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January 20, 2005

Remember me?

I'm still here!!!!!!
I promise I have not abandoned all of you.

Work is very crazy right now. I have next week off and I promise I'll write a nice big post.

I am so tired right now that I am lying down and dictating this post to the burglar I found holding my computer when I arrived home. We made a deal that if he typed for me, he could keep my China.  And I don't mean dishware; he's a very simple man and I've managed to convince him that I have the power to hand over the Republic of China. I must say however, he's a dynamite typist; I'll bet he'll put my laptop to great use.

Thank you all for all your Garden State love. I'm slowly making my way through the over 3000 posts!!! I realize it's been a month since I posted and I have so much to tell all of you, but just wait a couple more days.

It was exactly one year ago that Garden State premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. So much has happened thanks to amazing fans like you all.

Peace, love and a pillow.


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1st post!

Posted by: Brian | Jan 20, 2005 10:40:53 PM

Weee!! I love Zach Braff so much, sometimes I think I am a Scrub. (s).

Too much alcohol to produce a more meaningful post. All I can say is, you should do more Video Posts to save your hands from touching plastic.

Posted by: WickEd | Jan 20, 2005 10:41:12 PM

hey zach,

sorry for the short first post, wanted to be the first! =) been checking up on your blog and glad to see you've updated again! scrubs was as funny as ever yesterday and still lovin garden state. hope everything's goin well for you!


Posted by: Brian | Jan 20, 2005 10:43:05 PM

Hey Zach- Happy, belated, but it still is anyway, 2005! i'm from malaysia and one of your fans who is dying, dying, dying to watch Garden State (yes, it should be illegal- but i have not watched it yet). when's it coming over?!

i love "scrubs" though, and have defnly watched that. repeatedly. over and over.


Posted by: sarah | Jan 20, 2005 10:45:31 PM

Yay! You're back! I've never posted before but I just wanted to say I love Garden State, I love Scrubs and I think you're a great actor/director/writer, and I hope you keep posting!

Posted by: FancyFree | Jan 20, 2005 10:46:42 PM

garden state is awesome. you're awesome. i dragged my friends out on a 40 minute drive twice to see it when it was in theaters. i would have seen it more but my best friend refused to let me go again. i watched it pretty much every day when i first got in on dvd...i just gotta say...you're a genious.

Posted by: vanessa | Jan 20, 2005 10:48:07 PM

i'm so happy you're posting again!!!! my life was without meaning for a while, lol. i don't know if i can "just wait a couple more days" now. you're teasing us, not cool! who am i kidding....i'll definately be here. luv ya'!

Posted by: dani-in-TX | Jan 20, 2005 10:48:59 PM

Yay! Been waiting for you to get back and let us know what's up. Last night (the 19th) on Conan O'brien they did the skit where they morph two celebrities that they think are dating to see what their child would look like. They did you and Kirsten Dunst. Man, oh man, I almost ruptured my spleen. That reminds me, go on Conan!

Posted by: John | Jan 20, 2005 10:49:59 PM

oh yeah...tomorrow is my 19th birthday, and being one of the 1st people to post (my 1st time posting ever) makes it the best birthday ever.

Posted by: vanessa | Jan 20, 2005 10:50:22 PM

Dear Zach,
Garden State is an incredible movie and I am sure it must have been amazing being such a huge part of it. This movie has inspired me to try and float towards what I love (that being film). I am currently working on a screenplay and I just wanted to thank you for your inspiration. I am a senior in high school and any tips you could give me would be unbelievable. My email is [email protected]. Thanks for putting out such a great movie.

Posted by: Devin | Jan 20, 2005 10:50:55 PM

hey zach!
the dvd is awesome, bought it the first day, hope its selling out everywhere. i was wondering if you have any movie reccomendations?

Posted by: patbest | Jan 20, 2005 10:50:59 PM

I recently watched a test screening of Chicken Little, and I must say it was a really really great movie. All my friends agreed, and the whole audience seemed to have a really positive reaction to it. I can't wait until it is released in theatres. I also picked up the Garden State DVD during the winter break and I must say all the extras and commentary were great. Thanks for giving me a reason to procrastinate pretty much anything and everything.

Posted by: Alan | Jan 20, 2005 10:52:04 PM

*pets* Nice to see you back! Hope you had a good holiday and all of that.

I saw your brother's book at Barnes and Noble the other day, so as soon as I have money I'm going to pick up a copy. I'm intrigued. :)

Posted by: Haley | Jan 20, 2005 10:53:30 PM

Now all is right with the world ...

Posted by: claire | Jan 20, 2005 10:54:06 PM

I don't think I've posted on here before, so I'll add my Garden-State-loving $0.02. Man, awesome movie. It's the only time I've seen a movie twice while it was still in theaters (ticket prices are such a rip-off), and I teared up each time, and I'm one of those people who looks at people crying in theaters and snickers. So yeah.

Here's hoping work gets less crazy!

Posted by: Jesso | Jan 20, 2005 10:54:07 PM

Wow! I made it to a close spot at the comments list! Score :o) Just thought I'd say you rock and mad GS love here! My grandparents are rock'n the Toms River area so I visit the state often, but sunny Orlando, Florida is where its at right now! Oh yeah and your flippin hot ;o)

Posted by: Nancy | Jan 20, 2005 10:54:24 PM

This century and I have been blessed by your influence.

Posted by: Jenny from Silverlake | Jan 20, 2005 10:54:35 PM

Wrote this WAY down in Yub-Nub comments but figured it might have a better shot getting read here.

