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Name: Harvey the Rabbit
Gender: Male
Hometown: New England
Home country: USA
Current location: Hollywood
Member since: Wed Aug 3, 2011, 01:52 PM
Number of posts: 5,500

About Me

Nixon was a fucking crook. As a teenager I marched on the UN in 1982 with a million other people demanding we get rid of the threat of nuclear weapons hanging over our heads. Since then I've worked to get Democrats elected like John Aristotle Phillips, known as the A-Bomb Kid when he ran for Congress against Stuart McKinney in CT in the 80's (we lost twice) through the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. I want to legalize cannabis, reform our prison for profit system, cut our military budget, get out of Afghanistan and push solar energy panels into every building in the USA.

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In my life I've gone from mix tapes to playlists, rabbit ears to satellites and 64k to 1000 gigs but

I still don't have the flying jet pack I was promised.
Better get moving on that science.

"I'm a curious child with a full head of hair and a thriving business."

I love MAD MEN.
Best writing on TV.

Grumpy Cat gets a movie deal in Hollywood.

EXCLUSIVE: More depressing news for humans who can’t get a Hollywood movie made. Grumpy Cat, the cranky-faced kitty voted Meme of the Year at the 2013 Webby Awards, has a shot at getting her famous sourpuss on the big screen. Broken Road’s Todd Garner and Sean Robins, and Grumpy Cat’s reps (manager Ben Lashes and rep Al Hassas) have teamed up to produce and assemble a package for a Garfield-like feature film with the famous frowning feline at the center. Here, Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce) will be given the power of speech. How much movie potential can a Grumpy Cat have? Well, she has been scratching at the door of fame in a big way. Among the indicators: Grumpy Cat was named the most influential cat of 2012 by MSNBC, a most important Meme of 2012 by Mashable, and has appeared on such TV shows including Today, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, Anderson Cooper Live, VH1 Morning Buzz and The Soup. In March, Grumpy Cat was deemed the star of South by Southwest-i by news outlets. The appearances drew lines of thousands of people that spanned for blocks. Grumpy Cat received more social mentions in four days than anyone else at SXSWi.The cat’s official Facebook has more than 930,000 likes and a weekly reach well over 2 million. The official YouTube Channel has over 120,000 subscribers and over 20 million views. Grumpy Cat stars in a collection of webisodes in partnership with Friskies and the Will Kitty Play With It series. Grumpy Cat merchandise sells at Walmart, Hot Topic, Thinkgeek and many other retail stores. Licenses include Chronicle Books, Gund, Ripple Junction, Buckle Down, T Line, ATNY, Ultra Pro, 99 Cent Brains and more.

If you need more convincing: the catalyst for the movie action is Garner, who optioned the story and life rights of a bunch of adult men who hold a cross-country game of tag. That project is now a priority at New Line, with Mark Steilen writing and Will Ferrell and Jack Black coming attached to play two of the main characters. Garner believes this crotchety critter will be catnip for the family-film crowd.

“This started off as a picture of a cat, but rare is an image that evokes that much comedy,” Garner said. “You read all of the memes and the comments, and one is funnier than the next. We think we can build a big family comedy around this character.”

http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/if-this-doesnt-make-her-smile-nothing-will-grumpy-cat-gets-movie-deal/

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Internet memes are movies now?
Dibs on "Hey Girl...".
The rest of you can have "Hilary texting" and the "What the world thinks I do...." pictographs.

I need a favor lounge lizards, especially if you love books...I'm here to ask for your vote

and your support for a friend of mine.
Amazon.com announced yesterday the novel POE by J. Lincoln Fenn has won the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror category in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards.
POE is one of 5 finalists in the contest (one winner from each of the five fiction categories, General Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, Young Adult) out of over 10,000 total submissions.
The final winner will be announced June 15, 2013.
The voting is open and I would like your support for her and her novel.
J. Lincoln Fenn is a friend of mine and this wonderful book deserves every vote but you can download the excerpts for free and see for yourself. If you like Neil Gaiman and/or Buffy the Vampire Slayer you will love it.
You will be supporting a great writer and good person.

http://www.amazon.com/Breakthrough-Novel-Award-Books/b?ie=UTF8&node=332264011

Thank you

and say "Hi" to your mother for me.

Happy Mother's Day moms!

Gas pump prank turns couple into Internet sensation

http://now.msn.com/leno-gas-station-prank-turns-will-sims-and-monifa-sims-into-sensation

We’ve all gotten used to those ubiquitous pump-topping TV screens that scream inane chatter at us while we wait for our hilariously overpriced gas to top up. But what if one of them started talking directly at you? Such is the nature of this "Tonight Show" prank, in which a talking head on a gas pump screen charmingly bantered with Will Sims. Sims took the prank in-stride (we would have screamed "Big Brother is watching!" and fled the scene) and then, with the help of his wife, Monifa, the couple dipped into some impromptu karaoke with more charisma and musical talent than an episode of "American Idol." Well played, guys! People — the best thing about the world.

one million hits on youtube in 48 hours.
The people have spoken!

If Jeff Zucker were smart he would book Charles Ramsey to read the Jodi Arias verdict live on CNN

Heck I'd watch Ramsey read the news over some of the talent at CNN everyday....
#tryingtohelpyouCNN

I need an app on my cell phone that tells me where the nearest payphone is located.

#callingyoubackoldschool

Mark Sanford's acceptance speech in South Carolina tonight should have gone:

"Damn, I could have gotten away with so much more as Governor!"

#reasonswhyimnotaspeechwriter

Suddenly the Board of Trustees regretted letting Michael Bay take over the Bob Hope Open.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-golf-course-in-westlake-village-20130429,0,7952448.story

Plane makes emergency landing on golf course in Westlake Village

A small plane made an emergency landing at the Westlake Golf Course on Monday afternoon, resulting in non-life-threatening injuries to three people, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.
The Cessna made a belly landing at 2:15 p.m. near the third hole of the golf course. County fire officials and witnesses said the landing gear was still up.
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Aaron Jesse, 47, said he and some friends left work early Monday to fit in an afternoon round of golf when the small plane came in silently and hit the ground with a thud.

"Finally being a bad golfer paid off," Jesse said. "I hit it in the trees to the right. They landed 50 feet to the left of us in the center of the fairway. All we heard was a thud and then he made a gentle bounce and slid down the center of the fairway, veering to the left."
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