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Check Out The Big Time Show on The Big Time YouTube

January 23, 2012 By: Category: Friends, Videos

I have been meaning to post this for like weeks now but have not had the time on account of how I’ve been on my annual month-long holiday crystal meth bender. But now I’m back and feeling better than ever … I mean, I can’t find about seven of my teeth, but that’s fine, I have plenty of pudding.

The point of the post is that my friends Dave & Gabe have a show on YouTube and it is soon going to be exploding with content. So get in now, on the ground floor, so in 2 months when your friends are all like, “dude, you have GOT to check out The Big Time Show,” you can be all, “what, you mean some future episodes that haven’t even been made yet? Because I’ve known about that shit like forEVER.”

The first episode is below; you can check out the entire hilarious series at Spread the love! Share the laughs! Live the lie!

Digital Versions of Johnny Astronaut and I, An Actress Now Available

November 17, 2011 By: Category: Publishing, Site Notices, Videos

Hello. Jeffrey Dinsmore here, publisher of Awkward Press. Back in the mid-2000s, I wrote two novels – Johnny Astronaut and I, An Actress: the Autobiography of Karen Jamey. These books sold out their print runs and have not been available since then.

This made me sad. I worked hard on these books and I have a lot of affection for them. They are really, really funny. I’ve always wished they were still out there, lightening the world’s mood in these dark days.

Well, now, with the magic of the eReader, I am pleased to say these books are finally available again. What’s more, they’re chock full of extra material for you to enjoy. What’s even more more, they are only $.99 each!

Here’s what your $1.98 will get you:

Johnny Astronaut by Rory Carmichael
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  • the complete text of the original sci-fi-hardboiled-disco-dancing adventure!
  • over 70 pages of bonus musings from “author” Rory Carmichael himself!

I An Actress: The Autobiography of Karen Jamey
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  • the unedited author’s cut of the novel, including a never-before-seen chapter that was cut from the original pressing!
  • a special essay from Karen Jamey on the James Frey memoir scandal!
  • three short stories by Jeffrey Dinsmore, including cult faves “Faggy on the Streets” and “The Alcoholic Monkey Who Took Over My Mind and Turned Me Into a Cold-Blooded Killer!”


More Book News: Jim Carrey Records a Video for Emma Stone

August 25, 2011 By: Category: Videos

Haha! Fooled you.

I have always secretly suspected that Jim Carrey was the creepiest creep in all of Creepville. Now it’s confirmed! And it’s not because he’s a 49 year-old father proclaiming his love for a 22 year-old actress completely unprompted and so the whole world can see. It’s because ewww.

Thank you video and Internet, for once again making me want to stab my eyes and ears out with a fork. Mission accomplished for today!

(Via Videogum.)

Battleship: the Movie: the Trailer

July 27, 2011 By: Category: Videos

When I heard they were making a Battleship movie it did not seem as absurd to me as it seemed to everyone else. I assumed it would just be Top Gun with boats. Fine, make a movie out of anything. Make a Cap’n Crunch movie for all I care. I think Pirates of the Caribbean definitively proved that you can take any old name in the public consciousness and make a shitload of money off of it, so long as there are moving things and explosions.

But then I saw the trailer for Battleship.

Um … pardon? What is this? Tim Riggins? Sea Transformers? Booo. If this movie had a face, I would punch it.

Hello, Is It Me You’re Looking For?

July 22, 2011 By: Category: Videos

Really? It’s been over a month? Woof. Sorry, Awkward Pressions, life has gotten in the way. Here’s some Lionel Richie to make things i-ree. We’ll be back soon!

In the Whole Foods Parking Lot

June 15, 2011 By: Category: Videos

The gap between awesome rap and fake rap continues to narrow every day.

(Thanks, Matt!)

Amazing Ball Sculpture

June 01, 2011 By: Category: Videos

I don’t know what you’re doing right now, but whatever it is, it is not as important as watching this:

F5 2011 RE:PLAY Film Festival. Inductance from Physalia Studio on Vimeo.

The New Beastie Boys Thing Will Unquestionably Be the Best Thing

April 07, 2011 By: Category: Videos

I have no idea what’s going on here, but it is clearly a trailer for the best thing that has ever been put on film. I especially love that the Beastie Boys do not know such a thing as a regular person. They are all-celebrity, all the time. It’s like an episode of Spitting Image except for real and not British.

Also: the new song? Fresh!

Natalie Portman and the World Patrol Kids

February 10, 2011 By: Category: Site Notices, Videos

Ack! I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since I updated the blog! This is a true crime against humanity. I apologize deeply from the bottom of my soul to both of my readers. I’ve been busy updating the Story of the Day blog (which actually hasn’t been updated in 3 days, either) and taking care of a child and whatever the hell else it is I do with my time.

The Press is sort of in a holding pattern right now, anyway … our DVDs are going to finally be delivered on Wednesday, February 16th, and we’re waiting for that to happen before engaging in the next big publicity push. Be sure to buy your copy of Awkward Two right now so you can get the book + DVD combo the day they’re available!

The other big news is that the enhanced version of Awkward Two is now available for the Kindle app on your smart phone or other smart device. You can … and should … buy it right here.

Now, to the important part: Natalie Portman at age 12 as an adorable little Eco Warrior. Skip to 3:20 for the Portman action … but don’t skip the opening song, which is equally amazing.

World Patrol Kids from Eden Riegel on Vimeo.

Do Not Panic. This Gorilla Walks Like a Man. Stay Calm.

January 28, 2011 By: Category: Videos


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