The How I Learned Series features writers, storytellers, comedians, and other raconteurs holding forth on a different theme. It all happens every last Wednesday of the month, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you will have the best night of your life on those nights, repeatedly.



Stick 'Em Up (Also, I Am an Asshole)

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Dear Everyone,

Happy June. I am an asshole.

I accidently deleted the audio recording of the entire May 23rd show, How I Learned to Stick to My Guns. I won't even tell you how I did it because it is so dumb and stupid, but I did it, never to be undone. We'll still have a new podcast episode this week, it just won't be from this last show because I deleted all of that audio. Did I mention that? Let's just move on.

The show was great. Don't let my stupidity suggest otherwise. We had stories about sticktuitiveness, tenacity, dogged determination, cats, actual guns, and how we learned we should have stuck to our guns when we didn't that one time. Here are photos from the lovely Mr. Alex Crawford.


JENNY RUBIN (Shit Native New Yorkers Say) bites her nails when she realizes she is waist deep in a shopping spree courtesy of stolen credit card and some pushy, bad influency friends.


J. HOLTHAM (The Soundtrack Series) waxes off on a very special episode of Diff'rent Strokes, and how he managed to stay a teetotaler throughout high school and college.


CAMMI CLIMACO (Ask Me Stories) on a particularly crazy cat sitting experience. Also, I really wish you could see Cammi's shoes in this photo. Four-inch black heels with white polka dots. To die for.



TEDDY WAYNE (Kapitoil) has a thing about prank calling people. He loves to do it. He read a transcript of two prank calls he made to military recruiters. It was not the first story of the night that referenced poop.


ADAM WADE (The Moth GrandSLAM) told a story about running for re-election for sophomore VP against the most popular kid in his high school. Wade would've totally had my vote. There was no poop in this story, but there were blow jobs. In the story.

That's it! Thanks to everyone, as always, for coming out. Thanks to HIL intern Lyra Smith. Thanks to Happy Ending. Thanks to Wade, Wayne, Climaco, Holtham, and Rubin. I love the sound of that.

Just wait until you see what we have in store in the coming months. I am kind of freaking out about it a little bit. Stay tuned!

xoxo Blaise