1. Kennedy High School 2001! Let’s meet up Dec 21st! I did not go to your school!  - Sal Gentile

     
  2. And he’s gone.

    And he’s gone.

     
  3. My dumb tips for a maude writing packet.

    1. Find an original premise and have fun. 
    2. Make it semi-weird. But don’t go off the rails.
    3. Try to avoid race and/or sex stuff. 
    4. Dialogue should be less than four lines. (Unless it’s a monologue! duh!)
    5. Add sponsors. All your characters should be drinking Pepsi and joining the Marines.

    I love you. Good luck.

     
  4. vaov:

Person stalking me, responds to Wilfredo (I think). If you see him call the police. #serious
Hi guys, sorry I wasn’t more specific before, I’ve been running around. Here come the full story (quickly):
In 2004 or so I met this person briefly after an improv show I had in Caracas, he immediately started emailing me and going to shows I had all around town. As a performer I, of course, promote my shows so anyone can find me anytime. At first it seemed normal, I even replied some emails he had sent me, no different than other people who had sent me emails, the improv show I was in was pretty big in my city (400 people venue sold out three times a week six to nine months every year for several years) and I was receiving a lot of fan mails and friend requests online I had decided that it would be good karma to respond to everyone and at least say thank you and remember their names. This was no different than many other emails… for a while.
Later, near the time in which I decided to come to NY, this person contacting me and showing up in places had become a problem. He seemed to need more time and attention, to come to every show and to ask me things like “Do you have a car here?” and “can I get a ride?” he would also consistently ask me out on drinks or ask me to talk aside after my shows, he’d wait alone for a long time as I was picking up my wardrobe or getting out of make up, etc. I was directing a weekend play, acting in a matinee musical and doing my improv shows late at night at the time and he would show up a LOT. He came to shows and expect me to address him afterwards every time. He would mumble nonsense and ask me out over and over despite my repetitive rejections and literally telling him he needed to stop coming to so many shows because, frankly, I was starting to freak out. He would also send me an overwhelming amount of emails on a daily bases, so many I had to close my old email account.
The first time I told him to stop I felt like a dick, you know “Oh there’s a fan, I’m no one really but here I am telling him to go away instead of being thankful, I’m a pretentious crap” so I was nice for a long time, more than I was comfortable for, but I finally got the point I had to say something, over and over again… At first it felt like he thought ALSO “she’s a dick, I can’t believe it” and I felt guilty but he wasn’t stopping, he did MORE and it was too much.
I finally moved to NYC and he kept contacting me, at first very angry that I had moved and calling me a traitor. Thankfully it slowed down a LOT and I lost contact with him but two years ago I started receiving emails from him again. All is if it had never stopped and his anger got worse. I think he might have thought we had a back and forth relationship and me not answering was the same as answering. He found me on Facebook. He would open profiles, email me something really hateful and scary, threats (as if we’ve had a love relationship for years and now i was in bad terms) and then close the profiles, I blocked I don’t know how many of his profiles and changed my name and security options on my Facebook account. Based on some of his emails I have reasons to believe he came to NY in 2010 or 2011 and I was terrified. I got a pepper spray and warned the Theatre and the police. I never saw him but he made it sound as if he was here. 
I remembered we had a friend in common, maybe… but that was enough,I have a friend who’s brother might have gone to college with this stalker. So I emailed him and said “I don’t know if you keep in touch with this person but tell him I am contacting the authorities and he must stop.” The friend denied any contact with him but the guy stopped. Until last week.
He emailed me at my YouTube account. There are some comments on my videos that are from him. He emailed me about 10 times now and said, amongst other things, that he is good now and that he is not “like John Lennon’s crazy killer” in another email he said he wasn’t going to kill me. Then… he referenced not killing me again. 
I am not sure where this person is right now, I don’t know if he’s in Finland, Venezuela, NY or China. I only know that every time it seems he goes away he comes back saying scarier and scarier things. Mentioning he’s not gonna kill me has put me on the edge and that’s why I need your guys’ eyes.
I’m gathering all the emails from him and filing with the police again, probably a restraining order to serve him would be enough but restraining orders are served only if he approaches me and most of the contact is online through different profiles. Sneaky/tricky.
This person is psychotic and this has not stopped and seem to only have gotten worse. The contact is fewer but really intense and the things he says are very scary.
If you see him report him please. I believe this person to be very dangerous. Thank you guys 

    vaov:

    Person stalking me, responds to Wilfredo (I think). If you see him call the police. #serious

    Hi guys, sorry I wasn’t more specific before, I’ve been running around. Here come the full story (quickly):

    In 2004 or so I met this person briefly after an improv show I had in Caracas, he immediately started emailing me and going to shows I had all around town. As a performer I, of course, promote my shows so anyone can find me anytime. At first it seemed normal, I even replied some emails he had sent me, no different than other people who had sent me emails, the improv show I was in was pretty big in my city (400 people venue sold out three times a week six to nine months every year for several years) and I was receiving a lot of fan mails and friend requests online I had decided that it would be good karma to respond to everyone and at least say thank you and remember their names. This was no different than many other emails… for a while.

