Nicholas Brendon audioblog update Aug. 20, 2008
Hello there, everybody. This is Nicholas Brendon, and I am audioblogging right now.
It’s been a while. I was doing a play with Richard Kind and a director by the name of Paul Mazursky called Adam Baum and the Jew Movie, and it was a lovely experience. So I kind of got caught up in that, and I’m also just a lazy bum, and I apologize. So for the three people out there that are actually going to hear this audioblog, this is for you.
First of all, before we start, let’s give props to … well, to the world, really. Because without the world, we would not be here. So, let’s just put the phone down real quick and let’s give an applause. Hold on really quick, please. [applause] All right world. Sweet. Yeah.
OK. I feel much better. So, I’m getting on a plane tomorrow, to leave for Scotland, for, I think, four days to do a little meet and greet. I’ve never been to Scotland before, so I’m kind of excited about this.
And I just got the word that I’m going to be in the next episode of Criminal Minds. A cute little scene there, right in the middle of the script. So my clothes are going to be staying on for this episode — so any of you that were looking to see me naked, you’ll just have to go to my fan Web site, which I think is NicholasBrendon.com [Webmaster note: It’s not; this is it.], and maybe there’s some naked pictures of me up there [Webmaster note: There isn’t -- yet.]
Outside of that, everything has pretty much just been status quo over here, you know. Living the dream. Reading some fantastic books right now. One of them is called, I think it’s called The Language of God. Which is a beautiful, beautiful book. I’m reading a couple of surfing books right now. One is called In Search of Captain Zero. ‘Cause I’ve been doing a lot of surfing lately, and really kind of … just absorbing myself with that culture. And also hopping on a board and then riding waves until I fall. I’m bruised and battered, but I’m alive. That’s all.
Let’s all, everyone say hi to Jacqui [Webmaster note: That's me.]. She just had a little surgery, and let’s hope that she’s recovering well. So, hello Jacqui. If you guys didn’t know that, just give her a little heads up, and a little huppa huppa. Whatever that means.
Yeah, so, I’m trying to think. I’m doing a lot of writing; trying to get things going on that end. I’m writing with Ben Thompson, who was doing Super Cat, and we have a few shows going. And then I’ve got this other writing partner, that we’re doing, too, so you just never know. I mean, I might be going from actor to mogul, but I’ll never leave acting. Because I love it too much.
The play was amazing, by the way. It was such an amazing experience to play a goy in a Jew play. I really learned about that culture, and, boy, am I happy that I’m a goy. No, I’m joking, for all the Jews out there. You know what I mean.
So, yeah. So I get on a plane tomorrow, to where I will read more books. Because it’s such a long, effing flight out there. I’m going to Heathrow, and then from Heathrow to this place called Glasgow. I think it’s got, like, population eight or something like that. Glasgow, something like that.
I’m trying to think of what else is going on right now. You know, that’s pretty much it. I wish you guys would have an audioblog, so then I can hear what you guys are doing.
I know that there’s been talk about the Buffy Animated Series. Which we did, gosh, like, three years ago. You know, to be quite honest with you, I don’t know why it didn’t go further, but I know that there’s been a lot of hububaloo on the old YouTube there, and I checked it out and I almost got a little teary. You know, I hadn’t seen Xander in a while, and it was kind of neat to kind of go back into that library and that into life, and all that stuff. But, yeah. So, listen, I’ll go on the record by saying I would love to do an animated series for Buffy. That being said, I might be the only one. But, I’m not sure. I haven’t had a chance to talk to anybody about it. So, you know, keep your fingers crossed.
I will report back to you, I promise, I promise, when I get back from Glasgow. I will report on the books that I’m bringing with me. I’m bringing with me a book called Angela’s Ashes, by Frank McCourt, and then another Frank McCourt book.
Which — a guy by the name of Frank McCourt bought my Los Angeles Dodgers. I’m guessing it’s not the same Frank McCourt because my Frank McCourt over here in L.A. made his money in the parking business. Which, if anybody has land that hasn’t been zoned for housing? Throw a parking lot on it, and then maybe within 10 years you’ll be able to buy a professional sports team. I think that’s the way it goes. I’m not an economist or an accountant or anything, but it seems that if you just have a parking lot, that they throw money at you. And then you can buy — I think the Cubs are for sale. I know Tribune’s going through a hard time right now with the decline of newspaper sales. So, clearly the new owner of Tribune probably should have spent the $8.5 billion dollars on a parking lot. Again, if anybody has land, it doesn’t really even matter if it’s around anything. I just think that if you put asphalt on this land and throw up parking spaces, the government subsidizes everything. And like I said, you can own the Chicago Cubs. You know, but the Cubs come with Lou Pinella. So I’m not really quite sure if you want Lou Pinella managing your team. You know, he’s a particular taste. Some people love his taste; some people don’t like his taste. I’m typically not into the taste of man, so I probably shouldn’t say anything. But if I were to taste a man, I think I would love to taste Lou Pinella.
What else. The Olympics are going on. And I have not watched a single drop. Drop meaning, kind of a segue into Michael Phelps, and the pool section of it. That guy’s got a nice body. I take that back. If I were to taste man, it would be Michael Phelps. And then there was some lady from Uruguay, or something like that — I found this on the computer yesterday. I guess she’s a javelin thrower? Knockout. Wow. Pretty. I guess she came in next to last. I want to know who came in last, because she’s gotta be stunningly gorgeous. Because I’m guessing that probably the ugliest woman won the javelin, and then it went probably from attractiveness all the way down. So really ugly: gold. Like, your sister ugly: silver. Your alcoholic aunt ugly: bronze. And then … no, no, no, no. Wait a minute. Really ugly, well, anyway, really ugly: gold. To then, stunningly gorgeous: 11th place. So, that’s the way that goes. Because I was thinking about my alcoholic aunt, and not that attractive, so she should have won the gold.
Anyway, I’m rambling now. I hope this audioblog finds you in great spirits, and you’re having a great summer. And I will talk to you when I get back from Glasgow, population: eight. This is Nicholas Brendon, and Nicholas Brendon, signing off.