Friday, July 31, 2009


blast from the past.

if you've never been introduced to Don Hertzfeldt or his animated short Rejected please follow my link and and get on that shit. It's only like 9 years old.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Cafe Was, you seduced me with your charming interior and bacon-wrapped dates. Your cheeseburger was just ok (and most will be from now on, compared to Umami) and the service was good. You are a little too pricey all things considered, but your super slow rotating piano man was a welcome treat. I'll be back.

and here are 2 places opening downtown soon that i will be visiting for sure:

Syrup Desserts
a dessert bar with couches and crepes and sweet grilled cheese sandwiches. oh hell yes.

vegan cupcakes. supposedly great, opening their first west coast location. i can't wait to judge them on my cupcake scale from 1 to Violet's Cakes.

i am a loser

another good thing about not having a job:
My grocery store is virtually empty during the day (now). It's like me and 5 AARP members.
They don't seem to mind when I spastically dance to, and sing along with "Good Thing" by the Fine Young Cannibals.
please try to deny the funness of that song. i double dog dare you.


A Serious Man has a seriously bizarre trailer.

and i like it.

Apple has it. Watch and be confused.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

EXCL: Randy the Movie?

EXCL: Randy the Movie?

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

On my way...

Tonight 6pm - Amoeba!

The cast of the THE BBC/Adult Swim cult show The Mighty Boosh visit the US for the first time and come to Amoeba for an on-stage interview and DVD signing to celebrate the release of Seasons 1, 2 and 3.

The cast has a limited time for the signing so we need to limit it to the new DVDs only (purchased at Amoeba Music – day of in-store of with receipt).

Come as your fave Boosh character and best 3 costumes wins all three seasons on DVD and a limited edition Mighty Boosh T-shirt!

Trailer for the Toy Story/Toy Story 2 3D Release

Trailer for the Toy Story/Toy Story 2 3D Release -

Toy Story 1 & 2.
In 3D.
Double feature.
I. Am. There.

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ucb ucb

here's another CineMash video with Charlyne Yi and Channing Tatum. Charlyne as Baby from Dirty Dancing is like ice cream on top of cake. He's not too bad to look at either. Who knew this dude had a sense of humor?

<a href="" target="_new" title="Channing Tatum and Charlyne Yi Cinemash "Dirty Dancing"">Video: Channing Tatum and Charlyne Yi Cinemash "Dirty Dancing"</a>

and then there's this list from the UCB site that they got from Variety's
10 Comics to watch list.
surprise, most of them are UCBers.

Monday, July 27, 2009

tradgedy of the day

you know you're me when:

you've just spent the last 15 minutes on a massive spider hunt. both the spider and the hunt were massive.
i spotted the asshole on the front door and then just as though he saw me, he dropped to the ground and to run and hide. the heat was on.

the first few minutes was spent weighing my murdering options. (sorry PETA, and those that i can't understand who want to let the bugs live and pick them up nicely and put them outside. what the h? they bite, you guys.)

i opted out of just plain ol' boring squishing and went for the magic bottle of poison under the sink made just for times like these.

the hunting process was made easier with the help of my cat who is closer to the ground and not a GIANT WUSS.

the hardest part was trying to get the cat to stop batting the spider around so i could drown him in evil sauce.

done and done.
then came the post murder victory dance. nothing too crazy because i have a giant headache.

and now back to the mighty boosh.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

i know...

this is oldie olderson but it's classic internet hilarity.

Interview: Nigel Godrich « From the Basement

Interview: Nigel Godrich « From the Basement

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Robert Downey Jr. Has a Due Date -

Robert Downey Jr. Has a Due Date -

RoDoJr and Zach Galifianakis. Together. In a movie. I'm laughing already.

More info @ The Playlist

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Living Vicariously

Twitterers I am following that get to be at Comic Con:

DangerGhost (Shots Ring Out)


Whitney Matheson (Pop Candy)

Chris Gore (Film Threat

Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere)

oh, and there's this fancy list:

Twitterati to follow at CC

love love love


via: fyrg

Thursday, July 23, 2009

lego wu

omg. genius.


i am going to die from exploding boner syndrome.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

the calm before the storm

meanwhile: me + pool + raft with cupholder + no noise but the birds and the breeze = the opposite of comic con.
(that sounds like a facebook status update to me)

can't stop

listening to the Public Enemies soundtrack. it goes good with depression.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

reason # 3

SDCC: Seth Rogen to Unveil the Green Hornet Car -

SDCC: Seth Rogen to Unveil the Green Hornet Car -

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Bigfoot Lodge part deux

Dear Culver City,
I GET IT. You are awesome.
I am already in love with you. No need to keep pouring salt.

Ladies and Gentlmen: Bigfoot Lodge West

and courtesy of my friend Katherine -With alcoholic sweet tea AND creamsicle snow cones.

Let's Go!


