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Alive In Park City

I made it… let the fun begin!!!

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64 Responses to “Alive In Park City”

  1. JoeLeydon says:

    So what’s on specially-priced sale this week at Albertson’s? The Coke or the Pepsi products?

  2. L&BD says:

    Make sure to be ever watchful for the Yeti. He has
    a winter place there. Also, be sure to check out
    his first time feature, “The Abominable Truth of
    an Abominable Man” premiering at Slamdance and starring
    Crispin Glover as the Yeti.

  3. Ray Pride says:

    If the place stinks of cheap microwave popcorn…

  4. bicycle bob says:

    sundance. the land of price gouging

  5. PetalumaFilms says:

    I got a BBQ chicken pizza at Albertsons in Park City yesterday for $2.50! Plus, there’s tons of free food floating around this year. I may even let David buy me a beer.

  6. PeppersDad says:

    Sundance is just an excuse for the rich elite of this country to go out and trash a quiet little mountain town. Bringing in excess, trash, and downright slobbish people to a nice small town. It is a disgrace even by Hollywood standards.

  7. PeppersDad says:

    I did not submit the 1:38 PM posting above. I have not posted anything here for several days, but Mark and bicycle bob continue to harass me here and by e-mail. That kind of relentless, unprovoked fixation is starting to make me wonder if these guys are dangerous.

  8. Stella's Boy says:

    I don’t know about dangerous, but clearly they have too much time on their hands, in addition to mental problems and self-loathing issues. They only feel content if they insult other people and/or piss them off. Sad.

  9. Mark says:

    You really have to get a life. Or have your lawyer contact me. Either one will do. The Pepper family is out for blood.

  10. PeppersDad says:

    I did not post at 2:52pm. This is getting preposterous.

  11. PeppersDad says:

    Sure, please provide me with your name, address and phone number, and I’ll be glad to have my lawyer contact you. Do it right here as proof for everyone to see. What’s the matter, big mouth…are you chicken? If you think I don’t have a case, what do you have to lose?
    I have a wife and child, and, frankly, my wife (who also reads this blog) is starting to get concerned about you and bicycle bob. I don’t blame her. There is definitely something unhinged about you. And it no longer looks harmless.
    I’m not the one who needs to get a life. I don’t endlessly stalk innocent people like you do.
    Again, your address and phone number, please.

  12. David Poland says:

    Looks like we’re going to have to start putting in registration for the blogs… stay turned… sorry you’re being aggravted PD.

  13. Mark says:

    Pepa, have your lawyer email me. Tell him to include his phone number and his complaints so I can properly return his call. Tell Peppers Mom, that obviously she is sexually frustrated but things get better in life.

  14. PeppersDad says:

    I am a lawyer. Right now I am representing myself in this matter.
    You’ve got my e-mail address, the one you use every day to send your scummy e-mails. You can forward to me your name, address and phone number there. You’ve already proved you’re too gutless to post that information here.
    And if you ever insult my wife again, believe me, I will be coming after you with everything I’ve got. Trust me, that’s considerable.

  15. Angelus says:

    Why would someone post their phone number to a raving lunatic on a movie blog wesbite?

  16. Dan R% says:

    Enjoy the shows.
    ‘Shake Hands With The Devil’ was very moving. I saw it at the Vancouver Int’l FilmFest last year.

  17. PeppersDad says:

    Quite simple – he’s afraid of what I’ll do with it. My dark side is ready to blaze away at what Mark knows as the fertile truth of my honest being. He won’t know what hit him, and I will ultimately triumph over his inane harassment. I must fight for my good name.

  18. Mark says:

    As they ‘Any Fool that represents himself, has a Fool for a client’. I really do not see this ringing more true than in this case. Peppers Mom, how do you stand this guy? Forget the fact that hes a bore. He liked Van Helsing. How do you do it?

  19. PeppersDad says:

    I did not submit the 6:11 posting.

  20. Mark says:

    Make up your mind, Pep. Before Peppers Mom does.

