‘Zoolander,’ My Thoughts by Panda

‘Zoolander,’ My Thoughts by Panda

By Panda

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ZOOLANDER
[Editor’s Note: Meghan’s friend Panda, whom viewers of their live improv comedy show The The Ding Wrong Show (available on YouTube) met long ago and who introduced herself to readers of this website a few weeks ago, insisted to the editors and publishers of MeghaZine all last week that she would like to write for the website.

“Okay,” we replied, “What would you like to write about?”

“I want my picture on the website.”

“We can accommodate you in that. Other than a photo of you, what–”

“Every month.”
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Too Much Information

Too Much Information

By Mark Aldrich
A note from the publisher: Click here to vote for Meghan Jenkins to appear on a future cover of Maxim magazine! She made it through the first and second rounds of voting with your help; please vote each day. And now a column from Mark:

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I am a very private person, plus I am pretty committed to a co-dependent life with the entire human population it sometimes seems, so I probably waste more psychic energy and time in an effort to give other people their privacy than I spend on the care and maintenance of my own. Especially in those moments when it seems that people around me are oblivious to their horrible and immediate need to simply keep things to themselves. Or to warn me of an imminent over-share.

I could blame cell phones, blame Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, think some thoughts about the effect of self-help groups and therapy on the culture at large, but after I think about and then discard each of these deep considerations, I draw your attention to this conclusions: I do not care about your details, unless you are my dearest, most intimate friend(s). No: sometimes not even in that case. Even here, there may be things I do not really need to know. The details.
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‘Congradulations!’

‘Congradulations!’

By Mark Aldrich

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Last week, this website broke news to itself that the video meeting platform Zoom was down for part of August 24, the very day that the website’s co-founder, Meghan Jenkins, would be hosting her new comedy improv show The The Ding Wrong Show on that very platform.

The live performance and recording of the show was postponed, and the delay was announced here by Mark Aldrich and the show’s co-host and spiritual center, Panda, at Meghan-Jenkins.com. This may have gone unnoticed by the vast majority of many people, but it was not unnoticed by “The News,” as seen in this award for Mr. Aldrich and Panda from “The News:”
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A Hollywood Beginning

A Hollywood Beginning

He knew people. Had connections. A Brushes-With-Hollywood™ Tale by Mark Aldrich.

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There is a big difference between living a life story about which people say, “That ought to be a movie,” and possessing a life story about which those same people will pay real money to buy the book or sit in a theater to view that movie.

Many people are the stars in a movie that is only being made in their minds (an imaginary camera always accompanies me at the coffee shop), and many people have at least one real-life incident about which the go-to analogy is, “It was just like a movie.” Movies confer reality in our collective consciousness.

Some people get to make those movies, and there is where the relationship between movies and real life sometimes shake hands. If you landed the job of producer or casting director or even stagehand or intern on the crew of a Big Hollywood Anything, every nephew and brother-in-law that you may or may not have ever met might set about to audition via annoying moments for their rightful place beside you on the sound stage.
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