Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"Only in LA" part 2 & A super-exciting-celeb-sighting update

Only in LA will you see paparazzi jump out of the bushes to photograph two girls you don’t even recognize. That is exactly what just happened as I sat here in a coffee shop in Silver Lake. The photog’s looked more familiar to me than the chick’s.


Seen recently:

The mother from Six Feet Under, many times at the coffee shop where we write.

Jason Schwartzman, at the same coffee shop. Schwartzman? How about SHORTzman! Huh? Huh? That's right.

Ed Helms, a couple times. Same coffee shop. And we like to say that we write there because the coffee is so good.

Tim Roth became Jami’s BFF while shopping at Whole Foods in Pasadena.

TR Knight was at a play I saw in Hollywood. What?! A gay man seeing theatre?! IN HOLLYWOOD?!??!?!?! (I mean he is gay, not me, seriously….oh forget it)

And finally, this guy who we have seen before at the coffee shop in our neighborhood had an interesting encounter with Jami. He offered to "stir" her "coffee" if you know what I mean.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The wait is back on

As previously reported we've been waiting for the end of the strike so we can learn our Disney/ABC TV Writing Fellowship fate.

As the world knows, the strike is over. It officially ended Tuesday night. So we started obsessing over the imminent phone call. Wednesday passes. No call. Thursday passes. No call. Friday arrives along with an email from the ABC HR department. We had to call some covert line and enter in some Jack Bauer CTU 6-digit code so they can begin our background check. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WE HAVEN"T GOT TIME!

24 has been postponed until January of 2009. Let's hope our fellowship doesn't suffer the same fate. But let's first hope that we get said fellowship.

Tick, tick, tick, tick...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

More Mortification

As I wrote here the new Mortified book is out. And the promotion of it has clearly hit it's peak with this from

I don't think I need to take silly DMV pictures anymore. My pictures are clearly horrible when I'm not even trying.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Sure, we, like, totally can

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Our friend Steph let us know about a free screening of In Bruges being held in Beverly Hills last night. When you are as broke as we, any opportunity at free stuff is quite appealing. So we jumped at the opportunity. It didn't hurt that Steph said this movie was great (she saw it at Sundance) and that it was written and directed by Martin McDonagh who wrote my favorite play, Pillowman.

I attended a free screening once before. It was Kill Bill Vol. 1. My buddy Dryal and I sat in the front row, not by choice, but because we got there late. Much to our surprise Quentin Tarantino was in the audience and he actually got up and spoke to the audience just before the movie started. I guess it was a good idea because he explained that the movie had no credits yet so it will just end Sopranos style (although this was pre-Sopranos finale)

Anyway, Quentin takes his seat somewhere in the middle of the theater and the movie starts. People almost immediately start laughing. They continue laughing. They laugh at everything that is even remotely close to being funny. It was ridiculous. It seemed like we were watching Caddyshack.

I don't know what it is with people and their inability to react normally when watching a movie with the filmmaker in the room.

The same exact thing happened during In Bruges. The dreamy Martin McDonagh was in the room and from moment one of the movie, people were on the floor laughing. Now, don't get me wrong, it was funny. There was a lot of comedy in there. But, seriously, this was not the funniest movie EVER. It was really well written from what I could hear. I couldn't hear every other line because of the sycophantic audience. But the lines I did hear were great.

This kind of thing really has me thinking twice if another free screening opportunity comes up. It was truly that annoying.

But this isn't supposed to be a movie review so much as an audience review.

Audience: Thumbs down