  21. PeppersDad says:

    Mark and bicycle bob –
    Exactly what is your beef with me? Why are both of you stalking me and my family like this? Are you doing this to the countless other people who’ve sniped at your submissions here? I’m not even submitting anything on this website anymore beyond denials of the fake postings you’ve been putting up with my name and e-mail address, yet you continue to harass me here and by e-mail. What’s it going to take to get you two to stop? Seriously, am I going to have to sick the cops on the two of you? Do you honestly think in this day and age that you can’t be found?
    I realize that you are too far gone to give a shit about me or my family, but don’t you even care that your conduct is destroying this blog – clearly YOUR favorite hangout?
    My regrets to everyone for the fact that this site will now be changed forever and will require formal registration because of Mark and bicycle bob’s relentless misdeeds. It just goes to show how a couple of bad apples can still spoil the whole bunch.

  22. bicycle bob says:

    who has beef with u? i just think ur a pompous douche who obviously got picked on way too much in high school and u were probably a milk monitor and ur a racist. doesn’t mean i give a flying screw what u say or do. why u obsessed with me? u want my home number too???? i’m afraid ur gonna stalk me.

  23. PeppersDad says:

    bicycle bob –
    For the record, I think the stack of daily e-mails I have from you (when I haven’t sent you a single one) conclusively shows you have an obsessive beef with me. Also, you and your crony Mark are the true racists here, as shown by your recent posts about Spike Lee. (Not to mention your virulently anti-Semitic statements in support of The Passion of the Christ.) You can keep denying and denying and throwing it back in my face, but the facts, as with every single thing you have ever posted here, do not support you in the least. You are nothing but a sadistic animal.
    Congratulations on destroying this site for everyone.

  24. bicycle bob says:

    because i think spike lee is a hack that makes me a racist huh? good definition. coming from the guy who was pro lynching and made a case that wednesday openings are made cause black people are dumb and prone to riot, thats funny. u set a good example for little pepper. does peppers mom still plow the milk man??

  25. PeppersDad says:

    bicycle bob –
    As anyone who follows this blog knows, my views tend to be on the liberal side and I’ve never made any of the vile racist statements above with which you have once again libeled me.
    Enjoy your despicable lies while you can. Because as soon as Dave Poland institutes the verifiable registration he promised, you’ll be nothing more than a dim, filthy memory for everyone here.

  26. bicycle bob says:

    peppa, did u really get made fun of that bad when u were little? were the kids cruel to u? did u run to the teacher everytime joey put a kick me sign on ur back? ur the poster boy for why liberals are becoming a national joke and punch line. thanks

  27. bi-cycle bob says:

    i’m bitter cuz i cant type. i hunt and peck and hurt my brain cuz i never learned. guess i was too busy eating mud as a kid to learn typin skills

  28. bicycle bob says:

    i didn’t post the 2.O5 remark. when my daddy gits home hes gonna kick some ass

  29. Carter Breslan says:

    LOL! They say you have to have an I.Q. of at least 75 to learn to type. Maybe bb boy tried and just couldn’t master the skill.

  30. PeppersDad says:

    bicycle bob –
    The answers are “No, not even close” to all of your questions above. When I was in high school, I probably would have kicked your ass, stuck your greasy head in the toilet, and pissed all over you – all because you were the belligerent little twerp who always picked a fight with the bigger guys. Tragically, some things never change.
    But I do think you’ve stumbled onto what’s at the root of the problem here: You are supposedly an adult, yet you insist on remaining an infantilized school bully. As you’ve proven, your idea of a good time is still to tape “Kick Me” signs on people’s backs, pick on the minorities, and place disturbing crank phone calls. You’ve never grown up and have never had to take responsibility for your actions. Instead, you choose to remain the pathetic little poster child for why the conservative Republicans, who purport to be the role models for all important “values,” are still in reality and practice the Nixonian party of ignorance, lies and dirty tricks.
    You really need to spend less time sitting on that bicycle. It’s putting too much pressure on your brains.

  31. Mark says:

    Pepper can’t take anyone disagreeing with him. