It’s my annual posting of The James Urbaniak Christmas Song! I recorded it three years ago and some of its references are already dated but its overall message is as timeless as Christmas itself. Produced and co-written by Jonathan Dinerstein.
Go line by line.
I was eighteen years old and working at a convenience store in New Jersey when this issue came out. One evening a guy came in and asked for Playboy (men’s magazines lived behind the counter). I produced the issue, he opened it to the centerfold, made an approving grunt and then closed the magazine, returned it to me and left without buying anything. I remember this incident because I thought it was funny and because I found it notable that Bernadette Peters was on the cover.
Sometimes you do something because you believe in it. This is that sometimes.
Public School’s importantly fantastic Winter Formal and Canned food drive is on Tuesday, Dec 10th at 9PM. This is our fancy year-end party bash where we do what we do best (make people get awesome and vulnerable in public) AND support hungry families. Here’s who is doing it:
Raphael Bob-Waksberg * Dave Holmes * J.D. Ryznar * Joy Osmanski * Noah Nelson * Sara Pocock * Ali Maclean * Todd Levin * Johnn Flynn * Sierra Ornelas * Cole Kazdin * Hosted by: Stephen Falk/ Joey Slamon / James Urbaniak/ Natasha Vargas-Cooper.
Obviously, you should RSVP now.
It’s the last day of Hal Hartley’s Kickstarter for “Ned Rifle,” the final film in the “Henry Fool” trilogy. For obvious reasons, this is a project near and dear to my heart. Hal is one of the most important artistic collaborators of my life. The Kickstarter is picking up steam in its final hours but we’re not there yet. Any amount helps. I really hope this happens.
A child of five could have told you @theyearofelan's “Diane” tweets were fake. Unfortunately there are no five-year-olds on Twitter.
Did you hear about the new internet hero? It’s the middle-aged woman who slapped a Hollywood producer after he told her to eat his dick because he heard her worrying about their airline fucking up her connection on Thanksgiving (which they did).