Other Writing


The Return of the Jumping Flea or How We Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Ukulele

Originally appeared in: 
San Francisco Chronicle Sunday

Attack Of The Killer B-Movies: How Roger Corman Revolutionized Cinema

Originally appeared in: 
Mental Floss

Just Add Milk: How Cereal Transformed American Culture

Originally appeared in: 
Mental Flosss

5 Drinking Stories That Put Yours To Shame

Originally appeared in: 

A Timeline of TV Censorship

Originally appeared in: 



(live action screenplay) – MGM

"The Snitts"

(animated screenplay) – Cartoon Network

"Cartoon Biography"

(animated series) – Film Roman

(Seriously) Short Fiction

A Love Story in 7 Lines

Originally appeared in: 
Opium Magazine


Hello! So…I haven’t always been a children’s writer. I started my career as a humor writer, and in 2001 (along with Jason Eaton and Mike Sacks, two extremely talented writers) I co-founded a website known as The Freedonian. I’m very proud of some of the stuff we wrote; however, none of us wrote with children in mind.

In other words, I worked a bit blue. Very blue, in some cases. Knowing that kids might visit this site, I can’t in good conscience exhibit my work here directly.

However, if you are interested in reading my humor writing, along with the work of other great writers who were working out their style in their early 20s (many of whom have gone on to write for The Daily Show, Conan O’Brien, The Onion, Bob’s Burgers, and on and on), then you could do a lot worse than spend a few hours combing through…