- Watch The Real’s latest video, which can be found here, here, or here.
- Write a brief email to TheRealGangstaGrillz@gmail.com, letting them know that we’d be the perfect guys to host a hip-hop mixtape.
- Some ideas (should you need any): we’re qualified! We know a good deal about that rap music! We’re good people! You’ve seen our videos! You’ve seen a video! You don’t know a thing about hip-hop, but when you think of hip-hop, you think of Jeff and Eric Rosenthal!
- Let me thank you with a sincere message like, “I really appreciate it. Thanks so much.”
- Love, Jeff
A Delaware court has ruled against Liberty Media in its effort to block IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller from advancing a plan to split IAC into multiple companies. While Liberty Media owns a controlling stake in IAC, its shares are voted by Mr. Diller under a long-standing proxy agreement. The judge ruled Mr. Diller doesn’t need Liberty’s consent to pursue the IAC breakup.
For more information, see: http://online.wsj.com/page/technology.html?mod=djemalertTECH
I think this means that VeryShortList.com keeps on keeping on - which means I can continue paying my rent! Life is worth living!
- DITZKOFF: I'm waiting for 30 rock to come back, that's it.
- JROSENTHAL: OH: I saw lonny ross on the street, post-UCB (but not at UCB)
- JROSENTHAL: and I need The Office and 30 Rock, stat.
- DITZKOFF: and Scrubs, especially
- JROSENTHAL: ...
- JROSENTHAL: That show should've been canceled after its second season or so, back in 1987.
“It’s truly awesome how in recent years, CollegeHumor has birthed its own stable of talent. If the Internet’s not buzzing about the CH founders, it’s talking about you guys or the Prank War or Moberg or the latest video on CHTV. CH/CV is creating and defining our collective web experience as well as our culture in a number of different ways. Has that been the business plan all along?”
That’s a question that was asked in an interview Jake and Amir did on The Apiary today. I smiled a big smile when I read that. Years ago, when people asked me what my long term goals were for CH, I told them two things. First, that I wanted to make CollegeHumor the dominant comedy brand for young males for the web, tv, film, books, and live tours. And second, that I wanted to create a “stable of talent” that would write, act in, produce, and direct all that stuff. To see that phrase used independently in a description of CollegeHumor is awesome.
I’m so fucking proud of everybody in that “stable” and what we’re accomplishing.
This is why I’m excited to come to work everyday. Ricky for President!
Sarah, I’d vote for him too, but he’s so behind in the super-delegate count now…
Man, tonight was fun.
Already a sensation in Australia, Summer Heights High is a look at high-school life, focusing on three characters: Mr. G, a self-important, high-strung drama teacher; Ja’mie, a haughty, private-school female exchange student spending the year at Summer Heights High; and Jonah, a delinquent, break-dancing obsessed student struggling to stay in school. Series creator and writer Chris Lilley plays all three lead roles. (from today’s HBO Press Release)
Premiering on HBO in June.
Can’t wait. So good.
…says that the Rockies will beat the Mets in the NLDS. Whaddya say to that, Soup? [I say that I’m going to be let down this year if I’m thinking that 2008 will be the same as 2007.]
It’s time for another meetup! Instead of congregating at a bar, we’re doing things a bit differently this time. We’re meeting at the Whisk&Ladle!
You’ll need to RSVP for this so I can email you the exact address. At the request of the folks who run this fine establishment, they ask you not to re-blog the address. Just email me at leetumbls (at) yahoo.com by Wednesday, April 2nd. I’ll send everyone the address that same night.
I know this is the same night as the tumblinas event, so I hope you all can swing by afterwards!
When: April 5th @ 10 PM
Where: Whisk&Ladle in Williamsburg (take L train to Bedford)
Please re-blog and spread the word!
I went to my neighbor’s birthday party this weekend and, wouldn’t you know it, I introduced myself to a nice girl who works for a small company that picks songs for commercials. Right now, she’s working on the Payless Shoes account, and here are my suggestions:
- Lisa Loeb - Stay
- Meredith Brooks - Bitch (Radio Edit)
- Alanis Morrisette - You Oughta Know (Dance Remix)
- Sarah McLachlan - Aida (Techno Remix)
- Jewel - You Were Meant for Me (Payless Shoes Remix)
Brother Eric/I are going to make our way down from the far reaches of the Upper West Side to see some improv at 8PM tonight, which we haven’t done before. Anyone want to come with?
In the past two days, I tore through the Steve Martin autobiography and Jerzy Kosinski’s Being There [later made into a movie starring Peter Sellers]. While I wait for my brother to finish Pictures from a Revolution (about 1968’s five Oscar-winning films), I was wondering if anyone had any books to recommend?
