November 29, 2004
Backgammon! At last, a sport I'm good at!
Hi and hello,
Back in Los Angeles! Amazing time in Australia; I highly recommend going there when you get a chance.
Thanks for the grassroots movement on the People's Choice Awards. You can still vote here.
* I just scored the most awesome, super-secret, mac-daddy, one-episode guest star for Scrubs. But my large-featured Semitic lips are sealed!
* I'm off to go skiing for a couple o' days; we're off till next Monday.
* Oh, yeah... I fucking love backgammon!
Awesome song of the week: Keane : "Bend and Break"
Thank you all for being my fans and saying such nice things, it is such a pleasure to hear your stories and share a laugh.
Peace, love and a suffocating bear hug,
November 22, 2004
Ya Better Run, Ya Better take Covah!
So sorry I haven't posted in so long my friends! I just arrived in Melbourne after 2 days in Sydney! Internet access has been tricky to come by, but here I am to tell you "G'day." I'm traveling with my good buddy Joshua Radin. We're covering the continent pimping Garden State to anyone who'll listen. Sydney was very pretty and the people are extraordinarily friendly. Unfortunately it's pretty cold and they told me it was summer, so I've been forced to wear the same mink coat everyday.
Thank you all so much for calling (916) Call Turk. I spoke to many people. One guy even had me propose to his girlfriend for him in character. I hope I worded the proposal right to her, or I might technically be engaged right now. The funny thing is, she was like, "OH MY GOD!!!! Yes! Yes! Yes! ... anyway, what's going on with you and Elliot on the show? Are you guys gonna be dating again?"
And Thank You as well for voting for me and Scrubs in the People's Choice Awards. If you didn't get a chance to, you can still vote at pcavote.com. Me and my Show appreciate it highly. Our ratings are just okay, and any recognition like that would help us.
Also, those of you on myspace.com. There is someone who claims to be me who isn't. This is the only place I post on the net, so I don't want anyone thinking whatever that person says or does is me.
I'm off to do a show called, "Rove" tonight in Melbourne. Any of you who live here, please post cool places to go out tonight (Wednesday).
Peace and hot wet love,
November 9, 2004
People's Choice Awards
Thank you to those who have been writing nice things about my nominations for The People's Choice Awards. I was indeed nominated for lead in a TV series, lead in a film and Scrubs was nominated for best TV comedy.
What is particularly funny, is that in the leading man category I am nominated alongside: Brad Pitt, Jude Law, Colin Farrell and Jim Carey. Yes indeed me and my friends had a good laugh about that one. A "Fraggle" has a better shot at winning that award than me. But I'm flattered to be alongside them.
Anyhow, I imagine the PCA's will get a better voter turnout amongst young people then our presidential election, so if you'd like to vote, you can do so at www.pcavote.com.
Garden State news:
I'm going to Australia, New Zealand and Mexico City over Thanksgiving to do press for the release in those Countries and South America.
The Garden State DVD can be pre-ordered now on foxstore.com, but it will officially go on sale on December 28th.
The Soundtrack officially went Gold. I've actually got one of those cool gold records that Elvis has hung all over Graceland. (Check out Graceland if you ever get a shot. It's pretty amazing.)
Awesome Song of the Day (picked by one of you: Morning Dew)
And you guys think I don't read your posts, "Morning Dew" suggested I check out this guy, and I think he's awesome. Here is my favorite track. You can check it out at the iTunes Store (open your iTunes first):
Ray LaMontagne - "Trouble"
*Also, for those of you that watched Scrubs this week, you can actually call Turk's new cell phone number and get his machine. Thought you'd get a kick out of that.
Smile (and put your phone on vibrate),
November 3, 2004
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green
Well what can I say, it's over. I really don't want this blog to turn into a political debate; there's plenty of places on the internet for that. This is supposed to be a safe-haven for idiocy and silliness so let's leave it at that.
I'm going to be on the Jimmy Kimmel show on Friday night. I'm not really feeling like doing a talk show. (note: I never really feel like doing a talk show. It's uncomfortable and nerve-racking and I get
nervous.) However - The Shins are on. And in my estimation, they are the coolest band in the world. So I am doing the show pretty much so I can hang out with them and fool myself into believing that they might think I'm cool.
My big brother, Joshua Braff, (as many of you know) has written a book entitled, "The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green". It's a pretty amazing piece of fiction and I highly recommend you check it out. Furthermore, as he is on a book tour across the country right now he has joined the blog family and begun his own online journal at www.joshuabraff.com So please check that out if you have a sec.
So I am back from a whirlwind trip to Europe. People keep asking me how it was and I feel bad in telling them that unfortunately I didn't see much of the cities. Most of my time was spent doing interviews and trying to spread the word about Garden State. But the insides of the hotel rooms were very nice... I went to 3 cities: Munich, London and Paris. The people in all 3 cities were incredibly friendly I must say, and the film was very well received. I can't wait to go back when I can actually hang out and appreciate the experience. When I started this whole process and was told about all the places I'd be visiting, I must admit I had a romanticized impression of how it would be. But now I am here to report that press tours are no fun at all.
Oh, I just realized that I could put a picture on here. Here is a funny pic of me and Nat at the London Film Festival:
As you can see, she and I were given different memos on what the dress code for the evening was...
There was an outpouring of concern for my itchy cuticles. Thank you all very much. They are a little less itchy today, but I might still have to lip-synch my interview on Jimmy Kimmel. I hope you guys don't mind...
Peace and love,
November 1, 2004
A Simple Sonnet on Suffrage
This year could be the most important election of your life. You'll always remember that you were a part of it.
(and do it carefully; no hanging chads. If it's electric, double check your receipt.)
Your vote matters.
Peace and love,