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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Attack of the thumbnail-sized jellyfish


It appears as though production had to stop on the new Kate Hudson/Matthew McConaughey film, Fools Gold because someone found deadly tiny jellyfish floating in the water. Sources close to us say that Matthew was overheard saying "What's the problem?Why can't we send our stunt doubles in the water?"

Things have been busy at work this week and I haven't been able to post much. Ran into Mr. Boaz Frankel yesterday and while we were chatting on Washington Square East, Andy Samberg walked by. Too bad he wasn't filming one of his digital shorts for SNL.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Adam!


Just when you think a larger toad couldn't be found, someone finds one. These poisonous toads have done much damage to Australia's ecosystem so what do the "toad catchers" do?

"We kill them with carbon dioxide gas, stockpile them in a big freezer and then put them through a liquid fertilizer process" that renders the toads nontoxic, Sawyer said.

Cool! Then they make soup.


Let me take this opportunity to wish Adam a very Happy Birthday!! I encourage you to visit his blog and leave him birthday greetings. Enjoy the beautiful weather today!

Monday, March 26, 2007

I still heart huckabees

I Heart Huckabees is one of my top 20 favorite films. So I was very interested when I heard there was some footage leaked onto youtube with Lily Tomlin acting up. Here is one of those scenes for you to enjoy. Now either she is really upset or she is a brilliant actor. What do you think?

The Themed Party


As many of you may already know, Boaz and his roomate Nathan have a reputation for throwing the best themed parties around. Not only are the parties great, but the invitations and post party photos are each a work of Picasso. You can check them out here. From fog machines to a floor covered with pounds of sand, these parties are unlike anything else you have seen. If you want to have a themed party, I encourage you to hire these guys to put it together for you. Your guests will be talking about your party years from now.


THE LAST MIMZY

I forgot to put this on the site on Friday. Here's a great interview with the cast of THE LAST MIMZY!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Let me take you back to the year 1994

So I was very hesitant to post this video but I figured what the heck... This is a video of one of my first performances on stage in 1994 at the unripe age of 14. It's always been painful to watch this and I hope you cringe at some point as well. This was from a class that I took in Morristown, NJ where I was the only male in the class and also the youngest. There is much more where this comes from but this is the showstopper. I have also posted another song from "Bye Bye Birdie". I promise these are the last clips I will post for awhile. I have to get back to writing about other, more interesting things. Enjoy.



Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Bye Bye Birdie

Me as Conrad Birdie...Freshman year of HS...Enough said. Hope this clip puts a smile on your face dog and I apologize dog in advance dog for some of the pitchy notes. YIKES!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sweet Sweet Caroline

So I've decided to reach into my bag of clips from the past and share some of them with you. I will reveal some funny and some embarrassing videos of me. You'll see some high school productions and even a clip or two of me in an acting workshop when I was 13. Here is a clip of me on the short-lived Caroline Rhea show, an opportunity for me to show off my mouth trumpet for a few seconds. Enjoy.

While You Wait

Well here's yet another student film in which I make an appearance. There's no dialogue so don't go adjusting your speakers. Spring is finally here and I'm very happy. So happy in fact, that I could really go for an egg salad sandwich. I was browsing the NBC website over the weekend and played the Identity online game. It's sort of fun trying to guess who's who. NBC is trying to think of any gameshow imaginable and have been nice enough to give some stand-up comedians work. Fox on the other hand is airing "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader" with host Jeff Foxworthy. As if having Jeff Foxworthy host the show isn't enough, contestants are humiliated and then forced, if they lose, to look into the camera and tell America "I am not smarter than a fifth grader". What will they think of next? Are there any shows that are worth watching? Let me know!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Bridge To Tear-abithia


I don't know why I thought it was a good idea to see Bridge To Terabithia yesterday with Elissa. Even though I knew what was going to happen, it still hit me like a ton of bricks. Sobfest. The last kids movie that made me cry was...ummm... Angels in the Outfield?? I recommend seeing the movie and of course reading the book if you haven't already done so. Walden Media continues to impress me with their films and definitely make some great family flicks. I can relate to Jesse in the film because I too have a little crush on Zooey Deschanel after seeing this.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Roommate

Here it is! A wonderful film by the talented Jonathan Jannucci. There are two more by Jonny which I will post soon. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

A real treat

So I starred in a few student films while at NYU. This is one that my roomate Anthony did for one of his classes. I just dug it up and posted in on YouTube. I'm going to try to post the other ones as well. Enjoy!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Spilling the beans


YESSSS! One last blast of winter before we take out our short sleeve shirts and light coats. I took the train into work this morning because I am anticipating a huge mess at Port Authority this afternoon. While on the train, I couldn't help but notice that a number of people were having trouble juggling a cup of coffee and their newspaper. One guy didn't know what to do with his coffee so he tried finding a spot for it in his briefcase. Now I understand why there is always spilled coffee on the train. I think someone needs to invent a device that remedies this problem, something that will allow a commuter to drink and read the paper at the same time. A coffee helmut perhaps? Throw me your ideas so I can take them and make us millions. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Sanjaya ohmya


Let's get this straight. I have never really been a huge American Idol watcher. I would tune in now and then but really never got into it...until now. I will admit that I was screaming at the tv screen last night when it was announced that Sanjaya Malaka would be staying for another week. I don't get it. Who the heck is voting for this kid who bares an odd resemblence to Michael Jackson. Next Sanjaya will be dangling babies. He has to be one of the worst singers/performers I have seen and yet America seems to have fallen in love with him. If I were him, I would take myself out of the competition. Am I being too harsh on the kid? Maybe. There are people on Singshot who are much better than he is. We will see if he goes home next week but quite honestly, I don't think I can handle another screaming fit.

