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August 8, 2016

So, I went out to LA to pitch two tv shows to producers a couple of weeks ago, and I’m heading back next week to pitch them again, this time with the producers, to studios and networks.

I’m excited.

I love these two shows. And I love pitching. I really do. It’s odd, because in most ways I am a total writery writer: I recharge when I’m alone. I think about things way too much. I have a rich inner life (in other words: I play a lot of make-believe in my head. Like a LOT. When I’m walking on the...

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Published on August 08, 2016 08:16 • 13 views

July 17, 2016

I saw Ghostbusters today.

It’s SO good, you guys. It gave me a WHEE feeling of UTTER HEARTBUSTING GLEE.

I saw it with my almost-12-year-old niece who is visiting NYC from Ireland (and Fox and my brother-in-law and sister-in-law and 14-year-old nephew).

My niece asked me on the way out “Who’s your favorite? I like Holtzman! She’s so cool.” And I was like ME TOO. Then I thought, how fucking awesome that girls of her generation get to have these Ghostbusters! And I almost burst into tears.

Becau...

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Published on July 17, 2016 04:55 • 13 views

July 12, 2016

Just when you say to yourself ‘Germans doing a pitch-perfect 90s boy band parody song? Never!’, THIS happens. This video alone proves why Britain should have stayed in the EU. You think Welsh people are making perfect parody videos? Are they fuck.

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Published on July 12, 2016 03:23 • 9 views

July 7, 2016

Another fairly fucking terrible day for humanity. This song made me feel momentarily less sick.

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Published on July 07, 2016 16:20 • 11 views

June 23, 2016

The first twelve seconds of this clip make me laugh out loud every time.

WHOOPEDEEDOO pretty much sums up, oh, everything, sometimes. (It’s from The Wedding Singer, by the way.) (But you already knew that.) (Did you know that? We know that stuff here, right? It’s baseline knowledge.) (It’s not like I’m assuming you’ve watched Grown-Ups or whatever. I’m not delusional.) (But I AM growing increasingly attached to these endless parentheses.) (I might just keep writing in them forever.) (Even th...

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Published on June 23, 2016 16:04 • 17 views

June 17, 2016

Oh, man. What a horrible terrible awful week. Is everyone okay? No? Me either. Is the world batshit crazy? Probably.

Here are a few things to get you through the metaphorical night.

The best banana bread ever. (I don’t use words like ‘best’ and ‘ever’ lightly, so you can trust me on this. I am also not an obedient cook -i.e. I never do exactly what a recipe tells me, ever. Too boring. So with this one, I throw in chopped apples or blueberries or yoghurt or sour cream or kefir or great big do...

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Published on June 17, 2016 08:04 • 27 views

June 1, 2016

This is the movie you’re going to laugh popcorn out of your nose at this summer.

And this is the song you can’t get out of your head.

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Published on June 01, 2016 17:59 • 17 views

Did you guys watch UnReal last season? Because it’s fucking epic.

Here’s a good summary.

Here’s a good preview of next season.

And this one I’m just including because, I love it.

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Published on June 01, 2016 16:41 • 7 views

May 19, 2016

These things made me want to stamp my feet and swoon and clap my hands while my brain yelped, for days and days afterwards: ‘I DIDN’T KNOW YOU COULD DO THAT! THAT’S AWESOME. THAT’S SO FUCKING INSPIRING. I LOVE HUMANITY, YOU CREATIVE BASTARDS’:Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis, Dazed And Confused and the entire , Catastrophe,You’re The Worst,Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Making Love by Marius Brill, This Life, Bachelorette, The Three Musketeers by A...

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Published on May 19, 2016 13:43 • 13 views

May 16, 2016

Stumbled across Ali Wong’s Netflix special last night, decided to watch five minutes, watched the whole thing, laughed so hard I started crying a little bit, and fell completely in love with her.

Enjoy.

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Published on May 16, 2016 07:58 • 10 views

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