<a href="" target="_new" title=""RENO 911!" and Human Giant Cinemash "Point Break"">Video: "RENO 911!" and Human Giant Cinemash "Point Break"</a>

Thom Yorke live at Latitude Festival | Radiohead At Ease

Thom Yorke live at Latitude Festival | Radiohead At Ease

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34! Whoa Dude!

Happy Birthday Swarz!

I wish we still worked together so I could hang up lame signs and streamers for you.

and now a Swarzzz photo spread:

cary being hilarious on the way to lunch at Langer's:

cary and teri being cute:

and finally one of my favorite pictures of all time (i like to call it "most tolerant/annoyed girlfriend ever"):

Monday, July 20, 2009


But this book now!

And Here's the Kicker…

Conversations with Top Humor Writers About Their Craft
By Mike Sacks

Coming in July 2009 from Writer's Digest Books. The book will contain interviews with twenty-one famous humor writers, including:

* Buck Henry
* Stephen Merchant
* Todd Hanson
(The Onion)
* Merrill Markoe
* Dick Cavett
* Larry Wilmore
(Daily Show)
* Paul Feig
(Freaks and Geeks)
* Irving Brecher
(the Marx Brothers)
* Bob Odenkirk
* Robert Smigel
* Dan Mazer
(Ali G and Borat)
* Bruce Jay Friedman
(Full Interview)
* Daniel Clowes
(Full Interview)

* Marshall Brickman
(Annie Hall, Manhattan)
* David Sedaris
* George Meyer
(The Simpsons)
* Al Jaffee
* Allison Silverman
(The Colbert Report)
* Harold Ramis
* Larry Gelbart
(Caesar’s Hour, M*A*S*H)
* Mitch Hurwitz
(Arrested Development)
* Jack Handey
* Dave Barry
* Daniel Handler
(Full Interview)
* Roz Chast
(Full Interview)

In addition, And Here’s the Kicker will contain a foreword from Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers), as well as advice from:

* Susan Morrison, editor of The New Yorker’s Shouts and Murmurs
* Editors at The Believer, Esquire, The Onion, Playboy, Radar and Vanity Fair
* Ken Levine, a writer for Cheers, Frasier and Everybody Loves Raymond
* Writers from Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Saturday Night Live
* Book editors at HarperCollins, Random House and Simon Spotlight
* A Twentieth Century Fox film executive

Web Bonus! An Interview with Ben Glenn II,
TV Historian, on the History of Canned Laughter

And much, much more…


Sunday, July 19, 2009

This Tuesday...

on DVD:

all 3 seasons! finally.

reason # 452 i wish i were going to comic exclusive Mighty Boosh tshirt at the BBC America Booth (in addition the panel).
wunh wunh.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


The view(s) from the roof of the parking structure at the grove is one of my very favorite things ever....
But the people that hang out at the grove make me want to turn into a serial killer.

The end.


I just got this warning from Netflix:


Manic could not be added to your DVD Queue, because you have reached the queue limit of 500 movies. If you wish to add this movie, you must first remove movies from your queue.

Genius! I love that.
I will never ever ever watch everything in my queue. I will certainly die first.
This is so amusing.

So I have to dump some stuff out because I really want to watch Manic. The InStyle article with Joseph Gordon-Levitt quotes him as saying it has "one of the best kissing scenes ever on film" or something like that.

Must. Watch. Soon.

Friday, July 17, 2009

good or bad

who knows if this news is true, but according to Pitchfork (via 42 other sources) the director of the next Twilight movie says Thom Yorke is interested in contributing to the soundtrack.

good for Radiohead sales and introducing them to a new generation of obsessive crazypants kids....bad because some people will undoubtedly deem Radiohead (or Thom) "SELLOUTS"!!

i say if it helps spread the word of good music who gives a shit?

there were only 2 good parts in the movie Twilight and one of them was when "15 Step" started playing us into the end credits.


this is one of my favorite twitters recently:

A pretty sunset is the sun's way of apologizing to me after it beat me up all day. But I know it's gonna get drunk and do it again tmrw.

thanks rob.

and thanks unemployment for making me 1 zillion percent awake at 3am.

p.s. 500 Days of Summer was extremely enjoyable for me.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

the roots are on fire

i am soooo alone in my late night with jimmy fallon love.
i'm not really alone with my love of the roots though. someone find me a person that dislikes the roots. please.

here's a full list of walk-on music provided by the best band in late night ever. i've already talked about this but i'm not sure that i've mentioned how much i love the LNWJF blog.
I knew when Sara Schafer left the Best Week Ever blog for Jimmy that there were good things to come. Sara kind of rules.

everywhere you look

i saw this at best buy today.
yeah. the whole series. in a cute GD box shaped like their house.
need. this. now.


holy surprises Batman.
Sarah Silverman got an Emmy nomination. in an acting category.
i kind of like that.

here are the rest of the nominees from EW some ridiculous (two and a half men and doucherage) and some super awesome (flight of the conchords and 30 Rock and The Office and Kristen Wiig)

michael and michael

LAist interviewed.


i'm going to see 500 Days of Summer at midnight tonight and if i love it as much as i loved the script i may turn into one of those jackasses that claps at the end of a movie.
(it's like "hi. this isn't live theater")

i swear, if these 2 get any cuter barf will start coming out of my ears.

