Howdy, Internet Folk!

Or, well, I guess you’re just regular folk who happen to be on the internet at this moment, or maybe a friend saw this about page, handwrote it, then showed it to you, in which case you’re just a real life folksperson and you have weird friends.

But enough about you. I’m Russ Nickel, that guy at the top of the page with spiky blonde hair and those vacant, unseeing blue eyes. As you can see, I like to smile, and nothing makes me happier than making you smile, which is why I’ve started this humor blog. Also, because of the obscene amounts of money you make blogging. See, I’m being funny already! We’re going to have the best time.

That curly-haired stud on the left with the snazzy mustache beard combo and the nose that protrudes about as far as Voldemort’s is Sam Julian, resident artist, musician, editor and lover extraordinaire.

Together, we are…

Reasonably Ludicrous!

Faster than 80 words per minute, more powerful than a local voter, and able to leap over each other in a single game of leapfrog.

It’s an impressive list of attributes, if I do say so myself.

Anyway, if you feel like laughing, especially at people who are less successful than you are, go ahead and stay a while.

Updates every Tuesday! Subscribe by e-mail or RSS for double extra bonus points!

70 responses to “About

  1. Nice work on your first post! What a way to start out blogging… πŸ™‚

  2. Great blog, so far, and congrats on your first post being “Freshly Pressed.”

  3. I’m a fan! If someone’s “about” can make me subscribe,I know I’ve found a good thing.

    • Woohoo! I tossed this about page together in a couple of haphazard minutes, never suspecting that thousands of people would be reading it mere hours later. I might’ve spent a little more time on it haha.

  4. D.A

    Welcome to Blogdom..or Blogville as some call it! πŸ™‚

  5. Hey, everyone who starts a blog is trying to battle to the money-making “gladiatorial ring” as you say. Great first post, and I’ll be looking forward to more from you.

    • So far I’ve managed to stay relatively unscathed in the battle. Hopefully the emperor’s enjoying my fighting prowess and will end up granting me my freedom and a small bit of land in a distant corner of the blogosphere where I can raise a family.

  6. Starting out with a bang! I enjoyed your post immensely and can’t wait to read more. Please include more pictures of dinosaurs and moon-women.

  7. corlosky

    Definitely good for a much needed laugh. I’m just starting out on my English majordom, and I am jealous that your path allowed you to get out of any real work. I guess that’s what I get for studying another language besides English. Anyway, I look forward to reading your posts!

    P.S. So jealous…

  8. corlosky

    I take that back. Just found your other blog. Not quite as jealous. Nicely done, though!

  9. I love the idea of having pictures along with your blog. Keep up the good work!

  10. Great start to a blog! So totally un-informative and devoid of any useful contribution to the evolutionary advancement of the human race… I love it!!! Reading through your witty banter is thouroughly relaxing and enjoyable. Waiting for the next brainless instalment!

  11. What a great post to start my morning! Congratulations for being freshly pressed!

  12. I actually wish I’d pursued an English degree – at least then I probably wouldn’t be teaching myself general grammar rules and such. (Passive voice? What’s that?). πŸ™‚

    Love the blog – made me giggle. (Or chortle, chuckle, giggle – go online thesaurus, go!).

  13. I love the art and the content! You must be destined for this, what with being Freshly Pressed on the first post. πŸ˜€

  14. Dude, you’re destined for greatness.

    Especially given all the micro breweries in San Luis.

  15. First post is impressive!! I’m following this blog for sure…looking forward to more of your writing! πŸ˜€

  16. Impressive job, Russ! Record breaker … I love your piece of work at FP today.

  17. Jaan Pehchaan

    Funny and intriguing! Congrats on being English Major from Stanford.

  18. That’s an interesting first post!

    Looking forward to more πŸ™‚

  19. Wow, congrats on you’re first post being Freshly Pressed! I’m sure that’s unusual. o: Love the writing, love the pictures. I’m subscribing, good luck! xxx

  20. derekberry

    I write a humor column for a magazine and you… will teach me things. Hilarious!

  21. You had me at double extra bonus points.

  22. Hey! Stanford graduate, English major with an absolutely witty sense of humor is exactly the kind of internet neighbour I was looking for.

    Great posts and hope to get to know you better through your writings.

