Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Bible Lesson

This has happened a few times. I walk into a hotel room and someone has put the Gideon's Bible on display. This one was turned to Ezekiel and someone has conveniently bracketed the verse that seems to justify the state of Israel.

In Liberal, Kansas, everyone's room had a small shrine for their Bible: a Biblical table, lamp, two recliners, even a pedestal. No brackets, though. So while I appreciate Liberal's effort to make my Bible verse reading more comfortable, I'm more grateful to this motel in Bald Knob, Arkansas for abridging the Good Book.

Now if they could only pay as much attention to their wireless connections.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Eastern bound

I've obviously spent a lot of time in the van on this trip. Today was a 10-hour drive, which wasn't so bad because we have an XBox 360 and copious indie flix. The XBox is fairly dormant since no one will play me in Call of Duty because I am "just too good." So today we watched Wizard of Gore. It's silly.

Now I'm in Booneville, MO. I picked this place a couple of days ago because of its proximity to the freeway rest stop we're using in our next sketch. It also happens to be in the middle of nowhere (It is not the birthplace of Boones Farm Wine). The only thing around here...wait for a CASINO! So I'm on my way to the casino floor where I will get rid of all the change that I've been collecting from buying road Pepsis, Sixlets, beef jerky, and Necco Wafers.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

In the land of $2 beers

We just wrapped on episode 9, which makes us almost halfway complete with the show. Although I'd love to be back in LA, nestling into my NEW HOUSE, I'm still not tired of the roadside diners, early mornings, and low-ceilinged motels (This one in Walsenburg, CO is about 6'6"). We've just finished the "M" in Marc's signature. Now, after going up and down America, we start to go across. I'd be surprised if our drives will be any more majestic than they were over last few days in the Rockies, but every day I work on this show I'm pleasantly surprised. This country, and this project, don't get no better than this.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The roof blew off our motel!

Originally uploaded by wojofan80

Pictures, as promised

I've added my Flickr account on my links list (down the right column). More as the trip continues!

Bury your problems

Craig newspaper article

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Brief update

We've been a week on the road and wrapped production on 6 shows. That's pretty good, huh? With 14 (13 really) to go and...29 more days, the worst is clearly behind us. It's been extremely hard to get anything done outside of work on Signature Series, so I'm sorry I haven't posted pictures or responded to phone calls or emails. Frankly, this is the first time I've had reliable internet service since I left. I'll be here one more night, long enough to upload about 300MB of photos.

One quick funny thing about America: there's absolutely nothing in the southwest of Wyoming. I stayed in the creepiest hotel last night--one that had everyone sleeping in their clothes and not taking a shower. In Wamsutter, WY, there's two motels. We stayed in the nice one. The other one looked like...some Soviet Motel 6. I think the walls were aluminum. Although in Wamsutter (where we were), no one lives in anything other than a trailer. The motel was actually pretty nice, considering. The water was brown, but it was pretty nice. Oh, and I got 3 Jim Beams at the Desert Bar for less than $10. Notice how I ordered something that would elicit a communal approval from discriminating rancher eyes which are always on the look out for homosexual cityfolk.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Semi-express yourself

The semi-nudity made the news!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Slow down, you move too fast

Ok, ok, I haven't had a clear moment to post here yet. I've been working far too hard and having far too much fun. I'm going to make it a point from now one to just write small posts, rather than compose long stories.

Here's a short vignette: Drinking at a dance club called Cowgirls in Nampa, Idaho, a "cowboy" comes up to our Cambodian director and jokingly does a Bruce Lee "hiYA!" in his face.

We are improving the country. Problem is we didn't realize how messed up it really was.

Pictures pictures pictures very soon. We sell Poop Shoes to Utah tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Signature Series

For the next five weeks, I'll be traveling across the country as a writer on Marc Horowitz's Signature Series. Here's the press release I just finished.