I wrote of review of Hay Fever!

I wrote a review of Brucemore’s production of Hay Fever over at the Iowa Theatre Blog.

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I wrote a review of The Sunshine Boys!

I wrote a review of OTC’s production of The Sunshine Boys over at the Iowa Theatre Blog.

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I wrote of review of Becky’s New Car!

I wrote a review of Dreamwell’s production of Becky’s New Car over at the Iowa Theatre Blog.

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I wrote of review of Ring of Fire!

I wrote a review of OCT’s production of the musical Ring of Fire over at the Iowa Theatre Blog.

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Zombie William Carlos Williams

 

I have just eaten
the brains
that were in
your skull

and which
you were probably
using
for survival.

Forgive me,
they were delicious.
So sweet
and so BRAIIIIIIINS.

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013 {1212}

How The Ledge Works:

  • Who can write a Ledge? Anyone can submit material to the Ledge. Even you. YES YOU! AND YOU!! AND ESPECIALLY YOU!!!
  • I wrote a Ledge, but I don’t know where to send it. Send it to me! I’ll make you famous, kiddo!
  • How can I be a regular Ledge writer? There are plenty of spots open. Email me and I’ll explain what’s involved.
  • I have a half-written Ledge; can you help me think of more jokes? No problem. Just email me what you have, and I’ll help you finish it.
  • I think I have a good idea for a Ledge; will you just write it? Email it to me, and I’ll see if I can make it happen.
  • How do I contribute jokes on a regular basis? Search Facebook for “Ledge Crowdsourcing” and ask to join the group. Sometimes, several Ledges a week are crowdsourced through that group, where everyone’s input is welcome.
  • I overheard something hilarious recently; would that interest you? It sure would! Search Facebook for “Overheard at Iowa” and ask to join the group. The best submissions are routinely collected into Ledges for the enjoyment of everyone on campus.
  • Why does it hurt when I pee? Go see a doctor. It could be serious.
  • Do you really think it’s something serious? I’m just saying it could be.

Andrew R. Juhl hopes you consider writing a Ledge or two. Email him at andrew-juhl@uiowa.edu.

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013 {1211}

Calming Down with Hawkeye Haiku:

Rudock’s giveaway
—in spite of good first half play—
really spoilt the day.

“Weisman for Heisman,”
chanted last season’s fans.
So far, not so good.

So… we came unwound,
and our gameplay’s unsound—but
we’re Orange Bowl bound!!!

Seems to be easy
to throw an interception
with two minutes left.

Hawkeyes’ hearts abound,
but with Huskies pressing down
Rudock’s skipped a beat.

A seven loss streak?
Sure, but only if you count
from the beginning.

Drunk tank acoustics
better than you’d think, really.
IS THAT VODKA_SAMM!?!?

Sometimes we’re let down.
But ‘least we’re not Cyclone fans.
Could always be worse.

I’m nauseated.
Was it all the beer and shots
or that missed field goal?

Fake punts are so rare,
unless you are the Hawkeyes.
Yet they never learn.

Andrew R. Juhl thanks Lindsey T, Lars H, Matt L, and Yale C for contributing to today’s Ledge.

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Friday, August 30, 2013 {1210}

Freshman Advice:

  • Yes, that’s just how Cedar Rapids smells.
  • Don’t drop acid. Take it pass/fail.
  • The Dougie is still pretty big here. Teach yourself how to Dougie.
  • “Waking-up early to study” really means “hitting the snooze button for two hours longer than you normally would.” Lie to the rest of us all you want, but don’t lie to yourself.
  • Remember: only the most destructive parties are eligible for FEMA reconstruction grants.
  • When looking for culture, remember that downtown Iowa City is a hotbed of Artists, both Sandwich and Pick-Up.
  • The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.
  • According to the UI Student Handbook, anyone who successfully tackles Herky during the Homecoming Parade gets free tuition the following semester. Start practicing.
  • Set practical, achievable goals for yourself. For instance: “I will take a nap in every building on East Side of campus this year.”
  • You don’t need 50 coupon books.
  • 45 is sufficient. 48 to be sure.
  • Always remember that the leading cause of rape isn’t drinking too much OR walking alone OR “being dressed that way.” The leading cause of rape is rapists. So, in all seriousness, DON’T RAPE ANYONE. Thanks. Seriously.

Andrew R. Juhl thanks Tim D, Joe M, Constantine B, Trisha S, Erik J, and Lindsey T for contributing to today’s Ledge.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 {1209}

Freshman Advice:

  • Mayflower is isolated from the rest of campus for a reason. Once you understand that reason, your true education begins.
  • The gingkos make the Pentacrest stink horribly every fall; engineering and math majors use this as an excuse to shower less. That was both advice and a warning.
  • Always be sure to utilize the UI water plant reports. If the post-treatment feces content is under 6 ppm, the water just doesn’t taste right.
  • The only proper way to welcome an opposing football team’s fans is by reminding them of every horrible thing their sports program did in the last quarter century.
  • If you’re invited to a party on “Mormon Trek,” make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes. Just because you hadn’t planned on walking back to campus doesn’t mean you won’t be.
  • They say the steam tunnels beneath Phillips Hall contain Vonnegut’s lost works. The tunnels’ only inhabitant, The Day Mummer, guards their secrets with his Army of Rats and Spiders. His office hours are Weds. from 1:30-4:00.
  • Understand that everyone in their 30s still lives here because of all the amenities present in a college town, but they also all hate the students. This will puzzle you… until you’re in your 30s.
  • Always, always, always read the Ledge and follow the directions and advice given herein.
  • GET OUT OF THE F@#$ING STREET!!!!!! Seriously.

Andrew R. Juhl thanks Kyle J, Matt L, Dan J, and Rose S for contributing to today’s Ledge.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 {1208}

Freshman Advice:

  • Coralville and North Liberty are “the suburbs” and should only be referred to as such.
  • Need to make new friends? Just lounge around the Ped Mall all day panhandling money for American Spirit cigarettes. Suddenly, everyone’s on your side!
  • College can be an intense time, spiritually. Avail yourself of any one of same-sounding and predominantly white churches in the area.
  • When it comes to textbooks, instead of buying new ones, try just winging it.
  • It’s important to know your limits; only try one new drug each week. I mean, seriously, you wouldn’t do an entire semester’s worth of homework in the first month, right? Same principle.
  • Make money whenever and wherever you can. Do you enroll for next semester earlier than most? Just sign up for the most popular courses, then sell your spots on Craigslist for $50/seat.
  • Keep in mind that people from all cultures and walks of life come to Iowa to be bored to death. Be respectful.
  • College is half about education and half about networking, so only sleep with the TAs you absolutely know are in good standing with their departments (and don’t let the sense of entitlement most grad students have get you down; the vast majority of us are only here because we couldn’t find jobs).
  • For every minute of class you miss, burn a $10 bill. Seriously.

Andrew R. Juhl thanks Beau P. for collaborating on today’s Ledge.

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