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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:

Zach & Natalie at 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,
ZB

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Comments

Yay first comment!!! I just wanted to say hey!!! You're awesome Zach!!! As a Jersey Girl I'd like to thank you for making Garden State, it has affected me in an amazing way. Thanks
Love, Jessica

Posted by: Jessica | Nov 3, 2004 8:32:44 PM

This site is too cool! I read it all the time! My husband and I both really enjoyed Garden State and now I have him hooked on Scrubs too!

Great job to everyone involved!

Posted by: Melissa | Nov 3, 2004 8:33:50 PM

I feel for your itchy cuticles, Zach...Best of luck with that, although, just so you know, if you made any stops in certain red light districts of, say, Thailand, those itchy cuticles are just the beginning of what is about to become itchy...

Will there be a Special Edition Garden State? What are the thoughts...Any idea yet? Will Natalie Portman come with my copy? I just don't like surprises, and I would hate to see a Zach-Braff-Back-Lash due to a double-dipping scandal...

I wish you continued success on Scrubs, and everything else...Can't wait to buy Garden State, and then pin it to my wall next to the poster....

Im making like a baby and heading out...

Posted by: David FIndlay | Nov 3, 2004 8:34:14 PM

Seems like you had fun over there! Very funny picture. Scrubs was awesome!! your awesome!!! The votes are in i guess :|

Posted by: Aria | Nov 3, 2004 8:34:49 PM

I like the picture too!

Posted by: Melissa | Nov 3, 2004 8:35:10 PM

I think it'd awesome that you let people read about your life and you're not all set on keeping a private life. Your blog is funny and interesting. I enjoy it. :)

Posted by: Kelly | Nov 3, 2004 8:37:29 PM

Dude, I just want to say that Garden State was one of the best films I have ever seen and I share the same love of The Shins as you do. The soundtrack for the movie was great. I also wanted to say that I voted for Kerry and its too bad we have to deal with Bush for another 4 years...maybe people will learn from the next 4. Keep up the good work man.

Posted by: Thomas | Nov 3, 2004 8:38:14 PM

What a great picture , im glad your telling us not to make this blog a political debate ive had enough of it , at school , not that it matters , people just saying whatever it is there parents tell them , I almost went crazy. Trying to go back to what I was concerned about before this election but I cant seem to remember so I just concentrate on remembering Garden State weird I guess but , movies usually have weird effects on me.

Posted by: Kate | Nov 3, 2004 8:38:30 PM

Classic Zach.

Good luck on Kimmel.

Zach! For the love of god, read Happiness by Will Ferguson, Shampoo Planet by Douglas Coupland. I guarantee these books will influence your life in someway.

Political quote for the minute "Bush. It always gets in the way."

Posted by: Adam Heller | Nov 3, 2004 8:38:46 PM

What a great picture , im glad your telling us not to make this blog a political debate ive had enough of it , at school , not that it matters , people just saying whatever it is there parents tell them , I almost went crazy. Trying to go back to what I was concerned about before this election but I cant seem to remember so I just concentrate on remembering Garden State weird I guess but , movies usually have weird effects on me.

Posted by: Kate | Nov 3, 2004 8:38:58 PM

What a great picture , im glad your telling us not to make this blog a political debate ive had enough of it , at school , not that it matters , people just saying whatever it is there parents tell them , I almost went crazy. Trying to go back to what I was concerned about before this election but I cant seem to remember so I just concentrate on remembering Garden State weird I guess but , movies usually have weird effects on me.

Posted by: Kate | Nov 3, 2004 8:39:33 PM

Alright! Pics!...cool to see zach still reads the comments, some of 'em anyway...yeah..the politics thing..shoulda seen that one coming...as for the shins, consider me one more fan on their way up to the top.

Posted by: janice | Nov 3, 2004 8:41:07 PM

Damn so close to being 1st.
Oh well Zach I only have to wait another month until GS is at the cinemas here in the UK but that doesn't bother me. (Yeah right).
Oh why does it take so long for anything to come out here. That is 1 bad thing about England. I already have a group of friends that I have persuaded to see GS and hopefully it will be a BIG success.
Heh tht pic is quite funny but I swear tht was the same jacket you wore the next day at the 2nd preview.
All the best
Matt

Posted by: Matt | Nov 3, 2004 8:41:08 PM

ha. i am posting. i never post. yeah, thats all. hey, are there any episodes of scrubs out on dvd? i sure hope so.

Posted by: sam | Nov 3, 2004 8:41:14 PM

hey zach, as i know you have heard quite often, outstanding job on garden state and a series of outstanding performances on scrubs. it's the one tv show i actually get upset if i miss. you're great from what i can see from the midwest.

k

Posted by: katie | Nov 3, 2004 8:41:29 PM

I can't wait for the DVD release and the picture's caption sure is hilarious. Why are you so damn cool Zack? Except you come off cool in the "look-at-me-i'm-so-nerdy" type of way... Still a valid type of cool... OK, I'm rambing. Anyways, Garden State rocked, and you do too.

Posted by: Shawn K. | Nov 3, 2004 8:41:59 PM

If you want scrubs copies use bittorrent, and find the torrent files on Suprnova.org. Love live Zach Braff, Scrubs, and Bittorrent!!!

Posted by: Brandon | Nov 3, 2004 8:42:35 PM

(im sure you get tired of reading a bunch of empty comments, nevertheless..) your brother seems pretty cool and talented. and your picture is cute.

Posted by: amber | Nov 3, 2004 8:42:39 PM

ITCHY CUTICLES NEED "A & D" OINTMENT.

Posted by: Beth | Nov 3, 2004 8:43:01 PM

You may want to bring some Tumms with you to the Jimmy Kimmel Show. You know...just in case.

Posted by: Cindy Lou Who | Nov 3, 2004 8:43:56 PM

hey!

i must i read the book and i LOVED it! it was so good!

thanks for the up date!
Ann

Posted by: Ann | Nov 3, 2004 8:44:05 PM

garden state is my favorite movie. can't wait for another production by zach braff :)

Posted by: vaaan | Nov 3, 2004 8:45:41 PM

Zachs Back

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

It feels so good to have you home again.

After a somber day for many in this great land of ours, I was fortunate enough to see an incredible film.

"Rashevski's Tango" is a french film that centers around 3 generations of a family...it's really well done. I highly recommend it to the folks who read this blog. Especially you Mr. Braff. As a film maker, I know you will appreciate the way this story is shot, the rich character development. I would have invited you to come along with me and my friend, but since you were out of the country; I didn't think the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston was on your way home.

It's only one of many deep and moving independent films being shown at this years Boston Jewish Film Festival. To any fans of this BLOG who live in the area or metro-west Boston....make every attempt to check it out!
Everyone who attends gets entered into a contest to win a trip to next years Sundance film festival.

Hope I see you there Zach.

WELCOME HOME SWEETIE!

Debra

Posted by: JewcyDeb | Nov 3, 2004 8:46:24 PM

london is a great city...lovely people-watching opportunities there. Might be a good place to spend an extended amount of time in...say the next four years after today's results. No, we'll make it through! Have you ever heard of a singer named Juana Malena. She's from Argentina and played last week in Seattle. Beautiful voice and interesting stories in her songs. they sound even better in Spanish. I'm glad you came back to vote...good results or not. I let the three year old I nanny for participate in his first election. He filled in Kerry's bubble.

Posted by: anne | Nov 3, 2004 8:46:34 PM

ok so the thing i just left didnt make any sence.

i must SAY i read the book and LOVED it...

ok thats more like it

Posted by: Ann | Nov 3, 2004 8:46:55 PM