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Wrecking Balls is a new novel about stand-up comedians, and it’s for comedians. It’s the struggle to make it in comedy, and you’ll laugh your ass off.

Tested on guinea pigs, otherwise known as book reviewers. Here’s what they said:

“Giambrone has a way with words and telling a story, and this story works.”
–Amy’s Bookshelf

“I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good laugh.”
–Theresa on Goodreads

“Clearly, if you think being funny is easy, you will be enlightened in ways you couldn’t imagine!”
–Tome Tender Book Blog

Wrecking Balls is only $1.49 e-book version until this Friday. There are way more than 150 jokes in this novel, which is truly novel and worthy of the label. Do the math, but the clock is running.

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“Just wanted to let you know I’ve just finished reading Wrecking Balls and if I continue to laugh like so, I may rupture something.”
-Charlie Ferguson

Wrecking Balls – also available in paperback for your erotic tactile pleasure.

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My novel of buddy stand-up comedians, who go to war with each other after a stolen joke idea, has finally hit the streets. Get it now, or forever regret your insolence and mediocrity. Now leave my sight.

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by Joe Giambrone

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“We like nonfiction, and we live in fictitious times. We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious President.  We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons. Whether it’s the fiction of duct tape or the fictitious orange alerts, we are against this war, Mr. Bush.”
Michael Moore Oscar acceptance speech, moments before his mic was cut off.

 

This year may mark a turning point, where the moral bankruptcy was laid bare for all. I’m speaking of the Bernie Sanders flip-flop for Hillary Clinton, the predictable bait-and-switch, which Democrats never seem to imagine in real time. The rest of us have seen it so often that the ruse has become routine Standard Operating Procedure.

A particularly notable case is Sarah Silverman, the filthy-mouthed comedienne, who originally championed Bernie. But she quickly fell into lockstep for Hillary. Silverman had a soul empty enough to go and scold the United States to support a candidate whom she had just been fighting against, and who actually stole the nomination from her own candidate through back-room deals at the DNC and through apparent voting-machine hacking. The thief was rewarded instead of jailed for some reason, which Hollywood has had absolutely zero interest in, as if it didn’t happen. They moved on instantly to lambast us all about Donald Trump 24/7. Orwell couldn’t have written it better.

Hollywood has a highly complex understanding of political philosophy and particularly of this presidential race:

1. Trump Bad

2. Hillary Woman

3. So-called “Lesser Evil”

We should acknowledge, those who are literate, that Hillary Clinton’s repeated threats to escalate World War 3 over Syria leave her as potentially the greater evil, not the lesser at all. The jury is very much out.

“Goldwater Girl” Hillary Rodham Clinton has a lengthy record of supporting every US aggressive war and opposing none. She may have played a part in the killings of over 2 million human beings so far, merely tallying those casualties from the three countries of Iraq, Syria and Libya. One may opt to also add another half-million Iraqi children who died as a result of her husband’s eight years of sanctions.

I noticed Hollywood’s widespread mindless support for Democrats back in 2000, when I kicked that shockingly corrupt party to the curb and joyfully cast a vote for Ralph Nader, an actual American hero whose efforts have saved lives. Die-hard whiners of the Democratic rank-and-file still falsely claim that big bad Ralph gave the election to Dubya Bush, when anyone with the ability to read can see that it was the Supreme Court which stopped the legitimate counting of Florida ballots. Add Bush’s brother Jeb purging nearly two-hundred thousand minority voters from rolls. But the mindless strategy of attacking third parties and attempting to delegitimize democracy itself persists among the ignorant (a majority of Democrats perhaps). This is by design; this is who they are. They do not believe in democracy because the billionaires who fund them do not believe in any democracy they cannot control.

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Joke Thieves

Posted: August 18, 2015 in -
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Theft is how you make big bucks in a fascistic economy.

The Internet Plagiarist Taking Over the World

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Jerry finally got his show about nothing, and that’s what Larry David told him, on it.  It’s reality enough tv, shot with little GoPro cams stuck to the windshield and minimal crew.

Each week Seinfeld takes famous friends of his out for coffee (often forgetting money), and he shoots the breeze with celebrities like Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, David Letterman, Ricky Gervais, Don Rickles and even Michael Richards made a rare, nervous, public appearance.

The webisodes are like a car wreck, because you can’t stop watching.  You never know what the hell they’re going to say next.  Mostly fluff, small talk and trying to be funny, but absolutely nothing is off-limits.  The depressed, bleak, absurdist views of the host shine through.  Seinfeld also has a caretaker/curator mentality for dinosaur comedians and producers, getting them on the record before they croak.

What I like about it is that there’s no character, and no script, and whatever happens is the show.  In the season opener with Chris Rock, for example, they get pulled over in a classic Ferrari for speeding, Seinfeld driving of course.  And Chris is truly nervous about being hauled out and beat on for being black in America.

Seinfeld himself is without guarded image protection, and he comes across as a bit spoiled and full of himself.  Most of the cars – a different one or two every show – are from his own personal car collection.  No effort is made to disguise that the guests are paid to be there, and Seinfeld’s the producer, which guests occasionally bring up.

It’s an exercise in minimalism, just highlighting these quirky personalities.

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