The Higgs Weldon
The Higgs Weldon Live: October 4!
September 30, 2014

We’re back for our monthly comedy show at the Neon Venus in LA! Come on out!


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Justine Barron’s Five-Year Plan to Success (and Possible MacArthur Genius Award)
September 30, 2014

Year 1 Goal: Give a Ted Talk

This year, two alumni from my high school won MacArthur Genius Awards before me. That makes three total. That’s okay, because I’m still working on mine. My peers have already covered fields such as mathematical and computational discovery and the creative arts, leaving room for my wheelhouse – talking about big ideas. 

To make sure that I am on a clear path towards my goal, I turned to the best practices in visualization and goal setting. I started by completing a “SMART” Goal-Setting chart:

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Being a Court Jester Is Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be
September 29, 2014

When I tell people what I do for a living, they always say, “Wow, that sounds like a fun job,” “must be fun to laugh all day,” or something to that effect. But, let me tell you, being a court jester is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Originally, I had hoped to perform the plays of a new up-and-coming playwright named William Shakespeare. He’s from Stratford-upon-Avon, so, you know, he has a very strong Stratford-upon-Avon voice. You can really hear the Stratford-upon-Avon influence in his work. Anyway, if you haven’t heard of him, I assure you that you soon will.

When I moved to London from my small village, I was full of vigor and excitement. Everything about London appealed to me with the exception of the constant smallpox outbreaks. But smallpox aside, I was eager to leave my provincial hometown and prove myself in a metropolis. But, alas, London is not a forgiving place. I was lonely, soon penniless, and found myself residing in a boarding house barely fit for a smallpox outbreak. (more…)

Which Dog is Dumber?
September 26, 2014


Which Dog is Dumber?

See if you can figure out which dog is dumber!

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The Higgs Weldon Live: Sept. 6!

The least relatable thing about Breaking Bad was never the meth or the violence; it was a family eating hot breakfast together every morning.

Maggie Henry

I wish I was a rapper just so it’d be cool that I’m constantly sweating at work.

Jeremiah Budin

Used up my ten free monthly NY Times articles to read an interview with Brad Garrett ten times :(

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