JOB OPENING: MORNING SHOW HOST/NBC/NYC: Co-host needed for very popular early morning program. Duties will include pandering to celebrities, politicians and successful business executives. Work with seasoned professionals and be willing to indulge their idiocy. Ideal candidate has universal and non-threatening appeal. Candidate should be someone with no pending litigation and not currently under investigation. Experience … Continue reading You Can Read it In the Want Ad’s
Found an updated classic for Donald Trump. Wanted to share: Your Brain on Donald Trump from Keith R. Higgons on Vimeo.
If you revere “It’s a Wonderful Life” as much as most of…well, the world (excluding Donald Trump, who just really hates…well, everyone and everything, except himself), then you have probably looked over a pretty big plot point faux pas. The Onion’s film critic Peter K. Rosenthal sets the record straight.
Some little known facts about Thanksgiving: 1. Actually originated in the mid-14 century Latvia where it was called mems brigdienu. 2. The first American Thanksgiving meal was not turkey. It was soup. Anecdotal evidence suggests it was butternut squash. 3. Canadians also have Thanksgiving, in October, to celebrate the overthrow of tyrannical Prime Minister Pierre … Continue reading Truths About Thanksgiving
Ok, so I am a little late on this one. And maybe I take my comedy too seriously (ironic, huh). You see, I avoid Saturday Night Live. I don’t find it funny and personally think it has become an exercise in unfunny. I think people only watch it in the hope that it will be funny and … Continue reading Chris Rock Is Firing On All Cylinders
The unedited version of my good-bye email to NBC. Colleagues, Ralph Waldo Emerson famously wrote “Life is a journey, not a destination.” And so it is. Today is my last day here at NBC. I know, I know, you’re probably thinking one of three things, “Oh no!” or “Who the hell is this guy?” or … Continue reading So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good bye
My parents weren’t poor parents, they were pretty ordinary ones. They were good providers and relatively supportive but nothing that would win them “parents of the year” but certainly nothing that would have put them in jail. Fortunately for my parents, they had their children at a time when people were less likely call the … Continue reading Poor Parenting
No, no, not Alcoholics Anonymous…Assholes Anonymous. The 12 Steps of Assholes Anonymous We admitted we were assholes—that we’ve done really asshole-ish things to people and kinda feel bad about it…sometimes. Came to believe that while we are assholes, there are plenty of BIGGER assholes and that helps us keep our sanity. Made a decision to … Continue reading I Joined AA
“It’s not quite breakfast, its not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end.” – Jacques on The Simpsons I don’t like brunch. It’s largely an egg and starch based culinary genre. In other words, it’s not terribly complicated. In the event you have been in a coma for the … Continue reading Brunch
Pilot season is here! Analysis of this years pilot orders coming tomorrow. In honor of the season, I dug through some old pilots in the little known “Pilot Vault”, at the Museum of the Moving Image. I was given unprecedented access to the vault as a reward after a recent Kickstarter campaign for a universal … Continue reading The Trouble With Women
Who knew he could be so snarky?
“Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.” – Pope John Paul II I don’t think I could officially call myself a blogger unless I expressed some sort … Continue reading Boston Marathon
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle Recently, I had my 2012 performance review with my supervisor and it went strikingly well. I mean I’m not shocked, they usually go pretty well. However, despite the accolades and praise, the fact that my “merit increase” is less than any sort of applicable … Continue reading 2013 Goals
“From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.” – Dick Cheney In high school, I had a tutor, and she was a nice enough lady, even if she was … Continue reading The Principled World According to Dick Cheney