Web series on Internet Dating: PLENTY OF MITCH has Launched

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a web series that I was helping out with, Plenty of Mitch, which follows the (mis)adventures of a group of guys testing the waters of internet dating. As the show goes on, you’ll see the good, the bad and the (overwhelmingly) ugly side of meeting strangers on the interwebs.  Well, i’ve got some good news, the first episode has launched!

The hilarious first episode sets the stage for all the craziness that will occur as the show continues.  Will Mitch find love or is this a train wreck waiting to happen?  Will Jamie ever get a date with a non-Louie/non-Leper?  What is Dean’s (aka Danger’s) secret to his luck with the ladies?

So, have you had any terrible dating stories? I’ve never gone on one (my parents did once offer to buy me a match.com account…), but I’ve heard HORRIBLE STORIES from friends: from burn victims who can only talk about their injuries to guys who buy three long islands before the entree…  I don’t know if it’s a world I want to explore.  I’ll just live vicariously through the guys on Plenty of Mitch.

So while you are at it, LIKE the Plenty of Mitch facebook page to get news about upcoming episodes.

P.S.  if you are wondering why the sound is so good it, was because I was holding the boom mike…  jk jk

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FINISHED MY FIRST MOVIE: My Insane Roommate

This weekend, in a span of 48 hours, I wrote, cast and directed  my first movie – MY INSANE ROOMMATE.  I worked with a great team and we finished!!  Here it is:

Now, lady and ghouls (I’ve always wanted to say…. uh, type that), it has been entered into the Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 Funniest Roommate Stories Contest, and I NEED YOUR VOTES.  So please click the link and vote for my movie.  You just need a google/youtube account.

You can click HERE for the Voting Page.

MAKE MY HARD WORK AND HILARIOUSNESS WORTH IT.  I’d very much appreciate it… also the video is pretty funny.

THANKS TO THE CAST AND CREW.  You were all amazing!

Starring Erica Eynon

Written and Directed by – Liz Buda
Produced by – Nick Buda
Director of Photography – Tuong Tran
Edited by – Nick Buda and Tuong Tran

My other other blog: BUDAWRITES

I started a new blog!  BUDAWRITES , a blog that chronicles my attempt to make it as a screenwriter (and yes, that’s my aspiration, although I would love to live in HAHALALABUDA Wonderland forever).  Follow that blog too! Love me, hate me, critique me, follow me… Click the link HERE

From the About Me Section:

Screenwriter…  Show Runner…  SNL sketch comedy writer…  Academy Award winner for best original screenplay…  Okay. Okay. I’ll admit it.  I’m not exactly any of those things now, but that’s where I’d love to see myself 5 to 10 years from now (I’ll be happy with 3 out of 4).

Instead I’m…

Government employee… Law office assistant…  Mortgage banking specialist…  Not as exciting, eh?

I’m dreaming big and want to be a screenwriter in Hollywood.  This blog will chronicle my trials and tribulations.

A special treat for hahabuda followers: My favorite movie clip of all time (even though I have not seen the movie Wet Hot American Summer)

Pat Sajak “used to” get drunk and other Game Show hosts behaving badly

I love game shows.  But even more, I love game show hosts.  My top 3 favorite game show hosts of all time are: Chuck Woolery, Alex Trebek and Bob Barker.  And even though Pat Sajak, from Wheel of Fortune, seems like the creepy uncle I never had, he has a special place in my heart too.

SO, BIG SHOCKER HERE.  Pat Sajak recently admitted in an interview that he and Vanna White would get pretty plastered before the show in the early days of the Wheel.  As he states:

 Our dinner break would be two and a half hours long while they drove in cars and boats and gazebos…. We had a place called Los Arcos…. They had great margaritas, so Vanna and I would go across and have two or three or six. And then come and do the last shows, and have trouble recognizing the alphabet.

Well Pat’s not the only one with questionable behavior.  Here are some other game show hosts behaving badly:

1.  Meredith Vieira gets hot and bothered for a young Navy pilot

“I’m ONE OLD HORNY WOMAN!”

“You can put your wet finger wherever you want it”

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Jeopardy fans are not happy, may start nerdy riot

Please read Part I of the Jeopardy controversy HERE to get more fully up to date on the craziness that is happening among people who are usually too busy memorizing vice presidents, English royals and no longer circulating currencies (I kid, I kid. I love you guys).

A few days ago, I reported that Jeopardy has decided to close registration early for its online tests to qualify to be on the show.  Usually, you have until two hours before the test starts to register.  This year, they closed it off DAYS early without warning.  Rumor has it that hackers may have been a factor. Really, Jeopardy, just because we Jeopardophiles are smarter than the average bear, doesn’t mean we don’t participate in some good ole fashioned procrastination.

