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davidaugust

@davidaugust@mastodon.online

Actor. Writer. May have been in that thing you saw that one time (Dependent's Day, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Second City/Chicago Shakespeare). Vaccinated and boosted.

ORCID: 0000-0002-8304-5874

#actor #writer #actingcoach #producer #director #Shakespeare #film #tv #movies https://www.davidaugust.com/

Was on #Twitter as https://mastodon.online/@davidaugust

I sometimes write playful screenplays about very capable people in extremely high pressure situations often playing out their internal damage on the world.

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davidaugust, to screenwriting
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davidaugust, to screenwriting
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In movies, people never give people the charger that comes with the burner phone:

bad guy: keep this with you, and when I call, you answer.

good guy: ok.

(time passes, phone runs out of charge, turns off, good guy can’t find a charger that fit that phone, hostage is toast)

This is a rewrite of an earlier thought I had 😝

davidaugust, to Economics
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The super wealthy will get a salary/compensation cap. The only question is whether it will be gentle, or ungentle.

It has always been that way throughout history, eventually.

https://bit.ly/HowToAvoidGuillotineWrist

#WealthGap #economics #politics #WealthTransfer #inequity

davidaugust, to random
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“If management fails to reach a deal with their unionized writers, picketing would begin on Wednesday, April 24, outside Sesame Workshop’s offices in New York City.” - Writers Guild of America, East

#WGAstrong #WGA #SesameStreet #UnionStrong #u1

davidaugust, to Russia
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davidaugust, to screenwriting
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Finished writing a comedy sketch, send it off...

...and what do you know: turns out there's a comma missing.

Ah, the beauty of catching it after the email has gone out.

#screenwriting #writing #sketch #comedy #SketchComedy #writer

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@skribe 😝 fair. You’re right. Thank you.

Just funny how often it happens, I have heard I’m not alone in the catch the typo after it’s sent experience.

davidaugust,
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@That_Damn_Frank 😝❤️

davidaugust, to random
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I wonder if Clarence Thomas will rule in favor of his insurrectionist wife in the arguments he is hearing today.

What major suspense, intolerable uncertainty. How can we be expected to sit here not knowing if he will side with his wife or not. More tense than all the thrillers ever made, sure, but: is it fair to leave us not knowing if his wife will be able to join him on the next vacation his is gifted without it being awkward?

These are the real questions, right? /s

davidaugust,
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@timo21 since that is not at issue in that case, it doesn’t have a chance of that sort of impact.

davidaugust,
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@GhostOnTheHalfShell would be interesting if he were to do everything he could to damage his own spouse. Corrupt, problematic, but definitely interesting.

davidaugust,
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@GhostOnTheHalfShell good point.

davidaugust, to Discount
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$15 T-SHIRTS on my Threadless store right now. Including my Vote design:

get stuff here: https://davidaugust.threadless.com

davidaugust, to sketch
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Did I just check the weather on Saturday in Tehran for a script I'm writing so I could have a character mention the nice weather? Yes.

Will anyone else ever check the weather to be sure it was, in fact, nice? No.

So will anyone else know whether I made up the good weather or not? No, but I'll know. I'll know.

(it was in the 60s [high teens in C])

davidaugust,
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@sfwrtr nice! Yeah. I figure if I try to get it right, be accurate, then I’m less likely to mess something up that takes people out of the story.

davidaugust,
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@lbheuschkel nicely done!

davidaugust,
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@TMEubanks thank you. I’d like to think people prefer, all other things being equal, the details thought out.

davidaugust, to workersrights
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Job Description: "fast-paced environment"

Otherwise known as: "we can’t project manage"

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#work #job #JobDescription #antiwork

davidaugust, to iran
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Going to try watching old TV from 2009 instead of checking for updates on the escalating air war over the Middle East right now.

Thank you to the soldiers intercepting attacks.

May all the people in harms way, in and out of uniform, be safe, any injured be healed and comforted. May world leaders trying to convince themselves and each other to decrease the violence succeed.

(info on the air war: https://apnews.com/article/strait-of-hormuz-vessel-33fcffde2d867380e98c89403776a8ac )

davidaugust, to politics
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Title 8 and Title 18 already are active US laws that require citizenship for one to be allowed to vote. The Speaker of the House is failing all of us by focusing on problems solved in previous centuries instead of the problems we face today.

Call him and demand the bill supporting Ukraine get a vote: +1-202-225-4000

#politics #elections #integrity #ukraine #congress #duty #NationalSecurity

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Via CNN's Kylie Atwood:

Several journalists including a CNN stringer have been injured after Israeli forces surrounded & attacked Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, leaving one in critical condition. Per TRT bureau chief in Jerusalem, Israeli tanks launched a “targeted attack” on several journos.

davidaugust,
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@GottaLaff @dave_heumann the U.S. Congress would have to take action to modify U.S. policy toward Israel since black letter law binds any U.S. administration to certain things (if the administration in question follows laws). More on the specifics in this thread: https://mastodon.online/@davidaugust/112219608938782199

davidaugust, to Russia
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davidaugust, to random
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Just worked with an #acting #coaching client on a role they're playing soon, and working lines to see what can be "said" beyond, within, in addition, with and through the words as written. Cool clarifying specific possibilities for how those moments go. Seeing them finding the performance and discovering was great.

#ActingCoach #ActingCoaching

davidaugust, to random
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Poseidon’s Informed Delivery alerts are wild. 🌊

davidaugust, to Europe
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“Ukrainians are also fighting for our safety and for everyone’s freedom. By resisting , they show that can defend itself…they protect . By showing how hard offensive operations are, Ukrainians make a Chinese in the Pacific less likely. By fighting a conventional war against a nuclear power, they are making and nuclear war less likely.”

Tell Speaker Johnson to support now:
+1-202-225-4000

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/04/10/opinions/sean-penn-barbra-streisand-imgaine-dragons-congress-ukraine-snyder/index.html

davidaugust,
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@cnkraeh if a nuclear power can be successfully resisted without needing nuclear weapons to resist them, then the possession and use of nuclear weapons is not as necessary for those who do not have them but could seek them.

Reading the article may also clarify further.

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