Now I want a Fresca,
THE SITE OF JUSTIN SHADY + WAYNE CHINSANG
Now I want a Fresca,
…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)…
…a sweet-ass MKE coffee cup (plus a print and a bag of coffee) from Stone Creek Coffee (Thanks, Milan and Dori!)…
…a Dwellephant Mucca Pazza print…
…a new Milwaukee Brewing Co. pint glass (Thanks, Tiggins!)…
…an iron and devilish Krampus “ornament” (Thanks, Sean!)…
…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…
…and three jars of artisan jams from Oregon.
We also returned home to find boxes of Muth’s Candy Modjeskas and Kentucky Bourbons waiting for us (Thanks, Lattas!)…
…and this scented candle in an old Wilhelm Scream beer bottle and a few Poo Pourri samples (Thanks, Jamie and Dave!).
Thanks for the gifts, everyone! And sorry for the delay in giving thanks.
At least I posted it before Easter,
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.
…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.
It’s been less than a week and I miss him already,
…we will be back from spending ten days in Berlin…
…and four days in Istanbul.
Hence, the painfully long delay in updates here on “The Blarg.”
That delay is over as of today.