30 Days of Creativity 2012: Day 27

Today’s theme from 30 Days of Creativity is “Aspirin.”


The Ram directs a scene from the movie Author! Author!

I was stumped by the “Aspirin” theme. Should I do a scene from The Hangover? Should I try to reenact that moment in The Birdcage when Agador persuades Albert to take a “pirin?” Those didn’t really inspire me. Then I remembered a favorite scene of mine from 1982’s Author! Author! with Al Pacino (as playwright Ivan) and Dyan Cannon (as actor Alice Detroit). They’ve met at the Plaza so Ivan can talk Alice into appearing in his play, and while they’re sitting there, the waiter sets three glasses of champagne in front of Alice. As they talk, she takes sips of champagne from each glass, followed by a pill. Ivan’s curiosity finally gets the better of him.

Ivan: Why do you take aspirin with champagne?

Alice: Oh, champagne gives me a headache.

By the way, that scene has a blooper. Alice actually takes four pills, although only three were on the table. I’ve opted to go for continuity.

Other Day 27 creations can be seen here.

30 Days of Creativity 2012: Day 23

Today’s theme from 30 Days of Creativity is “Happy Hour.”


The Ram directs a scene from his film Cocktail.

Warning: The Surgeon General has determined that references to the movie Cocktail can lead to an earworm infestation. Whatever you do, DON’T let the Beach Boys’ “Kokomo” enter your brain and–d’oh, too late!

Full disclosure: I have received no compensation from TGI Friday’s for product placement. Cheap bastards.

Disclaimer: This photograph is not meant to imply that Tom Cruise is aqua-colored or has fins.

Other Day 23 creations can be seen here.

30 Days of Creativity 2012: Day 18

Today’s theme from 30 Days of Creativity is “Yellow.” At first, I vaguely mentioned doing something based on the movie I Am Curious (Yellow), even though I was way too young to see that one. I probably still am.

However, Lindsey gave me a [figurative] thunk on the head and said, “HELLO? Beatles fan? Yellow Submarine?”

Of course. And as I mentioned earlier, today is Sir Paul McCartney’s birthday.


The Ram directs a scene from Yellow Submarine. Monster High’s Abbey, Cleo, Frankie, and Operetta can’t really fill out the Fab Four’s suits; but then again, who ever could?

Other Day 18 creations can be seen here.