woodstockcomedyfestival
woodstockcomedyfestival:

This is kind of a big deal and you should get your tickets soon. 

This show is gonna be so awesome. And I’m making an opening speech, so you gotta come. This is your excuse to come up to Woodstock!
Poster designed by Jackie Russo! 

woodstockcomedyfestival:

This is kind of a big deal and you should get your tickets soon. 

This show is gonna be so awesome. And I’m making an opening speech, so you gotta come. This is your excuse to come up to Woodstock!

Poster designed by Jackie Russo

joshruben
joshruben:

UPDATE: This poor pup’s surgery breakdown came back from the vet far more expensive than estimated. This little guy needs $5800 to operate on both of his legs avoiding amputation. Please share if you haven’t, please give if you can…
Here’s a message from my cousin:
Thank you so much for your contributions. Rocketship is still in the vet’s care at the VRCC and surgery has been scheduled for Monday.  As is the case is with estimates, it’s called an estimate for a reason. We have now been faced with another obstacle: Rocket’s initial estimate only counted surgery for the back femur break. That surgery was the estimate we posted last night for $4400. Unfortunately, now we found out that his front paw is severely dislocated and can only be repaired by another surgery that will cost an additional $1500. We have been trying to avoid amputation as much as possible.According to the vet’s phone call this morning, Rocket has officially had his final examinations and x-rays which revealed the necessity for both surgeries. To save both legs will cost a total of $5800. This is our cap. The price will no longer change because this is the official word from the surgeon. We have been taking this hour by hour, day by day, and are still so overwhelmed and floored by your responses and positive energy in such a short time. We never even dreamed that this was possible. So we owe you, and Rocket owes you much, much more than thanks. We will be posting the final receipt as soon as we have a copy. Please continue sending this to anyone who may be willing to donate something for Rocket’s legs. If we raise more than our goal, or have money leftover from your donations, we will be putting that towards his after care. Thank you so much for staying with us through this. And please pass this along. - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/pup-s-new-legs-and-a-life-to-use-them/156147#sthash.siOafqXs.dpuf
VET BILL BREAKDOWN
Femur Surgery with Plates/Pins- $3000Dislocated Front Paw Surgery- $1500Emergency Care/Exams/Tests/Pain Medication- $1300TOTAL- $5800 
See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/pup-s-new-legs-and-a-life-to-use-them/156147#sthash.siOafqXs.dpuf
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My cousin found a puppy with two broken legs under a pricker bush in Virginia. His surgery is going to cost $2k. Please donate! Click “fundraiser details” for the full story.
Pup’s New Legs, and a Life to Use Them | Medical Expenses - YouCaring.com http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/pup-s-new-legs-and-a-life-to-use-them/156147

joshruben:

UPDATE: This poor pup’s surgery breakdown came back from the vet far more expensive than estimated. This little guy needs $5800 to operate on both of his legs avoiding amputation. Please share if you haven’t, please give if you can…

Here’s a message from my cousin:

Thank you so much for your contributions. Rocketship is still in the vet’s care at the VRCC and surgery has been scheduled for Monday.  As is the case is with estimates, it’s called an estimate for a reason. We have now been faced with another obstacle: Rocket’s initial estimate only counted surgery for the back femur break. That surgery was the estimate we posted last night for $4400. Unfortunately, now we found out that his front paw is severely dislocated and can only be repaired by another surgery that will cost an additional $1500. We have been trying to avoid amputation as much as possible.

According to the vet’s phone call this morning, Rocket has officially had his final examinations and x-rays which revealed the necessity for both surgeries. To save both legs will cost a total of $5800. This is our cap. The price will no longer change because this is the official word from the surgeon. 

We have been taking this hour by hour, day by day, and are still so overwhelmed and floored by your responses and positive energy in such a short time. We never even dreamed that this was possible. So we owe you, and Rocket owes you much, much more than thanks. 

We will be posting the final receipt as soon as we have a copy. Please continue sending this to anyone who may be willing to donate something for Rocket’s legs. If we raise more than our goal, or have money leftover from your donations, we will be putting that towards his after care. 

Thank you so much for staying with us through this. And please pass this along. - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/pup-s-new-legs-and-a-life-to-use-them/156147#sthash.siOafqXs.dpuf

VET BILL BREAKDOWN

Femur Surgery with Plates/Pins- $3000
Dislocated Front Paw Surgery- $1500
Emergency Care/Exams/Tests/Pain Medication- $1300
TOTAL- $5800 

See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/pup-s-new-legs-and-a-life-to-use-them/156147#sthash.siOafqXs.dpuf

My cousin found a puppy with two broken legs under a pricker bush in Virginia. His surgery is going to cost $2k. Please donate! Click “fundraiser details” for the full story.

Pup’s New Legs, and a Life to Use Them | Medical Expenses - YouCaring.com http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/pup-s-new-legs-and-a-life-to-use-them/156147

More than half the questions I am asked are about the politics of the way I look. What it feels like to be not skinny/dark-skinned/a minority/not conventionally pretty/female/etc. It’s not very interesting to me, but I know it’s interesting to people reading an interview. Sometimes I get jealous of white male showrunners when 90 percent of their questions are about characters, story structure, creative inspiration, or, hell, even the business of getting a show on the air. Because as a result the interview of me reads like I’m interested only in talking about my outward appearance and the politics of being a minority and how I fit into Hollywood, blah blah blah. I want to shout, “Those were the only questions they asked!”
rubenfm
My standard joke — actually, I’m fairly serious — is that there are potentially more talented writers and directors than I working in shoe stores and Burger Kings across the nation; the difference is I was willing to put in the nine years of effort and they weren’t. More to the point, it took Thomas Edison a thousand attempts before he got that damn light bulb to turn on. Imagine if he’d gotten discouraged enough to quit after only nine hundred and ninety nine tries. The message here is simple, and John F. Kennedy said it best: ‘We choose to go to the moon not because it is easy, but because it is hard.’ Rough translation? If you have a dream, get up off your ass and start putting one foot in front of the other.

—Memo from the Trenches by Frank Darabont

(as reported in Cinephilearchive)