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Josh A. Cagan
Works at My Own Damn Self
Attended Boston University
Lived in west hartford
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"Whilst it's true that the culture is diverse and keen to promote itself as a liberation from 'mainstream' ideologies, there are those who seek to draw lines between fans and bands that are 'true' and 'false'. Such intense territoriality is usually a pursuit of nascent youth, but in a movement so obsessed with the integrity of its proponents, it can form the basis of the scene's self-regulation."

This isn't from an article about geek culture (strictly speaking), but it parallels a LOT of conversations I've had about it over the years. An interesting read shared with me by my pal Stephe. 
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My friends at Mule Radio Syndicate (+Mike Monteiro. +Erika Hall, et al), were kind enough to let me be stupid for them in the form of a show. It's called "Like I'm An Idiot," and this week Mule's David Mccreath attempts to explain The Cloud to me. 

It's an uphill battle. 

http://www.muleradio.net/likeimanidiot/1/
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Here's me performing the text of a 1950s educational film with Portland's own +The Doubleclicks.  Thanks to +Chad Collier  for taping it!
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And the best part: No butt!  :)
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Hello, friends. It's super-rare that I plug a Kickstarter, but some awesome folks are trying to fund a documentary about the New Beverly Cinema, and I want that to happen.

The New Beverly Cinema is one of the reasons I felt okay about moving to LA, and that's not hyperbole. These people love movies. And they love showing them in 35mm. And they especially love charging $8 for double features, EVERY GODDAMN NIGHT OF THE WEEK!

The world should know about this wonderful place. The producers need to raise 8k in 18 hours. Help 'em out.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1101489177/out-of-print-a-documentary-about-the-new-beverly-c
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So glad they made it with almost $5,000 pledges to spare last I checked!
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If you dig blunted, brick-throwing, helium-sucking aliens rapping about whatevs, Pitchfork's streaming the new Quasimoto:

http://pitchfork.com/advance/135-yessir-whatever/
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Submitted for your post-gorge delight: A new "Like I'm An Idiot." This week: Anthropology!

http://www.muleradio.net/likeimanidiot/5/
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Hey, friends! That was an impossibly long election cycle, huh? Wouldn't you like to get away to a world of magic, wonder, elves, and 45 minute solos? Well, on this week's "Like I'm An Idiot," Mr. Henry Monteiro, +Mike Monteiro's boy, explains the world of Prog Rock to me. And it's magic. Please listen to it in an awesome van.

http://www.muleradio.net/likeimanidiot/4/
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Watching the Nelly "Behind The Music," and for the first time in my life thought, "Man. I hope it works out for Nelly."
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Hey, friends! It's an alternate Wednesday, and that means it's time for a new episode of LIKE I'M AN IDIOT, this thing that +Mike Monteiro  lets me do on his podcast network for some reason. 

This week, my dear, smart, patient pal +Bryan Mason  tries to explain the Electoral College to me, and I try not to get confused by all of his big, fancy words like "democracy" and "and." 

Enjoy! 

http://www.muleradio.net/likeimanidiot/2/
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My friends and I wrote this patently bug-nuts promo for Justin "Fast Five" Lin's new YouTube network, YOMYOMF.  It has a zillion celebrity cameos, as well as my actual naked ass. Enjoy.
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Second bum from the left, Josh?
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The UNDERGRADS Calgary Expo panel video is UP!

Check out our About.me page for links:

http://about.me/undergradsguy
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Occupation
I write jokes and stories.
Employment
  • My Own Damn Self
    You Know. Being Fly., present
  • Summit Entertainment
    Screenplay: "Bandslam"
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
    Screenplay: "Dirty Old Men"
  • New Line Cinema
    Screenplay: "The Man Who Rocks The Cradle"
  • The Walt Disney Company
    Screenplays: "Longshots," "Uncoachable"
  • MGM
    Screenplay: "Gotta Dance"
  • Revolution Studios
    Screenplay: "Super Movie"
  • MTV
    Development Writer
  • MTV
    Head Writer, "Undergrads"
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west hartford - boston - manhattan - brooklyn - new brunswick, nj - hollywood, ca
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I'm either the dumbest smart guy, or the smartest dumb guy.
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My standard bio:

Josh A. Cagan (@joshacagan) enjoys his wife, his couch, and any movie with “Switchblade” in the title. His 2009 movie BANDSLAM didn’t have the word “Switchblade” but he, and 90% of the top critics on Rotten Tomatoes enjoyed it anyway. Perhaps you will as well.

He was the head writer and the voice of various nerds on MTV’s animated series “Undergrads,” and if you’re one of the 16 people that means anything to, that’s a pretty big deal, right? He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their stuffed animals, all of whom have different voices and catchphrases. Nothing weird about that.
Education
  • Boston University
    Theater Studies, 1990 - 1994
  • Rutgers University
    Playwriting, 1995 - 1998
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