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September 2009
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Today was wack. I don't particularly feel like talking about it, but if having the entire script of Men of Inaction storytold to me over SnS coffee isn't worth standing around in the rain for half an hour, I don't know what is.

I should really sleep now. Seeing as how class is in 6 hours.

Oh, and I'm not up for president. Thank goodness.


I hope Theron left out the very early sketch ideas that were all rejected, which was mostly my fault.
I really thought "Get A Watch!" was a great idea.


Actually, I thought "Get A Watch!" was hilarious.

She did. I was amazed.

No, I just told all the bits in the final form. Which still includes Exact Change Man, though I didn't explain him in depth.

She also liked "Can I have some coffee, or is that off the force?"

That was probably my favorite part. I wasn't sure whether to mention it.

Since this project involves two or three people who I think are inherently hilarious, it seems that being unfunny would be the least of your concerns. However, see below remarks pertinent to my sense of humor. Perhaps you are destined to write a cult classic? I need another reason to scorn and deride the fools who just don't "get it". ;P


Much like all the stuff I had been working on before it became a collabarative effort, I think "Get A Watch!" is a funny idea, but stretched out to a full sketch when it's basically just one joke that you get immediately I don't think would work. I think it's made funny in the context that it only lasts as long as it takes for the joke to sink in and then is recognized as being a stupid idea. That's one of the things I worry about for if and when Men of Inaction finally gets written is that all the ideas can actually work as a full sketch or just turn out to be one-joke scenes that go on way too long. The latter is pretty much what MadTV is, and failure like that makes sketch comedy painful to watch.
Comedy is serious business!!!11

Having nothing whatsoever to do with this project, I am loath to even say this, but: when I envisioned it, I didn't see it as lasting much longer than the time it takes to say "What time is it?" "Time for you to GET!... A!... WATCH!". It's the non-sequitur, the absurdism, I think. It's not stupid any more than hyperbole is stupid: it's logically implausible when you think about it, but in context, it's perfect.

On the other hand, I also think Yellow Submarine is uproarious, whereas everyone else who's ever watched it has told me that it is obviously meant to be viewed while stoned. Mr. Slasher Wainwright will also vouch that my sense of humor is at best extremely volatile.