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  • Michael Downey @ Uncommon Ground!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to be back at Uncommon Ground, Edgewater with a fun fall show for you! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Michael Downey to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Michael here and get your tickets!

    Michael Downey is a bag of mostly water. He is tickled pinkish that you’re interested in reading about his background.

    It was around 5:28 p.m. on Wednesday February the 11th 1987 right before a viewing of the rerun of the Star Trek episode “The Lights of Zetar” that Michael first invented the following sandwich

    4 slices of Wonder bread

    3 tablespoons of extra crunchy peanut butter

    ½ cup of dried cranberries

    1 tablespoon honey

    1 ounce pringles sour cream and chive potato chips.

    2 tablespoons room softened butter.

    Apply peanut butter to two separate sandwiches. Drizzle honey and then layer dried cranberries on one side of each sandwich and then pile potato chips on the other side of each sandwich. Smash together. Take rolling pin and lightly roll out sandwiches into pancake. Use old rusty cookie cutters to make a few shapes. Butter shapes generously. Pan fry until golden brown. Eat with 1980’s microwavable French fries paired with home stirred Hershey’s syrup chocolate milk before your mom gets back from work and asks what the hell you’re eating and why the kitchen is a mess.

    When not remembering terrible things he ate as an adolescent Michael is a stay at home dad and creator/host of the podcast “Drop Dad Gorgeous”. He’s glad to be back on stage with “You’re Being Ridiculous” and is truly thankful to Jeremy for the opportunity to get some stage time with the other incredible YBR story tellers. Check out Michael’s further adventures in the land of parenting at or lookup his podcast of the same name.

    What are you thankful for this year??

    1) My dog barking from the window at the teenaged couple arguing across the street again in the middle of the night. I get to get up and drink a glass of water and wrap myself up in the notions that A) I have a few more hours until I have to get up and B) those two yelling across the street aren’t related to me.

    2) My wife falling asleep in front of the television 4 minutes and 18 seconds after laying on the couch. This means I can watch all the terrible 80’s sitcoms and low budget 50’s sci-fi I want.

    3) Shitty parents in stores. They make me feel so good about my own shitty parenting when they yell at their shitty kids in front of me and my own kids. I get to look at their parental shittiness and enjoy watching my kids realize how not quite as shitty I am. It’s a big old shitty win.