November 2007

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moral dilemmas all around

Last night, I was at a dinner party for the writers of Lipstick Jungle. We finished writing six episodes before the strike started, and now they’re shooting them in New York. It felt like a scene from the Way We Were–some writers are much more adamant about the strike, others are more casual and have […]

Queens Gazette

This is a letter I’ve had sitting on my desk for quite some time. It’s been there as a thing to send to Frank but I’ll just type it here. Strangely the Queens Gazette website has a different version of the letter. Did they actually bother to edit it? Or did the author have 2 […]

"I’m Not There"

Best Bob Dylan: Cate Blanchett. Worth seeing just for her. Worst Dylan: Richard Gere. He gets a big movie star entrance about halfway through, right when the movie needs something, but he is the last thing this movie needs. He’s playing Dylan’s outlaw Billy the Kiddish type incarnation, which, if I only had six Dylan […]

Geographic mismatch

The draw for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers was held the other day, and the US will get to play the winner of Dominica vs. Barbados. Combined, these countries are 1/50th of the size of Los Angeles and 1/1000th the size of the US. At left is the very cartoonish Dominican coat of arms.

Terrorism: A Way Out?

Maybe those terrorists wouldn’t be so effective if they didn’t have such easy access to laptop computers, and if we could somehow redirect their aggressive energy toward sports.

meta-ing of the minds

While we’re disappearing up our own assholes, I wanted to practice doing a link.

A Meta-post

Three things that bug me about blogger, our blog editor/host: Forced Astrological signs. Take a look at this guys profile. See how it lists his sign(s)? This isn’t because the guy believes in astrology, it’s because if you want to list your age on your profile, Blogger forces the star sign on you too. So […]

why i need to get out of this town

Matthew Perry and Zac Efron are starring in a movie together. Hard hitting reporting from today’s Hollywood Reporter: “In a scenario that turns the concept of “Big” on its head, the Jason Filardi-penned script follows a middle-age father who wakes up to find he’s 17 again. In order to be close to his children, he […]

My trip to DC

(I know this is a canned and copyrighted image, but it does relate to the story ahead) On my last trip to DC (a one hour flight that was four hours late, and rerouted through Philadelphia – top that, John) the flight was empty enough that they had to move people to the back to […]

Previously Unuttered Sentences

I was at a friend’s for Thanksgiving. Georgie, a ten year old girl, had some problem with her nose that she didn’t seem to want to talk about. Her brother Patrick started to tell us what was wrong with her nose and Georgie told him “Patrick, it’s not your nose to explain.” I love that […]