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I was always drawn to humor.  Humor is intelligence's way of coping after all.  And in my life, for whatever reason, I've had a lot of coping to do.  When I was in grade school, I discovered I was "funny."  Perhaps I am funny in that way too.  But what I'm talking about is the kind of funny that makes people laugh.

Well, I simply had a way of stating the obvious in a little different way...and the other kids laughed.  Hummm.

The earliest record album I bought of humor was a Bill Cosby album.  The other albums I bought were Cheech and Chong and Firesign Theatre.  I also have the same type of humor as both Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams.  And that should really tell you a lot about me.

Here are a few of my favorite funny people or groups:

Who makes you crack up?  What is your type of humor?

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Los Angeles Kossacks: Kosmail Shockwave to be sent an invite to join.

We will be needing captains in Orange County and The Valley, maybe one in Malibu.


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Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the Fold

:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meat-space community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.

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THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

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:: Regions Organizing ::
>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.
Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Area:  Kosmail: GenXangster

Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Indianapolis Kossacks: Kosmail CityLightsLover

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

North Carolina Triangle Kossacks: Kosmail highacidity

Los Angeles Kossacks: Kosmail Shockwave

Note to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
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These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks - Formed: Jul 29, 2012, Organizer: tgypsy, 23 members

New England Kossacks - Formed: Aug 6, 2012, Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
GreenMountainBoy02 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont), 116 members

Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove, 20 members

Kossacks in India - Formed: Aug 14, 2012, Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano, 8 members

Central Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Sep 26, 2012, Organizer: VetGrl, 16 members

Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: kj in missouri

Phoenix Kossacks - Formed Oct 16, 2012, Organizer: arizonablue

Chicago Kossacks - Formed: Oct 31, 2012, Organizer: figbash, 23 members

Koscadia the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to Alaska  
- Formed Oct 17, 2012, Oganizer: Horace Boothroyd III based in Portland, OR

Boston Kossacks - Formed: Nov 7, 2012, Organizer: GreyHawk

Motor City Kossacks South East Michigan (Detroit) Area - Formed: Nov 10, 2012, Organizer:  peregrine kate

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks - Formed: Nov 12, 2012, Organizer: dweb8231,
Current diary: And We're Off - Pittsburgh Area Kossacks Group

Salt Lake City Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: War on Error

Twin Cities Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: imonlylurking
Current diary: Twin Cities Kossacks 1st meetup-poll included!

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Organizer:  chancew
Current diary: Dallas Kossacks, I'm calling you out!

The Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks - Formed: Dec 3, 2012, Organizer: SoCaliana

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005, More than 80 members

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011, More than 54 members

New York City Founded by Eddie C, More than 58 members - Contact the group organizer for meet-up events: sidnora

Baja Arizona Kossacks Event Organizer: Azazello, 90 members

Three Star Kossacks Tennessee, Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011, 46 members

Nashville KosKats Founded by ZenTrainer, Formed: Jan 30, 2012, 28 members

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011, 85 members

Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 18 members

Colorado COmmunity Founded by Leftcandid, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 25 members

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude, 13 members

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente, Formed: Aug 29, 2011, 15 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail asterkitty to sign up

DKos Florida Founded by ThirstyGator, Formed: Feb 14, 2011, 33 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail Vetwife to be included in next event.

Oklahoma Roundup Founded by BigOkie, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 12 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail peacearena to be included.

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Saturday, December 8th

Daily Kos HQ Holiday Party with SFKossacks!

TIME: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Daily Kos HQ in Berkeley
Address will be given by Kosmail to RSVP'ers
Plan on street parking outside of the very limited parking in the office complex.

Attendees may bring a decoration to put on the Daily Kos HQ War on Christmas Tree.

Daily Kos HQ is going to spring for the main course again, this time assorted pastas and the rest of us are going to bring side dishes, drinks and dessert.

I estimate we'll have about 50-60 attendees. We'll go low first and then add if needed.

BEVERAGES:
My drink calculator says we need: For three hours with average drinkers, 16 six-packs of beer and 20 bottles of wine. This will adjust up or down as the RSVPs come in.

16 six-packs of beer (16-10=6 to go)
20 bottles of wine (I'll start with my 4 bottles, so 20-19=1 to go)

Soft need below, we have a bit leftover from last time:
Bottles of water, let's say we need 2 packs
Soft Drinks, let's say we need 2 packs

I'll be bringing my large ice chest with ice, as before.

