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    coming out party finally hits australia. although they didn't think i am that funny. this, from the country whose biggest comedic achievement is crocodile dundee. screw them!
    "hooking up in the real world," hosted by coral and myself. it ended up pretty good.
    "coming out" stories told by comedians and writers. not a comedy show, per se, but is often funny.

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    now I love your mom...


    If you write a book I would totally buy it or ask my library to...touching story. We can all agree that it was good feeling innocent. I miss my innocence sometimes. Keep these "memoirs" coming Dan.


    And you turned out gay. Huh. Go figure.


    Hmmm, Marilyn Macoo was the host of Solid Gold when I was a kid...

    Jane Jane

    The question is: do you still do that? That would be kinda cute. ;-)

    I sooooooooooo love your mom. She's the bestest.


    Well, she was right about one thing. You are adorable.

    three things:

    1. you're a great writer
    2. I bet that woman was baptist
    3. I totally ran around with my pjs on my head pretending they were long beautiful hair. Why in the world was my dad surprised when I came out??????




    Dance Fever was my version of your Solid Gold. Thanks to Dance Fever I always dreamed of dancing as a couple and having some sort of tearaway skirt that made our dance that much more fabulous.

    I didn't have a friend to dance with... luckily no friend to worry about like that. Yeah, maybe your mom had intuition but you know what? You did too.


    "I totally ran around with my pjs on my head pretending they were long beautiful hair."

    HAHA Jason me too! I would also wrap a towel around my head like my mommy. That was so homo!


    have you made contact with her? myspace? are you even on there?


    Many of us look back and think about the kid who unbeknownst to us at the time, had weird things going on at home.


    I knew families like that, too. Looking back, I'm comforted by the fact that mine was dysfunctional for all the world to see.


    You really should be paid for this type of reads like a "Carrie Bradford"-esque column.

    I love this blog and I'm glad I found it one day, while avoiding work and searching for what in the world ever happened to my favorite Real World people from the first few seasons, before it got lame.

    anonymous mom

    excellent mix of humor & pathos... nice job Dan.


    write a screenplay Pam, but don't let it turn out like Dyan Cannon's "End of Innocence"


    wow, dan. that gave me goosebumps! extremely well written.

    now, let's have a picture of you in that cute bow-tie! =)


    Absolutely hysterical.. Made me want to bust out my autographed picture of the Solid Gold dancers and pretend I was Marilyn McCoo..

    Glenn C.

    Solid Gold!!! I LOVED that show. They had the lamest groups and singers and those dancers were so ... DISCO. LOL My favorite part was watching Marilyn Mc Coo sing. She'd always pick the most inappropriate song her voice- something out of her emotional or vocal range. I used to watch and laugh at how she butchered the most popular songs of the day. God, one week she tried to sing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" with Cliff Richards. If it wasn't for Cliff it would have been a complete disaster. I too would try to dance like the dancers as I had dreams of becoming a dancer one day.

    That lady sounds like poor White trash. I wonder what she's doing these days. Maybe she's some great big 'ole bull dyke wearing flannel and driving a truck.


    Love the blog, Dan! Just found it today. Sad story, beautifully written. I am a Mom and have had those hunches several times. Your Mom sounds fabulous!:)

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