Just so you don’t start throwing suggestions my way all willy-nilly, here’s a bit about my tastes: I’m a
big huge fan of John Cheever, JD Salinger, and anyone else writing in the 1950s with an anti-conformist slant (although I didn’t much care for Kerouac’s off-kilter rambling in On the Road). On the real-life murder tip, Helter Skelter was incredible; In Cold Blood, impressive. I gushed over Richard Price’s Lush Life for a review I wrote, essentially calling the ‘book of the year’ contest over in March. The list goes on and on, but that’s all I’ve got right now.
So, any thoughts are greatly appreciated. Because I need something to keep my mind busy when I’m supposed to be relaxing.
I’m having a great Friday.
- JR053N7H41: quick - come home.
- JR053N7H41: eric's in danger.
- LadyRoommate1: what's wrong?
- JR053N7H41: IT'S AN EMERGENCY
- JR053N7H41: NO TIME TO EXPLAIN
- LadyRoommate1: seriously what is it?
- JR053N7H41: eric's in trouble. come home. and bring cupcakes.
- LadyRoommate1: I'm working
- JR053N7H41: eric's worked himself to death.
- JR053N7H41: he needs hugs, stat.
- JR053N7H41: here's what the scene looks like: :(
- LadyRoommate1: go get your own cupcakes!
- LadyRoommate1: they're not that far away
- JR053N7H41: I BOUGHT MUFFINS
- JR053N7H41: you could care less.
- LadyRoommate1: hey kid
- LadyRoommate1: you like Brrraaaaan muffins?
- JR053N7H41: psst...
- JR053N7H41: great. we're going to starve without cupcakes.
- LadyRoommate1: goodbye
- JR053N7H41: ilu
- JR053N7H41: 4evR
I’m kind of past my Plath stage, but sure, we can hang out and talk “Ariel.”
Holy crow! With the help of trusty Wikipedia, I found that Lucy/Maggie/Tom/Philip were all characters in a George Eliot novel, The Mill on the Floss. Yes, it’s very weird that you got spammed by a person who copy-pasted a few lines from a book published in 1860.
Stranger still, I was spammed last night by someone who tore a page or two out of Eliot’s final book, Daniel Deronda! My original thought was that I had gotten some anti-Semitic hate-mail (“…if I could have chosen, I would not have been a Jew.”), but it turns out that we’re just two pawns in this crazy game of Chinese Checkers, Nora.
The conservative reactions to Obama’s speech yesterday have really laid bare the blindness of extremism on all sides (not to mention an amazing amount of fear and anger). Rather than respond to the speech as a whole - which asks a lot of its audience - many commentators are choosing instead to continue the battles they’d rather fight than overcome.
“Take an issue that Obama did not specifically confront yesterday. In a 2003 sermon, Wright claimed, “The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color.”
“This accusation does not make Wright, as Obama would have it, an “occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy.” It makes Wright a dangerous man. He has casually accused America of one of the most monstrous crimes in history, perpetrated by a conspiracy of medical Mengeles. If Wright believes what he said, he should urge the overthrow of the U.S. government, which he views as guilty of unspeakable evil. If I believed Wright were correct, I would join him in that cause.”
While I don’t agree with Wright at all, his accusations of America conspiring to perpetrate a monstrous crime is precisely the accusation made by the Pro-Life constituency in America, many of whom believe the US government has sanctioned the murder of millions of children.
And some of those activists actually do believe in the overthrow of the US government because of it.
And yet, Republicans embrace these extreme views. They are not asked to distance themselves from the spiritual leaders who preach about the moral downfall of America in white churches, and use abortion and homosexuality as the lynchpins of their arguments.
Though I would argue that while the conspiracies are different, the paranoia, extremism, and anti-American sentiment at their core are identical - and equally harmful.
But I’d also argue they’re equally ancient.
Obama’s campaign (and his speech yesterday in particular) represents the first steps past the old battles of our parent’s and grandparent’s generations. Wright is wrong, but so is Gerson. It’s not Obama’s job to answer for his elders. It’s Obama’s job to learn from his elders’ mistakes and move past them. That’s the change he’s talking about.
Because words do matter. Both Obama’s words of hope and Wright’s words of hate. But why people speak the words they speak matters more. When we start to understand why, we can begin to speak to the core of who we are as a society. And only then can we actually begin to change.
Can’t say it any better - so I’ll simply reblog. Good work, AK.
I’m blaming this weather on the rain.