This morning, we lost my cat Sophie. We got Sophie the summer before seventh grade (!!!!) and for the past 19 years (!!!!!!!), she has been the best cat in the world. Not only was she very beautiful (she had these awesome marks around her eyes that made her look like she was wearing eyeliner), but she was the smartest, most agile, most loving kitty. She loved to snuggle and groom you (if she sat down in your lap, she’d lick your hand with her weird little sandpaper tongue) and was overall, just a dream of a cat. My mom and I will miss her a whole lot. RIP, Sophie. I hope kitty heaven is filled with people food and things to jump on.
"Parks And Recreation is criminally underrated and one of the best ensembles on TV. They figured out how to make comedy out of people who like things, as opposed to the usual sitcom where it’s just people being awful to each other. Turns out passion can heighten things in the same way that conflict does. And that delights me."
Tim Carvell, head writer for The Daily Show (Rolling Stone Sept. 2013) (via katiepoole912)
In early December, Dan Chamberlain and I shot a Christmas music video for Funny or Die starring R. Kelly. No. Really. While we sat in holding for hours and hours (“Hey, guys. Thanks for sitting tight. R. Kelly was supposed to be here at 4. Now apparently he’ll be here at 6, but when he gets here, he’ll be having a lobster dinner first.”), we got a little loopy and started singing “I’m Like A Bird”, except with real bird specifics in the chorus. Like idiots. After shooting the video, we pitched it to our Maude Team, Legs for Days. Matt Starr wrote it up. So even though the R. Kelly video will apparently never see the light of day, it wasn’t for nothing.
FLAWLESS (except for the fact that it is not 22 minutes longer).
As some of you may have heard, NYC comedian Liza Dye was struck by a subway train yesterday. She is in the hospital now and receiving treatment, but her bills are piling up fast. Liza is taking UCB classes and she does stand-up at UCBeast frequently. News story here.
Kara Klenk’s IF YOU BUILD IT…
She’s a great and funny person. What a horrible situation.