Random Question #40

December 22, 2008

Let’s say you came into some cash (through the lottery, an inheritance, screenplay sale, etc.). What would be the minimum amount you would need to receive to feel comfortable enough to quit your day job and pursue your passion/art/writing career full-time?


Dying of Encouragement, part x+1

December 12, 2008

Verbatim e-mail I received yesterday from an exec who’d just read I Hate That Guy!:

Thanks for submitting the script. Great, commercial idea and very castable. It’s not for us at this time but keep plugging away and you should be able to set this up somewhere.


The guy was very nice and I genuinely appreciate his time and the read. I sent him a nice thank-you email and hope we meet again at some point. 

But hey – how many times can a guy be complimented but turned down and not become bitter?! Sheesh. I guess the answer is some number less than I have been.

Quote of the Day

December 5, 2008

                              DON DRAPER
                I hate to break it to you, but there is
                no big lie. There is no system. The
                universe is indifferent.

– Chris Provenzano, Mad Men: “The Hobo Code” (season 1, episode 8 ), 2007.

Billion-Dollar Idea #4

December 1, 2008

Slim Jim Smoothie™: The name says it all. Available in regular and “extra chunky.”

Of course, the Beef Jerky Smoothie™ is worth a billion dollars too, but the name’s not quite as catchy.

Mmmmmm…… Meat….. In drink form…. 

The tagline in the ads will be: “Slim Jim Smoothie™: Like drinking some salami.” Or maybe “Need a little excitement? Slurp into a Slim Jim Smoothie™!”.