New poster for Theater Plastique’s upcoming Off-Broadway run of their award-winning show, Gertrude Stein SAINTS!

A whimsical celebration of language, music and movement, Gertrude Stein SAINTS! is comprised of two Stein librettos. It was the hit show from FringeNYC 2013, winning excellence awards in Overall Musical and Directing. 

Watercolor, lettering and Gertrude Stein…

A friend of mine just quit her job and is moving to Alaska for the summer. We thought a quitting cartoon might help ease the pain of her announcement to her coworkers. 

A lot of my friends and family are quitting their jobs and pursuing something better. It’s kinda amazing. We’re a privileged lot. 

Get your ducks in a row. Line up your dominoes. Muhammad Ali didn’t get lucky in the eighth—he was a man with a plan. And so can you.

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Throughout the 1979–1980 NCAA basketball season, the high flying University of Louisville Cardinals—the Doctors of Dunk—introduced the world to the high five. 

At the Elite Eight, as UofL walloped #1-seed LSU, Al McGuire, Billy Packer and Dick Enberg discussed the peculiar above-the-head handshake.


Another origin story places it at a University of Louisville Cardinals basketball practice during the 1978–1979 season.

Forward Wiley Brown went to give a plain old low five to his teammate Derek Smith, but suddenly Smith looked Brown in the eye and said, “No. Up high.” Brown thought, “yeah, why are we staying down low? We jump so high,” raised his hand and the high five was supposedly born.

High fives can be seen in highlight reels of the 1978–1979 Louisville team. During a telecast of a 1980 game, announcer Al McGuire shouted: “Mr. Brown came to play! And they’re giving him the high-five handshake. High five!”

Wiley Brown on the High Five

UofL v. LSU Elite 8 game (This discussion begins around 1:30:10)

The Far Side by Gary Larson, 16 September 1985

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