    Later, near the time in which I decided to come to NY, this person contacting me and showing up in places had become a problem. He seemed to need more time and attention, to come to every show and to ask me things like “Do you have a car here?” and “can I get a ride?” he would also consistently ask me out on drinks or ask me to talk aside after my shows, he’d wait alone for a long time as I was picking up my wardrobe or getting out of make up, etc. I was directing a weekend play, acting in a matinee musical and doing my improv shows late at night at the time and he would show up a LOT. He came to shows and expect me to address him afterwards every time. He would mumble nonsense and ask me out over and over despite my repetitive rejections and literally telling him he needed to stop coming to so many shows because, frankly, I was starting to freak out. He would also send me an overwhelming amount of emails on a daily bases, so many I had to close my old email account.

    The first time I told him to stop I felt like a dick, you know “Oh there’s a fan, I’m no one really but here I am telling him to go away instead of being thankful, I’m a pretentious crap” so I was nice for a long time, more than I was comfortable for, but I finally got the point I had to say something, over and over again… At first it felt like he thought ALSO “she’s a dick, I can’t believe it” and I felt guilty but he wasn’t stopping, he did MORE and it was too much.

    I finally moved to NYC and he kept contacting me, at first very angry that I had moved and calling me a traitor. Thankfully it slowed down a LOT and I lost contact with him but two years ago I started receiving emails from him again. All is if it had never stopped and his anger got worse. I think he might have thought we had a back and forth relationship and me not answering was the same as answering. He found me on Facebook. He would open profiles, email me something really hateful and scary, threats (as if we’ve had a love relationship for years and now i was in bad terms) and then close the profiles, I blocked I don’t know how many of his profiles and changed my name and security options on my Facebook account. Based on some of his emails I have reasons to believe he came to NY in 2010 or 2011 and I was terrified. I got a pepper spray and warned the Theatre and the police. I never saw him but he made it sound as if he was here. 

    I remembered we had a friend in common, maybe… but that was enough,I have a friend who’s brother might have gone to college with this stalker. So I emailed him and said “I don’t know if you keep in touch with this person but tell him I am contacting the authorities and he must stop.” The friend denied any contact with him but the guy stopped. Until last week.

    He emailed me at my YouTube account. There are some comments on my videos that are from him. He emailed me about 10 times now and said, amongst other things, that he is good now and that he is not “like John Lennon’s crazy killer” in another email he said he wasn’t going to kill me. Then… he referenced not killing me again. 

    I am not sure where this person is right now, I don’t know if he’s in Finland, Venezuela, NY or China. I only know that every time it seems he goes away he comes back saying scarier and scarier things. Mentioning he’s not gonna kill me has put me on the edge and that’s why I need your guys’ eyes.

    I’m gathering all the emails from him and filing with the police again, probably a restraining order to serve him would be enough but restraining orders are served only if he approaches me and most of the contact is online through different profiles. Sneaky/tricky.

    This person is psychotic and this has not stopped and seem to only have gotten worse. The contact is fewer but really intense and the things he says are very scary.

    If you see him report him please. I believe this person to be very dangerous. Thank you guys 

     
  5. williebhines:

    connorratliff:

    “CLARK KENT” a short film

    In anticipation of the upcoming Man Of Steel, here is a short film I made using only the “Clark Kent” scenes from Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie (1978).

    I removed any overt references to Clark being Superman, and I changed the musical score.

    You COULD still view it as if he’s really Superman, or you could find your own meaning. I personally believe that something much more sinister is going on.

    I hope you enjoy it.

    THIS IS THE BEST. If you take Superman out of the movie Superman, what you are left with is a man who was unfairly abused by his peers in high school and then tortured and mocked by everyone around him as an adult as he himself makes less and less sense! 

    Stay for the end of this. INTERPRETATIONS WELCOME.

    Fantastic. The best ending in film history. 

     
  6.  
  7. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from New Orleans.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day from New Orleans.

     
  8. benwietmarschen:

    mikescollins:

    kellyqehudson:

    stophittingyourself:

    mamrie:

    exceptionallyunexceptional:

    Requested by gracehelbig (X)

    Whatchyall know about some Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze.

