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Dear Kathy Griffin…

Originally posted on BeautyBeyondBones:
Being a millennial New Yorker and actor, I’d like to think I’ve got pretty thick skin. Getting rejected is par for the course in the entertainment industry. The city doesn’t do you any favors — just try battling the check out lines at Whole Foods at 3pm on a Sunday.  Heck, even the squirrels seems to have a certain undeniable hutzpah on these streets. Really, nothing quite comes as a shock to me anymore, for better or for worse. However. Earlier this week, opening up my Buzzfeed app to find Kathy Griffin’s infamous photo of her, carrying the bloodied head of a decapitated President Donald Trump…I literally stopped in my tracks. Just. No. And I have a few words. This is not okay. I don’t care how much you hate the President or his policies, that went. too far. It’s no secret that Donald Trump is one of – if not the most – polarizing Presidents in the history of the United States, but propagating his death – especially by deliberate decapitation –…

Get a Job Trailer Drops

Originally posted on iWhatever:
The exploration of unemployment from the comedic lens of millennials is hitting the big screen. Of course we have television shows like “Girls” to turn to for dazed and confused “millennials,” but now we’ll have a film with some top-notch talent. Anna Kendrick and Miles Teller, who filmed the flick way back in 2012, star in Get a Job. We’ve got some great supporting players popping up including Allison Brie (who has How to Be Single hitting theaters this month) and Bryan Cranston (our favorite meth dealing, ex-high school science teacher). From the looks of the trailer, these characters are seriously struggling with everything you and I are worried about, too. Being a 20-something ain’t great, and I think Kendrick and Teller NAILED it. WATCH the trailer and decide if this is a worthy addition to the booming genre of millennial media:

Into the Heart & Mind of a Comedian

Originally posted on MiddleMe:
As I laughed at another one of Jerry Mabbott‘s brilliant posts, I truly admire the talented man for bringing laughter into our cynical world. Today, I am fortunate enough to have Jerry agreeing to an interview with MiddleMe. Before I burst into another round of teary laughter, I better put on my serious face and erhmm, start questioning. Hi Jerry, so great to have you here today! Share with us who is Jerry Mabbott. Hi, Kally. Thank you for having me! I think first and foremost I have a very deep love for God. I always have. I’ve been married to a wonderful woman named Heather for 18 years. She’s a comedian as well. Go figure. I have three wonderful children and seven precious grandchildren. I’ve always been funny, so I think those people in my life help define me. Plus I love Popeyes Chicken. You mentioned that you are a comedian, out of curiosity, how did you become one? Great question. It was purely accidental. I had never even gone…

I Think I’ve Sold My Soul To Michael Schur…

Originally posted on Coolbeans4:
There’s a chance you may not know who Michael Schur is, and that’s okay. I don’t expect you to. He’s the mastermind behind shows like The Office [US] (writer), Parks And Recreation (creator/producer/writer), and more recently, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (creator/producer). Parks And Rec is one of my favourite shows ever, and so many times, I’ve considered writing a post on why it’s amazing and why you should all watch it right away, but now I have an excuse to do so as I’ve come to terms with the fact that Michael Schur can make anything and I will watch it. He was also an SNL writer for a few years and played Dwight’s cousin Mose in The Office. Though he didn’t make these shows alone, he played a big part in their existence and for that, I am a huge fan! Parks And Recreation was my first Schur watch. I had seen pictures/gifs of the show and had a few days off last December, so I gave it a go and fell in love. It’s…

Dougie asked where I was. Twice. – 17th January 1998

Originally posted on If Destroyed Still True:
Saturday 17thI phoned Emma this morning. I wasn’t as bothered about it as I was last night so I thought I’d give her a chance to explain. Plus I was bored! She said she thought I knew she was going. She told me what had happened and said I hadn’t missed much except they all nearly got twatted in McDonald’s by these lads causing trouble. She also said Dougie asked where I was. Twice. The 1st time, he said, “Why hasn’t Tess come?” Emma told him I couldn’t be bothered and the 2nd time he said, “Where’s Tess again?” She then told me he said I was “quite quiet really” and that Ed agreed with him. Bastards! [I don’t know why I was always so offended at being called quiet. I was.] She said to them that I wasn’t and they just didn’t know me properly. She said I got off lightly and said they were slagging Hayley off and saying she was annoying. They can’t talk! Especially…

*NEW* ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL REVIEW *NEW*

Originally posted on The MAD MOVIE RANTER:
A challenging dramedy in more ways than one. A promising cast reprieve a surprisingly patchy affair. High schooler Greg (Thomas Mann), who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl (RJ Cryler), finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate (Olivia Cooke) who has just been diagnosed with cancer. I’m not going to lie. I was left wanting and a little disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s highly watchable BUT the tone and pace was all over the place. From the strange opening sequence, I was scratching my head. Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with the Jesse Andrews novel. This film has certainly made me want to seek it out. Just to see if I was missing out on something. The strange animation reminded me of a Wes Anderson pic. Never a bad thing. We watch as an animated Greg chomps spaghetti while the “hot girl from Pussy Riot” serenades him by playing the harp. In a nutshell, we were being introduced to the…

Learning things and shit…

Originally posted on Dating Documented:
I went on a date two nights ago. I learned a lot of things and shit.I guess that’s the point of this whole experience right? I like motorcycles. It doesn’t matter how pretty a fella is, sometimes staring into his beautiful face doesn’t drown out the stupid shit he says such as; (in response to the question, “what do you like doing for fun?”) “Nothing. I just like laying on my bed and staring at the ceiling.” (in reference to me losing my dad) “That’s cool. He just checked out before everybody else did. Life’s short anyway-he’s lucky.” “There’s a tree in Arizona that smells like jizz.” “What are your Tinder goals?” “I have a philosophy called ‘cows in the pasture’. Nobody has heard of it; because I made it up. I used to drive to work and there were these cows in the field and I realized they didn’t know what a car was or that I was going to work. I figure that we are all cows who…

*NEW* TRAINWRECK REVIEW *NEW*

Originally posted on The MAD MOVIE RANTER:
Was it one big train wreck? I was a little anxious to see this. I couldn’t get into Girls, didn’t mind Bridesmaids but have always found Apatow’s works a little hit and miss. BUT it’s always good to be proved wrong. Move over, Miss McCarthy. I have a new lady in my life. Well played, Miss Schumer. Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman (Amy Schumer) may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy (Bill Hader). It’s hardly perfect but I can actually say that I came out of the cinema smiling for the right reasons. I wasn’t convinced by the opening as we watch a young Amy and Quinn (Brie Larson) being educated by their deadbeat dad (Colin Quinn) after being caught cheating. His analogy using dolls was hilarious. From that moment, we see the anti-monogamy chants drilled into a young Amy Schumer. 20-odd years down the line and we have our protagonist. Sleeping around, getting drunk, and effing jeffing. I’ve never…

Why am I Dying? (냉방병)

Originally posted on Storytime with John:
I’ve been suffering a little bit recently…and by suffering I mean clinging on for dear life – in fact I even thought about writing out my will, but then realised I don’t own anything of worth so just went back to crying alone instead.  Oh, but for the record my brothers can share my socks out on a first come first served basis. Now I know this sounds a little over the top, and just a smidgen dramatic but I promise you it is (mostly) the truth, and only the truth. You see the thing is these past few days I have felt like the devil himself has clawed himself into my face, rummaged around in my skull, and then worked his way down my entire body before exiting painfully out of my rear end in a fiery burst. He has plagued me with a constantly shivering exterior that would make The Cowardly Lion look broad-shouldered in comparison; he has made sleep a struggling impossibility, and has made food…