Wednesday, March 31, 2010

oh well...

it seems that no matter how many years go by, and how much wisdom and taste i gain, i shant stop loving this song....

Monday, March 29, 2010

i wish i had an extra $250 lying around

so I could go to this:

(click poster to enlarge)

Judd Apatow, Natalie Portman, Michael Cera, and 826LA's Board invite you to celebrate 826LA's 5th Anniversary and to congratulate Dave Eggers, recipient of the L.A. Times' Innovator's Award.

Saturday April 24, 2010 from 6-8pm at the home of Jodie Evans and Max Palevsky (immediately following the L.A. Times' Festival of Books

The ticket price is a $250 tax-deductible donation, per guest. All proceeds raised will provide urgently needed funds for 826LA's free programs for disadvantaged youth throughout Los Angeles.

For more info and tickets visit or contact

i miss her at UCB since she moved to NY

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


via The Playlist

let's all be honest

Jane Lynch is kind of a genius.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ah shut up and just listen

Lyrics | Digital Underground - Same Song lyrics

clay evil dead awesomeness

Evil Dead done in 60 seconds with CLAY - 2010 from Lee Hardcastle on Vimeo.

the amount of talent, patience and self-discipline it takes to accomplish shit like this, all the way to shit like Wallace & Gromit is completely and totally baffling to me.

this song is never not going to be good

Cracker - Low

YeahIGotGas | MySpace Video

Monday, March 22, 2010

get me to the theater?

i want to see this really, but that was my lamest blog title for sure.


Basically I just want to hit FF until I get to Thursday.

It's the 8th Anniversary of the very first THE PAUL F. TOMPKINS

That's right! In March of 2002, THE PAUL F. TOMPKINS SHOW made its debut at a little nightclub called Largo! It went on for a few years, and then Paul stopped doing it! He was going through some stuff! He got through that stuff! Then he started doing the show again! Then he moved to New York for a year, and couldn't do the show! Then, his job in New York got canceled, he moved back to Los Angeles! And he started doing THE PAUL F. TOMPKINS SHOW again! And now here we are!

And so, in that joyfully convoluted vein, he invites you to attend THE PAUL F. TOMPKINS EIGHTH (OR SIXTH) ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!

With special guests:

ED HELMS (The Office, The Hangover)

and musical guests


Plus, some cool surprises that are actually pretty cool!


When: Thursday, March 25th 8:30PM
Where: Largo at The Coronet
366 N. La Cienega Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Reservations: (310) 855-0350
How Much: $25


Sunday, March 21, 2010



Friday, March 19, 2010

oh Spike

Due Date

Coming Soon has a LOT of spoiler alerty info on this movie.

Read if you dare. Or if you are obsessed with Z.G.

It's perfectly depressing, like me.

Rosie! Since you posted those lyrics I can't get this song out of my head.



I don't understand people that don't love her. It makes no sense to me.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Dear Nathan Fillion,

If you could be less adorable my privacy zones would really appreciate it, since they haven't had the pleasure of meeting you (in person).

John Cusack in the rain

cutey pants sure tends to film scenes with water. i was kind of hoping they'd include him getting snowed on in Serendipity, but snow and rain are 2 very different things i guess.

moral of this clip: John has only ever looked unappealing in Being John Malkovich.


you guys, i miss Dog Bites Man so much. so so much.
why isn't it out on dvd? why doesn't Comedy Central show reruns?
Zach is Famous McMoviestar now. People will watch.

Dog Bites Man
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i'm on board

The leftovers from the collapse of Miramax are starting to make their way out into the world, one of the first being the romantic-comedy "The Switch" starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston and Patrick Wilson. Formerly titled "The Baster," the plot revolves around Wally (Bateman), a man in unrequited love for his female best friend, Cassie (Aniston). She's decided to have a baby via a sperm donor, Roland (Wilson), but, due to a series of drunken mistakes, Wally ends up swapping Roland's sample for his. Seven years later, Cassie returns to New York, with a son in tow who bears a striking resemblance to Wally.

