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March 21, 2005

Warning: Not Funny!

Yes it's true. I got Punk'd bad. I've been meaning to write about it for sometime, but I wasn't allowed to talk about it until it aired. It was a very disturbing sight to see my brand new car covered in graffiti. I'm pretty sure I'd do the exact same thing again. For those of you that don't understand, maybe it's a Jersey thing or something. I don't have too many alpha male qualities (I went to theater camp for God's sake) but growing up in Jersey, me and my buddies always loved cars. Hurting a nice one is sacrilegious. All I can think about now is plotting my revenge on Donald Faison. It consumes me. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night just to jot down good ideas. I'm open to any and all suggestions.

In other news, I'm once again directing Gavin DeGraw's video for the song "Chariot". If you don't know it, check it out. I think he's a real talent and someone who's gonna be around for a long time. We're shooting next tuesday in LA and it's gonna be really cool. The whole video is one long continuos shot as Gavin and a girl navigate through this crazy set that's constantly changing. It's my first time doing a real video. I did one for the Scrubs theme song, but it wasn't a real video with an actual budget.

Getting ready to shoot "Last Kiss" in Montreal this spring. I hear that it's an amazing city and I'm looking forward to spending sometime outside of LA. The script is really good and we're starting to fill out the rest of the cast. Michael Weston, who played Kenny the Cop in Garden State, got one of the male leads in the movie.

I think the Arrested Development I did airs on 4/10. That show is so friggin funny! I don't know if any of you saw this weeks, but I laughed out loud a lot. Enjoy it now, because who knows how long that amazing show will be around for.

As far as the Fletch rumors, that was news to me. I'm a huge Fletch fan and a huge Kevin Smith fan, so maybe when the time comes he'll really want me and I'l be available to do it. We're winding down at Scrubs. Only 3 more episodes to shoot for the season.

I'm exhausted. Sorry if I'm not that funny tonight, I just got home from work and I felt like I was long overdue to post. But I must go to sleep now.
Also remember, anyone saying they're me anywhere else on the web (myspace, friendster, chat rooms, message boards) is not me. This is the only place I write.
Thank you guys so much for continuing to respond to my posts.

Awesome song of the week: Lori McKenna -- "Stealing Kisses" Also check out her cover of Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees".

Peace and Love,
ZB

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Comments

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Posted by: andrea | Mar 21, 2005 11:06:15 PM

I watched Punk'd just to see you. I laughed and laughed until there was no laughter yet. You're pretty much the greatest person ever.

Posted by: Wendy | Mar 21, 2005 11:06:51 PM

I would also like to point out that I commented second. Never before, and probably never again will that happen, so this is a great day.

Posted by: Wendy | Mar 21, 2005 11:08:35 PM

yup, you're definitely the greatest person ever.

Posted by: amy | Mar 21, 2005 11:13:05 PM

sorry i didnt say more but i had to be the first to post cause usually im like number one thousand. its sad how excited i got about that. dammit i have a job now and therefore and go to school (majoring in film thank you very much) so i didnt get to see you on punked. but what the hell did you do.i bought the kaene ( however the fuck you spell it) cd it was great. and ive been listining to wild horses by the rollingstones which you should put up as an awesome song too. and hey where do you here of all these unknown artists do you know all of them or people that know them? anyways im working on my first script so wish me look. sorry im not funny right now either cause i just got off of work too. im a cashier at walmart. 7.80 an hour oh yeah im making the big money now. i hate it. i call it the death trap to hell. cause everytime im there it reminds me that if i dont succeed in acting writing directing and with my band ( yes im starting a band cause i sing) that i could end up in walmart forever and that scares the shit out of me. dude when are you coming to vegas or your amazingly cute and talented friend josh radin. i live in las vegas and you should party here when youre not workin your ass off okay. anways lots of love and warm hugs from one nizzle to another. love andrea zavala

Posted by: andrea | Mar 21, 2005 11:14:00 PM

Punk'd is still on the air? Who knew? But congratulations. Nothing like getting humiliated by Lord of the Prance in front of everyone who has basic cable.

Posted by: Mariah | Mar 21, 2005 11:14:46 PM

wow. love scrubs. bye.

