The Toke Talking Podcast Episode 49

Happy Monday, I toked and I talked yet again! Come listen to me go on about Dating, the Green Bay Packers, some more football talk, Fucking cursing and much more of the usual madness that makes up my world. Have a great week everyone.


The Toke Talking Podcast Episode 40

What up?! I know the podcast is late and I apologize, I’m still on Vacay. It’s here NOW! Come have a laugh at my madness as I go off on the weather, cheap Cubans, the NFL bullshit repercussions for players that commit crimes and much more. If I sound a bit more heated than usual on this one I blame the heat it’s very bad for my mental state. Have a great week everyone!


The Toke Talking Podcast Episode 39

Hey! It's late as shit! BUT the Podcast must carry on. Come listen to me go on about G.O.T A LOT!! Major Spoiler alert. I couldn't help myself, that might be one of my favorite episodes. HOLY SHIT BALLS!! I also talk about the NFL, once again not watching any surfing at the surf competition in Huntington and I go on about toothpaste in 3D for a minute there because I'm a bit delirious. Come listen, I'm sure you'll laugh and have a good time. Lou sleep now…


The Toke Talking Podcast Episode 35

What up?! In this weeks cast I ramble about Global Warming, the Toke Talking Podcast being entered in a Music Contest and I test out a few new segments like the one I call “How To Adult”. This and many more laughs to start your week off smiling. Be good to each other.


The Toke Talking Podcast Episode 33

Don’t be alarmed! It’s not Monday, it’s Saturday. You might be wondering why the Podcast is up then and I have the answer! I had extra space left on my account this month so SUPER SPECIAL 4TH OF JULY DOUBLE EPISODE PODCAST WEEKEND!!! I just made that up. Come listen to me go on about peoples¬†grammar on social media (I may Fuck up but I do make a conscious effort), greedy corporations, I shamelessly plus my website and further elaborate on my last post Plus much more. Come listen NOW and please don’t forget to Follow, Like, know all the usual crap artist ask you to do. Hahaha! Have a great weekend and make sure to come back for part 2 of my SUPER SPECIAL 4TH OF JULY DOUBLE EPISODE PODCAST WEEKEND!


The Toke Talking Podcast Episode 30

What Up? Come listen to Episode 30 of The Toke Talking Podcast NOW. This week I go on about parking within the lines, a Munchie adventure, Flirting with my beard..Huh?..And much more. Start your week off with a laugh and please don’t forget to subscribe.


The Toke Talking Podcast Episode 29

Hello. Welcome to another Episode where I go on about random shit like my Netflix list, Hacksaw Ridge, Jersey Mikes and whether I should add “Uhhh” to the title of my podcast since I can’t stop saying it lately. Sorry! I’m going to attach a shock sensor on my next Episode to train myself. Come have a laugh NOW and have a great week folks!


An Easy Job Made Tougher…

Happy Tuesday! How’s it going? Everyone have a nice weekend? The weather has been fucking insane out here in La La Land..Which I want to say that I enjoyed saying till the blasted Movie came out. Yeah I said “Blasted”. Now it seems like I’m just saying it because of the movie which is bullshit. I haven’t seen that flick but if it doesn’t deal with the insanity that is Los Angeles and all its looney inhabitants then they’re misusing that nick name in my opinion. Is it called La La because they sing? I’m going to continue to ask questions on here till I get some answers and if not hopefully I’ll have answers to them when I read this crazy thing in a few years. Alright enough ramble let’s get into this shall we?

Today’s topic came to me when my roommate referred to a scene in the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie to a real life experience he had on set. This is not a spoiler. However I won’t explain it just in case you’re freaking out. Instead I’ll tell my buddies story and those of you that have seen the film can make the connection. SO, he was on set a couple of weeks ago and someone asked him to get some tape. He decided like many to go to the closest person who had tape and ask for some. Little did he know that this is the film industry and things that at times would seem very simple are made incredibly tough for unforeseen reasons by for a lack of a better term, crazy people. My roommate asked the guy if he could take some tape and then came the questions. What’s it for? Who’s it for? The guy ended up not giving him the tape and instead sending him to someone else who had the same type of tape but for his department. Tape. Fucking. Tape. He wasn’t even asking for a roll, just a piece. Why are there people like this in our circus everyone? How do they continue to work?

