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I’m moving to Montreal

Friday, May 13th, 2011

This is something I’ve been talking about for years. It’s finally becoming a reality. I’ve got one-way tickets to Montreal for the 30th of May (they were pretty cheap, too).
I was talking to my friend (and excellent colleague) Panagiotis Theologou about it, whining about how I’m leaving friends and family to become an economic migrant in a faraway land, while listening to sad Greek music.
-Wait a second, he said, don’t you have Canadian citizenship?
-Well, yeah…
-And you speak the language.
-And you have relatives, there, too.
-You’re staying at their place.
-That’s right.
-You’ve actually lived there before.
-For 9 years.
-So… you’re not really a migrant… are you?

Τελευταία Παράσταση!

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Αύριο είναι το φινάλε της φετεινής σεζόν στο Comedy Club.

Άμα είσαι από αυτούς που λένε (χρόνια τώρα) ότι θέλουν να έρθουν να με δουν, δε θα βρεις καλύτερη ευκαιρία. Η είσοδος είναι δωρεάν για όσους πουν τη κωδική λέξη “Δούκογλου” στις κρατήσεις.
Επειδή, μάλιστα, υπάρχουν βάσιμες υποψίες πως θα είμαι στα εξωτερικά από του χρόνου, ίσως είναι η τελευταία σου ευκαιρία να με δείς να παίζω στα ελληνικά.
Ξες, για να έχεις να λες πως με είδες πριν γίνω διάσημος.

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Update: Αύριο, παιδιά, έτσι; Κυριακή. Όχι σήμερα. Αύριο.

A peek into my spam queue

Friday, January 8th, 2010


First I thought I was getting spam from Benjamin Button. But if you check the timestamps, it turns out this guy is just aging reallyreallyfast.
I also love how his signature changes as he gets older.

Season’s Greetings!

Friday, December 25th, 2009

(via BoingBoing)

Despite appearances, this is not a music blog. Here’s some proof, from last year. And, since I’m digging through my past work, anyway, I might as well go all the way and link to this poem I wrote when I was 12. It’s sort of about Christmas, too.

Happy Holidays, everybody!

… and you won’t

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I went to a Nine Inch Nails concert with some friends.
This is not what this post is about.

Among the audience was a girl. She was sitting a few rows ahead of us, wearing an orange T-shirt with the words AND YOU WON’T printed in white caps on the back. See diagram.

and you won't

Naturally, our curiosity was picked. What won’t we do? Is it us, personally? Is it humanity as a whole? Obviously, this lady was making some sort of statement, but, from where we stood, it was impossible to tell what it was.

We tried stretching this way and that to get a better look but to no avail. Inconspicuously (like a doormat), I circled to the front of the stands, only to end up too far away to be able to see (like a girlfriend who lives across the country).
Soon, we were obsessed! All our minds could think of were possible lines for the front of that shirt.

I’m gonna eat some brownies…

I’m going to have a liver transplant!

You’ll promise to love me forever…

I will tell you to take out the trash…

I will try to turn you into a frog…

I will marry the love of my life…

Your mother will warn you not to talk to strangers…

You will want to find out what’s written on the front of this shirt…

Our guesses were becoming self-referential! Things were getting out of hand!

In a last, desperate, attempt to get her to turn our way, we started yelling out female names. “Maria!” “Helen!” “Petunia!”.

Nothing worked. She might be foreign.

Suddenly, a friend of hers arrived! As she turned to greet him, I managed to catch a brief glimpse of the last letter on the front side. An M! This forced us to revise:

I’m going to eat some ice cream…

I’m going to have a liver transplant… mom!

I will try to turn you into a frog by saying ‘Alakazam!’

You promised to love me forever, mom…

I am Sam.

In the end, as you might have expected, we were disappointed.

Πρακτική Ελληνική Μαγειρική

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Σε αντίθεση με τη Θεωρητική Ελληνική Μαγειρική, που δεν τρώγεται με τίποτα.

On spam and real comments

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

I noticed, yesterday night, that a couple of comments were blocked by my spam filter, even though they were written by real humans.
Has this happened to you, too? Did you post a comment and it never showed up? If so, let me know.

On Christmas Ornaments

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

We put up our Christmas decorations today. We’ve had the same fake tree for the past 20 years, but for the first time in my life, I noticed that we’ve got some pretty weird-ass ornaments. Notice the welcome sign, above).


Thursday, November 27th, 2008

I’m leaving for the UK, to see Coldplay live. I’ll be updating my twitter feed whenever I feel like it. See ya!

One of my best sets, so far.

Friday, October 31st, 2008

These two are my favourites:

I’m not sure what part of my act this is from:

Why, yes, I do come up with all my jokes on my own.

Man, I look like I’m having fun.

… photos by Lucia Rikaki (25/10/08).