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BYOI: Comedy Done Right

Laugh out loud as you and your friends play improv comedy games with ‘Bring Your Own Improv’. BYOI’s unique audience-participation show gets you up on stage and makes you the star. No experience necessary.You must be at least 18 years old. $5, Wednesdays at 9pm, Fridays at 11pm, The Spot, 286 Thayer Street.

Got liver?

Yeah: More than 98,000 people in the U.S. are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant at any given time. More than 17 people die every day because they are unable to get the organ transplant they need. David Gitlitz, a professor at the University of Rhode Island, was approached by seven different people offering to share …

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An Adorable Name for Misery

April is my birthday month, and I’m pretty excited about being way on the other side of 25. I’ve weathered the “quarter-life crisis” that Oprah started talking about just as I graduated from college. I’m done with it! Now, according to the London Times, another miserable period of malaise awaits me around my 35th birthday. …

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Do we come in peace? I dunno anymore…

This is why you read the Dose, after all — cutting edge info on the search for extra-solar life. This is from friend-of-blog Steve, who’s in charge of figuring out which asteroids are dense enough to be blown up, Armaggedon style. MEDIA ADVISORY: M08-058 HUBBLE DETECTS ORGANIC MOLECULE ON AN EXTRASOLAR PLANET WASHINGTON – NASA …

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The dumbest smart person or the smartest dumb person?

Which one is Ben Stein?  Here he is in the Projo, going off on Darwinism. And here he is on O’Reilly: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWMGD1Dg6L8] Stein gets this right (while taking on the tone of the godless evolutionist Christopher Hitchens): Maybe we would have a new theory: We are just pitiful humans. Life is unimaginably complex. We are …

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Is there no such thing as a childhood anymore?

No more farts: ‘According to this week’s Fire Cracker school newsletter though, the joke’s on the boys as the penalty for “intentional farting” is now a detention. “Strange, but true, thanks to a bunch of 8th grade boys, intentional farting has been banned from CRMS,” the newsletter said. “It started out as a funny joke …

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Our history with tape art

Two-thirds of the Daily Dose used to live in the heck-hole at right. Best of times and worst of times and all that, leaving us with great fondness and resentment of the tape-art that adorned our walls and ceilings and floors and sometimes bodies. We’re happier with the medium now, for the apartment’s tortuous demise …

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Gay rights interview w Bishop Tobin

Mark Arsenault has a great, and relatively hard-hitting, interview with Bishop Tobin about gay rights. Some interesting questions, and some awkward answers: Gay couples married in Massachusetts say they are in love, and that their weddings brought them joy. Are those emotions real? I’m sure they’re very real. And I love all sorts of people …

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Good Morning!

The people over at the HuffPo’s Living dept. clearly have sex on the brain, but I learned a lot from this one. A. Lot. Such as: “the vagina is a self-cleaning ecosystem” Hot! The Etiquette of Oral Sex (Tangomag.com)

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