Listener/reader Rob Bloom sends us this funny short film, for which he wrote the screenplay.
His screenplay for the film won a big contest, and was produced by the UCB Theatre and directed by Maggie Carey, whose work we've featured here before. As a result of the contest, you might see the film as pre-show entertainment the next time you go to the movies.
Also worth checking out: Carey's "Jeannie Tate Show," which also features her husband Bill Hader.
CONSIDER YOURSELVES TEASED!
Scott Dikkers served as Editor-in-Chief of The Onion from 1989 to 2000, when he left for the warmer climes of Hollywood. He returned to The Onion in 2005.
We talk with Scott about The Onion's newest venture: Onion News Network. It's one of The Onion's most ambitious ventures into non-text media, and will feature parodies of cable news, Sunday-morning talk shows and C-Span. The network's motto is: "You'll never read again."
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From our mailbag!
Well, since you asked for it, I'm writing in with some thoughts regarding your radio show that is now being broadcast via WNYC here in NYC.
I must say I had an immediate (negative) response to your self-assigned title of "America's Radio Sweetheart." What's that all about? And what gave you the balls to give yourself that title? I mean, someone like Ira Glass is indeed America's Radio Sweetheart - but only bc he's been the radio f o r e v e r and bc he is broadcast all across our country. Just thinking it's a bit premature to be self-assigning such a title to yourself! sheesh.
A bit presumptuous, heh?
So what makes you YOUNG anyway? We have NO IDEA how old you are - I wld think if you're gonna lay claim to YOUNG you'd better qualify yourself. Sounds to me as to you're around 45, btw. And your subjects haven't exactly been cutting-edge "young."
Dunno why, but WNYC has been running your add ad naseum - I honestly don't want to hear it ONE MORE TIME. I don't want to hear that you're "marginally employed" and that you make good meatballs. PUHlease.
The show? Guess the show is OK. Heard your bit with Amy Sedaris. Heard yesterday's show with live mic guys from the 70's - a WHOLE HOUR on these guys, I ask you? Cudda been a twelve minute segment.
Anyway, as you wld say, thanks for listening.
XXXXX in Brooklyn"
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The Sound of Young America / MaximumFun.org SoCal meetup is Friday, April 13th, 2007.
Mark your calendar for 8PM. We'll meet at the Bourgeois Pig, at 5931 Franklin Ave in LA. This moderately insufferable coffeehouse is right next door to our next stop, and we can have some cups of Morrocan mint tea.
Then, we'll catch the late show at the UCB (should start at 9:30) -- it's The Match Game, starring podcast superstar Jimmy Pardo and friends. Hopefully one of us will win the hundred dollar prize and cover everyone's outlay on overpriced tea a few hours earlier.
All in all, ten or fifteen bucks well spent, says I.
One note: the Match Game will require reservations. They're not available yet, but I will post here on the blog and on the forum when they are. When you make your reservations, please email me your confirmation as an RSVP, so I know how many people to expect.
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Hang It Up, Keep It Up
We hear Aaron's debut story, among other things. Above: Aaron's dancing debut, in his high school's cafeteria at lunch.
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