“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”—Hugh Laurie (via ginandnola)
I don’t know the stats behind this… But emphatically,I agree
DC51: Invent the NEXT As Seen On TV (coming April 2033)
I was once like you: satisfied with my smartphone, okay with my laptop, the car ran just fine. What else could I possibly need?
That’s just it…we don’t need anything. All of our problems have been solved. What could we POSSIBLY HAVE that could make life better?
Folks and friends, ladies and gentlemen, the next big thing is here.: Coming to your households in 2033: the Personal Assistant of Labor(PAL).
Now I know, you’re saying “But Adrian, that’s just a picture of a teddy bear…” And you wouldn’t be wrong! But looks can be deceiving, for this is no ordinary teddy.
No good sir/madam, this teddy bear can run, speak, listen, sing songs, tell a funny joke, complete the sunday crossword, drive a getaway car, assemble an assault rifle in under 20 seconds, take out political opponents, and PLENTY MORE.
I know what you’re thinking: “Hey Adrian,…that looks and sounds kind of fishy.” But this couldn’t be further from the truth!
Our robotic PALs come equipped with fail-safe mechanisms that prevent them from running amok. 6/7 testers agree that these guys are 100% safe! And the other testers? FUGGET ABOUT IT. We have, and it’s only cost us $300K in damages!
But hurry quick, these guys are selling like HOTCAKES. We’ve got orders all over the globe, from Albania to Yemen! A whole lot in Yemen, actually. We’re still not sure why so many are being ordered to Yemen.
adrienpellerin: Movie Star crushes, we all got’em. Who’s your all-time movie actress/actor(if that’s what you’re in to) crush?
Side note: inventing as-seen-on-tvs not NEARLY as easy as I thought. Take a problem that’s not really a problem and solve it with a product that fits in attics and basement floors. Oy.
I’m really bad at remembering names. And 80% of the world’s population admit to something like that. So, I’m not a terrible person. But because of this fact, I’ve had to come up with a few coping mechanisms.
These tried and true methods have evolved over time to maximize conversation comfort,…
Truth. Can’t go wrong with gender specified identifiers. I prefer dropping a little Spanish in : "Sup hombre/chica?!" Everyone loves being a Spanish version of themselves
Yep. The universe is just one long tv show waiting to get canceled. Word, Adrian? Did’ju just compare the universe to a 25 minute Emmy-nominated comedy series? Sorta, but stay with me for a few moments on this one:
Basically, the Universe is as simple as 1 + 1. just the sum of all things in existence, including both all Known and Unknown elements.
The Known Universe consists of all things made up of matter. This includes all that has ever been, is, and will be to infinity. You know, the whole conservation of mass thing?
AB + CD = ABCD
Basically, since matter can’t be created or destroyed, but just…reconfigured, nothing’s REALLY new! Pretty neat to think that all our body parts and everything around us descended from the STARS. From the mighty mountains to the lowliest tic, we share our physical make-up and building blocks with huge burning balls of gas..
But the Universe is more than that! It’s also the glue that binds the human experience to our species: thoughts, dreams, fears, aspirations, love, hate, art, science, literature, the whole nine!
But that’s just the Universe we KNOW about..
The weirdest part about it all: it’s an entirely subjective experience! Your blue vs My blue’ kinda deal.
If all I know is my consciousness, that’s not to say that things I haven’t experienced don’t exist.
Just because I haven’t seen Antarctica in person doesn’t mean it ain’t there….(but what if it wasn’t?! Can someone put me in contact with a person who’s actually been!?) Same thing applies to history, and the future. The American Civil War definitely happened, we went to the moon!
If we can accept that, then who’s to say there aren’t lifeforms on other planets? Sure the chances might be astronomical…but they’re probably thinking the same about us. Hell, there could be an entire parallel universe existing in the same space that was just…invisible (existing in the 5th dimension or 7th or…or even TEN?! But that’s where my Nobel laureate in the making *** expertise wanes thin..
TLDR:What’s the Universe? A badass With stars for great great great etc. grandparents, we’re bound to shine brilliantly.
adrienpellerinYou’re on a deserted island with one kinda of food. You HAVE to eat this food FOREVER. What is it, and why?
***DISCLAIMERS: I’m a nobel laureate in the making, so if any of this doesn’t make sense, get a nobel peace prize in Physics, and we’ll do tea and discuss why I’m the greatest mind of the 23rd century**
**I assume that around 2043, a medical breakthrough will occur extending the average human life by several centuries*
*I make a lot of assumptions. Some of them are true! Many turn out to be just exactly what Mrs. Tilton said they’d do when I “ass-u-me”. I’ll show her…I’ll show EVERYONE***
This has been one of my most enjoyable posts yet. I decided to go with one of my favorite shows on air: Parks and Recreation!
