Wednesday, August 31, 2005

MY WIFE DID KISS!



I thought it would be fun today to post my odd and pathetic correspondence with Alex Borstein. If you don't know Alex, she does the voice of Lois Griffin on Family Guy and also has been in Gilmore Girls, Mad TV, Catwoman... and stars in George Clooney's new movie.

Check it out!

Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 14:40:31 -0500
From: Jed Findlay
Subject: another creepy fan e-mail
To: alex@alexborstein.com

It always amazes me when I find e-mail addresses of stars and directors. You can take some time and write them a beautiful note about respecting their work... and they often respond. It sometimes almost makes them seem more human!?!
You caught my eye in the early episodes of Gilmore Girls (who is that
crazy cellist?) and down right blew my mind with your work on Family Guy. I really have enjoyed the characters that you have brought to life. Bravo.
It seems you have a wonderful group of friends/co-stars to work with! I was not surprised to see you pop up in Bad Santa (nice improv line on the DVD outtake!).
Looking forward to the new Family Guy episodes and I really do hope you find a way back into Gilmore Girls (tell Amy or Daniel that your fans cannot stand another moment without your pressence on the show)!
I will see Catwoman - damn you - just because it looks like your largest role to date and I am really excited to see what you do in it.
Good luck in the future... uh... sorry for the "title dropping" and "name dropping." It is the only way a fan can try to connect... right?
Thanks for the good work Alex... can't wait to see what comes next.

Jed Findlay
creepy fan-boy

On Aug 2, 2004, at 2:55 PM, wrote:

Dear Creepy Fan Boy,

Thanks so much for being a creepy fan boy! It's always nice to have one. Here's hoping you continue to enjoy my work. Here's hoping
I do, too. You will see me pop up on Gilmore Girls again
this season, so look for that.

All the best!

Alex Borstein



Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 09:09:05 -0500
From: Jed Findlay
Subject: Re: another creepy fan e-mail
To:

Dearest Alex,

I am thrilled at your acknowledgement of my creepy fan boy status... but you certainly cannot believe that you have only one. In fact, after receiving your e-mail, I immediately contacted my creepy fan boy harem (can fan boys have harems?) and alerted them to your kind and informative message.
Looking forward to your Gilmore appearance. I hope it is more than just a cameo (Lorelai's long lost sister - who now is a challenge for Lukes affections... the episodes write themselves!!).
Keep loving what you are doing - it shows in your talent.
Explain Catwoman to me sometime...

Creepy Fan Boy - out!

On Sep 29, 2004, at 2:55 PM, wrote:

Dear Creepy Fan Boy,

FYI Webster's definition of "Catwoman" (noun) - A script
that was not ready to be shot, but the star was available so
it was shot anyway.

Hope that helps!

Best,

Alex

49 comments:

Kern said...

Sweet. Was she a cellist or a harp player? It's early here, maybe I'm thinking of something else...

Anyhow, very cool.

Sheriff Officer Greg the Bunny said...

Fino,

I have to smile that all of your friends knew that she was the harp player and you, who took time to write such a moving thome to Alex, gunched it up and said she played the cello.....

ahhh, it really is the little things in life that make it all worth while....

sheriff out

ps: "This is MINE!..this is where my babies come from!"

love ya Alex

Damfino said...

Yeah yeah... I often confuse the cello and the harp. I like humping harps... so when I hump a cello by mistake - it is kind of embarrasing.

"NO-PAPER-TOWELS!!!!!!"

Damfino said...

Did the Sheriff just say "gunched" it up?

Kern said...

He did.

I think I'm the only Alex I know that's not getting any...moving tomes, that is.

Actually, any would be the correct word choice here. Yep.

Damfino said...

One day Kern...



you will finally break down and pay for it.

Sorry - I am an @ss!

Kern said...

I know you want to help, but offering your ass is not going to do anything for me.

Oops, did I read the last post wrong?

Kern said...

Kern Bigelow: Male Gigolo has a nice ring to it...

Damfino said...

No no - you would have to pay for my ass.

What's that line from Ghost World.

"Fuck you!"

"You have to buy me dinner first!!"

Kern said...

That movie is insanely great. But sad, because I am Seymour. I'll have to take a picture of my vinyl collection alone, and you can see what I'm talking about.

On a random subject change, I'm thinking about painting my apartment to look like the Red Room from Lynch's Twin Peaks. Feel free to encourage or ridicule me.

Damfino said...

Well - you can have one of our midgets to dance for you.

Beware, the midgets come at a price. They must be fed.... HUMAN SOULS!?!?!?!?!??!?!