It all sounds fairly unpromising, particularly with Juliette Lewis, who this writer has a more-or-less chemical aversion to, among the cast list. But there's a reason we did put it in our Most Anticipated list for 2010; there's an unusual pedigree to the project, which is based on a short story by "The Virgin Suicides" author Jeffrey Eugenides, and features a script by Allan Loeb ("Things We Lost in the Fire"), and in fact, the trailer doesn't look too bad. Bateman, as ever, is showing off his supernaturally good comic timing, Jeff Goldblum will, as ever, walk away with every scene he's in, and there even looks to be that absolute rarity, a decent performance by a child actor. Directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck ("Blades of Glory") have plenty to overcome still before we buy our tickets (the mid August release date doesn't bode particularly well, and there's something slightly, well, rapey about the premise), but it looks like this could have been much worse.

via The Playlist
(who are a lot more negative about this than i am.)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ben Stiffler from Jewlander


seems like it was kind of a big deal at SXSW, and needless to say i am excited.
kristen wiig you guys, kristen wiig.

"MacGruber" explodes on to SXSW

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I'm watching funny shit today to distract me from thinking about impending shaking and disaster.

April Smith and The Great Picture Show

Thanks to my friend Katherine and her magical mix CDs, I now know the greatness that are these bands.

I double dog dare you not to like this song.

Colors (For a sinking ship)

more album and band info on their site,

And Foster the People....just click that to go to their site.
These dudes are playing a show at SXSW today and I'll be shocked to death if they come back to LA without a record deal.

Monday, March 15, 2010

in case you missed it

you guys, i know i'm like a broken record with this jimmy fallon obsession. i can't help it.
Thank you notes is great. A coupla zingers in this weeks'.

while you're at it, maybe just watch the entire episode.
you'll get:

jimmy and parker posey in a dance off (because of the old pepsi commercial they were in- which i loved obvs.)

jason sudeikis being HOT (added bonus is his outfit, with his Michael Bluth rolled up sleeves and nikes)

& Vampire Weekend.

will it happen this month?

Saturday March 27th.
The Room.
I've been skipping out the last few, I owe it to myself to go again.
I need to see Tommy's disgustingness. I miss it.

I heart Don Glover, still.

Exclusive - Donald Glover - Live Forever
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140 seats that i wasn't in

Also, go to James Gunn's site to read some rad and informative VIP backstage shit about the night that we missed.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Please rent this

if you haven't already seen it, because it's fantastic.

Friday, March 12, 2010

this will never get old

America's Worst Driver

Here's my pal Jill Simonian talking about America's Worst Driver, which premieres on The Travel Channel this Sunday.


I had the pleasure of working on this show briefly and making pals with the contestants that landed in the finals.

Read more about America's Worst Driver at The Travel Channel site and watch it if you like seeing cars get treated like crap.

Don Glover has good luck

that's one thing i learned from this NY Times article.

other than the fact that the interviewer repeatedly calls him "Mr. Glover" which just sounds too Formal McFancystein, this is an informative article (if you didn't already know shit about him, which I did.)

the one time i'm not at UCB

it is horrible and ugly and not fair that i didn't get tickets to this show tonight.

A Night of 140 Tweets: A Benefit for Haiti
What can you say in 140 characters?

Join Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel (MTV's Human Giant) when they welcome 140 Twitterers from the world of comedy, music, sports, and entertainment to the Upright Citizens Brigade stage to each perform one of their signature tweets in front of a live audience.

140 performers. One night only.

This isn't a bit. This show will have 140 performers.

It's the world's first live Tweet Stream. (It’s probably a Guinness Book World Record or something; Look it up!)

In a partnership with STILLERSTRONG & FUNNY OR DIE all proceeds from the event will go to Architecture for Humanity which is helping to rebuild Haiti.

Hutts and Recreation

via The Daily What

Thursday, March 11, 2010

2 pairs i can get behind. (that's what he said)?

Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman starring in a movie together, written by The Hangover peeps? CAN MY LOINS handle it?