• side pocket [2 bottles of red wine, 12 pack of beer]
• tgypsy [1 bottle of wine]
• citisven [1 wine, 6pk beer]
• lineatus [2 bottles wine]
• no way lack of brain [3 red wine]
• gotmooned [2 bottles wine]
• smileycreek [1 white wine, 1 red wine]
• paradise50 [2-6pks beer]
• solarbay [2-6pks beer]
• Kestrel [2-6pks beer]
• rfall [ 1 bottle wine]
• barkingcat [sparkling water]
• DAH [bottled water]
• Ebby [2-6pks soft drinks]
• Steveningen [1 wine, 1-6pk Winter Ale]

APPETIZERS:

• side pocket [stuffed mushrooms]
• asilomar [chicken wings]
• citisven [beet dip and bread]
• lineatus [mystery appetizer]
• Cooper888 [shrimp cocktail]
• solarbay [chips & dip]
• barkingcat [bread]
• shanikka [spinach dip & bread]

SALADS:
6 green salads needed, e.g., each to feed 10

• tgypsy [green bean salad]
• Lorikeet [tofu/greens w/ soy & cashew sauce]
• remembrance [orzo salad w/ roasted shrimp]
• boatsie [veggie dish]
• ceebee7 (green salad]
• scaboni [green salad w/ bacon]

DESSERTS:
8 desserts, say a dozen hand held desserts each, e.g.

• norm [Chocolate Delight]
• dharmasyd [brownies]
• linkage [cookie tray]
• Kestrel [chocolate chip cookies]
• Oke [dessert]
• jpmassar [brownies]
• kimoconnor [dessert]
• 

CHILDREN:
Not a food group. Please Kosmail me with their first name and age. Santa's lurking

no way lack of brain is bringing all chinet dinner and dessert plates, napkins, utensils and cups.

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Markos Moulitsas and family
2. Susan Gardner and family
3. Will Rockafellow and family
4. Meteor Blades
5. Kaili Joy Gray
6. Faith Gardner
7. navajo [gift bags for kids]
8. side pocket [stuffed mushrooms]
9. Mrs. side pocket [2 red wine, 12pk beer]
10. lineatus [2 bottles wine, mystery appetizer]
11. no way lack of brain [3 red wine, all paper prods]
12. Brian82
13. norm [Chocolate Delight]
14. citisven [1 wine, 6pk beer, beet dip!]
15. Deb (maybe)
16. Glen the Plumber +TLO™
17. remembrance [orzo salad w/ roasted shrimp]
18. gotmooned [2 bottles wine]
19. Cooper888 [shrimp cocktail]
20. smileycreek [1 white wine, 1 red wine]
21. paradise50 [2-6pks beer]
22. dharmasyd [brownies]
23. ceebee7 (green salad]
24. Bruce Webb
25. linkage
26. Oke [dessert]
27. rfall [wine]
28. edrie
29. maggiejean
30. Steveningen [1 wine, 1-6pk Winter Ale]
31. scaboni [green salad w/ bacon]
32. madhaus
33. jamoca
34. Lorikeet [tofu/greens w/ soy & cashew sauce]
35. Ebby [2-6pks soft drinks]
36. Bustergirl
37. kimoconnor [dessert]
38. tgypsy [1 wine, green bean salad]
39. Deward Hastings
40. ripeorangesound
41. asilomar [chicken wings]
42. I Hate Republicans
43. I Hate Republicans spouse
44. boatsie [veggie dish]
45. anonymous [beverage TBD]
46. solarbay [2-6pks beer, chips&dip]
47. linkage [cookie tray]
48. Kestrel [2-6pks beer, chocolate chip cookies]
49. jpmassar [brownies]
50. Scout Finch ! whee!
51. barkingcat [sparkling water, bread]
52. shanikka [spinach dip & bread]
53. DAH [bottled water]
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Sunday, December 9th
CenTex - Austin Area Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
LOCATION:  Phoenix Saloon
193 W. San Antonio St  • New Braunfels

ORGANIZER: Send papa monzano a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. papa monzano
2. Teknohed
3. blue armadillo
4. TexMex
5.  
Maybes:
Current Diary: Next CenTex Kossack Meeting Dec 9
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Friday, December 14th
Holiday Dessert & COKtails

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Mozart's Bakery & Piano Cafe
2885 N. High St. • Columbus

ORGANIZER: Send VetGrl a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. VetGrl
2.
Maybes:

 

Latest diary on this event: Central Ohio Kossacks: Meetup Photos and Save the Date for Holiday COKtails
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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

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Saturday, January 12th
New England Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Fire and Ice
One Providence Place • Providence, RI

ORGANIZER: Send Clytemnestra a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2. AnotherMassachusettsLiberal
3. Knockbally
4. CTLiberal
5.
Maybees:
1. aaraujo
2. gchaucer2
3. Phil S 33
4. annieli
5. Moody Loner
6. mommyp00ka
7. Littlep00ka
8. RubDMC
Latest diary: New England Kossacks - January Meet Up
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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

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Saturday, February 16th
Northern New England Meetup in Portsmouth, NH

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION:  Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
775 Lafayette Road  • Portsmouth

ORGANIZER: Send GreenMountainBoy02 a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. GreenMountainBoy02
2.
3.
4.
5.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Northern New England Meetups in Portsmouth, NH
Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.
Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?


Originally posted to Connect! Unite! Act! on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 07:30 AM PST.

Also republished by SFKossacks.

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