With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A Very Personal Update:Justin Writer/Actor?

I have some new neighbors. They treat my like I am a bum, just because I do a lot of work from home, and when I work from home, I tend to wear my favorite spaghetti sauce stained wife beater. So while I could see where they are coming from, I am actually being a very productive member of society. (See picture of the several ounces of literature that I have already produced.)

While writing is definitely going to occupy a large amount of my time this summer, I do have some other ambitions. I wouldn't bring this up, because I am ordinarily very modest, but I have thought about doing some acting . I have been practicing a monologue for auditions. It is the penultimate major speech of Zoolander, delivered by Owen Wilson. One feels the structure is reminiscent of the greatest monologues of Hamlet. At any rate, I like to think if something were to fall through with my career as a writer, I can always fall back on acting.

Appendix One: The penultimate major speech of Zoolander, delivered by Owen Wilson
"Hey Everybody Mugatu is a Dick!"


the boy said...

Have fun with your new acting career, and welcome to the ranks.

the boy said...

Oh, and call me if you'd like some advice about monlogue delivery. As a 10 years old actor, I've had a lifetime of experience.

the boy said...

monologue. I'm ten, okay.

Justin said...

What happened is that I was going to first respond vis-a-vis intricate references to Cindy Loper. But somehow just after I wrote a brilliant intertextual comment, it occured to me.

You aren't ever going to let that go, are you?

Can't say that I blame you.


Jody said...

I'm remembered for a well-delivered, original monologue from high school as well. A talent scout even approached me afterward to tell me hoe "wonderful" I was and then he walked away without offering me a contract. Wonderful, eh?

Justin said...

Jody: Well congrautations and sorry. I didn't realize that contracts offered for delivering monologues. Justin

Jody said...

Well, I figured he would have at least seen my potential and signed me to a prelim contract. At least SOMETHING!

Jessica said...

Let's act this out...

Jessie: Time? TIME??! There’s never any time! I don’t have time to study! I’ll never get into Stanford! I’ll let everyone down! I’m so confused

Zack: Everything will be all right, just calm down, OK?

Jessie: You’re right! Everything will be OK. I just need one of these!

Zack: Pills?? You mean you really are taking drugs?!

Jessie: I need them! I need them Zack I HAVE TO SING!

Zack: Jessie! You can’t sing tonight!

Jessie: Yes I can! I’M SO EXCITED! I’M SO EXCITED! I’M SO ... (sob) .... SCARED! (Cries)

Zack: Jessie, hey don’t be scared. Listen, we’ll get through this. Remember that time when we snuck out to see ET, riding home on our bikes, it was so dark - we were scared. C'mon.

Holy. Hot. Crap.

Justin said...

Jess: You are as gifted at navigating cyberspace as you are the roads of cleveland. Dare I say even more so? I dare, indeed.

I thank you for your comment, and as I just recieved an email from you must tell you that in spite of my gratitude for your comment I am currently unable to accomodate your request for an A/C installation guy.

P.S. Did you read the post? It is totally about you guys.

Jess said...

I DID read your post entry. I wanted you to come over in your spaghetti stained wife beater and install my A/C!!! DAMN YOU!!

Justin said...

First, my blog is so far superior to IM, that it isn't funny.

Second, I can only help you with, at most, one of life's challenges a day. Otherwise, it would start to cut into my time of sitting around and doing nothing.

Third, actually it is kind of funny to think about just how much better my blog is than IM.

P.S. Since no one is buying stuff from my store, I'm going to start a swear jar for you. Fifty cents per. Today's Post=.50

WIP said...


i'd love if you could give me daily advice :-) that would brighten my day very much

Jess said...

Alright, alright. I owe ya 50 cent. You're going to be rich before you know it!!

I apologize for trying to take advantage of you and your services. I guess navigating me around town was your one act of kindness for the day. Sooo, how about A/C tomorrow :)

And I do agree that your blog is better than AIM. I only use it to talk to my roommate. Ha.