I love this show for SEVERAL reasons, but here’re my top three:TWO
female comic leads
Adam Mckay Greg Daniels and Michael Schur
… uhh… hmmm..ahh
This show’s great for many more reasons but let’s dive into to the PILOT SCRIPT.
And then my computer restarted and since I was an idiot and went with freagin’ notepad for a text editor to take notes on the pilot episode/script, they’re gone…forever..
But I think I wrote down the following main points:
Greg Daniels and Michael Schur (and apparently not Adam Mckay) write a pilot that’s pretty Office-y, which if you’re a fan of the office than great! But I wasn’t …so I didn’t really
- I didn’t know television episodes were written in ACTS (just like Romeo and Juliet..)
- Daniels are Schur are good…really good…I laughed out loud several times while reading. That said, I STILL laughed out loud when I saw the actors/actresses performing the lines even though I knew what they were going to say. Guess it just goes to show that talented writers + talented performers = tv bliss
- PILOTS are exactly what they are: final-first-drafts. The cool thing about tv episodes vs movies is that they can be improved upon, and boy did they. Didn’t really like how “beta” Amy’s character was in the pilot/season 1 for that matter, but I think that was less the script and more a disconnect between writer and actress. By season 2 (hell even the end of season 1) the two entities work in sync and we get the awesome show we know and love today.
Cool! adrienpellerin, you love film, I love film. Describe your FAVORITE SCENE OF ALL TIME EVER.
As I’m settling in Wudaokou, Beijing, and getting to know my roommates, I have come to really enjoy them and, more importantly, admire one of my them, in particular, for his uncanny creativity and imagination. He’s a 20-something Indonesian-Chinese music composer, studying here in Beijing, aspiring to become a famous Pianist.
This post won’t be about his inimitable hospitality or care for people, but about his ingenious awareness.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Roosevelt’s normative stance on making the best with what you have is a great way to describe his attitude. Since our residence is still under construction, it’s rather bare. However, I’m fond of its simplicity and minimalist atmosphere, since it allows for much flexibility and freedom.
Let me start off by saying that I love sitting on the floor, whether I’m working on my laptop, studying, or relaxin’ with friends. So, one day, my roommate walks in and notices my love for this sort of atmosphere and decides to improve it.
"Improve it? It’s the floor, and I’m sitting on it. What do you have in mind?" I ask.
DC 35: Frimpong Brother's Dilemma: Who's X Was This?
Storytime: Prisoner Dilemma meets Frimpong Family
Hmmm…story from my childhood. Okay here’s one:
I grew up in a west african household. It was me, my identical twin, and my little brother who was 4 years my junior. We were well-behaved for the most part. But being well-behaved in a west african household mattered not for parents who expected PERFECTION.
AS SUCH, my brothers and I tried our hardest to stay out of trouble. But sometimes trouble still managed to find us anyways. And that is when things got interesting in the Frimpong household.
NOW WE’RE all familiar with the prisoner’s dilemma, right? Basically two suspects are caught and interrogated separately for a crime that the cops need a confession to prosecute. There are 4 possible scenarios:
Prisoner A talks, prisoner B doesn’t: 20 years for prisoner B, prisoner A gets 0 years
Prisoner A talks, prisoner B also talks, it’s 10 years for both prisoners
Prisoner A doesn’t talk, but prisoner B spills the beans: it’s 20 years for prisoner A, prisoner B gets 0 years
No one talks, so both prisoners get off in 2 years
UNDER normal circumstances, rational prisoners rat each other out to get the best possible outcome.
But Frimpong brothers are an irrational bunch; when it came to “ratting”, we had a unspoken policy of falling on your own sword to save the clan. If you did it, ‘fess up! This way, we didn’t have the awkward ‘Bro-I-can’t-believe-you-sold-me-down-the-river-now-i-gotta-kick-your-face’ convo.It was FOOL PROOF…or so we thought..
One time, one of us left some kinda dish out on the table..happened before. My dad asks calls us all over and asks “Who’s plate is this?”
Me: “I donno” I really didn’t! simply telling the truth..
