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I was recently reading up on the Kremlin (for this installment of Shady’s Shorts) when I decided to hit up Google Maps to see where it was located in Moscow.

I clicked on Street View to get a look at the buildings when I came across this:

Annie, are you okay?

Here it is zoomed in:

Are you okay, Annie?

That’s one smooth criminal!

He left the bloodstains on the carpet,



Now I want a Fresca,


February 19th, 2015: Katherine Bryja

February 19th, 2015: Justin Shady

February 19th, 2015: Mr. Fabulous

February 19th, 2015: Meatshake

February 19th, 2015: Heisenberg

Three-hundred and sixty-five days later.

Again, we’re doing something like this.

Five years worth… and a new one next year,



…this may look familiar.

Can’t believe I still have that,


…after we got back from our trip back home for the holidays.

I hit the jackpot toward the end of last year! Look at all this sweet swag I got!

I got new stickers (including two Classic Slice Pizza stickers by Dwellephant)…

Merry Christmas to me!

…a sweet-ass MKE coffee cup (plus a print and a bag of coffee) from Stone Creek Coffee (Thanks, Milan and Dori!)…

Merry Christmas to me!

…a Dwellephant Mucca Pazza print…

Merry Christmas to me!

…a new Milwaukee Brewing Co. pint glass (Thanks, Tiggins!)…

Merry Christmas to me!

…an iron and devilish Krampus “ornament” (Thanks, Sean!)…

Merry Christmas to me!

…and KB and I returned home to find gifts from our good friends Mark and Julius (who were staying at our place while we were out of town), including this print from Montana-based photographer Juan de Santa Anna…

Merry Christmas to me!

…and three jars of artisan jams from Oregon.

Merry Christmas to me!

We also returned home to find boxes of Muth’s Candy Modjeskas and Kentucky Bourbons waiting for us (Thanks, Lattas!)…

Merry Christmas to me!

…and this scented candle in an old Wilhelm Scream beer bottle and a few Poo Pourri samples (Thanks, Jamie and Dave!).

Merry Christmas to me!

Thanks for the gifts, everyone! And sorry for the delay in giving thanks.

At least I posted it before Easter,


Basking (and barking) in the sun!

…(and Mali, by proxy) approves of our new outdoor patio.

Basking (and barking) in the sun,


What a communist nation!

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, stalker!

The seventeenth of Shady’s Shorts is called “Kremlins.”

Download it by clicking below.


Number sixteen,


“Kremlins” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Created by Justin Shady, ©2015.
Creative Commons License

Want Roxy to plug your movie? You got it.

…AKA Roxy, is a reporter for The Hollywood Reporter. He also happens to be one of my favorite people to hang out with whenever KB works a film festival abroad.

Why do I love hanging out with Roxy? Because he loves to drink. But also because he somehow manages to be honest, clever, and hilarious all at the same time.

Here’s a perfect example of that in action, live on Germany’s international broadcast network Deutsche Welle, right after Roxy attended the Fifty Shades of Grey premiere at the Berlinale in Berlin last week.

Click here to watch it.

It’s been less than a week and I miss him already,



eleven to go.

Already working on number two,


Old Poop!