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Scriptnotes, Ep 171: Finishing a script, and the Perfect Studio Executive — Transcript

2 hours agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Sshh, me Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 171 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig: That are interesting to screenwriters. John: Oh, you’re my […]

Frisky Rant: Yes, My Name Is Maybe Hard To Pronounce (And, No, You Can’t Opt Out)

As I write this, I’ve just come home from a new gym. A man training a small group of us shouted personalized encouragement throughout in an effort to spur us along. “Well done, Karen!” “Two more reps, Jaz!” “Knees up, Ellen!” “Bum out, Phhhh … bum out!” I know that when someone mumbles “Phhh” under [...]

An Open Letter of Apology to the United States of America

Dear America, Hi there! My name is Brian Joyce. I'm a member of the media. Specifically, I'm a talk radio host. And as a member of the media, I owe you an apology. In case you didn't notice -- and let's face it, the hope was that you...Show More Summary

? Listen: Tinder Olympics - “Nasty”

Tinder Olympics has replaced Cokeahontas for my favorite artist name in the game right now. Still all love for you Cokeahontas, but damn y’all: TINDER OLYMPICS. That’s one of those names you see and drop whatever is going on in yourShow More Summary

Proust, my family and Australia

When I was reading Proust, I noted with some amusement the character named simply “Ski” in the first volume of his appearance, a sculptor and amateur musician who is later revealed to be properly called “Viradobetski”, an actual name which too complicated for the dear Madame Verdurin to try to remember. I just learnt from […]

How to Make Your Last Name Plural This Christmas Season

Nothing quells my Christmas cheer as quickly as a stray apostrophe. Every year they assault me. Usually it’s in the middle of an otherwise quaint moment: I am padding around my parents’ house, wearing pink slippers, sipping on some hot chocolate. Show More Summary

His Name Is Bentley

So of course he has to be British, correct? Veddy good, sah. “This is my mini dachshund Bentley, took this picture in his winter hoodie before we took him out for a walk. Keeps his little chest dry, being a low rider and all.” -Hannah M., Swindon, UK. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: puppeh, UK humour

Why I Talk About My Abortion

Earlier this week, my therapist noted that it has been three years since we first met. Her name was on a small strip of paper given to me by the midwife's office, with a list of about 10 names. The slip of paper was between a third and a quarter of a sheet. Show More Summary

Tiger Woods names new swing coach Chris Como

23 hours agoSports / Golf : Devil Ball Golf

Tiger Woods has a new pair of eyes looking at his golf swing. On Saturday, Woods tweeted he had found a new golf coach. Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. I’m excited to be back competing. — Tiger Woods...Show More Summary

Michael Sam: 'If I Had It My Way, I Never Would Have [Come Out] The Way I Did' — VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Earlier this week, we reported that NFL free agent Michael Sam had scored the cover of GQ after being named one of its 'Men of the Year'. The magazine has slowly been rolling out profiles of the men they picked,...

Dogs recreating your favorite Disney movies is a dream come true

There are few moments in life when your soul will feel complete — watching this video will be one of those moments In the name of humanitarianism, the good people at Oh My Disney have dressed up dogs as classic Disney characters andShow More Summary

Google Data Reveals Top 10 Toys For Holidays

Some names from Google Shopping's data will be very familiar to readers of a certain age (My Little Pony turned 31 this year, and Lego has been around since 1949) while others, like the Shopkins grocery-themed collectibles, are relatively new.

You Won’t Believe How This Postal Clerk Reacted When She Saw a Pro-Life Message on My Envelope

This morning I went to the post office to mail some personal and work letters. The envelopes for work have our campaign name, “We Need a Law”, in the return address and so it’s no surprise to me when people ask what kind of law I’m looking for. Today the mail clerk asked, “We need […]

Here's Yet Another Good Beer With A Stupid Name

yesterdaySports : Deadspin

I never get to name anything. My wife picked Cindy Lou Who for the cat (perfect name, perfect cat, no complaints), and some editor or another overruled my attempt to call this column Drinkspin instead of Drunkspin. I lobbied for theShow More Summary

Yes, Phuc Kieu is the sexual assault suspect’s real name

Gainesville police on Sunday arrested 58-year-old Phuc Kieu on charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and robbery. In an email with the subject line, “Not a name to Phuc around with,” my tipster points out that “the Gainesville Sun took the extra step of noting that it verified attempted rape suspect Phuc Kieu with the local … Read More

HTC RE Camera review: a fun personal shooter with room to grow

My father's camcorder was a common sight on childhood vacations. Trips to Mount Rainier, the Oregon Coast, Disneyland, skiing, weddings -- you name it, there's video evidence of my siblings and I enjoying time together. I'm lucky to have grown up in...

Call Me By My True Names

For some people, even the freedom of being called by name has been taken away. The post Call Me By My True Names appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Crossderry Podcast #2 — 16 November 2014

Here is the second Crossderry podcast. The topics are: Best and Worst Project Names Tweet review: CIOs must influence CEO behavior, storytelling quote, RIP Tom Magliozzi Enjoy! Links: My posts on Best and Worst Project Names here and here. What BOHICA means. The myth of the Phoenix. The links to my Nov 10 tweet on CIO influence, the Disney Institute […]

Nosevember: Hooray For Hugo!

Gettin’ down to the very final days of Nosevember ‘doncha know, and who do we have here? A furry little Valentine Nose named Hugo! “Check out the heart-shaped black nose on my tuxedo cat, Hugo! We adopted him as a stray from our aunt and uncle’s farm last year, and that heart nose won over […]

A diagnosis of HIV: God had nothing to do with it

It didn’t seem like my college-age patient Quincy had any idea what was in store when I entered the exam room. “Hi Dr. Rifkin,” he said with a warm smile as I sat next to him. Quincy (not his real name) had been my pediatric patient for years. I didn’t delay. “Hi Quincy. I’m afraid […]

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