    There’s two kinds of people in the world: The kind that stand up for what they believe in and the kind that stand up, look behind them to see that no one else is standing up, and sit back down, filming it with their damn phone the whole time.

    Hero Mamrie

    Oh my god Mamrie.

    Simply the best.

     
  9. Can we talk about how this is the most confusing  billboard in NYC?

    Can we talk about how this is the most confusing billboard in NYC?

     
  10. Angelo Scola of Italy. My vote for Pope! Take the Pepsi Pope Vote Challenge at Pepsipopevote.com

    Angelo Scola of Italy. My vote for Pope! Take the Pepsi Pope Vote Challenge at Pepsipopevote.com

     
  11. I bought a bunch of Sleep No More masks.

    I bought a bunch of Sleep No More masks.

     
  12. supereasycomedy:

A month ago, Supereasy asked their director for a one-word suggestion. On Monday, Supereasy will put together a sketch show in the style of an improvised Harold, based off that one-word suggestion. It’s Harold Night on Maude Night!Make a reservation here: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/shows/view/1425

    supereasycomedy:

    A month ago, Supereasy asked their director for a one-word suggestion. On Monday, Supereasy will put together a sketch show in the style of an improvised Harold, based off that one-word suggestion. It’s Harold Night on Maude Night!

    Make a reservation here: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/shows/view/1425

     
  13. jamesadomian:

    This is the ending to my all-time favorite episode of California’s Gold, where Huell explores the legendary firefall of Yosemite. It may be my favorite ending to anything ever on TV. 

    (Starts around 1:30. Poor quality transfer but it’s all I could find.)

    Rest in peace, Huell Howser.

    There were 443 episodes of California Gold.  I watched Huell last week while home for Christmas in Sacramento.  It was a dream of mine to meet him.  Make a vacation of it.  Just take a week off, figure out where in CA he was filming, drive there and meet him.

     
  14. NYC Safety tip! I really dont like to forward these tips but for it’s great for NYC folks who do not have car alarms fobs to put next to their beds.————————-Put a rock beside your bed at night. Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your rock supplier, the check-out girl at the rock store, everyone you run across. Put a rock beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, grab the rock and pound it again the wall of your house. The rock will make a noise that your neighbors will know that the sound of rock hitting against dry wall is an alarm. The rock will continue to sound until either your arm gets tired or the rock breaks through the wall. If the latter happens hit the rock against another part of the wall.This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator who also owned a lot of rocks. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your rocks away, think of this: It’s a rock that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. Hit it ageist a wall. It will be heard from most everywhere inside your house. It works if you park in your driveway or garage, because it has nothing to do with the placement of your car.If you’re hitting a rock against a wall when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the rock thief won’t stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows saying “That’s a rock hitting a wall. What’s wrong?” and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your rocks while walking to your car in a parking lot. The rock can work the same way there. In danger, hit the rock against your car. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. DylanP.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think rocks are fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can’t reach a phone. Bang a rock against the persons chest maybe? My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry a rock with him in case he falls outside and she doesn’t hear him. He can throw the rock at the house and then she’ll know there’s a problem. He now carries dozens of rocks all the time.

    NYC Safety tip! I really dont like to forward these tips but for it’s great for NYC folks who do not have car alarms fobs to put next to their beds.

    ————————-

    Put a rock beside your bed at night. 

    Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your rock supplier, the check-out girl at the rock store, everyone you run across. Put a rock beside your bed at night. 

    If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, grab the rock and pound it again the wall of your house. The rock will make a noise that your neighbors will know that the sound of rock hitting against dry wall is an alarm. The rock will continue to sound until either your arm gets tired or the rock breaks through the wall. If the latter happens hit the rock against another part of the wall.

    This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator who also owned a lot of rocks. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your rocks away, think of this: It’s a rock that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. Hit it ageist a wall. It will be heard from most everywhere inside your house. It works if you park in your driveway or garage, because it has nothing to do with the placement of your car.

    If you’re hitting a rock against a wall when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the rock thief won’t stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows saying “That’s a rock hitting a wall. What’s wrong?” and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your rocks while walking to your car in a parking lot. The rock can work the same way there. In danger, hit the rock against your car. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. 

    Dylan

    P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think rocks are fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can’t reach a phone. Bang a rock against the persons chest maybe? My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry a rock with him in case he falls outside and she doesn’t hear him. He can throw the rock at the house and then she’ll know there’s a problem. He now carries dozens of rocks all the time.

     
  15. Did any UCB performers accidentally take a black Timbuktu backpack from the beverage storage area at The Beast tonight? It’s mine!

    iamachilles:

    Email me if you did!

    Achilles . Stamatelaky @ gmail

    (via stephaniestreisand)