I got a new laptop. My old Sony Vaio died a couple of months back and I've been using a back up old Mac Book. But, I FINALLY bought a new one last week. Decided to go a little low on the price to save some cash but think I got a good one. A new Vaio with Windows 8. It's touchscreen! Oooohhh! It's taking some getting used to but I'm getting there. I just have to remember to wash my hands after eating, drinking, crasturbating, and any other general activity before I touch the screen. Goddammit. This laptop is going to make me less dirty.
I was shopping in a Food Emporium and saw a fellow Asian grabbing some Uncle Ben's Ready Rice to purchase. Just as I was doing the same thing. Our eyes met and we immediately felt the shame of forefathers.
Last night, I met Morgan Smith Goodwin through a mutual friend. You know, the girl from the Wendy's commercials. Super adorable, nice and sweet as can be. And she has a bag full of Wendy's burgers and Frostys at all times. That last part might not be true.
I want to support friends in artistic endeavors. But what if they just don't have the chops? I have so many talented friends in various fields like acting, cartooning, directing, producing, writing, stand up comedy, singing, dancing and more. And I want to support through social media and the like. But it's tough when you don't think they got it. I realize that sounds egotistical a bit. Who am I to judge? Well, I'm JUDGEY MCJUDGERSON AND IT'S MY COURTROOM BLOG!
I recently came across some stand up videos of someone I know. Just not funny. Even the audiences in the clubs were barely laughing and many seemed to just do the light courtesy laugh. Other friends want to get into cartooning but just aren't good artists or writers. Again, not just me thinking so as I've heard others say the same thing. Same with singing or acting friends. Herein lies the dilemma. Do you say, "Hey, you are awesome! Keep rockin' it!" Or do you be a real friend and give the truth? "Maybe this isn't for you."
Yes, that's harsh but some people need to hear it. Unfortunately, we're such a PC society that no one wants to hurt anyone's feelings. That's why you see those outtakes on those ridiculous reality competition shows of the genuinely incredulous people who think they are amazing performers. It's because their family and friends could never tell them the truth.
This applies to me too. I was an actor, singer and dancer for years. I think I'm a fair actor but probably could never do Hamlet. I can carry a tune but am not a fantastic singer by any means. And I move really well in certain styles of dance but could never star in a dance-centric show. I realized my limits at an early age but still worked on them. I do believe in that. Working on things to make it better. But if there isn't a spark of talent, then maybe it's time to find something else. You can write ever day for your entire life and it wont make you a great writer. It might make you a better writer than when you started but perhaps not great. That goes for anything.
Maybe a little less kid gloves and a little more tough love is what this world needs.
I'm loving this show. Maybe because it reminds me of growing up in the 80's and the genuine scariness of the Cold War. Or maybe it's the nostalgia of the clothes and music of the era. Or maybe it's just plain over the top silly spy stuff that really engages you. It's probably because Keri Russell looks hot no matter what wig she is wearing.
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Jimmy is joined by suprise guest co-host and good pal Brea Grant! Big thanks to Brea as she was in town for a few days shooting a music video and made time to to do a little podcasting. They chat about the 75th anniversary of Superman and Lois Lane, Jimmy's segment on Jay & Jack's Podcast for Autism is available, their mutual love for the old Pamela Anderson show VIP, and Patton Oswalt's brilliant Star Wars pitch he did on NBC's Parks & Recreations. News includes: Dredd 3D gets a comic book sequel, Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel will take on Archie Comics The Fox, Will.i.Am brings the boom boom pow to comics and Jonathan Hickman and Matt Fraction get demonic with Da Vinci. Jimmy chats with Brea about her massive amount of work lately including her own film, Best Friends Forever. Brea also gives some great advice to those who want to get into acting and even ones like me who want to return to the game. They chat movies, TV, comics, video games and so much more. And Jimmy drops a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT about the future of the podcast while chatting with Brea. Is it the end? Will it go on forever? Download to find out! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
If you remember, I was recently part of Jay & Jack’s marathon podcast for Autism Speaks. It was live so if you missed it, you missed it. Fret not! You can now hear me as the opening act on their podcast, Jay & Jack TV. Or click the link for the website with the audio file to hear my dulcet tones. We chat about comic books, movies, TV, and of course, celebrities! Enjoy!