Well Zach, if you scrolled down all the way to actually read this comment then you should get an award for that alone, not to mention your great achievement that is Garden State. First, let me tell you how much I enjoyed your movie. Hopefully you get a cut from the 5 times I saw it in theaters, the soundtrack I bought, and the copy I picked up on DVD. I'm sure with all that profit alone, you may be able to afford a nice dinner at Sizzler. (I won't mention the cut I want for making numerous friends go see it.)
Anyways, I'll keep it brief as I'm sure you probably aren't even reading this but oh well, I feel the need to tell you that your movie rocked. It's very inspirational and I want you to know that you deffinitely touched at least one person with your message (Judging from the number of comments, I'm not alone). Be proud of that. Keep up the good work and I expect to see great things from you in the future. (Is it true that you are developing a surfer movie? Can't wait.)

P.S. What's the song playing in the menu screen of the Garden State DVD? I can't place it.

Posted by: Sean | Jan 20, 2005 10:54:45 PM

to the point. i heart garden state. it's exactly my type of sense of humor. by the way top 5 fav books if you would be kind enough to share. enjoy your z's.

Posted by: Y | Jan 20, 2005 10:55:01 PM

Wow--am I in the first twenty posts? I hope!

I haven't bought the DVD yet, but I am looking forward to hearing the commentaries and seeing the extras you've put on there.

Posted by: Anh | Jan 20, 2005 10:55:06 PM

On your advice I read your brother's book and I couldnt put it down. I even snuck it in the bathroom at work to read more of it there. I was actually sad to see it end. You both write about distant fathers or at least fathers that dont realize what family is... and something draws me to that.

Either way glad you are posting and that you are alive!

Posted by: Nicole La Verne / California | Jan 20, 2005 10:55:38 PM

I wanted to make sure that I was high on the comment list so I shorted my writing a bit. I just wanted to add a congratulations on the great year and thanks for being so damn funny. Whether it is in your posts, in film or in television. Keep it up!

Posted by: Devin | Jan 20, 2005 10:55:55 PM


I've been wondering whether "nobody puts baby in the corner" in your last post was a reference to Fall Out Boy or the inimitable Patrick Swayze from Dirty Dancing, I suppose I would have to guess the first, but the second would be way funnier. Either way, happy new year and all the rest and just so you know, according to some crackpot who has a totally sketchy website floating around out there somewhere in digital internet land, Nostradamus has predicted a "world shaking" event to take place on Oct. 3rd of this just arrived new year which corresponds precisely to Roshashana. This event is speculated (by the crackpot, of course) to be the return of Jesus Christ to earth! So for all you faithful and sinless Christian who have a strong appreciation for irony and are really looking to stick it to the Jews once and for all, this might be your year! And if you're Jewish then don't worry, even if Jesus did come back down to Earth, chances are he wouldn't be too much of an asshole about the whole not believing in him thing, although I've never met him and frankly the choice to descend right on the Jewish New Year seems a little vindictive to me, so who knows. Anyway, I thought that that was funny as hell.

And for anyone keeping track, I think it would still be cool if we bloggers could “break the bonds of our meek reverence for the Garden State phenomenon” was how I said it last time I think. And don’t worry, this doesn’t mean revolting against Mr. Braff or anything like that, he’s welcome to come along, just finding something interesting to talk about as long as we’re all here. How many times can you post that you like the damn movie and thought the soundtrack was cool, it all just runs together to create one giant nameless mass of frantic fonts and digital garbage. And that sucks because a lot of you probably have something much more significant to say, even if it’s only about why Garden State is so important to you. I only say this, because after posting at least several times in the more conventional vein (a little joke here, a “garden state” was great there, a “thanks for the music suggestions” somewhere toward the end, finishing up with a good luck and farewell and maybe another little joke in the PS), I realized that I felt absurd doing it, that’s not what I really wanted to say at all, there was so much more going on in my head that I was betraying by trying to pacify myself with trivialities. Look back at the movie, we’re all self-medicating ourselves with the cute little posts we put on here, but the world out there is nothing to hide from! So just to be clear, I don’t mean to criticize anyone for anything they write on here, it’s all about doing what you love, but I think that convention is preventing some of us from really doing that, it certainly is me, and I don’t think I’m alone… So if Zach does read this, that is, if you are reading this Zach, then next time you should post something that might get things going in this direction, because that would be really cool, your blog could become legendary as one that is actually doing a some real good for its readers (and again, I really don’t mean to criticize it’s current state, but I think we all agree that improvement is always possible). Damn, this is long… oh well, have a good one everybody. Bill

PS. check out this website, “The Books” are changing my life… http://www.musicforamerica.org/music2/artist/2437

Posted by: Bill Wolfe | Jan 20, 2005 10:56:19 PM

Phew!!! I thought you were gone forever. I felt so used. Dude I was watching the DVD with commentary from you and Nat which is funny and good in itself but also very cool that you taught Jean Smart how to smoke a bong. I remember the first time I smoked out of a bong, good times. And I love passing my skills down to others. Happy 2005. Lets hope this year is as good as the last was, for you especially. I mean I didn't make any movies so it wasn't as good for me. Lots of love to my favorite Zach in the WHOLE WORLD.

Posted by: Samantha Boim | Jan 20, 2005 10:56:30 PM

Garden State=best birthday gift this year!

I can't wait to read the more thoroughly written out post.


Posted by: Queta | Jan 20, 2005 10:56:54 PM