I’ve worked with a lot of people who will come up with the toughest way to do a simple task. When I started working a few years ago I would be hesitant to say anything because of the chain of command and all that but after a while I just found it too annoying to deal with. It’s not fun to work harder than we have to because someone who lacks planning skills to achieve an easy task got placed into a position a power. It’s rarely anything big, it’s usually small tiny shit. For example here’s a great one. I always have people come up to me to ask if I’ve seen someone. Now this is a normal question that I get asked often. I’m all about efficiency at work. I feel a lot of us in this business preach this but don’t really follow it. When someone comes to me looking for someone my immediate solution as should be everyone’s is to get on my walkie and ask. This is the fastest way to find this person for you because it maximizes all my resources. Which is everyone that is listening. With their help hopefully I can find this person for you in a matter of seconds if not minutes. HOWEVER what happens way more often than it should is as I go for my mic they will stop me and say..”NO! Don’t ask on the radio.” Alright let’s think about this for a minute here and what this person is REALLY asking me to do by taking this action. They didn’t just come to ask me to HELP them find someone for them they came to ask me TO find someone for them. Which I say..What the Fuck man? Look if you have something personal to say to someone then you go look for them. You don’t ask for assistance. Efficiency.

Here’s a great story of quite a few people making a very predictable and simple situation tougher than it would’ve been. I worked on a Music Video out in Venice Beach and we were filming close to the water. As the day went along and equipment moved all over the place the last place it landed before the crew walked 100 yards away from it to get set up for a sunset shot was a little too close to where the tide was starting coming in. We walkied the crew and told them of the pressing matter to which they responded “It’ll be fine, this shot will be quick.” Well it wasn’t quick and that tide started coming in real fast. So fast in fact that before we knew it there was 5 people with shovels trying to dig a ditch to catch the water before it got to the equipment as 5 other people rushed to move all the equipment while everyone else on the crew continued to work on this sunset shot because kinda only get one. HA! It was literally one of the first times that I felt I was fighting mother nature. Here she was trying to bring in the tide and 5 of us relentlessly digging a moat to try to stop her fury. Hahahaha! That was a very fun sentence to write. This is the type of shit that happens in our business at times. If they would’ve just listened to the warning and moved everything we would’ve avoided this madness. I mean I guess there’s madness everywhere. It’s the people. There always seems to be some dimwit in charge that got the job because of who they know, who they are related to or just has money and bought their position and as the “Employee” I feel we don’t speak up at times. We just follow the madness blindly. I mean hell, it’s happening in the White House right now. Come on we all know it.

Look I know we all like and want to lead but being a good leader also entails using the people around you and their strengths. There’s always going to be a better way to do something, that’s how we evolve. Let’s stop letting our egos get in the way and try to accomplish the task using all our resources instead and stop making more work for ourselves and others. My apologies, I’ve been watching a lot of 80’s cartoons that had those positive messages at the end and I think that’s why I keep wrapping up these things on these strange positive notes. I’m sorry everyone I’m not trying to teach you anything here. If I’ve learned anything it’s that everyone is going to do whatever they want. I just want to bring you something to think about that will hopefully make you laugh the next time you see it happen.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out another entry here at We’re Not Rolling. We hope you enjoyed your stay and hope that you come back to check us out not only today but every TUE and FRI for NEW and funny posts. If you’re really adventurous make sure to pop over on MONDAYS and check out The Toke Talking Podcast. A show I host where I TALK about working in the business amongst many other topics as oppose to writing about it. It’s mixed in there so if you’re film industry talked out don’t worry the podcast has plenty more to offer. Alright people, have a great week and I’ll write to you all again on FRI.


The Toke Talking Podcast Episode 25

In this weeks Episode I go on about one of my worst nightmares coming true, paying for condiments, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, feeling bad about killing insects when you get old and much more. It’s Monday, come start your week off with at laugh at my madness.


The Toke Talking Podcast Episode 22

Hope you’re having a good Monday. Come listen to me ramble about the Beauty and The Beast movie, the Thor trailer, a very angry co-worker and those pesky rules from the 80’s classic Gremlins. This and a whole lot more laughs is just a click away. Have a good week everyone!