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Must Be A Good Casting Director

A “breakdown” is industry parlance for a list of the characters in a script that a casting director is looking to cast. Actors and their agents read the character descriptions in a breakdown to see if there are any roles they should audition for. Breakdowns can range in size from one sentence to a whole…



Angry Independent Segment – “Polytykes as Usual”

This is my most recent “Angry Independent” segment on Glenn Beck – and actually the last installment of the “Angry Independent” segment on Glenn Beck for now because Glenn’s moving the show to Fox in February. I learned this only when somebody emailed me to ask me if I knew Glenn was moving to Fox. That’s how out of the loop I am.


Understanding Your Cable Bill

DVR Service Rental Fee
This is the charge for the Scientific Atlanta Digital Video Recorder that crashes every 3-6 months and erases all your programs.


Johnny Berlin

Please come see Johnny Berlin, a refreshing documentary directed by Dominic DeJoseph, executive produced by Michael Stipe and Jim McKay, and produced by Ted Green and Brian Sack.





The Apprentice, M.E.

“In retrospect, I should not have assumed in any way that your ability to win a song and dance competition, rodeo, obstacle course and home redecoration challenge would in any way be proof that you had talents, or indeed training, as a medical examiner.”




Memo Re: “The Reagans”

Selected items from the Moonves Memo regarding the reasons behind CBS cancelling “The Reagans”: ‘Kill ’em all and let God sort ’em out!’ is not a Reagan quote. And he did not deliver it while torching a forest with Secretary of the Interior James Watt. There is nothing in the historical record to support the…


I Am A Corrupt Catholic Priest

In an ongoing effort to further tarnish the Catholic church, I appeared on ABC’s All My Children as a corrupt priest yesterday. I said “Mrs.” before being stared into silence by a character named “Greenlee”, who I assume is mean or conniving or something. I had to assume the “Ryan” character was also mean and…