Comics and their million (MILLION!) dollar ideas

Last night, I met a comic out on the street. He was talking to my buddy Bill. I joined their conversation.

With open arms.

The comic is telling Bill and I about a million dollar TV show idea that he wants to pitch … to any ol’ coot that will listen. All he needs is a production company foolish enough to have invested in all the equipment and follow him around tying $100 bills to fishing wire, and pulling said $100 bills through a zone of homeless folks and watch the hilarity!

Comedy Gold, I tell ya!

This comic says, “Are you interested in making something like that?” He had a foreign accent. It was a little hard to understand him. At one point he said something about “pussy”, but after I deciphered his accent, he was really saying something like “possibly.”

After listening to him chatter for three point five minutes about his golden idea, I looked at him and I said, “Did you write any of this out? Make me a proposal. I need it all in writing.”

He says, “You can’t write it out. It has to be spontaneous. In the moment.”

He starts going on and on about not writing it out. He goes on and on about the hilarity of his idea. You see, he’s a comic genius. Genius can not be written, it must be experienced. Yeah, those successful comics fly off the cuff too.

What a dim bulb.

I looked at him, and I said, “I’m a professional videographer. It’s what I do for a living. I used to work with a shit load of comics. If you don’t want to write it out, this is where our conversation ends.” I did an asshole swoop of my hand in front of us as if to make an invisible shield protecting me from the inanity. Run-0f-the-mill comics have a million salable ideas, but not one iota of understanding about how the fucking world works.

The more people I meet, the more I compare them to comics. And then I feel better about walking away from their “million dollar ideas.”

Yeah, I’m talking to you, Pope Mohammed.

I’m just saying that to remind me that I haven’t written a Pope Mohammed in some time.

Happy Friday.


Linda Harvey: Gays hate Yeshua and his followers …

Too bad Yeshua predicted the future when he said that people who believed in him would be ridiculed for their “beliefs.”

By the way, Linda Harvey, have you checked that bible of yours to figure out who hates who?

If you’re being childish, you started it. 

Friday nooner: Show me yours and I’ll show you mine

I recently wrote to an open-minded group of believers who wanted to debate “intelligent” design vs. evolution that if you put a man side by side with a chimp and make comparisons, it makes evolution understandable.

Check out this side-by-side comparison of human skeleton next to what I think is a gorilla’s skeleton. Below it is another example including one of child skeletons.

I’d love to show skeletons side by side all the way back to Tiktaalik. Can anyone take that photo for me and send.


I found the first image and the subsequent links for the other two here.

What the kids are posting


Those kids at have been busy bees. Check out their latest onslaught of offensive material:

Prayer: the idea that god’s plans are so unimportant that he will change them if you ask him to. 

Advice god: video recorders are invented. No more miracles happen

Take the scruffy guy who believes in leprechauns down to the psych ward, and escort the clean-cut guy to his office on the 14th floor — he’s our new CEO. Of course like every other man of intelligence and education I do believe in organic evolution. It surprises me that at this late date such questions should be raised, Woodrow wilson




Just another manic Friday

Friday is going to be a long day for yours truly and Tina beans. We start shooting at 8 a.m. and we have no idea when we’re getting out.

We’re shooting for this outdoor furniture company. I guess I’m excited.

Furniture is boring to shoot. But it’s a challenge, and it’s work, so who’s complaining?

Next week we have a couple more shoots that should be interesting. One is for the kitchen and bath industry and another one is for the wedding apparel industry.

A lot of you have been neglecting to send in Caturday and Wednesdog submissions.

I mean, fuck, if I requested Wednesgod submissions, I’d get more action.

But don’t be a stranger, I have a few posts scheduled throughout the day.

Oh stop your pouting. I’ve been scheduling posts all week, and you haven’t said shit.