Andrew: “I donno” Huh…well if this pattern is legit, then I guess it must be —-
Jason “I donno” SUNUVA…one of us was lying..but WHO. My dad didn’t have a lot of patience for this kinda shenanigans
Dad “Ok, since you don’t know, and you don’t know, and you don’t know…i know it wasn’t ME…”
Cut to all of us with our faces to the wall
oldest brother in the house, unflinching reason in the face of chaos.
When things went wrong, we’d look to him to get us outta trouble.
Me: Was it you?
Andrew: Of course not, didju —-
a middle child with all the middle child syndrome to boot
resident bad boy aka heartbreaker of america aka hearthrob of america aka badboy debonaire
a rapscallion on the surface, but a good natured kid at heart, I was a terrible liar. So i didn’t/don’t!
Me: NO… . Jason…
Jason(aka the Wildcard):
youngest of the bunch by 4 years (which is eons when you’re eight, and your little bro has only lived HALF as long as you have..)
rogue hero: doesn’t lie, but also doesn’t necessarily tell the truth? known to bend reality and memory of events for the sake of self-preservation
Me: Didju leave your plate out?
Jason: I donno
Me: YOU DONNO?! Either you did or you didn’t! It’s not multiplication!*
*that was the most advanced math i knew at the time
So UNLIKE the prisoner dilemma, we found ourselves stuck in a classic Frimpong Loop of Irrational Preponderances aka a FLIP.
Flips only end one way: terribly wrong for all those involved. For the next half hour, Andrew and I tried to get a confession out of Jason so that all of us could get out. Never happened. So how’d we get out?! Wildcard came through..
Maybe because he was tired…maybe because he felt he’d suffered enough
At this point, I really doubt my dad even cared! In retrospect, the whole pit the brothers against each other seems a bit machiavellian in nature, a means to control the masses. Pretty messed up, dad..Did it work? You bet. Do I still harbor deep-seated if not wholly irrational distrust for my brothers? NO DOUBT. But one thing remains the same: I absolutely love my brothers dearly and wouldn’t trade them for the world.
adrienpellerin: What’s was the most in-trouble you’ve ever been as a kid? (since we’re going for kid things)
Poptarts aren't even vegetarian technically. Not to knock you down or anything.. But yeah they have gelatin in them (I think this goes for all pop tart flavors/varieties but marshmallows definitely do)
I know it’s a panacea for all things future, but.uncertainty, the feeling of not knowing where I’ll be in 20 years, hell, even the next, is frightening.
I can make plans, take the necessary steps to see them enacted, and then..hope all goes well? The only certain thing is that future events will occur and become the past, nothing new there. Next Tuesday’s going to happen whether or not this world explodes tomorrow. That too morbid?
Nah, son, just real! Dead people coming back to life on the other hand…. *shudders rule number three..
And the next: my dad, whom I knew to be the greatest man ever, an invincible rock, the smartest man I knew, reduced to a muted shell in an instant. He could not speak nor write. I wondered if he even knew I was his son..
Pretty Heavy Stuff
Up until that point, I never considered my mortality, you know, the impermanence of things and people and whatnot. Funny thing about seeing dads in the hospital hooked up to tubes and a respirator: you only have to see it once to recognize that life and the sum results of decisions made every day matter. None of it can be taken for granted; we literally only get one shot at every day. So if today only happens once, then we better make the best of it.
Alright, Adrian, what’s all this philosophical mumbo-jumbo bull have to do with the challenge?
Much more than any of the fears I’ve listed, even more than fear of the unknown that the holds, is the fear of not trying to accomplish something because it’s too hard.
There’s a popular story(and a few studies) about how the top three finishers in a race feel:
1st feels great, they won
2nd feels like total utter shit. If they’d just tried harder, put in that extra rep, etc.they’d have won gold
3rd feels on top of the world???. Of course they do, they just BARELY placed, just BARELY made the podium, that extra rep helped after all.
McKayla knows EXACTLY what I’m talkin’ ‘bout.
We’ve all have that one opportunity passed up, settled on something easier to accomplish and finished 2nd place. Every time I’ve settled, the regret of not trying to accomplish the hard thing was much worse than any feeling of failure/rejection I experienced from simply making an attempt..
TLDR: I’m shooting for the stars. Worst case scenario, I’ll have a cool story for the grandkids.
Challenge Time: I usually change up the challenge, but dammit, adrienpellerin, that was a good one.
Along that vein of future scariness, what’s the thing you’re most excited about in the future?
Although not known for their cooking prowess, Gen-Y/Millennials are EXCELLENT chefs. We’ve made the most badass dishes:
a salad with dressing.
