11.16.2006

A Nazi and a Hobbit walk into an elevator...

Sorry about the inactivity, I'm a very busy M'efer. I'm now working part time, and focusing majority of my time on grad school applications. It's a ton of work.

These Grad school writing prompts are pretty interesting. The one I'm working on now is:

Two very different people get stuck on an elevator on New Year's Eve (3-5 pgs)

It's pretty interesting because you can do so much with it. At the same time, it has some easy traps. Right away I'm eliminating the falling in love scenario, the drunk girl hook up, the 'are we going to die?' thing, etc. And at the same time you don't want your writing to sound like a bad joke. A priest and a prostitute walk into an elevator! LoLz to follow!

Anyways, that's my life right now. Thinking about stuff like that. Fun, but a lot to think about because this is the stuff these schools will use to determine if I'm in or not.

By the way, a few schools want me to send in different creative samples. I'm going to use some blog material (along with other projects from advertising, school, etc). Is there anything that you, some long-time readers, would suggest I include? I've pulled a few that I enjoy myself, but I'm interested to see if anyone else has any suggestions.

Thanks!

20 comments:

L'Austin Translation said...

Personally, I love your Craigslist work. The sweatty women's clothing is particularly funny in that "oh he didn't go there" kind of way.

Melissa said...

Some of my favorites are from when I first started reading your blog. There was one where you compared the movies Cloak and Dagger and Flight of the Navigator.The one that really got me reading your blog was one where you visited other people's blogs and posted your comments.Wow, I'm a total stalker for remembering that stuff.I promise that's not me outside of your window.

hans q. bungle said...

Good luck dude...I enjoyed this one:

http://moustachio.blogspot.com/2006/05/grand-prix.html

ahmed said...

i remember a blogging with something about you having a sexual encounter with a ghost. Yeah, I really thought that was genius

The Prose~cuter said...

I agree wholeheartedly -- comments from other people's blogs. There is one sentence that never fails to make me laugh: "If Theo has made one bookmark he has made too many. Thanks." I also liked "Don't Invite Me To Your Wedding," and the Henry Ford CL post. Good luck!! And for my un-asked-for pearl of wisdom for the day (lesson I learned the hard way in applying for law/grad programs): just don't care too much. You're especially hilarious when you don't give a shit.

The Prose~cuter said...

I thought about it for like 2 more minutes and it occurs to me that Mike Conti might have mocked the writing prompt the same way he mocked other people's blogs. As in, though you're probably right that the "bad joke" writing sample isn't the foot you want to put forward, I humbly request a blog about a priest and a prostitute in the elevator.

elginroots said...

i like the cl work as well.

hm...are you going to tell us who ended up in the elevator? i think you might as well have it be celebrities.

erin said...

TIME TO DRINK RITAS TILL WE DANCE LIKE SLUTS is still the funniest thing ever of all time.

Conti said...

Thanks for the responses. I'm wondering...is it a good idea to let USC that I masterbate with ghosts, try and score weird dates on craigslist, and want to dance like a slut on girls nite out?

The Prose~cuter said...

Two more of my cents: it's not so much the topics as your wording of them. If your blog evidences anything, it's that you can go with literally any topic in the universe, put the signature Conti style on it, and it turns out to be comedy that appeals to a wide range of tastes. Phrases like "tidy brown hair," "LoLz to follow!", and thinking of stuff like the girl who does spirit fingers when dinner arrives at the table transcend topic choice. Sorry for being all up in your grill, college-counselor on you. I'm done now.

emertron said...

Woah. Conti. Serious.

I think that the appropriate ones would prolly be the choose your own adventure one or maybe something from your more serious side. Where all are you applying?

L'Austin Translation said...

OMFG I just read this:

http://moustachio.blogspot.com/2005/07/h-town.html

And laughed my ass off. Seriously, it's sitting right there on the floor next to my feet.

Christine said...

I just spent the last hour reading your old posts. So funny. I love them all.

Tim said...

Creative Samples from your blog? I thought everything you posted here was fact??

Starlet said...

if USC thinks its weird to masturbate with ghosts just play it off like you were KIDDING. No, it was just a joke, because I am so fucking creative!

Melissa said...

New post, please. Thanks.

House of Suz said...

Tag, you're it! Check out my blog for the challenge.

http://paganmonster.blogspot.com/2006/11/seriously-im-really-pretty-boring.html

nk said...

I vote for the Craigslist ads and the 'Mom will you shave my back hair?' mp3.

Good luck with the application.

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say again?