  23. I’m here, finally. Don’t know what took me so long seeing as I had seen your blog on Freshly pressed but kept thinking what’s so ‘oopsy’ about getting an English degree! Ha! I’m glad I stopped by, it’s a great blog and I enjoyed the humour! Tuesday is already my favourite day of the week and I’ve now got one more reason to love it: a fresh dose of humour from Reasonably Ludicrous every Tuesday. Congs on getting freshly-pressed.

  24. Can’t wait to read more from you; your first post was absolutely hilarious! πŸ˜€ … also, congrats on being freshly pressed. (:

  25. I feel ridiculously happy that I didn’t find you via Freshly Pressed:-) I found your blog while tag surfing and your title got my eye. I am the English major who always has to make my own discoveries!

    Great first post – both the text and the illustrations! Good luck to both of you with this blogging shtick!

  26. FredTheMan

    Nice Job

  27. theunbiasedeye

    Long ago I got a history degree. It was just after all the academic jobs in the field dried up. I think that it can’t be true. Someone’s got to preside over those classes that the communications majors take. It was never me. I tried a regular type college grad job. It was comical and it sucked. I drifted into newspapers.

    Decades later, I drifted out, and into computer science of all things. But by the that time it was not for money or jobs.

    Anyway, money from the Internet is not so easy to come by. If the New York Times can’t make a living at it, what makes any of us think it’s easy?

  28. Beth C.

    I majored in English…now I’m back in school πŸ™‚ Your posts make me smile. Looking forward to more!

  29. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll!

  30. Hey there!

    Just letting you know that I have left you an award over at my blog.

    – Love The Bad Guy

  31. Finally got around to checking out your blog… What took me so long??? Awesome work; looking forward to every Tuesday!

  32. Jenn Jennings

    Jess was absolutely right.

  33. You’re probably aware of this by now, but your blog is awesome.

  34. Hey, I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award! Check out my post http://jadedstone11.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/wow-kreativ-blogger-award/ to see what to do next. Congrats! πŸ™‚

  35. you are creative n funny and best part of your blogs the images n pictures… so so cool

  36. hanboleyn

    I love you guys already x

  37. Your Blog is awesome! Thanks for sharing! I am just starting out, on the whole blog thing and you guys are definately great motivators to keep going:)

  38. alexramirez32

    That was cool as hell!!

  39. Hello πŸ˜€ i really love your blog ! great job !

  40. shinganist

    Loving your blog πŸ˜€

  41. I have enjoyed reading your adventures and am officially nominating you for The Versatile Blogger award! It’s a rigorous process to comply with blogger popularity. πŸ˜‰ I wouldn’t know anything about that. Haha!

    For more info, come check out my blog! (I promise I am not trying to shamelessly plug my own blog in which I mention blog-stalking! :P)

  42. emjayzed

    Hi! I love your work so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award – please visit to collect! http://wp.me/p29hz7-bX

  43. becca3416

    You obviously know a thing or two about attracting readers! Oh, and you are hilarious. I am looking forward to reading all your posts. I think you guys have a unique aspect with this blog especially with the original artwork. Would love if you checked out mine and gave me some feedback.

  44. After reading some of your recent posts and thoroughly enjoying them, I nominated you for The Kreativ Blogger Award! I’m in Massachusetts, currently studying English & Education, and love the WordPress atmosphere! If you haven’t heard of this award, it’s an award passed from blogger to blogger to share with their readers. Check out where I mention you here: http://katieincolor.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/kreative-blogger-award/ … And keep up the great writing, I love it πŸ™‚

  45. Hi there,

    Just letting you know I’ve nominated you for another blog award: The Sunshine Award!

    Details here: http://lovethebadguy.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/im-walking-on-sunshine-awards-woah-oh-oh/

  46. Hi Russ and Sam, I’ve just nominated you with the Versatile Blogger Award. Here’s more info here http://blog.theorderexpert.com/2012/06/05/the-versatile-blogger-award/ Best, Rashelle

  47. msuworld

    Lets Read some good humor stuff πŸ˜€

  48. Just wanted to know how much I love your blog – I nominated you for the Versatility Blog Award!

  49. Great blog, I love personal illustrations and dry wit. I’d love for you to check mine out. It’s fledgling but I think your opinion would be really helpful as I’m going for a similarish camp.

  50. Amazing illustration, and engaging! great work!

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