…as it was the first and last time Helen Hunt was ever hired to play someone “hip, spontaneous, and funky”
I have a story that I’m working on so I can hopefully read it at The Moth in June. This will be my first time doing something like this in New York, so I would appreciate any feedback anyone has, especially if you’ve been to/read at the Moth before. The topic is “wheels”, and this is a story about how my sister and I learned to drive.
I usually don’t talk about stuff like this, but I’m too excited not to do it today….I got to hang out with Kumail on set last night!!!!
Kumail is writing for and acting in a Comedy Central show coming out this summer called Michael and Michael Have Issues, which is Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black’s new project. The show is a sketch show but also has the behind-the-scenes of the sketch show, kinda like 30 Rock, but you also see the sketches. Last night they were shooting some scenes of the Michaels performing at a college, so they brought in an audience and did a bunch of fun undermining each other on camera.
I got to hang out with the writers, producers, and the Michaels, and everyone was amazingly talented and fun and hard-working. The scenes were hilarious, and the Michaels are both very funny and charming separately and a hoot when they play off of each other. I can’t believe I just used the word hoot.
Wednesday, July 15th at 10:30PM on Comedy Central! Watch it!
I found this blog, Old School Nick, that makes me squee with joy. They basically just discuss Nickelodeon shows from the late 80s and early 90s. Go spend some time there now if you’re in your late twenties to early thirties, but if you want, jump and see a nice collection of Nick stars that went on to become famous and some that totally didn’t!
(Note: The Adventures of Pete and Pete is not included in this because that show had so many badass pop culture figures in it that I didn’t even know where to start. But if you’re curious, big Pete works at a bar in Red Hook called Sunnys. Go forth and tell the world!)
…when you have Brazilian parenting magazine Crescer! (This is not fake. This is an actual magazine cover.)
From Photoshop Disasters! I’m going to get a hysterectomy RIGHT NOW.
Ok, so everyone knows that Tom Selleck was supposed to play Indiana Jones, right? Well some awesome human being made alternate reality movie posters for a handful of films. Jump to take a look at a few, then go here to see the rest and read the stories behind them!
Kumail and I visited my parents this weekend, and to prove to you how well they know me, and us, really, here is a list of some of the items that were in an adorable little gift bag that was left on our bed.
- lots of chocolate
- some Bazooka Joe gum
- an Itunes gift card
- a perfume sample
- some post it notes
- a flashlight
These are the exact things I need after a long day of traveling.
One of my favorite and most illuminating quirks in characters I invent (which is something I do a lot around the house) is collecting food items that are shaped like people. I just think it says a lot about a person.
I especially like when people find food that looks like Jesus, because not only is that pretty funny, but I like the idea that God communicates via grilled cheese or Cheetos. Of course he would! What is he gonna do, Twitter you? (There’s a nice slideshow of religious icons in food here)
Luckily, Consumerist decided to investigate, and scoured a bag of Cheetos looking specifically for little orange hellos from up above. Jump it up to see the results!
SING IT!! SING ALONG! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!