Posted by: essie | Mar 21, 2005 11:15:39 PM

Good to hear from you again, haha.. i guess you know you've made it when you get punk'd. i havent seen the episode yet but i heard from a friend that it was hilarious, sorry i realize it's at your expense. i also have the sneaking suspicion that arrested development won't make it till next season, like another beloved show of mine, Freaks and Geeks, but i hope it does. at least scrubs is on the air, i couldnt live without that show. but anyway cant wait to see you in "last kiss" no idea what it's about but... that doesnt matter really. k, peace and much love.

Posted by: cynthia | Mar 21, 2005 11:15:44 PM

Nice to see your bad evil side :). I was kinda shocked at your reaction, but that went away in a millisecond.

If i had a porsche and some kid would go all grafitti on it, i'dd probably knock his teeth out first and then ask questions later.

Balls of steel, man :)

Posted by: black one | Mar 21, 2005 11:17:10 PM

Zach~

As always, it is such fun to hear from you in this forum. Keep up all the great work...and if you ever need a PA on set, my schedule would be completely open to work with you.

Quite a fan,
Holly

Posted by: Holly Rollins | Mar 21, 2005 11:18:36 PM

marshmellows stick to cars easily with a little bit of water and once they dry if you try to pull them off a windshiel the bottom half stays on. Not seriously evil but perhaps the beginning of a series of pranks.

Posted by: Krista | Mar 21, 2005 11:19:52 PM

honestly. I have nothing to say. but there were so few comments. how could I not? you're very cool. I wish I had your music knowledge. my idol. :) okay. bye.

Posted by: Laura | Mar 21, 2005 11:23:23 PM

i have a great song for all those who choose to search for it. it's a single called "mass destruction", by the group "faithless". they've been around for years, but mainly underground. if you like this, check out "kenna" and his cd "new sacred cow"... what an amazing artist. zach, i think you'll dig him like a shovel. enjoy - leanie

Posted by: colleen | Mar 21, 2005 11:23:58 PM

Weeeeeeeeeeeeee! Only a few posts in this time! My first time near the top....heh... ;-)

Hiya Zach!

No, no, no, noooooo.....you were supposed to come to TORONTO...not stinky, ol' Montreal.

Sheeeeeeeeesh.


Just kidding. Montreal is great! It's been 12 years since I've been there, though. Geeze, I guess I'm a little overdue for a visit...when're ya shootin' again? Looking for any extras - I have experience! Har!


I've slowly been getting into Arrested Development...it's growing on me....wasn't an immediate score like Scrubs was. Looking forward to your guest spot, tho! But only 3 more new episodes of Scrubs this season? Augh! What happened to the good ol' days of hundreds of episodes of a sitcom per year while the actors got little pay and the quality of episodes didn't matter so much as long as they kept pumpin' em out? HA!


That sucks you got Punk'D. I dunno about that whole concet. Sure, I like to joke around with friends and a good prank can be funny as hell...but that stuff is borderline sociopathic. What is UP with Ashton Kutcher? And George Clooney and Mel Gibson...they do that stuff too. Why the need to continually freak people out to such an extreme? What kind of power trip is that?


Maybe I'm just tired and cranky...I've got stuffed sinuses. Bleh.

Anyhooooooooo...I hope you're taking good care of yourself while you're doing all this great stuff!

Hugs and kisses,
Vanessa :-)

Posted by: Vanessa In Toronto | Mar 21, 2005 11:24:34 PM

ahhhhh man you yelling at that "5 yr old kid" for spray painting your car was hilarious. that kid is so good. did you see him when he drove away in that black escalade? i wonder if he's Ryan Pinkston's little brother.

anyways, good luck with getting back at donald. but, man, he got you pretty good.

maybe you should trick him into thinking you're gay and that you've secretly had a thang for him since the first time u 2 met. eh. that prob won't work ...
but

good luck anyways. =)

Posted by: janice | Mar 21, 2005 11:25:13 PM

zach- i've got your next screenplay.
let me send you a treatment?

Posted by: gatsby | Mar 21, 2005 11:26:37 PM

HOLY CRAP im number 15! i love you zach braff.. i want to write more.. but i might be number 115 if i do!

