A conversation on iChat, beginning at 11:52 AM on September 24, 2013:
a weird thing happened on the internet today and i was thinking it’d be fun to try and explain it to you and publish our conversation
would you be willing to participate?
You. Read. Now.
This clip of Eddie Murphy and Dick Cavett together on Letterman’s old NBC show is terrific.
Please especially note the 5:35 mark, when Letterman interrupts Cavett’s story about hanging out with Murphy for clarification on a term, at which point Cavett dryly replies “Oh, you don’t know negro talk?” and Murphy begins WAILING with laughter.
Anyway, I am now fascinated by the Murphy/Cavett friendship.
Anonymous asked: You have two slices of pizza - one 20% wider than the other. Which do you eat first - smaller or larger?
You could do a hell of a lot worse than “Always eat the bigger slice of pizza first” as your guiding philosophy in life. It’s like “seize the day,” but with pizza. Carpe pizza, if you will.
Last night at 1:30 a.m. I pitched a movie about a machine-gun-toting, vengeance-seeking elephant named Peanut.
Please read the Amazon description of Big Apple Takedown:
December 2001: Vince McMahon steps out of a snowy night into a diner in upstate New York for a meeting with old friend Phil Thomson, now a highly placed government official. Thomson has a strange proposition: creating a new covert black-ops group using the Superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment. The WWE’s talented men and women are perfect. Highly skilled athletes with the ideal cover, they travel all across the country and the globe; no one would find it unusual to find them in a town one day and gone the next. The government would train and support the wrestlers in every way possible except one: no one must know the truth.
March 2006: The Superstars have been handed their latest assignment — take down a commercial-grade methyl-amphetamine plant that is bankrolling terrorist activities in Europe. Their mission seems simple and straightforward, until a member of their team is taken prisoner. Now all that they’ve worked so hard for is in jeopardy, and one of their own might be killed…
Kickstarter: Help me purchase the rights to this book and fund a movie that I will write and direct. I’m begging you.
Aaron Paul Is Doing A Twitter Scavenger Hunt All Over Boise For Tickets To A ‘Breaking Bad’ Screening
Aaron Paul is holding a “Breaking Bad” screening in Boise tonight, and he’s doing a Twitter scavenger hunt all over town to give out tickets.
Aaron Paul is spending his Sunday throwing tickets to a Breaking Bad screening out the window of a downtown Boise hotel. Aaron Paul is the greatest.
As The New York Times describes it, “The Spoils of Babylon is a six-part series… about a wealthy oil family that will spoof, in over-the-top fashion, the mini-series like ‘Roots’ and ‘The Winds of War’ that were mainstays of the broadcast networks in the 1970s and 1980s.” Jonrosh’s century-spanning saga, chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouses, led by Jonas Morehouse (Tim Robbins), his daughter Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) and her adopted brother Devon (Tobey Maguire) who made their fortune in the oil business.
The epic six part series begins on IFC in early 2014. Get yourself ready.
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are heroes.