Friday, February 12, 2010

Join His Movement: Ban Sexual Loitering (NSFW VIDEO)

Valentine's Day and UPennAs part of my Valentine's Day Sampler Week, stand-up Aaron Karo (W'01) has some NSFW advice for all those post-coital "lingerers"...

Watch his video above to see what I'm talking about! Funny stuff!

More of my Aaron Karo posts HERE

More Funny Friday posts HERE


Elizabeth Banks Woos Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock; Talks Commercials on Letterman (VIDEOS)

30 Rock and Elizabeth BanksDid you see Liz Banks (C'96) last night on the Valentine's Day episode of "30 Rock" where she played a CNBC political correspondent and love interest to Alec Baldwin's character?

She then appeared on Letterman a couple hours later and talked to Dave about "checking her dignity at the door" when she used to audition for commercials in her NY days (see video above).  Liz also revealed that she will be on "30 Rock" for "the rest of the season".   (As you may recall, Liz was on Letterman last year when she was promoting her films "WW and Elizabeth Banks" and "Zack and Miri Make a Porno")

Next up for Liz: hosting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technical Awards on Feb. 20


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ode to the Nice Guys

Valentine's Day and UPennSometime last year I came across this great "rant" that was published in the Wharton Undergraduate Journal by a Penn alum by the name of Fu-zu Jen (SEAS/WH, 2003).

Her piece is dedicated to all those nice guys who finish last ...and it's a perfect post for my Valentine's Day Sampler Week.

Check out her moving rant after the jump!

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful (TIME LAPSED VIDEOS)

UPenn Snowstorm
If you haven't heard, there was a big enough storm on the east coast to warrant not one, but now two Penn "snow days". The last time a double snowday happened was during the winter of '94.  There seemed to be tons of students and faculty tweeting with excitement. One tweet said:
"just saw somebody skiing down locust walk."

After the jump, check out 2 very visually cool time lapsed "snow" videos on Penn's campus!

(photo provided by Jake Werlin (C'12))

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This Penn Film Producer Brings Us A Star Studded "Valentine's Day" (Great Interview with Mike!)

UPenn and Mike KarzDid you know that this week's star studded Valentine's Day movie was produced was Penn alum Mike Karz (C'89, W'89)? (It doesn't get more appropriate for my Valentine's Day Sampler week!)

Check out a great interview Mike did about the movie after the jump!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Glee Serenades My DT Readers

(l to r: John Ferrari, 2013; Andrew Abranovic, 2010; Andrew McAleer, 2012; 
Dan Torrington, 2013; Dave Frankenfield, 2011; Nick Madian, 2011; Chris Wogan, 2011; Fan Zhou, 2010)

Valentine's Day and UPennAs part of my Valentine's Day Sampler Week, I have a treat for all of you.

Like I did last year, I've got a special dedication to all of my readers from a bunch of Penn's Glee Club members above (wait until the end of the video)!

Get the Penn Glee Club to serenade someone you know on campus.  Learn more after the jump!

This Week, My Valentine's Day Sampler To You

Valentine's Day and UPennFor the past 3 years, I have dedicated Valentine's Day week to Penn "love-themed" stories.

And this year is no different!

Check back this week for our Valentine's Day Sampler pack filled with some tasty, chewy-centered love-themed stories about our talented alumni. (plus some fun surprises!)

Become a DT fan on facebook HERE!


Monday, February 8, 2010

He's the TV Medical Consultant on this New Show Promoted On The Superbowl

UPenn and Zach LutskyAt last year's Penn in Pictures event, Zach Lutsky (C'97, AEPi) talked about his experiences working as a medical consultant on the hit show "ER".

Now Zach tells me about "Miami Medical", the new Jerry Bruckheimer CBS drama he's been working on that debuts on April 2.   And if you saw the Superbowl yesterday, you would have seen the trailer for this new show during the 3rd quarter.  Otherwise, check it out above!

Per Zach,
"I was intimately involved with the writing and choreographing of ALL of the medical scenes in each of the first 13 episodes. I still work as an attending emergency physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center."
Miami Medical" is Jerry Bruckheimer's first medical drama about a "trauma-only" hospital in Florida. It is based on a real "trauma-only" hospital in Miami that is one of three such hospitals in the United States. It tells the story of a team of trauma surgeons handling the sickest and most severely injured trauma patients from accidents in and around Miami.

More Penn Doctors on TV HERE