It’s On Backorder, Or Not

We are living in an age of shortages, i.e., there’s just not enough (pick any or all that apply): Water, Food, Housing, Money, Credit, Privacy, Upside, Jobs, Vacation Time, Medical Care, Property, Security etc., etc., etc….

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But, should you go ahead and write one (i.m.h.o.) funny little script which you then set out to produce and direct, there’s one thing you can be absolutely sure of, there will be no shortage of people who will tell you it simply can’t be done, and then proceed to tell you exactly why that is. Cite something as an example you ask? An experienced feature film world 1st assistant director was brought on at the request of my co-producer, he was a well meaning guy who told me plainly that a script of more than 20 pages can’t be shot in a day, and based on in his years of single camera theatrical feature film world experience he was quite correct. When I mentioned that shooting following several rehearsals and using 3 (or maybe 4) cameras to cover what will basically run as a play, it’s not only possible, but that i’ve worked on hundreds of them.

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The sort of show that I worked on, back in the day.

I covered those sitcoms as a still photographer, working for the major networks and studios from “LaVerne and Shirley” and “Happy Days”, and “Mork and Mindy” and “Taxi”. Most of these were usually taped in 3 to 4 hours with some re-shoot coverage on occasion when the director or producer felt it was warranted. If you doubt this, find a comfortable place to sit and watch, and put your phone in the airplane mode when you’re on my set.

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These people are everywhere, and you don’t even have to tell them what it is that you’re doing to get the feeling of what it’s like to have this knowledge about you and your project already be plugged in the map of human awareness. To get a better understanding of how this phenomenon plays out, you might want to see the movie “Putney Swope”, made circa 1969. It stars Robert Downey jr’s father, you guessed it, Robert Downey Sr.

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Robert Downey On The Right And On The Left

in doing so you may learn that this film is where the phrase “The Drum” was to the best of my knowledge used the first time to explain (sort of) how private information can first become dispersed and then turn up as public knowledge. And yes, this was decades before that thing we humorously refer to as “The Web”.

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Remember, The Drum Never Lies

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N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and / or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as we’ve found, success will have a million parents and failure will be an orphan.

Feel free to ignore any ads that are shown below this advisory, I don’t get to choose them and even more sadly, I don’t make a penny off any of them, so in the holy name of capitalism I rebuke and don’t endorse or support any of them, unless of course they’re made of funny stuff…..  

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July 1, 2015 at 12:26 am Leave a comment

Zoo-Or-Path-A-Logical?

My flash reaction to the day before release t.v. previews:

James Patterson’s “Zoo’ looks to have a life span of 3 weeks at best.

And, I’m in my optimist mode.

And why is it that all they have to hype this with is the name of the author?

Willful suspension of disbelief my ass, and I’m not talking about some wild killer equine version.

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June 30, 2015 at 5:33 am Leave a comment

Go Greek? Just Roll Over…

So those poor billionaire Hedge Fund Money Managers of the world are freaking out because of the hemorrhaging Greek economy’s impending doom for the Euro and the European Community, which are creations of the banks, by the banks, and for the banks and now is perhaps going αντίο?

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Should we start a Kickstarter campaign to purchase a plentiful supply of KY Jelly for each and every one of them, or just let them go bareback and find out what the 99.999% (a.k.a. the rest of the world) has been going through?

BohicaYeah, like I really had to ask….

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N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and / or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as we’ve found, success will have a million parents and failure will be an orphan.

Feel free to ignore any ads that are shown below this advisory, I don’t get to choose them and even more sadly, I don’t make a penny off any of them, so in the holy name of capitalism I rebuke and don’t endorse or support any of them, unless of course they’re made of funny stuff…..  

P.S., check back for occasional updates and rewrites….

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June 29, 2015 at 5:20 pm Leave a comment

How Do You Say Ironic In Urdu?

Thousands of people have died due to a powerful heat wave in Pakistan, their bodies are being stored in a refrigerated room in a morgue prior to burial.

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Why yes, people are dying to get in here.

What’s ironic is had those same people been allowed to stay in that same refrigerated room while they were still alive, then they probably still would be alive.

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N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and / or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as we’ve found, success will have a million parents and failure will be an orphan.

Feel free to ignore any ads that are shown below this advisory, I don’t get to choose them and even more sadly, I don’t make a penny off any of them, so in the holy name of capitalism I rebuke and don’t endorse or support any of them, unless of course they’re made of funny stuff…..  

P.S., check back for occasional updates and rewrites….

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June 26, 2015 at 8:54 pm Leave a comment

Mah Fellah Muricans…

   To the residents of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and various other knuckle draggers. 

   The Civil War ended over 150 years ago last month, you lost, get over it.

   Those of us who live in the rest of the United States of America would like to welcome you to the 21st century, but if that’s too much of a jump for you to make all at once, at least try and get accustomed to the 20th century for starts, and then slowly work yourself into the present day. 

   You’re welcome.

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June 23, 2015 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

I Too Had A Dream

I had a dream last night, a dream that I won it big time in the lottery and only moments later received a conference call from all of my sisters.

In this dream, they asked how much money I was going to give to my nieces and nephews.

I answered “$5 million”, and the conversation came to a screeching stop.

I paused for a few moments for dramatic effect and then said:

“That’s $5 million for each and every time they’ve called me just to say hello and see how I was doing”.

Crickets I tell you, nothing but crickets!

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June 19, 2015 at 3:54 pm Leave a comment

The Man Who Pawned America?

Jimmy Lee, the man at J. P. Morgan responsible for developing the “Leveraged Loan Market” that almost tanked the economy here in the U.S. and around the world, and perhaps rigged the I.P.O. for twitter has died at the age of 62.

Jimmy Lee, we hardly knew ye (as you planned)

Jimmy Lee, (as planned) we hardly knew ye. Please note the  paperwork label

The coroner took a very long time doing the autopsy, he spent several hours just going over the forms looking for a box to check that would denote “Karma” as the cause of death.

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N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and / or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as we’ve found, success will have a million parents and failure will be an orphan.

Feel free to ignore any ads that are shown below this advisory, I don’t get to choose them and even more sadly, I don’t make a penny off any of them, so in the holy name of capitalism I rebuke and don’t endorse or support any of them, unless of course they’re made of funny stuff…..  

P.S., check back for occasional updates and rewrites….

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June 18, 2015 at 3:41 am Leave a comment

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