Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

One man is the president, the other keeps posing. Time for the country to decide in less than a week. Let's do this!

Here are your highlights:

Facts? What are those?

Hey D'Souza, You Da Suck!

Florida gets weirder

Romney's attempt at a event for Hurricane Sandy victims as fake as it sounds

In honor of Disney buying Lucasfilms, the best Star Wars Costume to date

Chow!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

I slept in...YES! Now I'm off to work.

Here are your highlights:

Sandy deals New York a crushing blow, hope everyone is safe

Mitt not friendly to same-sex parenting

Nate Silver versus "real journalists" hilarious

Why do people respect David Brooks?

Science might help in the near future with hurricanes

Prop 37, what's it means for our food

Chow!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Monday

Stay safe everyone and if it's not as bad in your neck of the woods...go out and shop...I kid. I'm too tired at this moment to rage about this stupid election.

Here are your highlights:

Joss Whedon Zomney

Sen. John McCain is back to his crabby ways

Track the storm

The jobs report will have no impact on the election

The subtext of the Romney's referring to Obama as not "grown-up"

Quick reaction to the abysmal Redsksins' performance

Chow!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ninja Thought


Not so Randy.

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Get Your Dunkin Thursday

Apologies to all who have received a mal-ware warning while attempting to visit my site. I'm trying to figure out which link is the one carrying such nonsense. Alas, Google nor Blogger has been much help. I'm considering a switch, any suggestions?

Here are your highlights:

Microsoft introduces Windows 8

Obama receives the endorsement of Colin Powell once again

No more Romney momentum

Redefining rape seems to be part of the GOP platform

Jobs, jobs and jobs

WTF, the "Evil Chinese Professor" is back

Chow!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday



It's Wednesday and it feels like a Friday. Outside the wind is blowing and the sun is beaming. I'm working on a playlist and catching up on various creative endeavors before I have to work. I kind of like it here.

Here are your highlights:

Obama's Des Moines Register "off the record" interview

More on Richard Mourdock

The geekiest cake of all geeky wedding cakes, Eye of Sauron

Pennsylvania attempting to start Corporate Welfare

Dear Media, YOU HAD A STORY. You are just too frightened to tell it.

Supply and Demand

Keep calm Dems, there's a clearer path to victory for Obama

Chow!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Republicans and Rape Talks

I've decided to become a Catholic. It has been a rather long journey. A search of my soul, my spirit and my faith. I and I alone have come to this decision. The past month I've been attending mass with a group of fellow adults embarking on the same journey. Every Monday, that work permits, I attend a class for an hour and half. We talk and chat about the Bible, Jesus, God, the Disciples, the Church, traditions, specific verses; we dig deeper each class. It has been trying. I won't lie at times I've wanted to quit, yet something compels me to continue. I have faith it's the right path for me at this time. And although I don't always agree with various teachings or leanings; I know it is the right thing to do.

So when I read things like this it troubles me. It makes me sad and it's the exact opposite of what I've learned thus far:

Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock became the latest Republican to wander into eyebrow-raising territory when it came to the discussion of rape and abortion during a Senate debate Tuesday night.

Defending his stance that abortion should be illegal even in the case of rape, Mourdock explained that pregnancy resulting from nonconsensual sex is the will of God.

“I’ve struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God,” Mourdock said. “And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

They must be chatting with a different "Big Guy."


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Friday, October 19, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Friday



I've had a busy couple of days. Today I get to recover. Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending Whisky Live. A three hour of event of high-end and craft bourbon and whiskey tastings. I will blog more about it later, but it was a learning experience and pretty friggin' cool. I am however still recovering. It was a lot, A LOT of booze.

Here are your highlights:

The GOP will find any way to intimidate your vote

Don't call it a comeback

What a Romney victory would mean

For you folks who'll get winter, the coolest jacket

Rep. Joe Walsh still one of the worst reps in America

Romnesia

Chow!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Monday



It's taking all my will power not to write about the amazing, the talented, the mind-blowingly awesome RG3...what a game! I will simply post this video, so you can see for yourself. The kid is for real. I hope that he stays healthy, smart and focused; good things are headed his way. Just received great news that the Paddy K will be visiting California next week. It's on!

Here are your highlights:

Supersonic Skydive

God, we need a better press corps

K Pop to take over the music world?

Super hero PUMPKINS!

EW, EU

The Romney plan is not a plan

Chow!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Computer and Life Update

Today was not a "day off." I spent my morning at the Genius Bar in the Apple Store. It's sterile and hipster vibe enveloped me in a string of bad reports about the state of my computer. The kid who helped me was kind enough, but couldn't for the life of him figure out how and why my computer was in such an utter state of ruin. There's something creepy about the Apple store once you've sat there for more than 15 minutes. Is this what we've become? I could've easily spent the rest of my day there simply name dropping indie/hipster bands gathering an audience of kids eager to compare playlists. In other words, the Genius Bar didn't have enough genius. They couldn't fix my computer.

I did, however, wisely set up coffee with an acting/writing friend to follow the lack of genius. A fellow Chicagoan and Middle-American; it was great to catch up and bounce off ideas with him. It amazes me how if two creative people sit down with common interests electricity occurs. We chatted for a rather long time about Hollywood, reflecting on our first years out in the "scene", auditions and the many draw backs of this town. We're cynical Midwesterners, sue us! It ended up being the beginning of hopefully many new projects. We both are tired of waiting around for agents or the right gig, instead we're going to start creating on our own. So, in time we'll be making a new original web-series and hopefully much much much more after. It's why we moved here, so why wait for someone else to cast us? Time to cast ourselves. It's going to take some grinding, but I'm confident we're doing the right thing and it's going to be a fun time making it all happen. Then I had the awesome idea to take my computer to the MacMall...

MacMall is a store that looks like it originated at the dawn of computers. A grey nondescript building with "MacMall" in a sort of Microsoft Word font. I first decided to scope the place out and see if my computer would survive inside this Kevin Smith like creation. I walked in and immediately I was on the set of 40 Year Old Virgin. After a brief walk around I bolted for the door, but then a salesman asked what I was in for and I took the bait. I explained my current computer death situation and he said they could easily fix it for $120. I was astonished and relieved. A knight. I had met a MacMall knight...or so I thought.

I quickly went home, grabbed my wounded IMac and returned to the MacMall. I spoke with the same guy, he's a guy now let's be honest the "knight" thing was a moment of weakness, and I set my computer on the counter. After some diagnostics and jedi-MacMall tricks I was in the hole for more than twice as quoted and my computer was in the hands of an extra from Mall Rats. Somehow I felt I left with a bit of pride since I unknowingly talked the guy into giving me extra RAM for half price. Who knew? What is RAM? Despite my race I don't get computers! I exited the MacMall, my computer hopefully, in good hands and a whole lot poorer.

Today was an atypical day off with a silver-lining. In the words of ole blue eyes, "that's life."

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Must Watch

H/T TPM:



Lies and the liar that tells them.

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Get Your Dunkin Thursday



This is my friend. He plays music and you should listen to his awesomeness. In other news, we've decided to move to a more affordable place. Still in Santa Monica and it has a pool. So, needless to say we're quite happy with the savings and it has a pool. Did I mention pool? Only downside is we have to get packing once again. I don't know anyone who enjoys moving. Any advice to make it easier, let me know!

Here are your highlights:

Reminder: Romney is a flip-flopper

Michelle Rhee isn't the only faux-education reformer

I've been "battered" by the economy and I still support our President

Elizabeth Warren says we shouldn't go back

Justice Kennedy the deciding vote

Chow!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday


(so proud of my son)

I'm taking the ole computer in on Friday. My work schedule has been all over the map. They have been testing out a new program and so I'm just attempting to go along with it. To be perfectly honest it sucks. I need to get my computer back up and healthy to record a new voice demo and work on some scripts. This is year two of living in LA, I've got a ton to accomplish.

Here are your highlights:

Justices to hear affirmative action case, we're so post-racial

Romney wants to end Roe v Wade

This suitcase would make everyone's life easier

RG3 cleared to practice

Lying as a strategy

I couldn't agree with this more; if Obama wins the GOP will do everything they can to delegitimize the win for the next four years

Chow!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Computer Meltdown

My computer crashed and it hasn't come back to life. I'm taking it to the Genius Bar this week, my hope it won't cost an arm and a leg. My fear is that I lost everything. Scripts, photos and edited videos...

Till I get my computer back, I will be using the Mrs. laptop when I can. This sucks.

Chow!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Frank on the Matthew Filipowicz Show

Check out the latest episode of the Matthew Filipowicz Show. We've started a new segment called "What's your Asian?", where I Frank Chow talk about all things Asian.

Give it a listen here and don't forget to become a member!

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Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

My work schedule is all over the map this week. Off to do the 9-5 thang.

Here are your highlights:

Romney's health plan would leave more uninsured

Please Mass, get rid of Scott Brown

Jim Crow Struck Down in PA

Can you believe it, 50 years of James Bond!

Ruining my childhood

"Whistling Past Dixie"

Chow!