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Catch A Rising Star

Posted by evankessler on November 20, 2008


I couldn’t sleep last night so in order to curtail my own restlessness I decided it would be a good idea to google myself.  Somewhere between the 19th and 22nd pages of the search results I came upon an IMDB page for myself.  Now, I know I spent a good deal of time toiling away in TV Production, but I never took it upon myself to create an IMDB page.  Sure, I’ve created several other self-promotional pages (this one being the most obvious), but I never once felt compelled to see myself listed alongside the likes of Martin Scorcese and Steve Guttenberg, unless of course there was to one day be a film based on my life.  Then I’d gladly have Guttenberg portraying me while Scorcese directed.

So imagine my surprise when I clicked on it and found details about my involvement in the production world.  Sure they didn’t list my involvement in VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown or any of my time working on the I Love The 70’s, 80’s or 90’s series’, or even the R. Kelly Trapped In The Closet Special, but they did however note that I served as a Story Producer on Soapnet’s The Fashionista Diaries.  Despite the correct documentation of my role in that production I was disheartened to see that I was listed as being involved in only two of the ten episodes, when in fact I served the same role throughout the duration of the series.  I have no doubt that someone in IMDB-land will see fit to correct this error.  Other than that, I’m quite pleased with being visible in yet another of the World Wide Netweb’s virtually countless avenues.

The most delightful part about this find was the encouraging sight of the StarMeter.  According to this popularity-gaging instrument it would seem that my STARmeter reading has risen 121% in the past week.  I have no idea why this is, but it is certainly an encouraging sign that things are headed in the right direction for me.  Maybe if I move to Hollywood it will skyrocket 200%.

A Closer Look at My STARmeter

A Closer Look at My STARmeter

Actually, I think this STARmeter thing could be a great new strategy in convincing potential literary agents to take on any projects I pitch their way.  All I’d have to say is, “look at my STARmeter…If that’s not enough to tell you this book will sell then I don’t know what is.”

In a related story Natalie Portman’s STARmeter is down 6% today.  I think she needs to latch herself onto someone up and coming; someone whose star has recently risen more than 120%, otherwise her career could be in danger.

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Posted by evankessler on November 2, 2007

This year, the spookiest day of all, Halloween, fell on a Wednesday. So of course there was more dressing up to be done. Very rarely has a Halloween passed where I did not don the uniform of another persona. This year it was a Summer Camp Waterfront Director. You may rember this character from the weekend recap where I had previously donned said uniform to celebrate Halloween Holiday. Well, Wednesday brought about a repeat performance when the folks at the Union Street Collective (or my apartment) threw a mini-Halloween gala.

It was a limited but spirited turnout as the six inhabitants of the aforementioned abode were present along with 9 to 12 other revelers. The highlights of the evening, save for the all around chill in the air due to both the weather and the general feeling of fright, were of course , the costumes! The EvanKessler.com award for best costume was a tie. The winners were Laura Bassett with her Larry The Cable Guy get up and Laura Renga with her version of Mystery (from VH1’s The Pick Up Artist).

Git ‘er Done!: Mystery Opens Up A Set On Larry The Cable Guy

There was plenty of fun being had and while I don’t really feel like giving the rundown. I’ll say that htere was plenty of drinking, pizza, and Gorilla Costume switching, not tomention the occasional outburst from our smoke machine. Yes, Halloween was swell. But don’t take it from me…take it from this visual representation of the fun.

The Jenny of Liberty

Dana Takes Out Her Frustration From Not Making The Final Cut of Bee Movie
Severed Hand Loves Tequila

Gorilla Mike

Peter Impersonates A Pilot and Steve Perry All While Doing The Monster Mash

Everyone Needs A Smoke Machine In Their Home

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Just Like Old Times

Posted by evankessler on July 29, 2005

I wasn’t going to post again until the weekend was over but I figured I could kill some time while waiting for my ipod to recharge for my trip to the gym. So, just to update you on an issue that looked bleak in my previous post, we’ve found a new roommate. We sort of panicked and posted our ad on craigslist again yesterday morning and got a rush of desperate apartment seekers. We saw a couple of people last night and just decided on the person we liked the best though admittedly I didn’t talk to all of them. That could spell disaster but hopefully not as I’m against most forms of disaster, unless they’re of the comical variety and no one gets killed.

Anyway, after the great roommate search came to a close, I headed out to Kush on Rivington and Chrystie for Erica Bryndza’s birthday celebration. It was a little weird. It’s really been about 2 months since I’ve hung out with work people in a drinking capacity. We all used to go out so much together and since the great I Love The Diaspora of May 27th I don’t really think I’ve been a part of much Vhfun drinking.

I arrived at Kush to see Dan Lerner sitting with Sergio Santos and his harem of unknown ladies. I curiously perused their countenances to see if I recognized any of them but they were all foreign to me. We were soon alerted that the birthday girl had been sitting in the back so we all headed to the back area of the lounge. The party soon got much bigger as we were joined by Shari, Gino, Mike Haigh, Robby D, Sinta, Cheryl G, Stacy A, Caroline H, Dave Brown, Cindi B, Zoran, Marissa B, and her boyfriend Kevin. From there it just ballooned into the normal jolly work get together I was so used to. There was lots of joking around, good-natured conversation and plenty of drinking. At one point I even decided to try the hookah, which was a huge thing for me seeing as I’ve never smoked tobacco. Actually, I’ve had one cigar before (is that tobacco)? Okay, so I’ve never smoked anything I had to inhale and I did this about four or five times, each time I understood the appeal less and less. The flavored tobacco doesn’t even taste that good and provides no buzz whatsoever yet people will pay $30 to smoke from it. As far as experiences go, I can file that away under the “not that impressive” bin.

Overall, I had an excellent time seeing everyone last night. It was good to see everyone again. Though, it was weird feeling so out of the loop with people I’d been around constantly for more or less the last 3 years. I always knew what everyone was up to because we were all working on the same thing and now I had some catching up to do. I sort of felt bad, my non-work friend Rob M, met me there and I barely spoke to him because I was so busy reacquainting myself to everyone else.

I left the party at 12:40am walked home all the way to my west village abode stopping to get some food at the new monstrosity on the corner of Bleecker and Carmine known as “Abitino’s Pizza”. I swore I wouldn’t go there but I really needed a chicken roll because I hadn’t eaten dinner. The last thing this neighborhood needs is another pizza joint. We’ve already got 3 of the best pizza places in the city in a 2-block radius with John’s, Joe’s and Bleecker St. Pizza. There was really no reason for them to open up a big chain pizza place right on the corner. Judging by the décor and the sign it really fits in closer to Times Square than the Village. That being said, the Chicken roll was really good but I wasn’t going to try the pizza. Bleecker St. pizza is my spot for a good slice. Damn the man

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