Ask Pizza Alien … October 2020

Ask Pizza Alien … October 2020

Dear Pizza Alien,

I just got this really neat shag rug for my bedroom floor to over up a paint spill. But the shag rug needed cleaning, so I got out the vacuum and then the shag got stuck in the suction. Now I have to buy a new vacuum. Which brand do you like to use? Thank you.

Signed, Sarah M., Arkansas

Dear Sarah,

I like Hoover. Also I Googled and it says use low suction setting for shag rug. Good Luck!

Love, Pizza Alien

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Dear Pizza Alien,

I have to get glasses. I don’t want to wear them all the time and I don’t want to have to remember them and keep them clean, it’s just all so much hassle. What would happen if I don’t get them?

Gah, Thank you Pizza ❤ from Gregory
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Too Much Information

Too Much Information

By Mark Aldrich
A note from the publisher: Click here to vote for Meghan Jenkins to appear on a future cover of Maxim magazine! She made it through the first and second rounds of voting with your help; please vote each day. And now a column from Mark:

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I am a very private person, plus I am pretty committed to a co-dependent life with the entire human population it sometimes seems, so I probably waste more psychic energy and time in an effort to give other people their privacy than I spend on the care and maintenance of my own. Especially in those moments when it seems that people around me are oblivious to their horrible and immediate need to simply keep things to themselves. Or to warn me of an imminent over-share.

I could blame cell phones, blame Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, think some thoughts about the effect of self-help groups and therapy on the culture at large, but after I think about and then discard each of these deep considerations, I draw your attention to this conclusions: I do not care about your details, unless you are my dearest, most intimate friend(s). No: sometimes not even in that case. Even here, there may be things I do not really need to know. The details.
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‘Comedy Pete’ Interviews Meghan

‘Comedy Pete’ Interviews Meghan

By Mark Aldrich
A note from the editor: Click here to vote for Meghan Jenkins to appear on a future cover of Maxim magazine! She made it through the first and second rounds of voting with your help; please vote each day.

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NYC-based stand-up comedian Pete Burdette (“Comedy Pete” to his fans—well, he assigned the nickname to himself but the reasons behind this will be clear in a moment) interviewed L.A.-based comedian, actor, director, model, and publisher of the website you hold in your hands right now Meghan Jenkins for an hour-long show on Instagram Live on September 27.

The two discussed live comedy in our pandemic era, classic comedians and their influence on both Pete and Meghan (Jack Benny’s perfect timing still permeates our comedy sensibilities, forty-five years after his death), Meghan’s surprising love for hecklers, and Meghan’s road thus far from unknown to improv at The Comedy Store to her many current projects, like MeghaZine and The The Ding Wrong Show. The two also discussed her accidental modeling career, which was sparked by her invitation to compete in a contest to become a Maxim magazine cover model.
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‘TTDWS’ This Week: ‘You’re a Pleasant Shark’

‘TTDWS’ This Week: ‘You’re a Pleasant Shark’

By Mark Aldrich and Meghan Jenkins
Vote for Meghan Jenkins to appear on a future cover of Maxim magazine here! She made it through the first round of voting with your help; please vote each day.

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This week’s episode of The The Ding Wrong Show—the new online show created and hosted by Meghan Jenkins, recorded live on Zoom each Monday night and posted on YouTube immediately after—featured a song, “Ditto Kiddo,” by comedian and actor Jeff Richards, which was danced to by the “TTDWS Dancers,” and “The Aldrich Report,” read by John C. and written by Mark Aldrich.

It is not known if Mr. Richards is aware that he finally can add to his long list of credentials (cast member on Saturday Night Live) the fact that he now has had his work featured in a show with work by Mark Aldrich. Mr. Aldrich is happy to share the spotlight.
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Keep Voting! We’re in the next round for the Maxim Cover

Keep Voting! We’re in the next round for the Maxim Cover

By Mark Aldrich
Vote for Meghan Jenkins to appear on a future cover of Maxim magazine here! She made it through the first round of voting with your help; please vote each day.

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This spring, when Maxim magazine first invited Meghan to compete in an online contest to be a cover model, the people in charge of the contest did not share some details with her, or the other possible cover models of the future: some of what we at Meghan-Jenkins.com like to refer to as “the rules.”

She and her friends utilized their social media skills the first time around, blitzed their contacts, had fun, and enough people voted for her that she … did not come in first. (Sad face emoji.) However, one of her friends (his name is me) finally noticed an important phrase on Maxim’s somewhat cluttered website: “Next round.” She had not lost by not reaching first place, she had qualified for the next round instead. (Raised eyebrow emoji.)

There were three next rounds, a phrase which some of us might have once considered fun on a Friday evening out, but is nerve-racking in an online contest. A true underdog, Meghan made the cut each time, and finished in third overall.

Her competitors were professional models with slick portfolios and modelling agencies behind their campaigns and none were actors or comedians: readers voted, and Meghan advanced from round to round (there were three or four rounds) until she finished in third in the final round. For someone whose portfolio was comprised of self-styled samples from her “coronavirus cuties” comedy selfies taken in her home rather than beach photos styled by a professional team, this was a remarkable achievement.

Yesterday, Meghan qualified for the next round of voting in Maxim magazine’s cover model contest. If you have not yet voted for her, please visit the site and extend your support. The winner will appear on a cover of Maxim Australia, win a trip to Australia, and win $10,000 AUD.
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