Where do I fall on the spectrum? The low end. Not the worst, but nowhere near the ‘Acceptable’ line.I’m at the I-can-heat-up-canned-chili spot. I’m at the I’ll-make-pancakes-but-it-won’t-be-pretty section. I’ve never made anything from ‘scratch’.
My name’s Adrian , and I cannot cook.
I’ve dabbled in easy macs, stouffer’s lasagna. I even went on a pizza kick; I got really good at getting the cheese, spinach, bacon…But the dough was always from HEB. OR WALMART. Or anywhere not my pantry.
Most elaborate I made: Fettucine Alfredo w/ pan-seared chicken breast and a romaine salad (balsamic vinaigrette optional). The thing I remember most was stressing out. The meal wasn’t just for me: I’d promised 3 close friends that I was making dinner.It’d raised the bar for a somewhat simple dinner…this actually helped in the end.
Shoot. I’ve gone over my alotted time/length. Here’s a picture of puppies to make up for it:
For challenge #22adrienpellerinTIS HALLOWEEN! As we get older, Halloween inevitably changes and means something else from what we used to believe.
What are the 3 best and 3 worst parts of doing Halloween as an adult compared to when you were younger?
If you weren’t into dinos after this move, KILL YOURSELF. YOU DON’T DESERVE TO LIVE. Okay.. perhaps I’m being a little too harsh, BUT SERIOUSLY THOUGH. What the heck were you doing with your life?!
Anywho, back to these “Terrible Lizards”—- up until 65 million years ago (give or take a million), these guys walked the Earth, blah blah blah ——DailyChallenge High-jack: I’m just gonna write about HOW AWESOME JURASSIC PARK WAS.
Jurassic Park was was awesome for 3 reasons:
the most BADASS of Special Effects(seriously watch it again, not bad for 1993!)
Written by Michael Crichton, the tale of a bunch of world renown scientists, a cooky entrepreneur, and a couple kids stranded on an island resort is CLUTCH. Throw in a several hungry dinosaurs chasing’em all over, and you’re gonna have a good time..
If you’ve not, read the book. It’s one of those times where even though the film deviates from the book, they’re BOTH badass. DO IT.
Watch that clip and try not to watch the whole thing. Stephen Spielberg LOVES to let the audience’s imagination run amok simply by ripples in a cup of water. What. Could. It. Be. Everyone’s doing the Spielberg looks into the unknown. My favorite part: “Where’s the goat?”
What do velociraptors sound like? (apparently they click?)
How do velociraptors behave? (pack mentality)
How cooperative are velociraptors ? (extremely..)
How high can velociraptors jump? (pretty high..)
How fast can velociraptors move? (pretty fast)
And then the SpecialFX team did that for every other dino in the movie. Ugh. Gah i love this movie. The idea that the earth use to be teaming with a bunch of these guys is wild! All shapes and sizes, from larger than T-Rex, no bigger than chickens.
Bah went WAY over. adrienpellerin, QUIDDIT with these engaging challenges! Take a picture that can only be snapped in NYC, and write about what it means to you. aaaaaaand-a GO
I PUT DA TEAM ON MAH BACK DO’ (is that reference dated?)
 about ¾ through writing, I realized I wouldn’t be able to cover everything in this post. Don’t know if there’ll ever be a pt-2, but I’m not out to write a novel haha.
An old college mate calls me up. To protect his identity, let’s call him “Barney” going forward. Barney’s lovable most of the time, like 90% of the time. The other 10% of the time, he’s an unwitting douche.But hey, who isn’t unwittingly douchey every now and then???
After exchanged pleasantries, Barney tells me he needs some help with the ladies. And I’m ALL about helping out with the ladies, because the ladies help me heheh.
He’d been upset with the way he and a lady friend were getting along. And then the convo took a turn for the absurd when he said:
"Promise you won’t get offended..I wanted to get your opinion as a black man…”
Promise I won’t get offended?
That’s like saying “I don’t mean to get your clothes wet, but is it cool if I throw a bucket of water at you?..”
Regardless of intent, clothes get wet and people most certainly get offended.
In between some psuedo-legitimate concerns over this girl that Barney may or may not be in to, he managed to squeeze in some cringe-worthy comments on the Black Experience in American, most notably:
“..why do black people still complain? …[I’m] sick of it. Barack Obama’s the president of the United States! Come on!”
also “…I mean seriously. Plus you guys have Affirmative Action…”
Not to get the convo me and Barney twisted, we did talk about other things.But most of it was centered on the issue of race, specifically in regards to blacks not living up to whatever ideal he had for the group I’d become the ambassador du jour for.
