Monday, April 30, 2007

A query:

would anyone, who's not IN the show Def Poetry, ever rent the dvd? I just can't imagine.

And also, Carlos Mencia is just about the bottom of the barrel. Absolute bottom.
these posts will get more positive.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Crappy Day

Ends at 3:30am

Friday, April 27, 2007


GSU to Host Free Screening Q&A with Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola, the celebrated director of films such as Apocalypse Now and The Godfather trilogy, will screen a documentary that explores the inspirations and obstacles of his filmmaking career at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at the Rialto Center for the Arts. After the screening of the hour-long documentary, titled CODA: Thirty Years Later, Coppola will hold a question and answer session.

Admission to the event will be ticketed but free, and guests are asked to be at the Rialto Theater no later than 7:15 p.m. to take their seats on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Rialto is an 833-seat performing arts venue located at 80 Forsyth St., in the heart of the Fairlie-Poplar district in downtown Atlanta.

Tickets are available at the Rialto Theater box office and at the department of communication on the 10th floor of 1 Park Place South. Please get your tickets soon if you plan to attend this event.

As an added bonus, the intriguing documentary about Coppola's problem-plagued making of Apocalypse Now will be screened prior to May 10 at Cinefest. Please check their programming for exact schedules.

cute lil ole bill moyers

"On Wednesday, April 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS, a new PBS series BILL MOYERS JOURNAL premieres at a special time with "Buying the War," a 90-minute documentary that explores the role of the press in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq."
Well, it's April 27, but you can click either picture and it takes you to a special, magical place where you can go back in time and watch this cute man and his depressing subject.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

It's a woot-off yawwww

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Clickit, nympho,
ticket info.

Preston Craig tonight at The Doug Dank Project

Preston Craig is known as many things. Editor of, DJ and founder of the Decatur Social Club, the guy in the wheelchair, asshole, and hipster overlord.

"Although focusing on someone's handicap is usually a taboo subject, in reality it is the source of an endless stream of stories that prove that virtually anything that can be laughed at can be overcome, whether it be physical or mental."

long-form improv, inspired by a guest storyteller
Push Push
tonight and every Wednesday night.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Blood on his hands, blimp on his mind

This is from the site:
"The Atlanta Film Festival owns an advertising blimp with advertising for the festival on it's side.

Friday Night the Blimp was stolen while it was tied to a roof-top flying above the shopping center.

As it turns out, the blimp was stolen by someone in protest of the Atlanta Film Festival's showing of what he believes to be anti-war films.

He put a video of him taking the blimp onto YouTube and is demanding that we pull the film Blood Car from the venue.

We don't want to involve the authorities, we just want the blimp back since it's quite expensive. If anyone has any information, please contact the IMAGE offices or send me a PM.

Here is the link to the video."

i like to fancy myself...

as a non-girly girl. oh who am i kidding, i just like to fancy myself.

but, if you know me, you know i'm not a delicate flower. I don't like to shop or spend money (except on mexican food, beer and margaritas). Shoes don't strum any of my heart strings, especially. i don't get pedicures, and my sandals are birkenstocks and in them i look like a giGANTIC hobbit. I'm an aggressive, yet good driver of a stick shift car, and like it that way.
I could laundry list the stereotypes here, but i won't.

but lately, i've found myself really liking hand bags.
what have you.

i think i feel it subsiding, and i'm a little relieved.

BUT, i just opened an old CVS bag, and looked at the receipt, and it says:
Pringles RF
Reese Fudge E

It's just true.

I am a girl.
I menstruate.
I want potato chips, chocolate and tampons.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

High sign

I'm going to an audition at 4:20 on 4/20.

I just wish it was for a Sweetwater 420 ad.

I think it's only right for me to go high.


myspace post from my niece

officer my ferret got stuck up in my lawn mower i was ordering some sushi and i guss the sushi wasnt the only thing chopping the officer says why did u drive your lawn mower down the freeway th drunk lady says i was going to pick up my sushi


QWERTY keyboard and all.

(had to look that up, btw....then felt idiotic)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The long and short of a short film

Thursday, April 12, 2007

More details on that gigazzzzz party at push push

Comedy by:
Derrick (from NYC)
The Doug Dank Project

Music by:
Elliot Holden Band
Crop Circle
Phace Oricalz
Jahi Kearse
Fly Music
VENUS 7 plus other bands!

Short film screening by our own DAILIES Film and Video Project




Superstar Stephen Platinum might as well live at Push Push

He writes about it best, so i'm reposting his own words on the Doug Dank specialty Saturday night fundraiser street party extravaganza with beer and food and live music and beer and comedy and film stuffies and beer at Push Push!

"Okay, okay. So I said I was probably not going to be a monologist for the Doug Dank Project again.

But I am going to do it again.

This Saturday (April 12th) as part of the Push Push (or New Street, or whatever they're calling it) Theater's 10th anniversary celebration they are going to do a special Saturday Doug Dank.

And I'm telling stories for it.

If you came out last time, you got to hear my stories about fooling around with my friend's girlfriend in high school, me making out with Miss America, me spanking a woman to orgasm in a wrestling ring and how my wife told me she was pregnant.

This time? Well, maybe I'll talk about....

How I got someone to quit at work this week.

Taking Iron Sheik to get crack.

Pretending I was hanging out with Jackie Chan and Stone Cold to get free Italian food.

Goodness knows.

But the Doug Dank Project improvisors are fantastic, and worth the price of admission (really cheap. Like, 5 bucks cheap I think.) alone. But with me telling stories it's REALLY worth it.



