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May 24, 2005

Stir Crazy in French Canada

You know you're bored out of your mind when you're watching Rob and Amber get married!

Filming a movie in a foreign city can be hard sometimes when you quickly run out of things to do. On GS, I was in Jersey and NYC and I know my way around those places. But there's not too much going on on a Tuesday night in Montreal. Those of you who live here, please feel free to go nuts telling me all the things I should do. Please leave out carriage rides, drum circles, the biodome, the casino and Cirque du Soleil. I've done them all.

Not really, but I had this twisted nightmare once where I was dating a really bitchy Clydesdale who played drums in wedding band; anyhoo one night (high on laced feed) she lost all my savings in a heated round of Bacarat, so we had to live in the Winter quadrant of a biodome. You wanna hear a horse complain- stick'em in an artificial winter in a Canadian biodome. "My hooves, my hooves!" "Shut-up, you whore! You're the one who smoked bad feed." Sorry - Anyhoo, we lived on ice and learned to Juggle and manipulate our bodies to Enya. ---

So anyway... that's why I feel like I've done them all.

There's a New Chicken Little trailer up. Check it out.

Please vote for me and Natalie for the MTV Movie Awards HERE.

I'll post soon. Probably next week during "Rob and Amber Get Divorced."

Peace, love, and a toothy smile.



Posted by Zach Braff at 09:17 PM | Permalink



Not much else to say. *sigh*

Posted by: Peter | May 24, 2005 9:19:48 PM




you, Zach.

You make me smile everytime.

Reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Good book. Check it out.

Posted by: Alicia | May 24, 2005 9:24:04 PM

That's crazy. I was just reading the last post, when suddenly the page refreshed on its own and a new one popped up. What are the odds? Hmmm...

Posted by: Stefanie | May 24, 2005 9:24:29 PM

wow!! first one to comment!, looking forward to chicken little, i am going to school for computer animation and this movie looks beautiful!, Picked up Scrubs on DVD gotta say you do an amazing job on that show. funnest show on tv as Katherine Heigl said on the view, seems she was also a big fan of yours

Posted by: Robert VanderStelt | May 24, 2005 9:24:43 PM

Peter just wasted the first comment. I think I should have the first comment awarded to me retroactively.

There are many Jewlicious things to do in Montreal, so the next time you find yourself there, give my Jewlicious dot com friends a call and they'll take care o' ya, right and propa.

You and Nat are shoo-ins. (Shoos-in? Where's my English teachers when I need them? Oh, ask your brother Josh, he must know...)

PS, if you ever want to be interviewed for my NY Jewish Week Singles column, holla back, brutha.

Posted by: Esther | May 24, 2005 9:25:12 PM

hey! 2nd comment, or maybe further down cause i took too damn long to write this. love your work, quickly becoming one of my fav. actors, but Michael J. Fox is still on tops. whats going on with scrubs!?!?!? heard its on hiatus, whats up with that??? you should do bootleg scrubs, with a homeaid camera in your basement if they don't bring it back, and then air it on the internet! good luck with your movie, can't wait to check out,

Posted by: Fernando | May 24, 2005 9:25:57 PM

"I'll post soon. Probably next week during "Rob and Amber Get Divorced."" HAHA! That's hysterical. Definately voted for you guys a bunch of times. GOOD LUCK!

Posted by: Lauren | May 24, 2005 9:25:58 PM

I was the first one, btw you play halo 2 and you ever go on Xbox live?

Posted by: Robert VanderStelt | May 24, 2005 9:26:20 PM

Hi Zach I know this is sort of cheesy but I just wanted to say thank you for being such a cool, normal person. I've always wanted to be a writer and I've decieded to follow my passion, in major part due to you. I just hope I can be as down to earth as you are if I'm lucky enough to be as talented as you are.

OH and you know you're adorable right?

Posted by: Jessica | May 24, 2005 9:28:37 PM

Wow, can't believe I am close to the top of the list - Very cool.
Zach, I hope you find more exciting things to get up to in Montreal than watch bad TV... Old Montreal is amazing - check it out if you haven't. You could always come to Toronto if you are bored...
Oh, and I love Scrubs by the way, as a med student I can relate (and Garden State too of course!). Anyhow, it is back to the books for me - Goodnight!

Posted by: Liz | May 24, 2005 9:30:20 PM

seconded on the 'extremely loud and incredibly close' reccomendation. very, very, very good book. one of my new favorites.
oh, and - you rock. the end. thanks.

Posted by: leah | May 24, 2005 9:31:25 PM

WOW!!! Up in the top 15! Good Luck to you and Natalie for the MTV movie awards. I voted and am making sure all my friends vote also! Enjoy Canada, but we miss you in the good old USA!!!


Posted by: ***JESS*** | May 24, 2005 9:32:17 PM

you're hilarious. i wish my dreams were as vivid as yours. unless you made it up. jkkkk. so how's donald? all i can imagine whenever i see him is his braceface smile on clueless. classic.

