert, Dan Hale, and Alex Harris.  This is a hilarious, well-shot, well-directed, well-edited programme.  Don't hesitate, subscribe or die.

Back to the party...now admittedly, I was the old guy at this shindig.  But, from my perch at the bar, I was able to see an inordinate amount of gorgeous people doing things single people do.  But, what I got out of it mostly was a sense of being on a tipping point of something big.  This is a group of folks who obviously have people excited about what they do.  I mean, I am and I'm nearly a fossil to most of these guys.  I also must say...ladies, not all of you can have bad eyes.  What the hell is going on with accessory glasses?  This is a thing now...glasses that just sit on your face, not doing anything important.  Oh well, it's pretty cute I suppose.  I wore leather pants just after college for almost 6 months, so I get it brahs. 

I also called a QR Code a QI Code and was corrected by the prettiest girl there.  It made me happy to be alive.

The crew have made something special, and you should check out the episodes and extras they have on their site.  Wish them luck, buy a DVD, do something.  Retweet this shit, tumblr it, post it on a BBS, I don't care.  Most importantly, be aware that the 3rd Season of Funemployed is coming soon.  This is the new trailer.  Hold on to your comedy pants!


I suggest keeping track of Funemployed.  They're right on the edge, they use real Chicago actors and fantastic Chicago locations, and have a blast to boot.  One suggestion to the guys...tweet to your followers when you are heading out for a night on the town.  Somebody'll show up...like maybe an old dad looking to get out of the house.

Funemployed Sunday Funday Fundraiser: A- (didn't win Barbershop & Barbershop 2 in the raffle...sad face)

-Eric Roach, Anderson Lawfer

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