God I am bored.

krysta jo said...

How can you be bored when you are talking about midgets??

Buttercup said...

So who else is ready for this week to be over. Next week the season premire of Gilmore Girls....."Last season ending with a question..This season starts with an Answer" Think of a creepy deep announcers voice. I can't wait, Oh yeah and to go to Mexico is a bonus. Dragging slowly into madness.




Help...

krysta jo said...

Yes...I am ready for the week to be over. Thanks for the Gilmore reminder - have to set my VCR to tape it....damn school.

Deit Heimley said...

Kern: You cannot paint your room red like Twin Peaks, Not without the large curtains around two walls!!! And you can't do anythign until you write something on your blog!! You have not done anything since last Tuesday and that was to write about not being able to write!! You bastard!!!

Ah -- but just the mention of Twin Peaks takes me back. Remember when a transvestite was just funny without being a political statement? Or when you could watch an hour of TV, not have any idea of what just happened but to know that it was still probably better than anything you could have done while high!! Ah!!! Memories!!!!

Jed, you are our creepy fan boy hero! Way to go!! (And a cello and a harp are nearly the same thing, I mean can honestly tell the difference, simple mistake I say!)

Damfino said...

Whoa kittens - Gilmore is two weeks away. 13 days...

Miss spoiled pants is heading to Mehiho with her lovely man-toy. We shall all hate....... now!

Damfino said...

I just like being creepy.

p.s. I have never seen one episode of Twin Peaks.

Kern said...

Deit: Yes, I know. I am trying to correct that problem. I've been feeling a little under the weather lately, but I will for sure be able to catch up a little bit on the long weekend. And I remember being a kid and watching Duchovny being a transvestite in prime time, and my mom was just horrified. The line I remember him saying that sticks with me to this day is where he was wearing a dress and says to Agent Cooper something like, "I'm just a regular guy. I put my pants on one leg at a time like everybody else."

Ha ha ha!

I should also say the painting of the living room would be inspired by the Red Room in Twin Peaks. I don't think I'd be able to get it exactly, but the general gist. I think it'd be awesome, but I can't find a zig zag rug like that floor.

Deit Heimley said...

(gasp) How, Jed, can you have gone so long without seeing Twin Peaks!! It is very good! You should watch it. Just for the filming of the scenery alone you should watch it. I love it.

Oh, by the way, I am hosting a Poker Party at my house Sunday. It's not high stakes or anything close to that, but some tables can be pretty competative. Anyone game to visiting Chez Heimely and losing all of their pocket change!!

Damfino said...

I will talk with Dan and see if we can make it! Would love an intense game of poker.

Texas Holdem?

Deit Heimley said...

What about the funiture? You have to have the right couches to pull off the look too.

but I think that whole look would be a bit creepy in real life.


Pbthhh! New Shoes!

Deit Heimley said...

Jed, of course! It's dealer's choice. It's a mixed room with some casual players and some other very competative players. I will have some competative dykes there to kick the ass of all challangers so be prepared!! My house -- Sunday -- 6 PM. Bring some beer or other booze if you want to drink!

Kern said...

Yeah, I am looking for kind of Deco-esque lamps much like the torchiere that is in the show, also. Ultimately, I won't be able to replicate it, but I think it would be cool to have a room "inspired" by it.

Also, Deit, did you know that they filmed all of that show up here a couple of hours from where I live?

krysta jo said...

Kern -- be sure not to make it too outlandish or creepy - it could scare the girls away when you bring them home!!!

Thanks for the update Jed. That actually gives me a little more time to figure out my VCR.

Deit Heimley said...

Kern, yes! I know. That is inspiring lanscape, have you ever gone out to look for a black spot?

Hey, maybe you should put that stoplight in your hallway as foreshawdowing!!!

Buttercup said...

dohh sorry my weeks are completely screwed up. My head is not with it. Ready to go on Vacation. Hate me openly I don't care.

krysta jo said...

I don't hate you - I am just jealous!

Kern said...

I will do my best not to make it too awfully creepy. I don't have a lot of lady callers, so it's probably going to be ok no matter what I do. My boss was warning me against it, since he said red paint is extremely hard to cover up. The way I look at it is this: if I'm no longer going to live there, and they are going to repaint anyhow, why should I care? It's my space for however long, and I want to enjoy it. Maybe I should post a pic of the Red Room on my blog so that people know what I'm talking about...

krysta jo said...

If you rent, you are looking at majorly losing your deposit though for painting a wall red.

Kern said...

Hmm...I think that would suck, quite horribly. Maybe I will do what Deit said, and just get giant velvet curtains instead. My apartment is boring the living shit out of me design wise.

Damfino said...

Do more drugs - it will be more interesting then.

Satan's Giblets said...

Every time I think you have reached the bottom of dorkiness Findlay, you go and post something like this.

Kern, don't paint your wall red. The whitish paint that your landlord will attempt to cover the color with will never hide the red and you will be paying for it with your deposit.

Go buy a house!

Kern said...

That would be an awesome idea if Seattle real estate weren't oppressively expensive.

Kern said...

Since it looks like I can't do red, does anyone know where I might find some red velvet curtains?

Damfino said...

F*ck the curtains - save your cash for some meth!

krysta jo said...

Kern -- go to a fabric store, pick out the velvet and then take it to a seamstress to have them made. Or look online.

Kern said...

I've been looking online, but I can't find any that seem to look like what I want. I haven't had much of a chance to look this morning though.

Jed: Meth does nothing but waste people's potential and get them sent to jail. Over and over again.

Deit Heimley said...

OK. Killz High Hiding Wall Primer WILL cover red. So if you REALLY wanted to use the red paint, you can do it, you will just have to spend some time painting over it when you leave. Trust me, I have covered up melon orange with the stuff, and that is just as bad as red.

HOWEVER, from an esthetic point, don't paint the whole room red. Red is a VERY powerful color. Trust me, you will not like it when you get it done. But it is rather cool to paint the wall behind your bed in a bold color like red. Use a Satin finish paint, as the glossy paint looks like a giant headboard.

I saw the new Ikea catalouge, and there was an idea in there that was very close to what you are looking to do. I think there is an Ikea showroom in Seattle right??

Oh, and unless your room is just enormous (20X24 or greater) those velvet curtains will just make the room look a porn shoot!

Damfino said...

Exactly - you don't worry about the color of your walls in jail!!

Porn shoot!!!! Deit is filth.

krysta jo said...

Deit? Filth? No Jed, I think you are filth and if you don't watch it, you are going to have meth mouth and that's not pretty.

Kern said...

Yeah, Jed. What KJ said.

You really think it'd look like a porn shoot? We have IKEA here, I'll have to check the catalog to see what you mean. Is it a bedroom thing or a living room thing? Did that room have a sinister Lynchian vibe also?

Deit Heimley said...

No. It's Ikea, but definition it's happy furniture. It was a bright red living room, it could be crafted though to be a bit sinister.

Keep in mind, what really made that room sinister was the overlit room. It was Lynch's lighting and camera angles that made Twin Peaks creepy.

Kern said...

True...I don't think camera angles will be able to help out my home decor too much, though I imagine if I lit the room in a certain way it might be more sinister.

All I know is that the room is awfully damn bland the way it is now. It's too bad about the paint, because there was this Jazz Age color called Chinese Red that looked awesome.

Deit Heimley said...

Again, Red is nice, but in small doses, and you will have to take extra care when you leave to mask it.

Actually, your pic provides the perfect example. Notice how the red fist mixed with black backround and white lettering makes the Gonzo glyph pop. Now imagin if the whole background was red and just the fist was black. In fact play around with it on the computer if you can. You will notice that the whole look changes the more red you add. You lose the drama of the red.

Think on this: chocolate brown with a two foot wide red strip all around the room, but not in the center of the wall.

Or since that Gonzo glyph is important to you, and you do know how to paint, think of the same base color with the Gonzo going from floor to ceiling on the far wall.

Kern said...

I think you're quite right about it being a real impact color. My initial thought was just to paint the one wall I'm always looking at from the couch as an accent color and to leave the rest alone. Do you think that might work?

Deit Heimley said...

Yes. I think that would quite nice. Use a semi-gloss for maximum impact. Or here's a trick that I saw used VERY nicely. Get the same color in a flat and gloss finish. Paint vertical stripes about three inches wide in alternating finishes. It give the wall a sort of chenial look. It's quite nice.

Kern said...

Thanks Deit! I think doing the one wall will be pretty awesome, and when I move out sometime in the distant future, it won't be too much of a hassle to go over it with that Killz you mentioned.

I'm going to try very hard tonight, by the way, to listen to my records and attempt to put up a few reviews on music from non-English speaking people.

Deit Heimley said...

Your Welcome Kern! I can't wait to see what you come up with. You always keep me guessing on your music reviews.

Are you still blocked on your story writing?

Kern said...

Yes, unfortunately. I'm thinking about skipping the story I was going to do next, and do one that's a little less heavy without the personal baggage potentially bogging me down.