(via 2012 - Lee Gainer)
“We ate 3 lbs of beef jerky in 10 minutes”.
The fiancée and I were out to run and errand and when…
Amazing team of thieves. I know a Jack Russell who ate her daddy’s pork chop, mac and cheese and green pea dinner in the time it took daddy to take a pee. The dinner was up on the stove which was connected to the counter, which ran around the entire room. Daddy’s fatal error was to leave a chair too close to the far end of the counter. Daisy jumped up on the chair, walked around the counter and ate the food. By the time daddy came back, she was in a food coma on the floor.
Working on a new piece inspired by my mom and Abraham. “I don’t pay attention to that shit,” is a phrase my mom often uses. My morning inspirational words from the Abraham crazies (I love them) told me to pay less attention to the bad stuff and more attention to the good stuff.
Coming from a writing background, I oftentimes start with the text. Now…what to do next…
P.S. I really should have Big Daddy PJ take these pictures. I can’t see to focus for shit, nor can I properly write.
What the hell are y’all working on?
Helpful little post about how to boost readership with tags and categories.
Director Alexander Payne speaks to Terry Gross today about how he mixed non-professional, professional, and non-actors on the set of Nebraska, trying to create a believable, real life feel:
All of my films, and [Nebraska] even more so, are a combination of highly seasoned, professional actors who typically live in Los Angeles or New York; local, non-professional actors … [who do] community theater, local commercials, that sort of thing; … and then non-actors, people really off the street or, in this case, off the farm whom John Jackson, my casting director, and I make a point of finding.
For this film, it took over a year of casting to find, for example, those retired farmers who play some of Bruce Dern’s character’s brothers and their wives. And it was a long process of putting out casting notices on, for example, rural radio after the farm report or in small town newspapers. …
That’s how we began to assemble the cast. So there are many people in the film who have never even been in a high school play. … At the same time we’re trying to find non-actors who can reliably present an unselfconscious version of themselves when the camera is running, I also have to ensure that the professionals coming from the coasts are believable in that setting.
image via LA Times
From left, Dennis McCoig as Uncle Verne, June Squibb as Kate Grant and Bruce Dern as Woody Grant in a scene from the film “Nebraska, ”
If you are a director, learn from a master. AP is just kick ass and so not pretentious.
This one as well. Can’t embed the video for some reason, but it’s a 20 minute most yummy hip practice. This practice is great for any mood. When I don’t know what yoga to do, I do this one. When I feel shit, I do this one. When I need to relax or gear up, I do this one. It really is that yummy.
How did you like it?
Thank you belly! This is one of my regular internet yoga practices. Core with ND.
This is the soft launch of our new website. Feel free to kick the tires. If something explodes, email me. If you want to hire us, email me. If you want to give us money, email me. If you want a hug, well, you can email me.
SHOUTS OUT to all my fans who helped put “RATCHETS” over a million views! THANK YOU! http://www.youtube.com/LilDebbieTV
No worries Debs. The Elektrik Zoo hearts you.
I NEED to come to Florida!!!
I love you too, Debbie. You inspire me.
The ACA provided states with federal funds to institute a Medicaid expansion. The states chose to expand the program also were able to set up their own state exchanges, which were relatively free from the problems the federal site had. Vermont decided to take it a step further by setting up their very own single payer system.
The slogan of the program: Everybody in, nobody out.
The program will be fully operational by 2017, and will be funded through Medicare, Medicaid, federal money for the ACA given to Vermont, and a slight increase in taxes. In exchange, there will be no more premiums, deductibles, copay’s, hospital bills or anything else aimed at making insurance companies a profit. Further, all hospitals and healthcare providers will now be nonprofit.
They estimate this will end up saving Vermont 25% per capita over the current system, in addition to preventing some proportion of the 45,000 preventable deaths that occur annually in the US due to the inability to afford treatment.
Hot damn, Vermont, you sexy maple loving beasts.
Honey, pack up the VW Bus, we are outta here. Louisiana politicians can bite me.
The Watershed, a 70-square-foot, off the grid writer’s retreat in Wren, Oregon, USA designed by Erin Moore.
Professor and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore wanted a studio in which to write and observe the wetland ecosystem on the banks of the Marys River. Calling on the design expertise of an architect daughter, the carpentry skills of her husband, the labor of friends, and a front loader, she erected The Watershed in 2007.
Photographs by Gary Tarleton for Dwell.
This is one of the most kickass writers’ retreat I’ve seen so far. Love, love, love.
Not sure what the heck is going on over at the Healthcare Marketplace. I decided to call in to complete the application. After spending an hour with a customer service representative answering questions, I was still unable to submit the application.
Goddamn, meffing glitches.
One tidbit of info I got from my helper bee was that problems persist for those who were able to create an account on the Marketplace in the first two weeks of October. So, the early bird does not get the worm. She gets a boot up the ass.
Luckily, my helper bee is going to do some investigation on my behalf and call me back tomorrow. Hopefully I will soon be shopping for health insurance.
Reporting from outside of the system looking in, this is Daneeta Jackson.
I’m starting to take this personally. Is it me shooting off my big mouth about how I think the government should work? The problem with conspiracy theories is that they assume that the offending party is on the ball and organized. That is not the case here, I am sure.