Friday, November 20, 2015

Bunch of Carrots and Little Sweet Peas

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Saw Things So Much Clearer

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Melissa Mathison Has a Posse

Melissa Marie Mathison
June 3, 1950 – November 4, 2015

The great screenwriter Melissa Mathison has a posse.

E.T. made me want to pursue the arts as a child. Everyone will remember her for that film, but I highly recommend her first produced feature: an adaptation she co-wrote, a forgotten gem called "THE BLACK STALLION".

She excelled at depicting the wonder and terror of a child's worldview.

She didn't get too many films produced. She's got one more that will come out posthumously, directed by her old collaborator Steven Spielberg. I hope he does right by her work.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Kid Cudi Wears a Guns N' Roses T-Shirt

I tell you what, Kid Cudi has been a pretty cool replacement for Reggie Watts on COMEDY BANG BANG. And here he is performing wearing a GNR t-shirt!

TGIF, animals!

October is dying. A lot of friends I used to see before they started reproducing are having birthdays right around now.

The film I've been working on as a day job finished shooting last week. I've still got a month or more for wrap and it appears that I'm getting a promotion at the very end — which I've been reluctant about pursuing for a really long time as I'm always skittish when day jobs begin to resemble career paths. But it's a significant pay bump right before I dive into unemployment for a spell, and I've been doing the work already so... it's good. Not quite enough to salvage this disastrous year but you take what you can get sometimes.

This fucking year...

I can't believe we're looking down the barrel of November already.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Tyranny of Children

Dr. Ruth T. Hai is a completely unreliable psycho cunt. DO NOT TRUST HER. If you can avoid her, at all costs avoid her. If you stumble upon her on Tinder or at a bar, avoid her because she is an aggressive slut who is probably riven with diseases. I pity her child. This is my public service announcement upfront.

Most of my friends have children at this point, which means I've lost most of my friends. I have to say, children can bring out something awful in some people. A heightened sense of entitlement. "We have children so it doesn't matter what you want or need because what WE want and need takes precedence." If you don't have children, you can't understand. You wouldn't understand. Because people without children don't possess the level of preternatural empathy that you're automatically graced with upon the birth of your first child. Children become these automatic, universal trump cards. At least when they're intermingling with the single and childless.

And it's a war that can't be won so sometimes you need to walk away.