The YOMYOMF Network: Recap for Week of December 23

Cherry – Happy Holidays in NYC

A poem by David Henry Hwang sets the stage but New York takes the spotlight in this holiday love letter from the Big Apple!

Jon Davis Gets a Sex Robot Trailer (Holiday Edition)

Ever want a sex robot?  Wait – don’t answer that.

This week, we’ve got the first trailer for our upcoming comedy about how one couple deals with the sexy future!

Amazing Sign Twirlers

Recently I made up some shit about sign twirlers…

So how far off was I?

Our actress, Liz Ho, did a wonderful job dancing around with the sign, goofing off, just being generally bouncy and buoyant. But Christ almighty, there are some people out there who belong in acrobatic troupes…

…or dance companies…

These guys are so good I would stop and buy an asbestos covered donut from them.

Some of the moves have names – The Helicopter, The Blender, and Spanking The Horse (the spinner puts the sign between his legs, slaps his own behind, and giddy-ups).

Uggh! Opportunity missed! Is there time for a reshoot!?

The Perfect Holiday Gift for the HIGH-Achieving Child

If the holidays are an occasion to give that special child a gift that’s fun, educational and also serves a practical purpose, than I suspect that many children found this under their tree this past Tuesday morning:

It’s the Hydroponics Lab for ages 5 and up because it’s never too early to teach your child how to properly nurture and grow those marijuana plants in their closet.

With no sign that the economy will ever climb back out of the toilet within your child’s lifetime the foreseeable future, why not teach them a practical skill that will allow them to financially weather through any situation? Plus, if this past election was any indication, this bud might soon be legal everywhere so it makes sense to get into the business from the ground floor.

The Short List: VIA TEXT

As part of our new YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we ask 5 questions to director Abe Foreman-Greenwald about his short film VIA TEXT.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcxkrMWdXP0[/youtube]

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

McAfee’s Post Christmas Miracle!

Friends, we can all breathe a sigh of relief.

John McAfee, the 67 year old “persecuted” anti-virus software guru behind the program which bears his name, will soon be reunited with Amy and Samantha, his 17 and 20 year old Belizean girlfriends.

Apparently they have crossed the border into Honduras and are rumored to be on their way to Miami, where McAfee has been coping with his loneliness by hitting on other women.

He recently spent an afternoon with Miami New Times reporter Michael Miller and a female reporter from the Miami Herald.

The Best Christmas Gift I Ever Got

Nope.

Nope.

And nope.

The best Christmas gift I ever got – my kids’  artwork excepted – any parent will tell you that’s an instant slam dunk…

…was a nylon shoulder bag my wife Linda bought me five years ago.

It’s just a practical ho hum object: a black bag with the “Shure” logo on it, but that simple bag revealed so much thoughtfulness that I was completely bowled over by it.

Before that bag, I used to lug my paperwork and records (not paper records – I’m talking about those 12 inch circular vinyl platters from which music magically emerges) to the bars I co-own in paper or plastic bags from the grocery store, and, invariably, they would tear and fall apart after a week or two.

The Short List: THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

As part of our new YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we feature a holiday-themed short film from one of our own, Offender Alfredo Botello (who is also the writer-director of the YOMYOMF web series REALITY REBOOT starring Chester See). Below are 5 questions we asked him about the making of this short film.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbaHOa_3f2M&feature=share&list=PL271F68EF73F6EA1A[/youtube]

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

NRA Offers Sensible Solution To School Shootings

It’s so simple I don’t know why I didn’t think of it first.

Now I know why the National Rifle Association waited a week to say something after 20 first graders and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School: they were coming up with a brilliant solution to the problem!

At a press conference, Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO and executive vice president unveiled the “National Model School Shield Program,” which proposes putting more armed guards into schools, including retired police officers and volunteers.

Volunteers with guns in schools.  What could possibly go wrong?

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said LaPierre.

The YOMYOMF Network: Recap for Week of December 16

12 Days of Christmas (Internet Icon)

Jonesing for an INTERNET ICON fix?  We’ve got your holiday themed answer!

Join the Top Ten (and more!) of ICON as they do their own rendition of a classic carol.

Cherry - Honest Santa (w/ Justin James Hughes)

Not satisfied with that?  Here’s some more ICON!

In one of many YOMYOMF Cherries this week, ICON finalist Justin James Hughes gives kids a dose of their own (possibly undeserved) medicine as HONEST SANTA.

The Short List: ODE TO A CHRISTMAS TREE

As part of our new YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

 This week, we ask 5 questions to director Sarah Kim about her film, ODE TO A CHRISTMAS TREE.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtducJznEhE&feature=share&list=PL271F68EF73F6EA1A[/youtube]

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

Christmas Shopping – Does It HAVE To Suck?

On Sunday, while my wife was at work, I took our two sons Christmas shopping for her.  It was a dreary, cold, drizzly day, and she had already told us what she wanted.  Wasn’t expecting much joy out of the experience.  Just go down the list and get the stuff, right?

But then something happened – can I actually call it joy?  I think I can.

I once bought a Christmas tree ornament for Linda, a fragile, glass bird with tail feathers made of fine, soft bristles, like that of an artist’s paint brush.  She mentioned a few weeks ago that she loved that ornament, and wouldn’t mind having something else like it.