While I’m posting links…

…Here’s Tom Wolfe in a thought-provoking column from last summer’s anniversary of the moon landing.   What NASA needs now is the power of the Word. {snip} At this moment, that remains the only solution to recovering NASA

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Gail Makes a Funny.

Gail Collins today in the NYTimes:  “Really, for ultraconservatives, the last year has been one sign of the apocalypse after the other. Soon, the rivers will run red with Starbucks Raspberry-Flavored Tazo Passion Shaken Iced Tea. Owls will give birth to two-headed frogs who shriek the lyrics to Lady Gaga songs.” Don’t know why I […]

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Let the haunting BEGIN!

Don’t miss THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, my friends’ amazing high-tech home haunt in Woodland Hills, CA, for which I had the privilege of writing the script. Haunting tonight (Tuesday) through 10/31. (I’ll be there myself on Halloween night.) Seriously, this event is a wonder of art and technology: more spooky than terrifying, but endlessly […]

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Meet Spike. And come see Ed perform next week!

Spike says howdy… …and Spike REALLY wants you to come see “Puppet Pandemic” in NYC next weekend! It’s a benefit for the O’Neill Alumni Scholarship fund, and I am pleased as heck to be a part of it.  There’ll be a lot of GREAT puppetry at all 3 shows.   But as added incentive – at […]

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Yay for Government-Run Single-Payer Health Care… in Iraq.

Oh, and one more thing: we already helped give the Iraqis universal health care. Single-payer, government run, universal healthcare is enshrined in the Iraqi constitution. “Many US lawmakers opposing health care reform need to be asked why it’s OK for Iraqis but not Americans, Mark Dorlester writes for the Huffington Post. Article 31 of the […]

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Basic health coverage for all, and protection for the already sick

Yes, I know I was going to focus on writing, and on living the writing life, and art, and puppetry and theater and all, but… Well, I’ve been thinking a lot about healthcare lately. (Wonder why?) So I’m posting this link to an article from Wonkette, which is a great takedown of the ever-snotty Peggy […]

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Urban Dictionary

Urban Dictionary is awesome. Awesome! So I’ll be here, sitting around in my Vurple sloth-cloth, typing on my Magic Toaster, unless I decide to go primitive. But no finger guns. Brown chicken brown cow!

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Thanks! And a new post!

Dear all: Thanks for all the good wishes and compliments on the premiere of “Fly Boy!”! I was really touched to hear from so many people, and please know that it was a real thrill to get to share this episode with all of you. I wrote it so long ago that the gratification was […]

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RED ALERT!!! My first solo episode airs on Fairly OddParents Friday!

Hey, all! Some exciting news: my very first “Fairly OddParents” episode, “Fly Boy,” premieres this week! It’s showing on Nickelodeon Friday night (August 14). Nickelodeon’s broadcasting it in L.A. at 6 PM, but please check your local listings to find out when it’s showing in your area. “Fly Boy” was sneak-previewed to a large and […]

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A Note on Mob Rule

Last hour on MSNBC’s Morning Meeting, I heard Contessa Brewer state that “loud, angry mobs” were present at the conventions in which our founders declared independence and wrote the Constitution. (The implication being, I suppose, that, hey, shouting down your Democratic congressperson is just business as usual in America! The mobs did it in 1776, […]

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