Tag Archives: UCBTLA

Alexander The Great Struggles With The Gordian Knot

Think you’ve got problems? Remember this tale from Classics 101? Check out this post from Alex Berg (c. 2006): C’mon, Alexander… You’ve done tougher stuff than this. Remember when dad died, and all those city-states rebelled? You settled that matter, and, … Continue reading

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Preamble to An Eruption by Alex Berg

Declaration Of Eruption Despite my prior record of volcanic dormancy, the subduction of the convergent plate boundary upon which I am stationed has resulted in an abnormal lithospheric pressure differential which shall be remedied during the week of January 8th, … Continue reading

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Money-Saving Tips From Manny, The Frugal Pterosaur

Thank you Alex Berg for this entertaining post! Hi everybody! Manny the Frugal Pterosaur here- have you been looking for a way to make your dollars stretch a little further? Perhaps you want to squeeze a few extra pennies out … Continue reading

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Mouth-Watering Recipes For Water Moccasins

The following recipes were taken from Snake Bites: Forkfuls For Forked Tongues, by A. Piscivorus; Reptile Publishing Syndicate (1983). Edited by Alex Berg. Rat- Stuffed Rat Ingredients 1/4 cup ground rat 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons finely chopped … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions of a Robot

Compiled by Alex Berg. I will not harm a human being, or, though inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. I will obey the orders given to me by human beings except when such orders conflict with New … Continue reading

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Hansel & Gretel’s Moral Quandary Upon Finding An Untended Gingerbread House In The Forest

Hansel: Inasmuch as gingerbread is a man made substance, and we are men (in the general sense of the term), there is no reason we should not eat this gingerbread house. No beast in this realm or any other feasts … Continue reading

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An Interview with a Water Buffalo by Alex Berg

The following interview was conducted on behalf of the United Water Buffalo Council, an organization dedicated to preserving the rich history and culture of this magnificent creature. First off, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us. My … Continue reading

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A Venerated Turkey Speaks On The Eve Of Thanksgiving by Alex Berg

Sigh. Alex Berg, you’ve captured the spirit of Thanksgiving perfectly. Would you like a thigh or breast? A Venerated Turkey Addresses His Fellow Birds, Offering His Wisdom And Counsel, On The Eve Of Thanksgiving Fellow turkeys- Thanksgiving is a day … Continue reading

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Mel Cowan, Laughable & Lovable, Comes to Del Close Marathon

Mirth in a Box has always been a fan of Mel Cowan and we’re glad to be able to interview this stellar talent from the west coast. Mel will be performing at the 14th Annual Del CloseMarathon in NYC. The … Continue reading

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Steve Szlaga Comes to Del Close: Hot Hot Hot Comic Talent!

Mirth in a Box is pleased to interview another young LA improver, Steve Szlaga. Steve will be performing at the 14th Annual Del Close Marathon in NYC next weekend. This 3 day celebration of long form comedy improv runs June … Continue reading

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