Given where we are now-- Day 3 of @realDonaldTrump in the hospital, infected with COVID-19-- it's worth a look back at the timeline of what happened with Herman Cain.
June 20th: attends Trump rally in Tulsa. No mask.
June 25th: no more lockdowns
Oct 2, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
It is a symptom of how insane @realDonaldTrump has made things that ppl are confidently speculating on the possibility that this is a last minute piece of political theatre in which they are faking a full outbreak & quick recovery in order to change the subject yet again
I'm sure someone will write a clear-eyed breakdown of exactly how complicated it would be to stage something like this, and what is the minimum number of ppl who would have to actively/knowingly participate in the lie in order to pull it off.
I never liked church as a kid, but when they passed around a petition asking everyone to boycott our local movie theaters if they showed Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation Of Christ, I was **done** with The Catholic Church and organized religion forever. (I was 12.)
I didn't know anything about TLTOC and had yet to see a Scorsese film, but I remember the priest describing the film as "pornographic" and it sounded like bullshit to me. I had no interest in seeing the movie but there was no way in hell I was going to stop going to the movies.
Even if you only have 5 minutes to talk to me about your experience, it would mean so much.
[Previous guests include Seth Rogen, Jon Hamm, Aimee Mann, etc]
Sep 3, 2020 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
Beginning my personal re-watch of #Studio60ontheSunsetStrip in prep for the 9/20 @GLucasTalkShow 17-hour watchathon to raise money for @BCEFA bc I haven't seen it since it first aired & I wanna see it again as myself b4 watching it in character as "retired filmmaker George Lucas"
Also: @patrickcotnoir is working so hard in preparation for this one that the least I could do is watch all 22 episodes again before watching them a 3rd time for our show.
I think this is the watchathon Patrick was put on earth to produce.
I hope that some day he will record commentary tracks for these films, because I know almost nothing about how they were made and I would give anything to hear him talk about that.
Barring that, I would like someone smart to sit down and interview @AlbertBrooks about how he made these movies. They are among the greatest films anyone has ever made and I'd just love to hear him talk about them.
Aug 30, 2020 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
Aug 18, 2020 • 5 tweets • 5 min read
SO: The @GLucasTalkShow is on track to hit $100,000 raised for charity since May 4th, and we will likely reach this milestone during our 9/20 Studio 60 charity watchathon.
What would it take for us to get a major publication like @VanityFair to write an article about our show?
Or ANY publication! Or podcast!
[I only specified VF bc of Martha O'Dell's "long lead story" but we would be happy with a profile on the show in a publication of any size.]
We have approx. 127 hours of show from this year available for review.
Aug 14, 2020 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Braced for a Trump/Pence re-election in November. This isn't a critique of Biden/Harris, just a feeling that the stupidest 35% of the country is somehow going to prevail over the majority by winning in the electoral college & that 2021 is going to be so bad we will long for 2020
And when I say 2021 is going to be bad, I mean for everybody, including the fucking idiots who vote for all of this madness to continue. Because the majority of this country is going to transition from feeling bad to feeling hopeless and like they/we have nothing left to lose.
Aug 8, 2020 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
Ok, this thread is a Spike Jonze film that I have been semi-obsessed with for 20 years.
It is a 13-minute documentary about @algore that was shown at the 2000 Democratic National Convention but *not* aired on TV.
I think if it had been shown on TV, it would've changed History.
It is so deceptively simple, but it is the best film of its kind I have ever seen.
@algore won the popular vote but barely lost in the electoral college, and I think this film captures a side of Gore as a person that I never saw anywhere else in that campaign.
Aug 1, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
I hope there are no presidential debates this year. Winning them seems to mean nothing, and it would mean even less this year.
Anyone who needs to see a debate to make up their mind in the middle of this shitshow will not be able to find a polling place or unlock their own car.
If I was running for president, here is how I would get out of a debate gracefully:
"I am worried that @realDonaldTrump has COVID-19 & I have no interest in him killing me the way he killed Herman Cain. And I'm tired of doing stuff on ZOOM so it's a hard pass from me. Bye!"
Aug 1, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
The only role I have any ambition to play in any play is Charles Guiteau in a Sondheim's Assassins. I think about it a lot.
When things open up again, in 2022, somebody keep me in mind for a production of this, please.
I saw Jon Hamm play Czolgosz at the University Of Missouri - Columbia back in 1992 (shortly after acting with him in Ordinary People) and it remains one of the best productions I have ever seen and I have always wanted to be in it, as Guiteau.
Jul 31, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
8 nonviolent protesters arrested in Jefferson City yesterday by violent police. In their public statement, they make a point of saying that, out of the 8, "only one was a local resident," as if citizens from other parts of the state aren't allowed to protest here.
This is an escalation by the police that might as well have been for a jaywalking offense. Guy takes 3 steps off the sidewalk, immediately turns back.
I have been on this street a lot this year. It might as well be a fairly unpopular pedestrianized zone. Very little traffic.
Jul 30, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
"I just got off..."
[It takes MINIMAL effort to break up your tweet thread to avoid this kind of thing. Make it a 3-tweet thread. Also, maybe add in an apology for your role in killing him.]
Plus, he had enough characters left in the 2nd tweet.
Jul 30, 2020 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
The thing is, he has gotten away with pretty much everything so far.
I'd like to think there is a point where that would come to an end, but it hasn't happened yet.
He has never faced ANY real consequences. He does whatever the fuck he wants. I've never even seen a single interview where someone effectively nails him on his bullshit and it makes any difference.
Jul 30, 2020 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
Are you not getting your mail? Does Trump's Postmaster General Louis DeJoy have it? What is he doing with it?
Is it a coincidence that my mail has stopped being forwarded for the past 2 weeks, or are the rumors of the @realDonaldTrump administration actively sabotaging the US postal service actually true?
A guy who no longer gets mail
P.S. @USPS, please tell Trump's hand-picked postmaster general Louis DeJoy that I would like my mail to be delivered please.
Jul 28, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Two of the worst people in America on TV right now.
Jim Jordan reminds me of every vice principal I ever loathed.
Jul 28, 2020 • 13 tweets • 9 min read
If you are bored and ever have free time and you like/enjoy The George Lucas Talk Show, why not go to our IMDb page to rate and/or review us?
You can also contribute to the "trivia" or "quotes" section. A lot of ppl have already added fun stuff there!
We are currently the 20,752nd most popular title on IMDb. That sounds like a low ranking, but that is competing with EVERY movie & TV show EVER MADE, so I think that is maybe secretly not bad for a livestream show that is partly filmed in my parent's screen porch.
Jul 28, 2020 • 18 tweets • 9 min read
Checked out the Funny Pages today and it looks like the Bumsteads are celebrating that it was possible to buy toilet paper while Hi & Lois look like they have given up and accepted that catastrophic climate change is going to kill us all
Days ago, Blondie and Dagwood were celebrating finding toilet paper in a store.