Here is a blatant misuse of power, rescued only by the most tenuous of links. Jonathan Coulton, he who co-wrote Portal’s song, Still Alive, is taking part at a night of stand-up comedy for 826 Valencia, San Francisco, this Saturday.
826 is a project set up by Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Dave Eggers, that offers free one-to-one tuition for high school students and programmes to allow young people to get excited about writing. It’s a truly wonderful thing, popping up all over America (and soon in N Ireland), completely hilarious, and should be supported by everyone ever. With this tenuous videogaming link, should you live in SF you now know to attend, perhaps paying massively more than the ticket price. This year they have Bobby Lee, Tig Notaro, Al Madrigal, Jonathan Coulton, Ian Edwards, and Davy Rothbart (but sadly not Patton Oswalt who’s been along to the previous five annual events).