The Irrationally Exuberant

The Irrationally Exuberant


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Bees
September 11, 2019

The honey bee is peace loving. It doesn’t want to sting you and will not unless you bumble into its dwelling like a massive, unannounced house guest, you buffoon! When you are stung by a bee – you can bet dollars to donuts it wasn’t of the honey vari...

Roy Orbison
September 04, 2019

What do you think of when you hear the name Roy Orbison? Black glasses? A bad haircut? A soaring, operatic voice? A partially shaved bear in a Dracula costume? Pretty Woman? The Travelling Willburys? Maybe even David Lynch movies?

Iceberg Slim
August 28, 2019

You, a middle class white 35 year old male living in Fargo, North Dakota are going to do a COMEDY podcast about an African American PIMP. You, Reid Messerschmidt, are going to make COMEDY about sexual violence against women, human trafficking,

Story 5: Street People 3: Fake Coke
December 27, 2018

This is the story of my attempt to buy cocaine.

Episode 12: Sam Patch
November 27, 2018

References and allusions include, but are not limited to: Icarus,  John Travolta, the Genesee River, George Washington, King Arthur, Jesus Christ, Niagara Falls, New England, base jumping, Western Migration, The Bible, Andrew Jackson, Elvis Presley,

Story 4 – Otis and the Rabbit
October 16, 2018

This story is about the birth of my son – the most joyful and terrifying day of my life so far. This story is also about the time I beat a rabbit to death with a shovel.

Episode 11: Float Tanks
October 01, 2018

References and allusions include, but are not limited to: Taco John's, flutes, Oakley brand sunglasses, the Minnesota Vikings, John C. Lilly, coon skin caps, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsburg, dolphins, Altered States, Paddy Chayefsky, William Hurt,

Story 3 – Street People 2 – Kind Eyes
September 17, 2018

The story of the time I split a six-pack with a homeless guy behind a closed Hardee's and something unexpected happened - even more unexpected than splitting a six-pack with a homeless guy behind a closed Hardee's.

Episode 10: Eddie Vedder
September 05, 2018

References and allusions include, but are not limited to: Eddie Vedder,  cruel wizards, Ten, Fargo, AIWA stereo equipment, Candlebox, Dishwala, Better Than Ezra, The Refreshments, Eels, Bush, Goo Goo Dolls, "Heyfoxymophandlemama, That's Me",

Story 2 – Hornbacher’s 1 – Brian
August 13, 2018

A new feature on The Irrationally Exuberant - Guaranteed 96% true short stories from the life of yours truly.  This second edition is a story is about a former co-worker, Brian, who kind of looked like a shaved bear.  This story is out of control sad.