Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! (Welcome back edition!)

january 2014 slam flyerIt’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the heroic return of PBQ, here to save you from your post-holiday slump! Mark your calendars for this thrilling event, on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014, at the Pen and Pencil Club. It all starts at 7:30 pm.

You bring your brilliant minds and all the great ideas they’ve been cooking up during our time apart, and we’ll bring the pens, paper, and a warm welcome for old friends and new.

Come help us have enough fun to make up for all that lost time—we hope to see you there!

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Donnie Welch

Broken down in the Poconos,
driving home for Christmas,
icicles gleam like daggers
on trees and big rigs go zooming
around the hairpin turn I'm stuck on.

If I die here, on Christmas Eve,
next to this shitty Kia, I promise
I will haunt you Pennsylvania:
from your mountains of coal
bleached gray by globalization
to Philly where I'll hover
my spectral ass
inches above William Penn's
statue on the state house.

I will be the reason speedometers
don't calibrate outside of Pittsburgh
and weigh station scales won't
tractor-trailer payloads, just read

I'll make sure Kecksburg
has an outward appearance of
rather than remaining a monument
to something that probably didn't
(in place with a "members only" bar
people must be desperate for the

I don't hate you Pennsylvania,
but your Quaker heritage
and chocolate theme parks
aren't enough to make up
for mountain town towing companies.
And if a tired driver goes
into the brake down lane, off road,
I'll join those ranks at Gettysburg
and remain a dutiful ghost.

The words for next month are soap, perverse, and irritate.