The Story of Joel

February 1st, 2007 by Larry Smith

riskybusiness4_1.jpgI’ve always found the notion of meeting someone with your same name more entertaining that perhaps the real randomness of it deserves (or maybe it’s because of it–hard to say). Back in the day, one of my all-time favorite stories from Might Magazine, was a dispatch from writer Phillip G. Campbell about the annual meeting of Phil Campbell’s from around the world in Phil Campbell, Alabama. (It’s brilliant and you can find it in the Might book.)

That’s all an unnecessary preamble to the following true, potentially life-changing statement: The Joels are getting together! Our friends from The Hype Agency want you to know this, and they want you to join them for Super Joel Saturday (SJS) in which a whole lot of Joels and not-Joels alike will gather to celebrate the launch of a Not Your Average Joel (a name which lost out by a hair to LonelyJoel15), a video series staring, yes, Joel. SJS gets rolling this Saturday, February 3 at 10pm at NYC’s Rififi, 332 E. 11th Street. In the words of the hypesters: “This Joel is not average. The party will not be average.”

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