Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Like Taking A Swing In The On-Deck Circle.

Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving sample just killed it yesterday. I’m ready.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Fantabulastically-Renovated SFO Airport.

Comfy chairs throughout the terminals – such a simple addition that means so much. And makes LaGuardia feel even more like downtown Beirut.

I’ll assume this is what happened to the old smokers’ lounge.

And when in Rome: clam chowder in a sour dough bread bowl.

Monday, November 24, 2014

I Head North.

Can we all agree to just stop what we’re doing for five minutes, and get a worldwide airplane safety speech so that we can skip them forever?

That thought occurred to last night as I made my way up to San Francisco to do some casting for a project I’m working on. It’s good to be here. And I’ve got a pretty kickass view from my hotel room. Who’s up for a good short week?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pics Or It Didn’t Happen.

Rain in Los Angeles. And my neighbor picking the wrong night to air out the cigarette stench.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

34 Days Left.

How do I put removing my Bill Cosby tattoo on my Amazon Wish List?

Well, I guess moving up to the top spot is the Superman onesie I saw last. It’s just my size. It even has a cape. My best performance all year will be acting surprised when you give it to me.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Beneficiary Bonus.

Everything happens for a reason. And the reason is stupid.

Sometimes it’s out of your control, like the Madden Curse. If you appear on the cover of the Madden NFL video game, you’ll suffer some really shitty luck. One quarterback, Daunte Culpepper, set the record for most fumbles in a season before blowing out both knees. He’s fat now.

However, it occurred to me yesterday that if you worked on The Beneficiary, the film that I wrote and starred in, you’ll experience the Beneficiary Bonus. My director, Ted Melfi, just wrote and directed the film St. Vincent. My co-star, Julie Ann Emery, was just cast as a regular on the “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul.” My other co-star, John Kapelos, recurred on “Justified,” and just shot a role in a film opposite Robert DeNiro. Looks like I’m up.

Oh, but one more. My friend John Hunter composed my film, and in 2012, he composed the score for the Oscar-winning animated short. That’s him above, on the right. The other day, I sent a rough-cut of my new comedy short to John, and he liked it so much, he asked if he could score it. Hell yes, sir. Lucky me.