Summer of ‘93. Fucks given: 0
"I’m not sure what [Publisher] sees in this first novel unless it is a kind of youthful American female brashness. But there certainly isn’t enough genuine talent for us to take notice.”
When Sylvia Plath revealed her true identity, the same editor decided to take another look at her work, although ultimately, it still landed in his rejection pile:
“I have now re-read—or rather read more thoroughly—“The Bell Jar” with the knowledge that it is by Sylva Plath which has added considerably to its interest for it is obviously flagrantly autobiographical. But it still is not much of a novel. The trouble is that she has not succeeded in using her material in a novelistic way; there is no viewpoint, no sifting out of the experiences of being a Mademoiselle contest winner with the month in New York, the subsequent mental breakdown and suicide attempts, the brash loss of virginity at the end. One feels simply that Miss Plath is writing of them because [these] things did happen to her and the incidents are in themselves good for a story, but throw them together and they don’t necessarily add up to a novel…””
— Sylvia Plath’s rejection letter for The Bell Jar. Oops. That book turned out okay. Two million copies sold just in the US. I guess people liked it.
17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?
…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.”
Hey guys! I wrote this silly video. Mike Antonucci and Brandon Gulya direct!
Will Hines is very smart. He is good on The Stepfathers. I like watching him do improv.
Shows this week:
Bartending tonight at UCB EAST (Yeah, it’s a show)
FRIDAY: ADVANCED STUDY HAROLD SHOW: 5pm-6pm at UCB EAST
SATURDAY: LATE NIGHT TRASH - Midnight UCB Chelsea
SUNDAY: BYOT - 10:30 PM at UCB EAST hosting and doing improv and sketch
MONDAY: Two Prov Show at Triple Crown!
— Eleanor Roosevelt. Then, Hillary Clinton.
These are real quotes folded into The First Ladies Project. Hillary Clinton would talk to Eleanor Roosevelt’s ghost in times of trouble (she said, in her autobiography). First Ladies Project was my passion project, performed a dozen times in NYC in 2010-2011.
This is not a tumblr post about how in one week, I had a breakup, lost a callback, went nearly broke and got told I had to move out of my apartment next week by a landlord who lied to me.
Because if it was, it would be way longer.
I don’t have time for a well-written rant because I’m too busy out in the world tackling each of these problems step by step.
This is a tumblr post about how I found two dollars on the street today and was able to buy the most amazing cup of coffee I’ve ever had.
Here’s a video I wrote for Bellevue this month. It’s just some pickles whatever.
The past few days I’ve been posting audio clips of selected songs we made for Bellevue’s past Maude show. But now that I’ve figured out dropbox public folders you can download the entire soundtrack! It’s one hell of an album, and I strongly suggest you get it for your own personal collection.
This is something i am most proud of. Give ‘er a listen!
Check out these sick songz!
For this month’s Bellevue show myself, Mike Antonucci and Laura Willcox got together and recorded a bunch of silly shit for our transition songs. Noah would come into my room when he felt like it. This is my favorite of the bunch… An ad for Drexel University.
COME TO THE SHOW TONIGHT! SEE HOW THIS FITS IN! ALSO OUR OTHER SONG GEMS! ALSO WE’RE WITH FAMBLY WHO IS GREAT!
Oh you best be comin tonight.