Posted by: Maureen | May 24, 2005 9:33:44 PM

Hey Zach,
I hear you're going to be in Chicago for an AXE party - I hope to hell its true. I must take advantage of the opportunity to have your babies - although this may prove difficult as I am both unavailable and male - but I'll give it the 'ol college try. Keep up the good work - the scrubs DVDs kick ass. Peace out girlscout - JH

Posted by: Joey | May 24, 2005 9:34:17 PM

when i was visiting the pier was the cool place to be. check out something called "the labrynth". it a huge warehouse that is a human maze with puzzles to solve. lots of fun. and the nightlife aint that bad either, good bars and usualy a party at the top of some building with spotlights.

keep up the good work.

Posted by: Reuben Sharret | May 24, 2005 9:36:28 PM

hello . . . so, years ago ben affleck was filming in montreal and ended up going out to some random bar that no one ever went to or had heard of, and then it became THE place to be.

so, i think that you should make it your montreal mission to go find a cool but undiscovered bar or club and make it the new IT place to be! then all of the newly hip patrons can say to one another "you know, zach braff comes here when he's in town." and the owners will love you and a happy ending will be had by all.

otherwise i advise you to eat as much smoked meat as possible.


Posted by: sommer | May 24, 2005 9:36:33 PM

Bored in Canada ay?? Who would've thunk it! LOL! Well you being bored in Montreal sounds a lot more fun than what I'm doing....watching "The Karate Kid" in my pjs. Well I hope you find something to do! Smell ya later!

Posted by: Christine | May 24, 2005 9:37:35 PM

Zach, If you are bored & looking for good music, check out this link to one of my favourite Canadian artists - Remy Shand. Track 1 "The way I feel" is amazing.
He wrote, recorded & mixed the whole album at home. It is from 2003, just waiting for new material - but still worth a listen if you haven't before.

Posted by: Liz | May 24, 2005 9:37:36 PM

Wow... seriously, I thought that I was the only one who fantasized- uh I mean dreamed- about manipulating my body to Enya. That's one kinky mind you've got there, Zachary.

So when are you gonna come out to the West Coast?! Seattle is open and ready for you. Let us teach you how to throw a fish. That'll put some hair on your chest.

You are possibly the wittiest, most enchanting person who I've never even met. Keep up the amazing work.

Posted by: Alyssa | May 24, 2005 9:38:25 PM

hmmm. bored in montreal...what to do, what to do...if only you knew some locals to hang out with, eh? i wish i could tell you what to do with your spare time...i wish i had spare time!!! i drink a lot, some nice canadian beer. i quite enjoy moosehead...maybe you should get in touch with locals and see where they hang out (me! me!) for real though, hope you are having a wonderful time in the lovely city. i cannot stop listening to the soundtrack of gs. maybe read this awesome book "into the wild" by jon krakauer...so sick! come to niagara falls, its the american long weekend this weekend, sure to be entertaining. at least you have much music to pass your time (yeah it sucks) the new canadian idol video is on. so terrible. anyhow, take care and if things get really boring, email a local!!

Posted by: melissa | May 24, 2005 9:38:35 PM

Hey Zach!

If you ever get bored again, just take the 40 highway all the way to Trois-Rivières (about an hour or so) and give me a call! We could spend the night listening music... I work in an HMV store and loved your choices for the Ost of Garden State. You have to take some time to discover Arcade Fire while you're in their hometown, they're simply amazing.

Loved your movie, cried for half an hour after I finished it. I'm forcing all of my friends to watch it with me now, it's to beautiful. I'm also a Scrubs fan, love how the show has evolved and how it's written.

I'll keep an eye on you 'cause you're going to be big, I can sense it... Good luck with everything you do (even though with your talent, you don't need much luck!)

Love, Gen

Posted by: Geneviève | May 24, 2005 9:39:55 PM

Hey Zach-
i just wanted to let you know....i got scrubs on DVD & I can't stop watching it; it's addictive. Not that I hadn't seen it before I watched the DVD, but it's addictive all the same. I had never seen the first season though... I love how your character was so sweet and innocent then. It was adorable. Anyway....it's awesome that you continue to write here even though GS has been out for awhile. It always makes me smile when I see a new post. :)

.......An idea to remedy your boredom: Why not take some arty-type pictures of the city (or anything around you.) That usually takes up hours and hours of my time. Later Zach

Posted by: Lesley | May 24, 2005 9:44:18 PM

Been to Canada once ... not as funny as I thought it would be. Guess I based it too much on The Kids in the Hall ... Very clean though.

Naturally the Clydesdale would play the drums ... it already has those snazzy fur-lined (or perhaps fringe-bedazzled) boots that I remember the high school band wore. Pretty proud of myself that I remember anything from high school. LISA

Posted by: lisa | May 24, 2005 9:44:39 PM

My roomate was an extra in your film (we both go to McGill) and stole a pie of which you had a piece to bring to me, It was rhubarb-apple I think and it was the funniest thing in the world, she just snagged 3/4 of a pie on the way to the washroom from the craft table, classic, we called it the Zach Braff pie untill we ate it (and frankly, I was really disappointed, it was awful). About Montreal, go to Beaux Arts, it's not a great collection but has some nice stuff, and Julet et Chocolat on St. Dennis has killer fondant.

Posted by: S | May 24, 2005 9:45:26 PM

ha I was thinking the same thing switching between the lame donald trump movie and amber and rob getting married, what a lame time it is for tv. I should be studying for my biology final..oh well..I have no idea what you can do in Montreal, but you are in the new US magazine.

Posted by: Ashley | May 24, 2005 9:47:04 PM