As bushfires continue to rage across New South Wales, smart phones have caught up with a new kind of weather phenomenon. It's not just the heat. When it's more than sunny, it's 31 degrees and... smoke.
Want to feel a part of something? Get involved in a creative project!
My friend and longtime collaborator Casper Andreas went back to his homeland of Sweden to shoot his touching short film, A Last Farewell, with producer David Fardmar. They're needing a shot in the arm to take this alternative family drama to as many film festivals as possible... it's got two famous Swedish actors, and by supporting the campaign you can see this film as well as get a digital copy of one of our previous films, such as A Four Letter Word or Violet Tendencies, all for just $20!
Another friend of mine, Jacqueline Kabat, one of the most hilarious people on the planet, is seeking funding to make her documentary Comedy Improv Can Save The World - where she proves humor heals as she takes it to three distinct groups (who need it): veterans with PTSD, inner city kids in Chicago, and employees on Wall Street. Check out her campaign.
Finally, my radio co-host Jack Crane of Gay Panic, is willing to strip to get more subscribers! That's right, he will take off one item of clothing per subscriber. Just call in during the show, tonight from 7:30 to 8pm on 2Ser 107.3FM. 9514-9500. No doubt he will tweet the results of him wearing nothing but the guitar stylings of some lesbian folk song!
When I was growing up, Mom used to like to dress my brother Ryan and me in cowboy gear. To this day, I've got a thing for cowboy boots and pearlescent buttons. Here is one of the only times you'll ever see me to the right of my brother!
Help my co-creator of Half-Share Sean Hanley create his new film, Scamdance: Festival of Broken Dreams. He's taken some of his experience in the independent industry and mined it for comedy gold featuring parodies of famous film scenes. Sean is an incredible (and incredibly hilarious) writer and by contributing to the campaign, perks include unprecedented involvement in the filmmaking process.
What happens when bullies don't get their way? They destroy.
The Republicans took control of the House in 2010 and have not passed any substantial legislation since that time - and now, because they aren't able to take the nation's budget hostage and ransom it with provisions to strip health care reform (now a law, upheld by the Supreme Court) - they have forced a shut down of the government.
So with their pent up anger and hate, these spoiled brat politicians who can't get their way have chosen to destroy - without any concern for who they hurt. Certainly not concern for the nation, or the million federal workers now furloughed. These ideological fossils are the same ones who can't vote to pass a law requiring background checks on assault weapons, because it's not their children getting killed in mass shootings. I'm so glad not to be in the USA right now. Let's hope what the government shut down does accomplish is the shutdown of their careers.