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Apr 23, 2014
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Anonymous asked: If the glad of grass could not think how then did it come up with all those unique interesting ideas?

No matter how potent your weapons are, you’ll be defeated because Infra-Man is invincible against them!


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Apr 17, 2014
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thisguyknowswhatimtalkingabout asked: Are you guys going to release both video feeds separately? I'd love to watch a clean version of your room.

Unfortunately we don’t have an isolated recording of my “director’s commentary” room. Just a side effect of the DIY nature of our show. But, if you ask Rob Malone he can probably explain to you everything that happened.


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Apr 17, 2014
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themaks:

#TCGS

themaks:

#TCGS

(via thechrisgethardshow)


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Apr 16, 2014
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Tonight I will be giving live commentary and criticism on an episode I am being forbidden from directing or organizing at all. I’m also not in a great mood so it’s going to get pretty real pretty quickly.

Tonight I will be giving live commentary and criticism on an episode I am being forbidden from directing or organizing at all. I’m also not in a great mood so it’s going to get pretty real pretty quickly.


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Apr 8, 2014
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Shiraz - UCB 3x3 Tournament 2013

I like watching this. It’s been some time since the Jump on Three family has taken the stage together, so anytime any of us get to perform together it feels special. Phil is unflappable in this and Maelle is one of the most fearless players that exists.

It’s strange for me to have people I trust so genuinely, on stage or otherwise. Though we’ve been pulled to other ends of the world and careers, it’s fun to step in front of an audience with these people who I came up with and see no matter how withered the improv vines might be, the trust part of the garden still has flowers.

Good times, not necessarily the past yet, but still good to remember.


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Mar 5, 2014
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thechrisgethardshow:

Uh. It seems a TCGS game is in the works?

This is amazing.

(via patrickcotnoir)


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Mar 2, 2014
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michaeltannenbaum asked: Hey! I tried changing the "Revenge of the Nerds" Wikipedia page back to the appropriate description. Wikipedia sent me this message - "Welcome to Wikipedia. At least one of your recent edits did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted or removed." This is fucked up.

connorratliff:

Well, there’s a big debate raging on the ROTN Wikipedia Talk page regarding these edits that goes back to 2007.  

Wiki editor “Masem” seems to be the main guy calling the shots on this. Here’s one of his recent comments:

"Yes, if the same scene was filmed today under today’s morale, the outcome would have been vastly different, but we’re considering what happened then. Add to the fact that when she discovered his true identity she did not react as if it was not concentual after the fact.”

I added the bold letters.

There is a lot of debate being stirred up on the Wikipedia page for Revenge of the Nerds because of our podcast. Read the editors discussion going on here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Revenge_of_the_Nerds#The_.22rape.22_scene


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Feb 28, 2014
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twelvehourday:

We would like to genuinely thank our listeners who took the initiative and corrected the Wikipedia entry for Revenge of the Nerds which wrongly used the word “seduction” to refer to a disgusting act of predatory coercion that led a female character to have sex with a partner against her will.
To listen to our discussion on the topic and our call to action, please listen to Episode 2 of 12 Hour Day with J.D. and Connor.

To change this back to “seduces” now that the gauntlet has been dropped would speak volumes about the editor.

twelvehourday:

We would like to genuinely thank our listeners who took the initiative and corrected the Wikipedia entry for Revenge of the Nerds which wrongly used the word “seduction” to refer to a disgusting act of predatory coercion that led a female character to have sex with a partner against her will.

To listen to our discussion on the topic and our call to action, please listen to Episode 2 of 12 Hour Day with J.D. and Connor.

To change this back to “seduces” now that the gauntlet has been dropped would speak volumes about the editor.


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Feb 26, 2014
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twelvehourday:

12 Hour Day - Episode 2 - February 17, 2014



It’s a particularly cold day and J.D. and Connor meet up at the Woodside-61st Street subway station and begin recording their 12 Hour Day as they walk towards Connor’s apartment. This episode features the first public description of Connor’s apartment, some deeply personal conversations, and dozens of hash-tag requests. Emotions range from introspective, to bemused, to sad, to nostalgic. J.D. and Connor spend the day by themselves but there is a brief guest background appearance by a grocery store employee.
Listen on Podbean: http://twelvehourday.podbean.com/2014/02/26/12-hour-day-episode-2-february-17-2014/
Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/12-hour-day-j.d.-connor/id793389879
12 HOUR DAY WITH J.D. AND CONNOR is twelve hour long podcast in which comedy friends J.D. and Connor spend twelve hours together and record the whole entire thing without stopping.