How I Should have Responded
I should have stopped him at the top. I could have said something along the lines like:
"You know dude, I’m having an awesome day, I don’t wanna talk about the woes of Black Americans with someone who lacks understanding on the complex issue of race in America, not just as a black dude, but as a human being."
I could have prevented a conversation that wound up putting Black America on trial for offenses like “complaining too much” and “not focusing on reasonable career choices”.
I should have broken out my inner Angry-Black-Man.*
How I Actually Responded
I reacted in a way that any well-educated college grad would have: calmly. And I didn’t have to be black to get that right, just sane.
Barney went on to spout opinions, stereotypes, and statistics to support an issue that neither of us were qualified to provide an expert opinion on. At some point, I realized he wasn’t intentionally being racist; Barney was just that ignorant of something he we didn’t fully understand.
Hell, my folks immigrated from Ghana in the late 70s/early 80s. As much as I’d like, even I can’t really tout my blackness as a universal experience for ALL of Black America. My black experience will be is drastically different from someone whose family immigrated by way of slave ship. But that’s an issue for another post..
If you’re ever curious about a group outside your own, whether they differ on race, sex, religion, or whatever, calling up a member of that group while you’re upset probably ain’t the best way to go about it..
Race in America is complex as all get out. It’s not something that you hash out over the phone, or figured out in one fell swoop. It takes years and years of talking with all kinds of people of every color, age, and background to come to a general conclusion that the superficial ‘race’ category we created is..meaningless.
I know, right Lil’ Bow Wow?
Yup, just another silly category us humans cooked up so we could quickly tell the difference between each other. We might look different, but we’re all human on a fundamental level. ; It’s what separates our species from the rest of the animal kingdom!
ALL THAT SAID, We have messed up egregiously in the past when it comes to our categories..But I’ll explore that in a later post. Thanks for reading (if you made it this far!)
@adrienpellerin your next challenge: Write about the most challenging experience you’ve had since moving. Godspeed, gentleman.
*Everyone has an inner Angry-Black-Man. You don’t have to be black to have one! It’s that inner militant voice that makes you want to raise your hands in disbelief, grab a megaphone, and shout with authority at the sight of something completely off-base/absurd due to ignorance or sheer stupidity. Like alcohol, please use responsibly..
Barely a week into daily challenges, and I’m already grappling with my self-doubt.
It’s what takes any manageable project, big or small, and turns it into MOUNT PERFECTION, this never-ending quest for an unattainable ideal end-goal.
My story went like this:
(4 hours before project-deadline)
"You can’t seriously post this, Adrian, this is a piece of crap! But what do I do??? Better take another 2 hours editing so it’s less terrible.” *2 hours later "Wow…somehow, I’ve managed to make it worse. Better spend anothe 2 hours on this simple post.”
*Ten minutes to deadline
"SHIT SHIT, IT’S THE WORSE IT’S EVER BEEN…should I post it anyways?" I should have. What’d I do?
"NOPE. It just needs FOUR MORE HOURS OF EDITING."
In retrospect, not only is this silly, but it’s just not sustainable. Taking this attitude, even the most brilliant of ideas never get off the ground because we handicap ourselves with the fallacy that perfection is attainable. It just isn’t. It’s not today, nor will it ever be.
My Thinkful.com mentor told me something awesome: I can always edit a project liberally. But it’s tough to edit something that doesn’t exist. Makese sense, right?! So I’m posting this at its most mediocre state! BUT IT’S OUT THERE. AND THATS WHAT COUNTS.
Confession: I broke a DailyChallenge Rule and definitely didn’t answer Adrien’s challenge.
Like my old high school football coach used to say, “Excuses are like a$$-holes: everyone’s got’em, and they all stink!”
Thanks coach. Long story short, it won’t happen again!
On with it, DAILY CHALLENGE NUMBER 7: Make a video of all the disgustingly cute things you do with [my] girlfriend.
I could’ve stuck with one short vid. But I TOOK SEVERAL. I’ll post the appropriate ones plus a picture or two. She’s camera shy(donno why though, she’s GORGEOUS). Catching her in frame was like snapping pics of a Gyrados in POKESNAP: it took gentle coaxing and several apples to get the right shot.
SO HERE’S THE WEEKEND IN PICS/VIDZ:
Got things kicked off with brunch @ Java Java. Delish Delish, it was
Also had a show later that night. Cara was nice enough to attend.