Posted by: janina | Mar 21, 2005 11:26:49 PM

wow!! i'm near the beginning of the posts. a major improvement from being post #157987894...LOL.

Had nothing much to say either but, man you are sooo sexy when your angry ;)

Posted by: Erika | Mar 21, 2005 11:26:56 PM

ZACH! i had been waiting to watch it all week, it wa sooo funny! that would have been so funny if you and DONALD beast his little ass.....
i hope you are reading this i wirte to you EVERYTIME u blog. please email me back ,it would make my day or my life. i heart you and have lots of respect for youa nd your work.

Deanna
[email protected]

Posted by: Deanna | Mar 21, 2005 11:28:46 PM

ZACH! i had been waiting to watch it all week, it wa sooo funny! that would have been so funny if you and DONALD beast his little ass.....
i hope you are reading this i wirte to you EVERYTIME u blog. please email me back ,it would make my day or my life. i heart you and have lots of respect for youa nd your work.

Deanna
[email protected]

Posted by: Deanna | Mar 21, 2005 11:29:32 PM

You shoulda hit that kid! I probably would have if anyone violated my new car. But it was hilarious seeing your reaction. I rarely watch Punk'd, but when someone told me you were on it I had to tune in. As for getting back Donald...good luck...I'm sure he's expecting whatever horrible punishment you can think of.

Posted by: holiestofcows | Mar 21, 2005 11:30:00 PM

Aw poo...right near the top and I made a typo!

concept, not concet.

And now that I've read the few comments about the show...I wanna see it too...even if Ashton is a sociopath. HA!

All right..time to take my stuffed up head to bed.

Cheers.

Posted by: Vanessa In Toronto | Mar 21, 2005 11:31:21 PM

Hi, I guess its an awakward email. I think. I have never written a letter such as this one, so I can honestly say, I have no idea how. I am advent watcher of series but I sadly can't watch it this year for I am studying to get my Master's degree in Israel and we don't get Scrubs. (Most likely several years down the line, when I finally return back to tHe USA the show will arrive here.) . But getting back to a point, (sorry I have a tremendously bad tendency to send long email, phone mesagesI watched for the first time your Movie. I cried, (I should probbly explain I am a highly emotional person, you know the one that cries at certain Hallmark commercials and TV specials) and I guess you must hear this plenty of times and one more I guess won't hurt, but I really loved your movie.I felt i understood the feeling, I came home during the break. I felt I was living the same feelings. Almost that so much has changed but hasn't and yet home isn't totally home anymore. I guess its more realistic point of view of the twenty-something years. So it was nice to watch a movie that I liked and reminded me of home even if I am 6000 miles away. I guess thanks, its nice to watch a movie that its little more realistic and deals with real emotions and quirky people that are who are not perfect far from it and trying to find oneselves. As for the Punk'd show, I hope it eventually gets to Israel, its aww!! frustrating I have to wait, hopefully I can catch a rerun in the summer when I go home on MTV. Well bye for now.

Posted by: anat | Mar 21, 2005 11:31:39 PM

Yeah, didn't know Punk'd was still on the air. Sorry to hear about your car. I hope they cleaned it all up, the little brats. I can't wait to see the new Gavin D. video! He has such an interesting voice. I helped my husband film a brief clip today for his creative writing class. Wanna be animators trying to act. Needless to say, hilarity ensued. Thought you might enjoy a reminder of how much even ridiculously bad "film-making" can improve a person's day. Thank goodness I can pop in GS for a nice reminder that there is talent in the world. Well, it's getting late if the cat bugging me is any indication. I'm flying to SF for a negotiation competition on the 1st and have to get up early tomorrow to look up some more relevant statutes and case law. Yeah, think about that next time you're bored ;). Have a good one.

Posted by: Victoria | Mar 21, 2005 11:32:44 PM

(I can't believe I am in the 20s of the comments.)

Zach, we've missed you. Thanks for returning to the blog and remembering your fans.

We know you're a busy man though -- so hang in there and remember to take care of yourself. A little matza ball soup always does a good job if it!

Peace and lots of love,
C

Posted by: Caron | Mar 21, 2005 11:33:24 PM