Swiecicki’s Over Active Mind

How do you tell someone you don’t know their fly is down?

On the train ride home last night there was a young man standing opposite of me in the door way.  We were doing that thing where we try our hardest not to make eye contact since we were so close. Then it happened. In an attempt to look anywhere but his face, but also in an attempt to not stare at one thing for too long in fear of looking like a lunatic, I did the head roll down. I basically pretended there was a large bubble around his head which forced my eyes to roll down across the floor. A pretty standard move I have executed flawlessly in many such situations. This time however, my eyes rolled right over the thighs and I saw the lowered zipper. What to do? What to do? Can I honestly tell him his fly is down? Wouldn’t that seem weird.

“Hey guy!  I know we aren’t too close, but still close enough to feel uncomfortable because we are men damn it.  Aaaaanywho, I was executing a roll….., oh you saw that? Yeah pretty standard. Anyways I happened to look at your thighs and isn’t it the darndest thing. I saw your fly is all the way down. You might want to get on that. Well here is my transfer. I hope we never meet again.”

Needless to say, I said nothing. If he is like me he will check it within 20 minutes, be none the wiser and I won’t have embarrassed him.  Have you recently found your fly down?  Am I talking about you?

Stay tuned for more from Swiecicki’s Over Active Mind

Let us talk more about Nicolas Cage!!!! (And post less of Jared’s Facebook Pictures)


Did you know that Nicolas Cage once owned one of the MOST haunted house in the world.  It is true.  He bought the mansion and tried to sell it in 2008.  Here is the story of that VERY MANSION!!!!!! 

In the Mid 1800’s a doctor owned the property and was one of the richest and most respected men of the French Quarter area.  One night during one of the many parties he and his wife would have, the house caught fire.  Well of course the party was simply moved to the court yard and the party continued while the house burned.  

When the fire Department arrived they discovered that a slave who was chained to the stove had started the fire.  They also discovered a number of slaves in the attic.  These slave had undergone torture and surgical experiments.  One report claimed a female slave actually had male genitalia attached to her body.  

The doctor and he wife fled the country and the house was boarded up.  The residents recounted hearing screaming and moaning coming from the grounds for weeks after the event.  In the 1900s the house was sold and remodeled.  During the remodeling process a number of skeletons were found between the walls and floor boards of the house.  They were former slaves that had been in the house and starved since the fire.  That was the screaming and moaning residents heard. 

When Cage bought the property he only spent one night there before boarding it up and trying to sell it.  

What a rich and horrifying history we have.

Thanks to everyone for coming to our first headlined show

Hey all you Hugs and Pull-ups fans.  Thanks to everyone who came out to see us do our thing last night at Studio BE.  We saw some fantastic improv with four great teams.  We started the night with Jack and the Wolf followed by Boom Boom Washington, we came on third and closing this week’s show was FDR.

Remember, if you didn’t see us this week, you have 3 more chances to get out there.  HnP and FDR will be there throughout March, Mondays at 10 pm.  Only $5.00 to get in and hey, you get a free beer.

Just to sweeten the pot a little more, here are the other groups you can expect to see performing with us this month.

March 15th – Bidnez Ladies

March 22nd – Sons and Co

March 29th – (Hugs and Pull-ups 1 year anniversary) – Honor Student Breakfast

We look forward to seeing you for some awesome improv!