Bookclub – for Gentlemen #2

Gains

  • Speed at which I can pound beers – 8/10 (up 1)
  • Throwing good parties 7/10 (up 3).

The second Bookclub – for Gentlemen was a very special day.

Our group of gentlemen spent four hours discussing Mr Tickle by Roger Hargreaves before staggering into a Taco Bill. I was in bed by 7pm.

Thanks to Chris Edser for the poster and The Old Bar for not noticing our beer bong.

 

Being outraged at fake cocaine.

There was a puff piece a while ago about a kid in EB games pretending to give cocaine away with the new Grand Theft Auto Game, beside an ad for the game.

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I pretended to have misunderstood the article and be outraged that they were giving cocaine to children – encouraging others to the same. People got right into it and it was really great.

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Bookclub – for Gentlemen

This was one of the greatest days I’ve had. It took three weeks to recover.

We’re going to hold another one in February. The text will probably be Grug at the Beach again, as no one can really remember what happened.

All welcome but guys – please bring the text.

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Screenplay: Trudy and Michael’s big presentation

Thanks for being so supportive of my screenplays guys.

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Screenplay: Sexual Commandos

Screenplays is my new thing, guys. Depending on how it goes I might start submitting these to actual production companies.

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Half way.

Man oh man. You’re not reading a story of triumph and this is not a victory lap. I am not 50% more awesome than I was five years ago. I am 18.7% more awesome. 10% more awesome (6) [Full stats here] Despite touring the country dressed as a homoerotic sailor/astronaut for much of the last few years, my two least improved categories are Rock & Roll and Being Dangerous.

Out of the 33 rock and roll categories, only nine of them actually relate to being in a band. The rest are about hanging out at bars, getting shitfaced and smoking cigarettes, stuff that’s counter-producive to being in a functional band.

Was it too ambitious? Are the targets realistic? Should my definition of awesome have matured in five years? No, no and no.

In lieu of quitting my job and joining Alcoholics Anonymous, I’ll need to spend this year chasing some easy wins. Below is the low hanging fruit that I could improve on.

The best thing I can do is take up chain smoking and be someone’s best man.

  • Blowing smoke rings (20%)
  • Rolling a cigarette (30%)
  • Playing pool (30%)
  • Stuff signed by famous people (30%)
  • Shooting hoops (30%)
  • Polished shoes (40%)
  • Whistling with my pinky (0%)
  • Becoming intimate with Daniel Johnston and Brian Jonestown Massacre (40%)
  • Being best man/ring bearer/speech maker/most important friend at a special occasion (30%).

*I am really mad at Piktochart for cutting my first ‘awesome’ in half but life is too short to email them a third time.

Film scoring

Gain:
  • Finishing projects: 6/10 (up from 5/10) 
Loss:
  • Being punctual: 3/10 (no change)

Here is my entry to this year’s Tropscore competition. It was edited mainly on planes and in the bars of backpacker hostels, using a laptop that bloody loves to crash. Underneath is a song I contributed to my buddy’s Tropscore entry.

Is it smart to upload your first film scoring attempts to the internet? No, no it’s not. Should I have just left this locked up on my hard drive? Definitely.

I’d like to do more of this. Hit me up if you’re a budding filmmaker looking for scores.