Things got awkward when they were still showing commercials saying you could register, despite the fact that registration was long since closed.

The correct response is “What is a douchey thing to do?”

Now, fans are not happy.  As one fan states on their facebook page:

Closing reg while still saying register on the tv sucks. I’ll be contacting Sony, SEC about false advertising, FCC, and the state Attorney General Department of Consumer Affairs. Hope others do the same.

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Wanna be a Jeopardy Contestant? TOO BAD says the show

My original intent of this blog post was to inform you that the Jeopardy Online Test to qualify to be on the show is happening this week.  I was so excited.  In fact, I couldn’t wait for my chance to fail it (hey, what can I say, I’m a bit rusty on state capitals).  Maybe I would inspire some follower to apply, and when they asked who referred you to apply, you would say “hahabuda.com” and then Alex Trebek and I would be best friends.

A girl can dream…

BUT THEN… I went to their website and found that the registration was closed.  I seriously had a verbal yell that was a cross between “GJLJKNRNICPJOFVDARGGGGHHHHH!” and Fizzgig doing this.  It wasn’t pretty.  When you click the link it says:

This feature is currently unavailable.  Please enjoy the rest of the site and check back later for updates.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

-The Producers of Jeopardy

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Contestant on Jeopardy is known as the FEZ GUY at UCSB

If you caught Jeopardy tonight, you may have noticed an interesting looking fella from Santa Barbara California.  The second I saw him I recognized him… He’s known as the Fez Guy,

At my Alma Mater, The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) there was this one guy who would walk around with a fez on his head, EVERY SINGLE DAY.  and THIS GUY made it to Jeopardy (he’s living my dream). Unfortunately, he didn’t wear a fez on jeopardy and for his personal story decided instead to talk about his dream journal (which I’m sure is filled with amazingess).  I also have never seen him without a fez, so that was new too.  I now know what the top of his head looks like.

I couldn’t find a picture of him with his fez, but I did find an article where he gives advice in our school’s newspaper, the Daily Nexus, HERE.

Plastic Surgery to look like Cartoon Characters – Are you for real?

I’ve never really understood the whole celebrity idolization thing, but in all honesty, I don’t really care either.  If Madonna is your ideal woman, weird knees and all, then good for you.  Have fun in your lil fan club and stalking the perez hilton website.

But, when someone spends over $10,000 on plastic surgery to look like someone famous, it kinda peeves me.  It makes me mad that people this stupid have enough money to spend on this (or the credit for it).  It makes me mad that there are doctors (aka quacks) who accept money to do the surgeries instead of sending these people to therapy. It makes me mad that there are TV shows (like I want a Famous Face) to encourage these people to live out their idiocy. (TANGENT: MTV you consistently destroy all my arguments that justify reality television.  STOP IT).

Celebrity lookalike plastic surgery? Stupid.  But to look like a cartoon character? Now this is just crazy.

So, in today’s news, a Philipino man named Herbert Chavez got chin implants, rhinoplasty, lip injections, and hip implants (wtf?) to look like my least favorite superhero Superman.

You can find the video on this madness (not in English, but easy to get the gist) HERE and you get to see his house.  It’s cool or weird or whatever.

Far more amusing is the 57 year old great-grandmother who got 10,000 pounds (currency not weight) worth of surgery to look NOTHING like Jessica Rabbit.  It’s so sad… and funny… but sad.   (Tangent: props to my mama for looking so beautiful without all this nonsense.  You look way more like Jessica Rabbit!)

Our culture needs collective therapy.

Commercials Done Right – The Date by Heineken

Commercial advertisements, video games and reality television have unofficially been the bastard children of the entertainment industry.  Sometimes rightfully so (I would put Dancing with the Stars near the top of my list), but all three mediums are going through a little bit of an artistic renaissance (well maybe reality television not so much).

cultural Renaissance in the works

Okay, jokes aside.  I’ve been thoroughly impressed by a number of commercials on television recently (tangent: I only recently moved into a house with a TV so I may be a little bit behind the times).  One of these commercials is the Heineken commercial below:

So for all you out there who believe that commercials cannot be art because their primary goal is to make money, I provide you with some of the references the commercial makes after the jump.

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David Cross joins cast of Modern family! Stop the presses!

So I usually don’t delve into television news on this blog, but I had to stop the HAHABUDA presses when I heard this: David Cross is joining the cast of Modern Family as a city council member who battles housewife Claire Dumphey (Julie Bowen).  Modern Family just upped the ante.

After the jump some of my favorite David Cross videos:

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