I walked by the scene of the Greenich village shooting that occured last night. There were many bright lights and it looked as though they were filming an episode of Law and Order. We lost a very brave NYU student so the community is saddened by this loss.

The meteorologists are forecasting snow. Want to go get a bite to eat later?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hello, my name is Boric



This video speaks for itself.

Poor Lindsay


You've got to see this video of Lindsay Lohan in NYC. Poor Lindsay is surrounded by paparazzi and she even hits one of them with her beamer. The guys who are filming the video follow her as she speeds down University Place. I'm sure this is all because she is very excited about her estranged father being released from prison.

Here are some things to listen for while watching the video:
Put down ya window, put down ya window, put down ya window
Yo, why you driving drunk
Skateboard bodyguards
I want an autograph that's all
Woah, you what you doin Lindsay man, oh wow..we got it on videocamera...mm mmm mmmm..DWI this crazy.
woooow...woooow..wooooow.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

No junk food for you



Women love Oprah. She gives them cars, gives them her favorite items on her "My favorite things" episode, gives them Tina Turner, and waves a crazy Tom Cruise in front of them. Then she opens a school for girls in South Africa. How bad could this be? Well, according to this article , Oprah's school is like prison. Strict visiting hours, calls to parents only allowed on weekends, no sugary treats!!! Oprah, come on! Send these girls some taffy! Or better yet, send them some of your favorite peanut brittle. I don't understand, everything looked so wonderful on those specials you aired dedicated to the opening of this school. The girls looked so happy, and now, they can't see, talk, or email with their family at their leisure. Not to mention no twinkies.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Even Paul Hogan is impressed

Now THAT'S a horse!

They should get this guy to ride Radar across a field of corn and film it. I wonder if Guiness has a world's tallest jockey.

Merrily We Roll Along



If you didn't already know, Stephen Sondheim is a genious. This weekend I took the train to Providence to see my sister in Brown University's production of Merrily We Roll Along. This show opened on Broadway in 1981 and ran for only 16 performances. Perhaps critics didn't like that the show presents its scenes in reverse. Starting in 1980 and going back to 1960. The score for this show is brilliant and extremely challenging. I was impressed what a great job the cast does with such difficult material. I'm considering going back to see the show again next weekend. If you've never been to Providence you really must go. It's such a great place. Lots to do and see. Nice people, great architecture. It's a great weekend getaway.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Bee All That You Can Bee



I killed a cockroach last week and now I'm regretting it. I didn't know that cockroaches can detect things from anthrax spores to DNA. According to this article published on popsci.com,scientists are turning to insects and other creatures for better ways to identify biohazards. So I hope you will think about this the next time you go fishing or kill a cockroach. After watching Joe's Apartment, I became fond of the little critters. I mean, come on...who doesn't love dancing and singing bugs??

I'm heading up to Providence, RI tonight to see my sis in a play at Brown. Looking forward to it. They are putting on Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. Are you on Netflix? If so, let's become movie friends. I've got some great recommendations.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Melt in your mouth, not in your hand


I'll admit it, I enjoy M&Ms. Would I ever want to come back to this planet as an M&M though? Probably not. Well now you and all of your friends can become an M&M!. I created the one above and while it doesn't really look like me, I suddenly have a craving for peanut M&Ms. Those geniouses over at Mars know what they are doing. I can't tell you how many people have posted their M&Ms on blogs, websites, myspace pages, etc. Not to mention that personalized M&Ms have replaced Jordan Almonds at many celebrations. So go make your M&M! Then I can have some friends.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Sneezing the night away

So first there was Jennifer Mee, the 15 year old girl who was hiccuping for 37 days straight. She made all of the morning news programs and recorded her first album "Hiccuping for the Holidays" where she hiccups some of your favorite tunes like "Jingle Bells" and "The Dradel Song". She tried everything to get the hiccups to stop and they finally did. Now, along comes Brooke Owens of Asheville, North Carolina. She has been sneezing for over a month. She has to be home-schooled because the sneezing became so bad

"However, Dr. Clifford Bassett, an otolaryngology specialist at the Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn, says there are many different varieties of sneezes, each of which may hint at the possible root causes of the affliction.

The monikers of these subtypes are evocative, to say the least - the "trumpet sneeze," the "big, bad wolf sneeze," the "cartoon sneeze."


Thanks Dr. Bassett! I imagine there must be others out there though, like the "hold it in" sneeze or the "just let it all out". Brooke should try to get Puffs to sponsor her on a worldwide sneezing tour.

I'm waiting for the next kid. It's going to be a boy who can't stop burping or dare I say, farting. And the Today show will put him on display, Al Roker might even light a match. Now that's entertainment.

For NBC news, I'm Evan Lucas. Good night, and good *hiccup*

Friday, March 2, 2007