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Mourning Remembrance: A Collection of Mocking Obituaries Ripped From the Deadlines Paperback – December 9, 2011
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Jim is a former writer for the The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. During his four years there, he won an Emmy and a Peabody Award. They are now available for sale. He grew up in the small college town of Claremont, California and "earned" his degree in Art History from the University of California at Berkeley. Following that, he moved to San Francisco where he and his high-school friend Barry Lank formed the comedy team of Lank and Earl, debuting at the legendary Holy City Zoo. Over the next ten years they gained a reputation as “comics’ comics” for their unique and offbeat humor, appeared in a variety of stage and television shows, and saved no money to speak of. After leaving The Daily Show, Jim went on to become a founding writer and performer for Air America Radio. His work there included writing for Al Franken, Rachel Maddow, Sam Seder, Janeane Garofalo and Randi Rhodes. But he is best known for writing and performing the top-rated morning comedy segments Rapture Watch, War on Brains, Mourning Remembrance, Sammy the Stem Cell and others for the Morning Sedition show starring Marc Maron and Mark Riley. Returning to California, Jim continued working on the Marc Maron Show at Air America’s Los Angeles affiliate KTLK AM 1150. Then a lot of other crap happened that Jim would rather not talk about. Really. Recently, he's written and performed on various podcasts with Andrea Martin, Patton Oswalt, Jeff Garlin, Robert Smigel, Rick Overton, Paul F. Tompkins, Paul Provenza, Greg Proops, Neal Brennan, Tom Kenny and Carlos Alazraqui. Jim's band, The Clutter Family, is about to release their 2nd CD, "Freak IT!" VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE describes the band as, "Seriously talented folk/rock musicians who work from way beyond the edge." "Best compared to Barenaked Ladies." And INNOCENT WORDS MAGAZINE called their 1st CD, "Brilliant." "Pop strong enough to quench the thirstiest of music fans." For more information, buy an encyclopedia. Or visit www.JimEarl.Com
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What makes this book great is Jim's writing ability. The level of word play, great puns (which are funny. no matter what you say), gut shots, and take downs that he dishes out to people is a joy to experience. Which is what I think is happening. He is taking shots at people in this book, whether it be genuine or just for laughs. And I love it. I say that because I feel like I do have a some understanding of just how curmudgeonly and bitter he can be. I love that about him. He is a union writer (God Bless him) with artistic integrity that has definitely cost him at various points in his career. I know this because it says so in the beginning of this book. Consider that when you read these obituaries and it adds a level of funny that I enjoy a great deal.
One thing that I will also recommend you do when reading this book, after you've bought your friends their copies, is to highlight your favorite Obits and read them aloud to people. They get great reactions. Honestly.
Even if nothing I've said matters to you, just know this is hilarious and is worth every penny. Even in this economy. Shout out to Eddie Pepitone.
Earl's obit for Frank Perdue alone is worth the price of admission.
If you smirk at irreverence and have a dark sense of humor, do yourself a favor and click ORDER.
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Earl can really turn a phrase. The book is irreverent without being smug, funny without being overly cruel.Read more