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it was track number three on john's last cd, "i'm gonna make it through this year if it kills me." and it almost killed me.
- the hold steady.

My name is Liz. By day: media student. By other times of day: writer-storyteller-hobbyist graphic designer-geek. By night: Bert Macklin, FBI.

My main goals in life are to own a basset hound, work for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, steal the crown jewels, and get so rich that I can commission the early-'00s girl group Dream to reunite for a one-night-only private concert for me and my friends. The worldliness of my knowledge is up for debate but I know a whole bunch of stuff about presidential assassinations. (Depth, not breadth, that's what I go for.) I used to be a child actor and I used to be a Girl Scout, and both of these are very apparent in my day-to-day presentation. Sorry. When I get my time machine running, I'm just gonna use it to go back to the early years of the last decade and watch now-legendary UCB improv teams. Who needs to kill Hitler when there are Swarm and Respecto Montalban shows to sneak into?

I spend the majority of my time coming up with concepts for great screenplays I will never write. You can see some of those here.


aaron sorkin, academia, american history, amy poehler, anastasia beaverhausen, arrested development, beautiful beautiful ann, ben franklin, ben wyatt, bikini kill, bitches getting stuff done, breaking bad, buster bluth, camp firewood, carol burnett, carrie brownstein, christopher guest, coach taylor, conan, cool uncle gary, del close, diane kruger, diet coke, district 2, drop dead gorgeous, emmet otter's jugband christmas, feminism, foucault, freaks and geeks, fred armisen: dumb lesbian, friday night lights, friends waffles work, funny ladies, hating the mta, henry pollard, higgins, hillary clinton, improv, jenna maroney, jenny lewis, jimmy fallon, john hodgman, john lecarre, jordan jesse go!, judd apatow, judith butler, kanye west, kristen wiig, lemony snicket, louie, louis ck, mad men, media theory, michael and michael, more powerful than ever, mr. show, nail art, nasa, neil degrasse tyson, nellie mckay, not you papa goulash, parks and recreation, party down, patton oswalt, paul feig, paul rudd, peter dyckman campbell, pixar, podcasts, pop my culture, portlandia, progressivism, puns, queer theory, ra ra rasputin!, rachel maddow, rashida jones, reno 911!, ron and tammy, russia, santa movies, sarah vowell, saturday night live, scrabble, screenwriting, seth and amy, sherlock, simon rich, sketch comedy, sleigh bells, so weird, sports night, stella, stephen colbert, stephen sondheim, studio 60, teddy roosevelt, the ben stiller show, the chris gethard show, the daily show, the hold steady, the hunger games, the larry sanders show, the muppets, the obama administration, the sorkin soapbox, the space program, the state, the west wing, the x-files, thom yorke, toddlers and tiaras, tom lennon, tv tropes, twin peaks, undeclared, upright citizens brigade, weekend update, wet hot american summer, william henry harrison, ya lit, yelle, yes and

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