So, 9 p.m. at Push Push Theater."

So it goes, again

Another friend, Steve, sent another nice note:

Oh, my.
Without Mr.Vonnegut, the world's a little less safe, funny and wise this morning.
Here's a favorite of mine...
(Writing about when he tells his wife he's going out to buy an envelope) :
Oh, she says well, you're not a poor man. You know, why don't you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I'm going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babes. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don't know. The moral of the story is, is we're here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don't realize, or they don't care, is we're dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we're not supposed to dance at all anymore.
Oh, and I couldn't forget:
"The only difference between Bush and Hitler is that Hitler was elected."
Rest in peace.

So it goes

Probably one in a sea of posts with that title today and the next few days.
My friend Tommy H. wrote a nice memorial blurb about Mr. Vonnegut. I hope he doesn't mind me reposting it.
In memory of one of my literary heroes - Kurt Vonnegut, who passed away yesterday at 84 years of age - I wanted to share a tale with you inspired by the man himself. Some of you have "Welcome to Storyville" and have already read this, but just felt the urge to share what the man meant to me.
In keeping with Kurt's best work, this tale is mostly fictitious, but with just enough truth scattered among the road to blur the lines.
I'll miss him. He was a 20th century Mark Twain with a playfulness that, both, poked holes in hypocrisy and winked at the wary as if to say that all would - eventually, somehow - be OK. Or if not, at least the road to ruin would be paved with child-like laughter at our own human foolishness.
Here is one of my favorite passages from Kurt. I could give you a Top Ten List of quotes from "A Man Without a Country" alone, but this sort of sums up who Kurt was, and who I hope to be:
I had a good uncle, my late Uncle Alex. He was well-read and wise. And his principal compliant about other human beings was that they so seldom noticed it when they were happy. So when we were drinking lemonade under an apple tree in the summer, say, and talking lazily about this and that, almost buzzing like honeybees, Uncle Alex would suddenly interrupt the agreeable blather to exclaim, "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is."
So I do the same now, and so do my kids and grandkids. And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is."

Words that seem risque

cockshut (KOK-shut) noun

Evening; twilight.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Foundation for Dougled Dankitis Research is sponsored this week by:


The Star Bar's Siamese Twin.
Push Push
I'll be there.

an email from my niece

hi aunt mary wat up?

will u send me somthing please on myspace i miss u r u driving

are u drunk eather i still miss u alot and alot

do u like blue i do

Thursday, April 05, 2007

you guys??!

I hate to say it, but i think According to Jim has finally jumped the shark.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Great, now Natty's post is covered up!

Guess what i'm doing? one of those 5 k thingamajiggies

Not right NOW. But in May.

Do you want to give to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation? Then come on! Get it!

I'll send out a better, fuller, more pressuring email/post later.
This is all for now.
Cuz i figured some people might be more inclined to give if the offer out there was more like, 'go ahead, i don't care. SEE if i care. i don't need your money. What, like my legs won't work if you don't give me $10 or $20 or $50?"

Seriously. you were thinking about giving me $50?

Would you have given it to ME? like without the walk thing?
No shit!
I guess "asking" is a powerful tool.

Nathaniel von Bumpercar rides again. Huzzah!

Looks like our good---no, our great---friend, Natty Bumpercar is back in the storytelling saddle this Wednesday night for The Doug Dank Project.

I'm not even sure WHAT all he does in NYC right now, cuz he has like 8 jobs, but what i do know about is his kind, sweet spirit, his incredible sense of humor, delivery and timing that boggles the mind, his awesome SITE, and animation, and very original writing style -- which he takes and turns into very interesting stories which the improvisors then take and mull around and form into very interesting scenes. This is at least how it's all supposed to happen, in theory. Come see if they can do it! (They can)



Sunday, April 01, 2007

weird timing

I posted recently about Mike Schatz who was in Laughing Matters and how i won an Easy Bake Oven at a show.

And i posted about Sloan Hayes, musician for Laughing Matters, who used to play with Starbuck.

What i just remembered was, at that improv show, they gave me the Easy Bake as a prize, then realized they'd given it in error, and it actually was SUPPOSED to go to......Sloan Hayes' parents who were at the show! Weird!

But they let me have it.


I took it out of the box one time, years ago, during the day, during the middle of the week, and started decorating it with the stickers that come in the box. Then the exterminator showed up, and in a TOTAL panic, i shoved EVERYdamnthing back into the box and put it back in the pantry. I just couldn't figure out how to justify what the hell i was doing. I never got it back out.

I just took it to a consignment shop 3 years ago, unused. It sold. I think i made about $10.

Thanks Laughing Matters and Sloan Hayes' parents!.......suckers.

Couch - Very Uncomfortable, Red - $3 (Denver)

Thanks to a friend for the heads up on this craigslist post.

Couch - Very Uncomfortable, Red

Hello. Here is my couch. I hate this couch and it needs to get out of my house. It is the worst couch I have ever seen. I sat on it and now I'm in a back brace. I let my dog have the couch, but then he died on it, so I don't really need it anymore. I miss my dog and I hate this couch. I'm asking $3.75 for the couch because thats how much Buck's favorite chew toy cost me each month. However, I'll consider other offers. I would just throw this couch into the river, but I hurt my back sitting on the couch.

A little more about the couch:
I bought it 3 months ago.
I paid $900
It came from this swanky furniture place
I hate the couch
It is uncomfortable and will probably put you in a back brace

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