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Welcome to the Open Mike Blog where author and comic Mike Carlon shares reflections on life, liberty, and the pursuit of laughter. Sometimes the joke is on him.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The set designer expertly recreated what I remember from my childhood and I found myself getting emotional during the film. I watched Mr. Rogers Neighborhood religiously as a kid in the 1970s. It got me thinking of how much simpler of a time it was then the time in which our kids are living.

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An Aha Moment

An Aha Moment

This was an aha moment for me because I can now go back to my clients and tell them that they are not only making the handling of certain tasks more efficient for their users, but they are also shaving time off of someone else being hungry.

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Nick Breen

Nick Breen

Nick Breen is a Connecticut Based comic who, on the surface, appears to be a passenger on the crazy train, but once you get to know him you realize he’s in complete control of the ride. He’s one of the most ambitious comics on the Connecticut circuit and perhaps one...

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The Physics of Attraction

The Physics of Attraction

The other night we returned back to the restaurant where the term steak tits was coined; I was secretly hoping lightening would strike twice and wasn’t disappointed. Brax Landing is known for its waterside dining, fishy goodness, and, this year anyway, the inspiration...

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The Night my Daughter Ordered Steak Tits

The Night my Daughter Ordered Steak Tits

Misunderstood song lyrics are always fun. Take for example Bad Moon Rising. I used to think, “There’s a bad moon on the rise,” was actually, “There’s a bathroom on the right.” You know what’s funnier? When you are at dinner with your family and your daughter orders...

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