I know it might seem like I sit at home all day long, drinking whiskey and updating The Blarg, but the truth is I spend much of my day writing.
Lately, most of that writing has been on long-form projects, like screenplays, teleplays, detailed pitches, and (those ever-dreaded) rewrites. The shortest of these projects come in around 30 pages; the longest ones top out around 120.
Because of this, I sometimes take an hour or so to write a short comedic sketch (between one to ten pages) to break up the monotony of those more long-form projects. Over the past couple years I’ve written about a bunch of them; but while they’re fun to write as an exercise, nobody ever really gets to read them.
So to remedy this, I’ve decided to put them out there for everyone to read. I’m doing this for two reasons:
1. I like to share! That, and it’s better than having them sit on my hard drive until I’m dead.
2. It’s my hope that someone out there might be inspired to actually do something with them. Want to film it as a short? Awesome. Interested in animating it? Go for it. Feel like performing it onstage somewhere? I double-dog dare you. All I ask is that you give me credit where it’s due, and (if possible) send me a copy of the final product to check out. I’ll even put it up on The Blarg to share with the four people who visit my site. Hi, Uncle Rick!
The thirteenth of Shady’s Shorts is called “Do Me A Solid, Bro!”
Download it by clicking below.
“Do Me A Solid, Bro!” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Created by Justin Shady, ©2014.
…when it was making the news rounds, but didn’t get around to it until now.
Draven Rodriquez, a high school senior attending New York’s Schenectady High School, submitted this photo of him to run in the school’s yearbook.
This portrait is a thing of pure beauty. It features Draven’s cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and laser beams. LASER BEAMS, PEOPLE! LASER BEAMS!
Of course, the school initially said they wouldn’t run it, but luckily common sense won over when the school’s principal, Diane Wilkinson, agreed to let Rodriquez and Mr. Bigglesworth appear on her page… and only if she could pose along with them with her mixed chihuahua Vivienne.
Principal Wilkinson is officially the coolest high school principal ever.
Last week, my comment on this story would’ve been, “Let this kid run his photo, dumbasses.” This week, my comment is, “Bravo, Principal Wilkinson.”
I mean, it’s just a goofy, silly, ridiculous senior photo. And believe me, if anyone knows about goofy, silly, ridiculous senior photos, well… I do.
Twenty years later, I still don’t regret it,
That is all,
A lot like this.
My Mickey ears are horns,