Yapjaw: Hot-N-Ready Whenever You Want It
Slackjaw readers and patrons of comedy, my name is Adam Dietz and I am the editor of Slackjaw’s thrice-monthly newsletter Yapjaw. Each month, I will showcase the best and brightest humor on Slackjaw in addition to some other cool stuff from equally cool spots.
For me, growing up, there was nothing better than grabbing a Little Caesar’s Hot-N-Ready pizza. Living in Michigan, LC was King. For just 5 bucks, you could walk in and ask for pizza and then they’d hand it to you right away. And you could do this in almost every part of the state! Was it good? Good enough. Was it fresh? Fresh enough. Was it affordable? It sure was. Hot-N-Ready’s were good for families trying to stretch their dollar. They were good for middle schoolers with tremendous appetites (me). They were good for little league sports teams, picnics, birthdays, school functions, etc. When people think of Michigan, their minds might immediately go to Tim Allen, Kid Rock, or, I don’t know, President Gerald Ford. But the state has always belonged to Little Caesar.
LC, this one’s for you.
On this week’s edition of Yapjaw, we’re talking funerals, Hitchcock, and midwestern winters. Want the goods? Keep reading!
Slackjaw’s Best In Show:
I Am A Silicon Valley CEO And I Need A Solution To The Trolley Problem By EOD by Michael Lodato
Nothing Makes Me Feel Young Like Seeing The Band I’ve Been Listening To For Thirty Years by James Klein
Oh, So No One Liked How I Danced At Gammy’s Funeral? by Erin A Ross
Your Color Theory Is Impressive, But At This Design Studio We Only Ever Wear Black by Angus Duffin
This Book Will Destroy You by Troy Doetch
Great Work From Other Great Places:
Alfred Hitchcock Loses His Suspense by Nathan Cowley in Points In Case
Moving To This City I Idealized Will Surely Solve All My Problems by Zoe Pearl in McSweeney’s
As Your Employer, I Insist You Return To The Office Because It’s Scary In There by Laurie Bolewitz in The Belladonna Comedy
Notable Author Cameos in the Film Adaptations of Their Books by Brian Boone in Weekly Humorist
From The Slackjaw Editors’ Desk:
Introducing DaveAir, The Airline Specifically For Dave by Adam Dietz in Slackjaw
Seph and Lex talk to the elusive humorist, novelist, editor, interviewer, and underground comedy writing legend Mike Sacks on this week’s You But Better podcast.
The 12 Months of Midwestern Winter by Adam Dietz in Points In Case
“Honestly, popcorn is for babies. I wish I had made my money selling shoes, or steaks, or something useful! ” -The alleged last words of Orville Redenbacher
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