It started out as a joke between my friend Wendy and her husband.
“You’d have to pay me $10,000 to go see the Entourage movie.”
Wendy had the gumption to turn the joke into a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for CureSearch, which supports research for pediatric cancers.
One short week later, thanks to the generosity of friends and family and countless others who only know Wendy’s story through word of mouth, articles and blogs like mine, ‘the joke’ has now raised over $30,000.
Wendy is closing the GoFundMe page and, as promised, is going to:
- See the Entourage movie not once, not twice, but four times
- Wear ‘Drama Mama’ pajamas to the theater
- Drink her favorite beverage from a specially-designed Turtle cup
And donors that contributed funds at the higher levels get to come along to the theater and witness Wendy’s exquisite agony.
Thank you for your donations. And enjoy the show!
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Tagged blog, cancer, charity, comedy, CureSearch, donation, entertainment, entourage, generosity, GoFundMe, Health, Humor, joke, Movies, pediatric cancer
Since my post last night, my friend Wendy Molyneux (who also happens to be a writer for Bob’s Burgers) has, as of 3pm ET today, raised almost $8,800 for CureSearch.
Because she hates Entourage and really does not want to see the movie. And hates pediatric cancers even more.
To up the ante, she has promised to wear this lovely ‘drama mama’ pajama ensemble to the theater if she raises her goal of $10,000 by midnight tonight PT. She’ll also likely tweet her agony to the masses, and that will be hilarious.
So give if you can. We both appreciate it.
Update to the update:
We did it! Wendy has already well-surpassed her $10,000 goal! But she is giving you new reasons to give (besides the obvious to help fight cancer). Here is her latest post:
Well, this has not worked out very well. Thanks to all of the terrible people I know and a bunch of awful strangers I’ve NEVER EVEN MET WHO CARE ABOUT CHILDREN’S CANCER, I’ve reached 10K in one day. If this madness continues, I am going to have to drink movie soda out of a Turtle sipper my effing sister made (if this hits 15K), AND if for some reason this goes on all the way to 20K I am going to have to see this movie twice. TWICE. This is a mess. All I know is this nightmare will end on June 3rd when Entourage premieres and the world as we know it ends. Screw all of you and your goddamned BIG HEARTS. You are the worst.
Told you she was hilarious.
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Tagged Bob's Burgers, cancer, charity, comedy, CureSearch, donation, drama, drama mama, entourage, family, Health, Humor, life, love, Movies, pajamas, pediatric cancers, Television, tweet, Wendy Molyneux, writer
I never watched Entourage.
Much like Lost, Mad Men and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I just didn’t get around to it.
Yet after each season was over, I survived without them.
And I felt stronger. Better. Faster.
My friend Wendy Molyneux, who happens to be a writer for the very watchable and Emmy-winning Bob’s Burgers, not only didn’t watch Entourage, she hated it. With a singular passion.
In fact, the only way she will watch the new Entourage movie is if she can raise $10,000 to donate to CureSearch. Because she hates pediatric cancers even more than she hates Entourage.
Me, I hate every kind of cancer. And I want to help Wendy raise the money as quickly as possible. Plus, I kinda love the idea of her sitting through this film. She’ll probably tweet her agony to the masses, and that will be hilarious.
So give if you can. We both appreciate it.
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Tagged Bob's Burgers, cancer, charity, comedy, cure, CureSearch, donation, Emmy Awards, entertainment, entourage, film, friends, Humor, Internet, Lost, Mad Men, Movies, pediatric cancers, singular passion, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, tweet, Wendy Molyneux
Executive Producer Rob Burnett tweeted that it was merely “show business.”
More like a missed opportunity.
The day after the emotional final episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, crews reportedly quickly dismantled the legendary set, throwing much of it into dumpsters.
While I’m sure Letterman and his team took what they wanted before the demolition, think of the monies that could have been raised — for charity, no less — by letting the general public purchase a piece of the show’s 33-year history.
I can’t believe I am the only one to think of that.
That charitable contribution would have been yet another exclamation point in Letterman’s legacy.
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Tagged charitable contribution, charity, comedy, David Letterman, demolition, dumpsters, entertainment, final episode, hindsight, history, Humor, Internet, legacy, news, Rob Burnett, show business, Television, television set, The Late Show with David Letterman, tweet, Twitter
Happy Red Nose Day everyone!
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Tagged charity, clown, comedy, event, Holiday, Humor, life, poster, red nose, red nose day
I don’t eat much fast food, and it’s not because I’m a health nut.
Far from it.
It’s just my favorite fast food restaurant, Taco Bell, isn’t in my neighborhood…thank goodness.
Why is the Bell my fav?
Well, I’ve never liked hamburgers, so that eliminates most other chains. Mexican food I love.
And after seeing this sign, I appreciate the Bell even more. Chalupas and a sense of humor?
Where do I sign up?
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Tagged advertising, chain restaurant, comedy, commentary, fast food, food, hamburgers, help wanted sign, Humor, life, Mexican food, New York City, Taco Bell, yo quiero Taco Bell
I am spreading a rumor today because I want it to be true.
Let’s make it so.
Galaxy Quest, one of my all-time favorite movies — a most excellent spoof of Star Trek (which was excellent in its own right) — is being ‘shopped around’ by Paramount TV.
There was so much to love about this movie…much of it evident in the photo.
Tim Allen. Sigourney Weaver. The great god Alan Rickman. Sam Rockwell. Tony Shalhoub. Even my friend Missi Pyle (not pictured) as an amazing alien.
I am doubtful a television version would include many (any?) of these fine folks, but the conceit of this sci-fi send-up is still fabulous enough to make it appointment TV.
Let’s make this happen, people who make it happen.
Never give up. Never surrender.
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Tagged Alan Rickman, Alien, appointment television, celebrities, comedy, conceit, entertainment, Galaxy Quest, gossip, Humor, make it so, Missi Pyle, Movies, never give up never surrender, Paramount TV, rumor, Sam Rockwell, send-up, shopped around, Sigourney Weaver, spoof, Star Trek, Television, Tim Allen, Tony Shalhoub, you shall be avenged