(these are from InStyle and the 500 DOS site has even more)

and this is from Mean Magazine. The one i've been obsessed with forever (esp. because of this to die for photo shoot with Kate Beckinsale)

and also because they do shit like this:

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i kind of love this

chick boner

i really need to start watching this. for my boners' sake.

Friday @ midnight

at the beverly fairfax theater.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

good news

I am thrilled to announce that The Paul F. Tompkins Show will resume its residency at Largo in Los Angeles beginning Saturday, September 26th ...

since BWE was all "FAIL"


sucks that i didn't get to RSVP to this:

VISIONEERS screening in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 28th at 6pm. Join us for a very special screening featuring very special guests and prizes. Email the webmaster if you need answers to questions.'s very special VISIONEERS screening
Tuesday, July 28th, 6pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
5919 Franklin Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028

Host your own VISIONEERS screening and win a chance to meet ZG! Click here to find out how. (US residents only, sorry)

There's a nice article on Zach in the New York Times.

hooray for:

~ outdoor movies at Space 15 Twenty.
Get good food (with shit service) from Snackbar and watch classics like Major League (like I did last night) or Rocky (like they're showing next week).
word is next month they're doing all christopher guest movies. sucks (for me) that they do these on tuesday nights. it's weird cheating on CDR.

~ Tender Greens! 2 more locations are opening! 1 in WeHo and 1 and the Sunset/Vine tower! now all they need is 1 downtown.

~MGMT will be guesting on The Flaming Lips new album. Yes and thank you.
(i have forgiven TFL for the clustermindfucknightmare that is Christmas on Mars)

~ i missed Natalie Portman's Shaved Head at Spaceland the other night but I will see the crap out of them at Bumbershoot.


new thom yorke.

via pitchfork

Monday, July 13, 2009

i love movies

well played Judd & Co.
well played.

only gripe i can think of at the moment: not enough Aziz.

new flava

Fuck yeah coconut pinkberry.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


in case anyone is wondering this is the kind of mood i'm in.

Cameron Diaz is a Green Hornet Hottie

Cameron Diaz is a Green Hornet Hottie

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Comedy Death Ray last night gave me the opposite reaction that I got from Michael Jackson's funeral.
For Demetri Martin I would forgo my disbelieve in marriage.

also- Craig Robinson if kind of awesome.

Monday, July 6, 2009


i'm too sad about not getting MJ funeral tickets to discuss, but finally we have the Jennifer's Body trailer.
i really want to like this movie.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

relaxy cab

dear xanax,
you are most definitely saving my life right now.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Anyone Interested in teaching...

in NYC?

I am helping my friend Teresa Ferraguto, the National Director of Recruitment for Uncommon Schools, recruit highly-qualified and dedicated teachers for positions that will begin this fall. Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit organization that manages outstanding urban charter public schools in New York City, upstate New York, and Newark, New Jersey.

These teaching positions are located in the New York City metro area but we are recruiting nationally for interested candidates. Uncommon Schools offers extremely competitive salaries and will help with relocation costs!

If you or anyone you know in the Los Angeles area is interested in learning more, please contact me to schedule some time to meet Terri when she is in Los Angeles next week.

Those of you interested who are not in Los Angeles, please contact me to schedule a time to talk to Terri over the phone or in person when she gets back to New York City.

I have attached some more information regarding times/locations for the meetings here in Los Angeles as well as the required qualifications.

Please forward to anyone you think might be interested!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Michael Jackson: Entertainment Weekly Tribute Cover

Michael Jackson: Entertainment Weekly Tribute Cover

this is one of four. i want them all.

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the dead weather

On the verge of the July 13th (UK/Europe)/July 14th (North America) release of their debut album Horehound, The Dead Weather announce the uncensored Cinemax debut of the short "Treat Me Like Your Mother." The groundbreaking film was directed by Jonathan Glazer, whose credits range from such highly-acclaimed feature films as Sexy Beast and Birth to award-winning music videos for Radiohead. In a rare event, the film will premiere in full in the US on Cinemax on July 11th at 9:55 pm and continue to air on all of the Cinemax multiplex channels for the following five weeks. The short will premiere in the UK on Channel 4 on July 13th at 00:10.

"It was overwhelmingly electric working with Jonathan Glazer on this project, which feels more short film than video," said White. "I've never felt an intensity like I did on the set of this shoot. Absolutely violent, explosive, and poetic."

"Theirs was a beautiful energy to tap in to," explained Glazer. "You can't ask for anything more."

Can't wait to see it? Go HERE to view a trailer and film poster. Check back often for more visuals being revealed prior to the premiere.


visual me loooooves this search site: