ask tony on Tuesday?


mary writes: my boss [at a small company where i can’t even check gmail at lunch] asked me to sign my contract by tomorrow morning. on Friday i hear back if i get a job at ABC. i don’t know whether to sign it so i have rent money fo shizzle or not sign it, leave and hope i get the ABC gig.

i dont know what to do because it’s just a matter of TWO days but i’ve pushed signing the contract as long as i could. thanks. ps i want you BADLY.

theres an old saying “a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.”

however theres an older saying that goes, “if the bossman wont let you check your gmail then youre not working in the ideal workplace.”

so id tell your current boss this, “When I make a commitment to someone, I want that commitment to be rock solid. I want my boss to know that i am serious about the job for as long as we have agreed to work together. And I want to work in a place that really understands me, and a place where i can grow. Therefore I’d really like just a few more days to sign anything.”

I know your boss might feel like he’s given you enough time, but if you say “Monday you will get your answer, i promise.” then what can he do? cant fire you.

he could pout, but whatevs.

only if he literally cries are you in trouble.

so i say delay the process till you see if ABC is really interested. and if you like ABC better than where you are at, then jump ship.

one thing you should know about this world, only the bloggers are loyal. everyone else is out for themselves. other thing you should know: the world is crazy right now. you should look out for your best interests.

be honest. be a good person.

but most of all be good to yr self.

ps nice dirty feet

saw inglourious basterds last night

place was more packed than ive ever seen The Vista, and this was a monday night

now im as big of a Quentin fan as youre gonna find, i have kill bill 1 and 2 posters on my wall, and i went to Pulp Fiction with stacy goodner on the day it came out.

and i gotta say, i wasnt really feeling this one.

way too long. someone needs to edit my man. and i dont say that as someone with ADD

i used to have a teacher who said “the only thing better than a really good short story, is a really good long story.”

but some stories are fine being 2 hours. they could have easilly trimmed a half hour outta this bitch and really gotten the nitty gritty of the climax down.

instead it got lost in the haze of the tarantino stuff. whatever that stuff is.

i know im gonna sound like a Company Man, but the LAT review by Kenny Turan hits the nail on the head (or bashes the nazi with a baseball bat). when i left the film my date said whattya think and i said “reminds me of an underfed thoroughbred horse – great legs but a saggy middle.”

and sure enough thats what Turan said too: “Despite nods to notions like Jewish revenge and the power of cinema, the director has paid so much attention to the film’s peripherals he has neglected to provide a center worth embracing. You can raise B pictures to A picture status, as Tarantino has made a career out of doing, but giving them A picture value is not so easily done.”

with that said the acting is superb. especially Christoph Waltz, who plays The Jew Hunter, a villain so creepy and scary not by his actions but by his intellect. a subtlety that when Q is on target is what makes him shine.

but spaghetti western is what he wanted in this film, so thats what he got. C+