Daily Archive for November 16th, 2005

Hooray to me!

I called SBC and they unblocked my outgoing email port. Yay to the SBC tech support person who put up with Surly and Slightly Rude Joz, especially when Joz found out all that needed to be done was for SBC to unblock the port and for Joz to reboot modem, router, and computer. (Who asked SBC to block my outgoing email port anyway? It sure as heck wasn’t me!)

I haven’t been able to send mail via SMTP for approximately 1 year.

Who knew that a call to Tech Support could fix such a thing? Maybe I’ll be less elusive via email now.

Laugh Factory Benefit for The Freddy Soto Family

FreddySoto-CorySoto.bmpThe Laugh Factory is hosting a benefit tonight to raise funds for Cory and Cruz Soto, the widow and three-year old daughter of recently-deceased stand-up comedian Freddy Soto.

Soto died in his sleep of heart failure on July 10, 2005 at the age of 35. Only one night before, Freddy triumphantly left the stage of Laugh Factory in Hollywood to a raucous, standing ovation. Freddy struggled and moved up the ranks of show business for 14 years, and although he was on the brink of major stardom, like many other comedians, he had no insurance.

Freddy was known for imitating his family in a loving way and he had universal appeal. His credits included THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG KILBORN, HBO’s COMEDY MINUTOS, Comedy Central’s PREMIUM BLEND, Showtime’s LATINO LAUGH FESTIVAL, the Aspen Comedy Festival, and several films including Adam Sandler’s SPANGLISH. Hispanic Magazine rated him one of the “Top 10 Latino Comedians”.

FreddySoto-CruzSoto.bmpComics participating in the Laugh Factory’s November 16th benefit include: Bob Saget, Jon Lovitz, Carlos Mencia, Paul Rodriguez, Dane Cook, Joe Rogan, Dom Irrera, Aries Spears, John Caparulo and others to be announced .

There will be 2 benefit performances on Wednesday, November 16th — at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
The minimum donation per person is $25, or $35 for VIP tickets. All proceeds will be donated to the Soto Family Fund.

Reservations recommended. Please visit www.laughfactory.com or call 323-656-1336 x1 for reservations/information.

Oh yuck.

I accidentally spilled gack* on myself (down the front of my shirt) and now I reek of the stink of gack.

*Don’t ask. All you have to know is that it’s disgusting and stinks to high heaven.

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