National Gun Violence Awareness Day
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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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People were horrified at first at the mere mention of a Ghostbusters reboot.
An all-female cast? Blasphemy.
Then names like Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock were tossed around. And director Paul Feig tweeted a confirmation that the remake was indeed happening.
Now the tide appears to have turned, and everyone is stoked. Actresses that aren’t even known for comedy are publicly ‘begging’ to be cast.
Gillian Anderson, for example.
True, she’s got plenty of experience hunting otherworldly creatures on The X-Files…but comedy?
Not so much.
But when I think about some of the biggest moves I’ve made in my career, they didn’t start with your typical cover letter-resume-interview. I picked up the phone and asked for the job. Who knows? Might work the same in Hollywood.
So, go get ’em, Gillian.
You could be exactly what this crazy redo needs.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. — Jules Renard
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When I was home for Christmas last December, my three nephews were joking about the perils of having their mom and aunts on Facebook and Twitter.
They just never know when we may chime in on something they post.
Today I drove that point home.
I was stuck on the computer all day, working on a project with a tight deadline. When I needed a break, I would check Twitter; my nephew Nathaniel had just posted something every time.
So did I.
Each time I commented on his tweet or posted a tweet in reply, I added the hashtag #AuntsonTwitter. We chatted back and forth for quite a while, having a great time…or so I thought. Then he posted his own hashtag —
Whatever do you think it means??!?!
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I have an 11-month old niece who loves iced tea.
Okay, that’s a stretch.
Hope has been married to my nephew Dustin for 11 months…and, like me, she is a daughter of the South who loves sweet tea. (She’s been tweeting about it all weekend!)
So, in her honor — and in honor of the day — I am re-posting my blog from this very day in 2010…
Happy National Iced Tea Day!
Today we celebrate the official drink of summer, that mother’s milk of the South — iced tea.
I grew up drinking my iced tea brewed with boo-coo’s of sugar, but today I prefer it with a just a touch of the pink stuff (Sweet ‘n’ Low).
Now, I know there are a lot of coffee drinkers out there who have never tried iced tea, or who simply consider iced tea the ‘second-class citizen’ of caffeinated beverages. If that is true, I ask you this:
Which drink is so popular it has it very own piece of flatware?
(It has its own long-handled iced tea spoon. Coffee? No such utensil.)
So, when the next heatwave leaves you feeling parched, consider a tall, thirst-quenching glass of sweet iced tea. If you’re lucky, you might just pick up a sexy Southern drawl along the way.
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