Feedback — we have to give it and receive it, sometimes daily depending on our jobs.
That doesn’t make it any easier to hear.
Tim Minchin, the Olivier-award winning and Tony-nominated songwriter of Broadway’s Matilda, once received a very bad review that he couldn’t really shake off. How did he deal with it?
He wrote a hilarious song about it.
I’ll have to try that sometime…
Note — Minchin is currently workshopping a new musical in London based on the movie Groundhog Day. Can’t wait to hear those lyrics!
Posted in Broadway, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, Movies, Music, Relationships, Writing
Tagged bad review, Broadway, comedy, commentary, constructive criticism, entertainment, feedback, Groundhog Day movie, Humor, life, Matilda musical, Music, Olivier Award, Relationships, song lyrics, songwriter, Tim Minchin, Tony Award, workshop, writing
A chance viewing on the great Google machine inspired the question:
With all the bizarre holidays out there, why don’t we celebrate Funny Chalkboard Sign Day?
There are so many really funny chalkboard signs outside bars and restaurants…and I think they deserve some recognition.
I posted some of the my favorites below.
Have you seen others that deserve a shout out? Post them in the comments. And look for the national holiday coming soon.
A chalkboard sign would be a really good place to promote it…
Posted in Advertising, Art, Design, Holiday, Humor, Internet, Life, Restaurants
Tagged advertising, art, bars, bizarre holidays, Business, chalk, chalk dust, chalkboard, comments, design, Funny Chalkboard Sign Day, Google, holidays, Humor, Internet, interwebs, life, national holiday, restaurants, second glance, sense of humor, when the dust settles
This clip from Late Show with David Letterman has been circling around the Interwebs today and made me laugh.
Of course it did. It’s a classic Stupid Pet Trick.
Now…didn’t that do you some good?
Posted in Animals, Celebrities, Comedy, Dogs, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, Television
Tagged animals, celebrities, classic tv, comedy, David Letterman, do you some good, Dogs, entertainment, flip the switch, Humor, Internet, interwebs, late night, Late Show with David Letterman, life, Stupid Pet Tricks, Television, tv show clip
I don’t watch Game of Thrones.
I know — it’s laughable.
But I do read all the spoiler-filled columns about each episode on Sunday night, written by faithful journalist-viewers who continue to be ‘shocked’ by the weekly carnage.
How many times can main characters be murdered — in new and albeit creative ways — before it becomes expected instead of shocking? I mean, I don’t watch the show and I look forward to hearing how many people are skewered this week and how they did it.
If you are still shocked at this point, GoT fans, then don’t get out of bed.
Your living room, the city streets, and definitely your place of employment are filled with random horrors that you are not man and/or woman enough to face.
Posted in Blog, Books, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, Television
Tagged books, call this game, carnage, city streets, columns, commentary, employment, entertainment, episode, Game of Thrones, GoT, GoT fans, Humor, Internet, journalist, life, living room, murder, random horros, review, shocking, skewered, spoilers, Television, tv main characters, tv viewer
I sometimes envy bloggers who have gone the ‘photo a day’ route…especially when I’m tired and finding it difficult to string words together into a pithy theme.
But then I look at the really good ones.
Let’s face it — even if I grabbed my phone (because I’d be using my cell instead of an expensive camera) — I wouldn’t do the subject justice compared to some of the talented folks posting pics online every day.
One of my favs is a former student. You may not be able to see her photos on Facebook unless you’re lucky enough to be her friend, but she has a great eye and sense of humor.
Here’s a fun one from earlier this year entitled “Survivors”:
Gotta love Goldfish…
Posted in Blogs, Commentary, Design, Foods, Friends, Humor, Internet, Life, Photography
Tagged bloggers, blogs, camera, cellphone, commentary, crackers, design, Facebook, Foods, friends, goldfish crackers, great eye, Humor, Internet, life, photo a day, photography, pithy, post pics online, sense of humor, string words together, Survivors
I just ordered this t-shirt at LookHuman.com –
This website totally gets me.
Posted in Books, Education, Fashion, Food, Humor, Internet, Life, Movies, Shopping
Tagged books, entertainment, Fashion, food, Harry Potter, Humor, Internet, life, LookHuman.com, Movies, pizza, shopping, Sunday night, t-shirt, website
Yesterday Vulture looked at “Six Forgotten Teen Films of the Late ’90s and Early ’00s.“
Erika Christensen, who currently portrays Julia on TV’s Parenthood, starred in one of the movies on the list, a 2003 drama about a high school shooting called Home Room.
I missed that one — actually, I haven’t seen any of the films listed, making the article title really hit home — but I did see Erika in a movie she made a year earlier:
(Did you see it? If not, watch Lifetime any weekend.)
In the film, Erika’s character Madison transfers to a new high school, has a one-night stand with the school’s star swimmer (Jesse Bradford, whose character already has a girlfriend…dude), and then turns into this bizarre stalker chick.
It is a B-movie classic.
I recognized Erika in the first episode of Parenthood and sometimes still expect her to be that Swimfan stalker. There was even an episode where she took to the pool to teach her young daughter Sydney how to swim.
There was lots of screaming.
Posted in Blogs, Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Magazines, Movies, Television
Tagged B-movie, blogs, celebrities, commentary, don't go in the water, entertainment, Erika Christensen, high school, high school shooting, Home Room movie, Humor, Internet, Jesse Bradford, Julia Braverman, Lifetime TV, magazine, Movies, online article, Parenthood, stalker, swim team, Swimfan movie, swimming, swimming lessons, Sydney Graham, teen films, Television, Vulture.com
Since BuzzFeed had so much fun today combining foods into truly creative takes on your morning toast, I didn’t think they’d mind if I added yet another ingredient:
Mr. Toast himself, Heywood Banks!
If you’re not familiar with Heywood, check out this classic Egg. Then visit his website and sing for your daily bread.
Posted in Celebrities, Comedy, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Internet
Tagged Buzzfeed, celebrities, comedian, comedy, daily bread, entertainment, food, Heywood Banks, Humor, Internet, percussion, toast, website, Yay Toast
Have you ever accidentally typed “goo” into the Google search window? (You know, Google was there before you thought it was…and you started typing the URL again?)
Well, I did today and discovered The World of Goo.
There they are….just looking at me.
Now, you’re all probably way cooler than I am and already know about the goo balls. Play the game on your iPhones all the time. Damaged your index finger years ago from all the repetitive motion the game requires.
I just downloaded the free demo and am pretty sure I should stop right there. It is way too addictive for me.
But I can feel them there.
Posted in Entertainment, Games, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged addictive, demo, downloaded, entertainment, games, goo, goo balls, Google, got goo, Humor, index finger, Internet, iPhone, repetitive motion, search window, URL, World of Goo