Jason Segel and Ed Helms going 'Home'

Jason Segel and Ed Helms are starring in "Jeff Who Lives at Home," a stoner comedy from Mark and Jay Duplass. The film is in the process of being set up at Paramount.

The Duplass brothers, who are writing and directing the feature, are producing with Jason Reitman via his Right of Way Films. John Malkovich's Mr. Mudd shingle is also producing.

Written by the brothers, the pic chronicles a day in the life of two brothers, one a loser (Segel) who lives at home and the other (Helms) more together but overbearing.

The role of their mother is being cast; Judy Greer is in talks to play Helms' wife.

Shooting is set to begin next month in Louisiana.

via Hollywood Reporter

cartoon kinane

he's one of the best stand-ups there is.

funfact: my laugh is heard throughout, not the loud one though. that's someone else.

heart these 2

i don't know which i'm more excited about

Betty White to host 'SNL' in May

Following a grass-roots fan campaign — including the Facebook group “Betty White to Host SNL (please?)!’ — NBC has announced that ex-Golden Girl Betty White, 88, will host Saturday Night Live on May 8, according to USA Today. White’s episode, set to coincide with Mother’s Day weekend, will also feature a reunion of six SNL alumnae: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, and Ana Gasteyer.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Forehead Tittaes

Ok, knowing Marion Cotillard has a sense of humor makes her a Kazillion times more attractive....and it's ridiculous that that's even possible.

I want these

even though they could've done a better job on the faces, these are kind of fun.
how long until dudes start requesting a life-size Joan?

As mentioned in the New York Times, Mattel, Inc., Lionsgate, and AMC announced today the launch of four Barbie® Collector Mad Men dolls available to consumers July 2010. Designed by Barbie designer Robert Best, the Mad Men Barbie doll line features key players from the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency: creative director and leading man Don Draper; his wife Betty Draper; Sterling Cooper partner Roger Sterling; and bombshell office manager Joan Holloway. Today's announcement marks the first licensed doll line in the Barbie Fashion Model Collection, a signature silkstone collection within the Barbie brand known for featuring couture quality fashions and accessories.

The Mad Men Barbie Collector doll collection embodies the Mad Men series' couture fashions and accessories, and its iconic '60s style and aesthetic. The series, which is produced by Lionsgate and airs on AMC, has made history with its multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Awards by chronicling the lives of the men and women of Madison Avenue advertising in the '60s. Season four of Mad Men premieres this summer.

more at the AMCTV Blog

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

In the Sun

Say what you will about She & Him or their music, but if you don't think Zooey is adorable you have eyesight issues.

i've been feeling a little down lately...

i know what i need...

Zach's beard

Monday, March 8, 2010

just in case

you're not a twitterer....


Just watched taping of @jimmyfallon. Parnell and Samberg do "Lazy Sunday" live. Gave me joy goosebumps. Don't miss it.


Friday, March 5, 2010

if you don't think this is funny, you're not on my team

Thursday, March 4, 2010

the Watkins Family

love them, love Largo, love the clip with Fiona from the night i was there.

Cannot wait

so good

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Zach promos, me likey

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I just received the following email that blew my socks off:

Dear Nicole,

ArcLight Cinemas will be opening our newest venue, ArcLight Pasadena, in time for the summer season. The conversion of the Pacific Paseo Theater in the Paseo Colorado center will give our many Pasadena area members the ArcLight experience right at their doorstep. As with our current locations, at ArcLight Pasadena you will be able to enjoy the unparalleled sight and sound of our auditoriums, choose from the same wide variety of films and reserve your seats online with no additional fee. ArcLight Pasadena will also feature our innovative programming including Q&A’s with filmmakers, exhibits from films and 21+ screenings.

We look forward to seeing you there.

It is stupid annoying that I didn't know about this until now, and I'm sure I'll remain loyal to the OG Arclight because Sherman Oaks sucks but this is great news nonetheless.
Good luck getting people in Pasadena to STFU during movies.

Ok Go!

I think this might be the greatest thing that ever happened. no joke.