This interview with comedy writer and director Judd Apatow seems fitting for a Monday…
The lesson? Find comedy in your Monday struggles, even if that includes moments of disdain and hate, real or perceived.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
P.S. Not being able to laugh at oneself is a pet peeve of mine, and hopefully is a pet peeve of yours as well.
Today is one of those days. It (as a wise woman once told me) inhales profusely. We’ve all had them, we’ve all become stressed because of them and we’ve all just wanted them to end.
Except me and except for today.
I want to remember this feeling equally comprised of anger, depression, hopelessness and, oddly enough, reassurance. If you’re doing something and/or are around someone who is constantly making you feel under-appreciated, unwelcome and miserable, then a change, however painful, is necessary for basic human happiness.
Life is too damn short.
And while I am not in the mood for levity at the moment, Chuck Lorre may be the only person who just might get me to achieve this impossible feat today. Not out loud, but inside, where the fire burns. And, apparently, that place deep down where the fire burns is precisely where Chuck Lorre “amateur comedy writer” slowly evolved into Chuck Lorre “sitcom king.”
From feelings of upchucking to Chuck lifting me up a little in a single
That’s a super story of winning made for TV.
There may not be a more important word in the world of science-fiction than, “star.”
Exhibit A: The eternally epic debate of Star Trek vs. Star Wars.
Why bring this random piece of information up?
Glad you asked. You see, in life, it’s essential that we are overwhelmingly passionate about at least one thing. And the subject matter isn’t the critical part, but just that you care deeply about something. If you’re lucky, this passion will coincide with your job.
Exhibit B: Jordan Schlansky.
(Warning: There is a bleeped 4-letter word at the beginning and end of this video).
Advice: Put your head into the stars and dream big this week…and in life.
Live long and
“Do or do not. There is no try.”
Yeah, I’m a Star Wars fan.
Let me set the scene:
It’s the year 2000…
No, not that video from the year 2000. But this other pop-culture phenomenon appears to be gaining steam (or electrical power, depending on your modern transportation preferences) for a miraculous (a word choice that depends on your definition preferences) in the near future.
If your favorite movies include films like The Pianist, then yeah, you’re probably not going to be particularly excited here…
or maybe you will happy to hear this developing news. Hey, my favorite movies range from Dumb and Dumber to the mind-bending cinematic epics of Christopher Nolan. It’s important not to judge a book by its cover.
Unless that book cover contains the name, “L. Ron Hubbard.”
Either way, any excuse to bring back those Adidas track suits again, we should all be for such a catalyst.
FYI – Seriously Dude, Where’s My Car? needs to happen!