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Summer at the South Pole by Mikey Kampmann

Hitting the road this week on the Triple Dippers South America comedy tour. If you live in any of these cities come out and party with us. I’ll tell you about life at the South Pole if you like.

The Triple Dippers South American Tour
7/22 LA - THE SATELLITE
7/23 BATON ROUGE - SPANISH MOON
7/24 NEW ORLEANS - HOUSE OF BLUES
7/25 BIRMINGHAM - THE BOTTLETREE
7/26 PENSACOLA - HOPJACKS TAPROOM
7/27 TALLAHASSEE - LIBERTY BAR
7/28 ATLANTA - THE HOUSE WITH EYES

ANDRE HYLAND
MIKEY KAMPMANN
DJ DOUGGPOUND

The end of my mythical LeGare’s supply.

On 5/23/14 I met Werner Herzog in the lobby of The Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles. He was in attendance for a Cinefamily screening of his 1971 film Fata Morgana. The story begins like this. I met my friend Tom outside the theater. In the five seconds I had my back turned to Tom while entering the lobby, he had magically turned into Werner Herzog. I turned around and my conversation with Herzog had started before I knew what had happened. After shaking his hand, I told him that I had been to the South Pole. He asked me what I did there. I told him I had been the breakfast cook. I mentioned the Ice tunnels and his face lit up with a smile. He was fully present, filled with curiosity. He was soon whisked away to do the intro. My heart was beating fast. During his intro he spoke on the making of Fata Morgana, his childhood, and of cannibalism. And then he mentioned meeting me. I melted in my seat. Now, in this moment, I knew that I existed in my great hero’s mind as a memory.

Thankfully, my friend Melina, who volunteers at Cinefamily, taped the intro and captured this extraordinary moment in my life.

PS He had forgotten about the Ice tunnels! To think that in a life as extraordinary as his has been, a place as surreal as the tunnels is just another passing memory.

Progress ain’t just a river in Egypt. Very excited to be playing these shows in NYC next week.

Progress ain’t just a river in Egypt. Very excited to be playing these shows in NYC next week.

Did 2 things today for the first time in my life: rode a horse bareback And met Werner Herzog. We talked about the Ice tunnels beneath the South Pole.

New video with my friend DJ Douggpound (editor of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Portlandia).

Malibu Creek State Park

Doug in front of exceptional light.

Doug in front of exceptional light.

You’ve seen one ass crack, you’ve seen them all.

You’ve seen one ass crack, you’ve seen them all.

LOVE is Universal

Salvation Mountain // Niland, CA

If I have one regret in life, it’s that it took me 27 years to finally make it to Salvation Mt.

RIP Leonard Knight