Monkey With a Typewriter
"...Look at me. I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty."
- Groucho Marx in Monkey Business, 1931
Monday, March 27, 2006
So, I'm waist deep in building a website for Amazing Animal Productions, and will definitely keep everyone poster as things progress. Amazing chimps, amazing kitties, wolves, hawks, and more! You'll see more about our adventures soon (We were teaching Cody the Chimp the finer points of how to use a 35mm camera. He also likes my cell phone a lot). Angel the chimp is an old pro, she takes pictures, drinks Evian, so Hollywood!
I'm working on a short film script as well as finishing book number 3. I need to stop sleeping!
Monday, March 20, 2006
It's been a whirlwind of adventure lately. I've been putting in long hours redesigning the website for Amazing Animal Productions. Aleks and I are webmasters! Whee! We're on our way back to the compound this weekend to get pictures of all of the animals, finalize content, etc. But these chimps are hot! Cody the chimp was in the award winning short "The Reel Monkey", and he even got to kiss Natalie Portman on the red carpet at ShoWest!
I'll keep you all abreast of the situation. If I haven't conquered CSS yet, we're at least on speaking terms. I think I've gotten to third base a few times. You web geeks know what I'm talking about.
I may also be working on developing a short screenplay with someone for a film festival. He's got the storyboards, the actors, the etc., but he needs the script. I should have it done soon!
Monday, March 13, 2006
How cool was my weekend?
And how cool is my wife? Honestly? Look at this! Look!
I FINALLY MET A CHIMP!
And, he had designs on my wife. He loved her! He wanted nothing more than a nice, romantic, quiet date. One where she repeatedly placed rubber galoshes over her shoes. Hey, Cody, whatever floats your boat.
He was the best. If I hadn't been up for hours redesigning this site, I'd tell you more now, but there'll be more in Lost Angeles soon...
Monday, March 06, 2006
I haven't gone away, just been busy as usual. Too much to catch up on here, but I'm trying to learn CSS a little better to give the site an overall unified look.
Oscar night was interesting. No real shockers, only to say that KING KONG tied for most Oscars of the night (or may have finished tied for 2nd, but still...). Best movie ever made about a giant Gorilla, period. (When you finish a sentence by stating "period", is it grammatically correct to put a period on the sentence?)
I found it odd that some left and ring wing talkers on the radio declared that the spirit of America, the true soul of the country, would be determined when best actress was revealed. Reese Witherspoon winning meant that rural America and traditional values won, while Felicity Huffman winning would be a statement that America was becoming more progressive.
Who thinks this sh!t up? Honestly.
"Costume" roles hardly ever win best performance awards at the Oscars. The rule of thumb is usually the bigger you go, the less likely you are to win. It's all about Nuance.
As for Brokeback Mountain not winning best picture (which it probably should have), it's not a resounding defeat for the "gay agenda", nor is it a condemnation of lifestyle choice, nor is it a sign that America's not ready for the subject matter, nor does it mean America is a bunch of inbred rednecks (ALL of which I heard between Air America, Sean Hannity, and Larry Elder).
The fact that Brokeback was nominated for best picture in the same year as at least three other films dealing with sexuality/gender ID issues is a sign enough that people are at least willing to think about and remain open-minded about these issues.
Favorite speech of the night goes to George Clooney. Simple, understated, and proud. To which Limbaugh responds today: "Liberals in Hollywood and elsewhere feel out of touch because they think they're better and smarter than the rest of us..."
How in the hell he gleaned this from a speech about the positive things Hollywood has done is beyond me.
More to come...