That’s right, in a very special update I have received direct words from the one, the only, the thankfully-one-and-only, Mister Tom Mooney. El Presidente himself, having returned from a golf trip in Northern Ireland where he went on many grueling, soul-searching, hikes of distances up to ten feet back and forth between the golf cart and the trees he would pee behind, sent me an electrified mail letter. It reads thusly:
“Once again the Team from OKr+P and ADD produce a HIT. Three spots for a great American Brand, Sears.”
Seems pretty straightforward, right? And good news to boot. Who knew we’d all have something to look forward to upon his return? Unless, of course, he actually meant “HIT” as an acronym for Haldia Institute of Technology, in which case I have no idea what he’s talking about.
Doesn’t look like a Sears…
The spots in question will be up and posted to our reel, probably sometime in the next week or so. Feel free to wait with bated breath until then.
The fall is rolling along nicely here at ADD, with our schedule chock full of ads for our old chums, the Democratic Party. As election season heats up before it comes to a close in a little over a month (come on people, you should know when Election Day is) we have been back and forth between such exotic places as Staten Island and Brooklyn to work for the party that supports the one issue we truly care about: paying us.
We have also finished casting the major roles in the aforementioned incredibly brilliant and hilarious TV pilot we’re producing, with plans for a reading this month and shooting to begin after election. Once the Democrats stop giving us money for a bit, but before Thanksgiving. Sometimes we think these things through. Sometimes.
Yes, it’s that time of the year. The kids are back in school, Halloween decorations are already going on sale, and we are continuing to be as frantically busy as we have been all summer. It’s a hard-knock life.
This is not what summer looked like to us, for the most part.
We are continuing our ongoing work in the political realm, ensuring that we are a noble part of our nation’s distrust of the entire political process. Three potential congressmen and a senator are under our belt so far, more to come. Way more if any of them get elected, hopefully. In other ongoing tales of our adventures, the previously mentioned documentary on US Women’s Olympic Swimming that Danny is working on wrapped a major shoot out in California, so kudos and a welcome back to New York City’s humidity is due him.
Other upcoming things of note: Danny will also be co-producing an upcoming documentary (he just can’t get enough of those things!) with Soledad O’Brien’s company. The subject matter is veteran’s who were initially denied, in some cases for decades, being awarded the Medal of Honor due to racial reasons. Also, tomorrow we begin casting for a television pilot that we will be independently producing, written by our very own underpaid lackey/Tom’s alleged son Paul. We look forward to begging him for forgiveness once he’s famous.
This week, the ADD team is focusing in and taking aim at the hot button issue of gun control. Tuesday we filmed yet another spot with our dear chums at Siegel Strategies on behalf of gun control and former New York City mayor and arch-nemesis of buckets of soda Mike Bloomberg. Whatever your individual feelings on the always controversial topic of gun control, we are simply honored to have the opportunity to make money in any way whatsoever.
Hell, we’d probably sell guns if we knew how.
The rest of this week has been chock full of the usual wrap stuff and “work” that we “do” at our “company.” But tomorrow’s the Fourth of July, so productivity will likely slow a bit for the next few days. Because of FREEDOM.
As good a reason as any to sleep late and drink beer.
After a brief hiatus to deal with an untimely family tragedy, ADD is back on track for another swell, action packed summer. Danny has been working non-stop to try and understand what’s actually going on in the World Cup and Tommy has been chattering endless business into his cell phone, though no one is sure if he’s noticed that the battery is missing.
Still, it works better than his old one.
Also, we’re probably bidding on a bunch of big, important jobs or something.
Just in case you didn’t get enough of us Monday, here’s a quick skinny on what’s been going on since. Danny survived his shoot out in the thrilling midwest with great success. His layover in Minnesota is expected to end sometime before the next Star Wars movie comes out.
In addition, Tommy attended a fine AICP event yesterday, along with his dashing son Paul, on behalf of the organization’s initiative to train and hire veterans. It was a great success with lots of shmoozing and signatures on behalf of those who have served.
So yeah, been a decent week so far. And to those of you out there getting riled up for this year’s World Cup, let us say to you: we don’t care. At all.
So, our second Monday post is coming out on a Tuesday. Server issues, bad circuits in the mainframe, total haxzorzed pwning, etc. Whatever, here we are.
The big rollover story from last week is the inaugural fundraiser for the Battle Buds veterans’ charity, which was on Wednesday, with Tommy and dear friend/cash cow Jimmy in attendance. It was a great evening with fine speeches, a spellbinding emcee (it was Tommy, yet again using his constant need for attention for good), lots of money raised for a great cause, not to mention the debut of the video we shot for them. Take a look, it’s on their swell site. You might even recognize a few familiar faces (unless you suffer from prosopagnosia, in which case there’s no such thing as a familiar face).
No joke caption here, sorry. Great organization that we proudly support.
As far as actual work goes, Dan is currently out in scenic Sioux Falls, South Dakota (the 47th fastest growing city in America!) on a shoot with the aforementioned Jimmy. No doubt an action-packed couple of days upon the Great Plains. From all of us back here in New York City, we can only hope it’s as exciting for them all as we just tried to make it sound.