Meet Hacky Sack

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I have decided when I start performing live again it will be as a mediocre white man. I envy the way they promote each other, and back each other up in times of trouble. They’re friends to the end, even if their friend is a pedophile. They don’t have to be that funny, because they support each other and raise each other up. Meet Hacky Sack. I will only be writing for, and performing as, him in the future.

Andrew Max Levy Shoot

Posted Posted in comedy, los angeles, Virginia Jones
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Photo credit Andrew Max Levy

Andrew Max Levy, a talented guy, @justoffthesix on Instagram, has been photographing LA comics and comedy shows for years. He recently made an offer to photograph Angelenos who had donated to #blacklivesmatter, and scheduled over 70 shoots. I was so glad to be part of an important fundraiser and get some nice shots.

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This ensemble is all the shit I bought to make myself feel better. Many of these items have never left the house before. Photo credit Andrew Max Levy.

Fashion Tips For A Hot (Covid) Girl Summer!

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Most of us have upgraded from our first disposable surgical masks or, if you were lucky, the N95, which  was such a hot fashion item in March.

Now, we have an assortment of fabric masks in a fun array of colors and textures.  Our friends have made them, our moms have made them, maybe we’ve made them.  We’ve graduated from starting every outing by tying a bandanna around our faces like Jesse James. We’ve hit Etsy to get a mask with Batman or Hamilton on it, or any fandom except Harry Potter because fuck that lady!   But how do we refresh our look for a long, hot isolated Summer?

Tip 1: Remember sunscreen!  It may feel safe to go out with sunglasses and a mask on, but if you don’t use sunscreen, your tan is gonna make you look like a reverse Panda bear.

Tip 2: For fun, coordinate your mask with your swimsuit, your sneakers, or the sweatpants you’ve been wearing for 150 days in a row!

Tip 3: You can wear a lined mask in breezy summer fabrics like poplin and broadcloth, do a printed floral for a flirty, feminine touch, or stick with canvas or denim for a practical, DIY look.  Anything but mesh and organza is great!  

Tip 4: If your mask looks boring, and/or you’ve gone insane, accessorize with sequins, rhinestones, or studs!  Not grommets, though.  Grommets are bad.

Tip 5: Cut up those band tees you’ve outgrown or gotten bleach on and make a mask by hand!  Now, everyone at the Trader Joe’s can tell you like Belle and Sebastian or Sebadoh!  Maybe you can put a band together on Zoom!  Super cool.

Tip 6: If you don’t like wearing a mask, or don’t think you can breathe with one on, stay home!  If you want to go grocery shopping without a mask, order groceries online!  If you think the rules that apply to everyone else don’t apply to you, stay home and do a podcast, you fucking narcissist!  Stay the fuck home!