The new episode of the 12 hour long podcast that Connor Ratliff and I created is now live and ready to be listened to in it’s entirety. This episode dips into some personal stuff and is a rare look behind the curtain into Connor Ratliff’s private life.
If this is all new to you… our podcast is called “12 HOUR DAY" and was developed out of my and Connor’s mutual love of extreme long form podcasting, our shared thrill in putting together large bizarre projects, and the fact that we only ever find time to hang out when it’s in pursuit of a creative goal.
I hope you download or stream episode two (or go back and enjoy episode one) and listen to every second of it. Connor and I put a lot of work into this and at it’s worst it serves as a historical document preserving what it’s like to spend another entire day with Connor and I.

twelvehourday:

12 Hour Day - Episode 2 - February 17, 2014

It’s a particularly cold day and J.D. and Connor meet up at the Woodside-61st Street subway station and begin recording their 12 Hour Day as they walk towards Connor’s apartment. This episode features the first public description of Connor’s apartment, some deeply personal conversations, and dozens of hash-tag requests. Emotions range from introspective, to bemused, to sad, to nostalgic. J.D. and Connor spend the day by themselves but there is a brief guest background appearance by a grocery store employee.

Listen on Podbean: http://twelvehourday.podbean.com/2014/02/26/12-hour-day-episode-2-february-17-2014/

Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/12-hour-day-j.d.-connor/id793389879

12 HOUR DAY WITH J.D. AND CONNOR is twelve hour long podcast in which comedy friends J.D. and Connor spend twelve hours together and record the whole entire thing without stopping.

The new episode of the 12 hour long podcast that Connor Ratliff and I created is now live and ready to be listened to in it’s entirety. This episode dips into some personal stuff and is a rare look behind the curtain into Connor Ratliff’s private life.

If this is all new to you… our podcast is called “12 HOUR DAY" and was developed out of my and Connor’s mutual love of extreme long form podcasting, our shared thrill in putting together large bizarre projects, and the fact that we only ever find time to hang out when it’s in pursuit of a creative goal.

I hope you download or stream episode two (or go back and enjoy episode one) and listen to every second of it. Connor and I put a lot of work into this and at it’s worst it serves as a historical document preserving what it’s like to spend another entire day with Connor and I.


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Feb 24, 2014
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Harold Ramis and High School

When I was in High School my writing teacher got Harold Ramis to come speak to our class. He lived two towns over and had kids in our school district. During his brief talk with our class, he tried to explain the process of filmmaking, but the audience of my star-struck classmates and “visiting” classes kept asking about funny things that happened on the set of Ghostbusters and what Bill Murray was like in person.

The thirty-five minute period flew by, everyone applauded, and everyone was ushered out the door. But, on my way to the door my writing teacher pulled me over to Mr. Ramis and introduced me, explaining how I was dead-set on being a director and spent all of my free time trying to make my own movies. He shook my hand and said casually, “that’s excellent, that’s the first and only step… making movies. So, you’re on the right track.”

At which point he explained that he was running late but I could walk with him to the front of the school if I had any questions. As we walked through the winding hallways of our school I acted like I didn’t notice when we made a wrong turn because I was reveling in every extra moment I could steal of his. At the front of the school I thanked him and he encouraged me to keep going and that maybe someday we’d find ourselves working together. It was a polite and encouraging way to end a conversation with a sixteen year old, but it was also a flickering light of opportunity and challenge that got stuck in my brain.

Farfetched or otherwise, I always wanted to find a way to work with him just so I could casually tell that story to him as we sat side by side in an edit bay going over dailies of the movie we just shot together,

"You know Harold, when I was in High School you told me we might work together in the future… and… well, look at us now!"

But, unfortunately with his passing that won’t be the case. It’s a plot-line that won’t tie up nicely. I can count on my fingers the amount of minutes I spent with him, but it’s still sad— not because we were in any way friends or that I ever even knew him, but because he made stuff I enjoyed.

The same reason it’s hard when a well known artist dies is the same reason you knew them in the first place— they took the first and only step to creating things… creating them.