Late-Nite Dinner: The Cuban tacos from El Rey were awesome.
Saturday afternoon, we found time to visit one the local breweries, Karbach.
Not doublefisting, one of those was mine! I also tried some whatafries. They were what-a-aite.
Alotta fun, but it was down to business after that. Had to move all my stuff out the apartment.
I’d still be packing without her to gather all the crap I have. Lotta crap..
But honestly, as much running around, the most fun I had was taking a nap with the tv playing in the background..
There’s no feeling like letting the world slowly revolve with a companion, doing absolutely nothin’ but being.
Bookended her visit with MOAR BRUNCH:
And then she left on a plane for a city far away. Sigh.
Conclusions based on this weekend:
We REALLY love tasting and drinking the things.
I love breakfast foods, and dark haired beauties
combinations of these things = bliss
Me too, Ron Swanson…me too…
Well, mr. adrienpellerin, how bout we have you post on your favorite writing on the telly. Pics are nice/appreciated.
Daily Challenge #8 commence.
Also, 1 week of daily challenges officially complete.
I got into comedy because it is the one thing I can’t understand.
I could say I got into comedy because of…
Whose Line Is It Anyway
Saturday Night Live
TJ & Dave
And those would all be correct. I started trying comedy because of these things. Because Whose Line Is It Anyway looked like magic and I would’ve killed to make up songs like Wayne Brady could. Because SNL is hilarious and I would have loved to make millions of people laugh week after week. Because TJ & Dave weave a completely new beautiful story full of rich characters and insanely twisted connections at each of their shows.
But I really got into comedy because I got addicted.
Laughter is the best drug out there
Seriously. But laughter is also a very finicky thing. It all kind of started in high school…
Awesome stuff for under 2 hours, solid GoPro editing Joe(he learn’t on the fly)!
The ability to tell a story with moving images is, well, it’s freagin’ magical. For those two minutes, or two hours, viewers are taken away to a world where aliens are real, or where Taco Restaurants can run outta tacos! And telling a movie’s story is easily my favorite part of the movie making process. If you’re thinking ‘bout making a movie, stop thinkin’ and DO IIIIT. You could make the next one of these..
Worse case scenario, you have a ton of fun trying, right josephdwyer?
AND NOW FORCHALLENGE#6(whoah..nearing the week mark!):
Everyone loves comedy, especially you, Adrien. Why’d YOU decide to get into it? GOOD. EFFIN’ LUCK.
Then they climbed on top of the person as they looked for their next interviewee/victim.
Goldmen go to another audience member: ask same question:
Goldman 2: What issssss
Goldman 1: What isssss your naaame…
Goldman 2: Andy
Goldmen: Andy…Andyyy ..danniellle…DANIELLe….
Goldmen proceed to take off the shirt of Andy
At this point, the crowd is hysterical, and they keep going around and doing this for probably 15 minutes. WHY DANIELLE?! Ahhhh…Everybody had fun.
Now…if you’re still reading this and wondering what the hell is so gottdamn funny about 2 dudes in body suits asking people what their name is and saying, here’s something that’s true for 99.99% of improv: you had to be there.
I could tell you this scene had these elements, or that one had those, but unless you were actually there, there’s no way I could possibly describe the best show ever.
Trying to recount improv is like hoping someone else can make sense of the weird dream you had last night:
"So I’m back in highschool, but it wasn’t my high school, it was like…the rival high school. And the principal says ‘No blue shoes allowed.’ And then he sent his high school henchmen after me, but good thing I could fly, so I fly to the gym and meet up with Heather, this girl I met yesterday at the coffee shop…that’s when I noticed I was NAKED. I was just wearing blue shoes, and nothing else. So whatcha make of that?"
TLDR: THE BEST IMPROV SHOW INVOLVED EVERYTHING I LIKE IN A SET; however, its best if you SEE BADASS IMPROV SHOWS FOR YOURSELF, like at Houston’s Station Theater, or wherever the heck you reside.
Whew….barely made it…SO HOW SHALL I CHALLENGE MY RIVAL TOMORROW?
adrienpellerin, challenge += What was the most BADASS time you had shooting a FEATURE LENGTH FILM this summer.
good. Effin’. luck.
P.S. congrats on making it to the end!
Here’s Something Weird: This month, I broke a personal record of spending on healthcare by several hundred fold:
Download mint. They letchu know just how RIDICULOUS HEALTHCARE IS IN THIS COUNTRY. Gnite.