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Bringing Aibreann back from Ireland

Posted on January 24, 2014

Or “The Asshole Dublin Club” “You know, my sister talks about you a lot. I think she cares about you. You seem to mean something to her.” “Then why is she in Ireland?” And so it began. Another reason to travel back to Ireland. Bring the girl back. Shauna didn’t have to answer my question about her sister. We knew why she was there. It had to do with a graduate research program at Trinity College for a semester, maybe two. Maybe three. I was hoping to get her back after one. It’s not just because we were, as she called it, “an almost” before she left. No one’s being selfish here. The bottom line is there was a creative project of ours Aibreann…

Coming Soon: Interview with actress Marsha Dietlein

Posted on January 14, 2014

If you were to ask me to name my top five movies of the last couple years, I’d tell you two of them are the Edward Burns films Newlyweds and The Fitzgerald Family Christmas. These critically acclaimed gems were filmed in New York with pretty much the same cast, including the amazing Marsha Dietlein. I don’t  want to say she steals every scene she’s in because all the actors were great in them, but she kicks my ass and yours in these films. She was also in Burns’ Nice Guy Johnny and other stuff. But we’ll get into all that because she’s the next interview on The Dodgy. Look for it February 9 and find out what role she was up for in Burns’ She’s The…

You’re the Weird Girl, I’m the Asshole

Posted on January 8, 2014

During the holidays I attended a party at Chicago reclusive author Clive Javanski’s place. There was a guy there wearing Jesus pants and playing acoustic guitar, but I’m not going to talk about that. I’m going to talk about the Weird Girl. I never have expectations when it comes to ladies when Clive hosts a social gathering, which is rare (the last time it happened, he was gone for three hours – turns out he was at Quenchers Saloon). I’ve seen models there, bookish-types, some that look homeless and one that had a penis. So I’m drinking a Polish Weiss in the kitchen and in walks three girls. One of them was the Weird Girl. She walked up to me and while I was…