Sunday, March 25, 2007

Wyoming MiniSeries #1

So as you may or may not have known, this summer my friends and I decided to go on a road trip to Wyoming to stay at Michael Patten's new cabin! Well, lucky for you, I brought my fucking camera. Here is a 3 part (most likely) series of our trip and what happened. The segments are about 6 minutes long and are edited to be somewhat entertaining.

enjoy episode one

few more notes:

1) Georgetown is the team I chose to win the NCAA tournament, so if your team is already out...please send your good vibes over to them. Thank you. My bank account appreciates it.

2) I recently attended a youth film exhibition sponsored by Comcast Cable and I was interviewed. The program is allegedly going to be available on OnDemand, so be sure to catch me bullshit a Q&A and mouth the words "Kill Me" at the end! Fantastic.

3) I am Holden Caulfield.

4) If I could be friends with anyone in the NBA, it would be Gilbert Arenas (note the "Gilbertology" segment)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

i swear i haven't written anything personal in about a month...

Things It Takes Most Of Us 50 years to learn:

1. The badness of a movie is directly proportional to the number of helicopters in it.

2. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight-saving time.

3. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

4. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above-average drivers.

5. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is: age 11.

6. There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

7. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

8. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings."

9. The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to annoy people who are not in them.

10. If there really is a God who created the entire universe with all of its glories, and he decides to deliver a message to humanity, he will NOT use as his messenger a person on cable TV with a bad hairstyle or in some cases, really bad make-up too.

11. You should not confuse your career with your life.

12. A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter/janitor, is not a nice person.

13. No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.

14. When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.

15. Your true friends love you, anyway.

16. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

i know we haven't spoken in a while...

but i know you miss me.
(im waiting to hear back from colleges before I can put my mind to a blog, until then enjoy this rare MadTV piece that actually makes me laugh)

Thursday, March 8, 2007

College: The Film School Series (#1/3)


Florida State is one of the three (film) schools I have looked at, visited, and applied to. Located in Tallahassee, FL (the state's capitol), the school is well known for its sports teams, frat parties, and good weather (as long as you aren't there in the summer). However, within this school populated with 20,000+ students, there is a very small group of kids (about 110) who are enrolled in a special program. These selected artists are a part of "The Film School", one of the most selective film schools in the world. With a freshman enrollment quota of 30 film students, the field is quickly and thoroughly cut down by the beginning of February, about 1 1/2 months after "The Film School's" application deadline. Towards the end of February, a small percentage of the initial applicants are examined further with an invitation to an in-person interview with some of the film school's faculty. In the end, only 6% of the applicants are accepted.

fun fact:
The school was funded and created by Florida's legistlature "to prepare men and women for successful careers in the film and television industries". The percentage of jobs acquired out of college is in the high 90%.

notable alumni:
The Film School alumni include screenwriters Ron Friedman (Brother Bear) and Melissa Carter (Little Black Book).

- Small number of students
- Only film school to pay for all production costs
- Solid faculty
- High percentage of students acquiring jobs after college

- Location, location, location (Tallahassee is so damn boring)

status: ACCEPTANCE PENDING (film program has given the green light, however the actual school needs to clear my transcript and SAT scores)

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Fox News version of the "Daily Show"

The competition is fierce ladies and gentlemen. John Stewart better hold on to his hat.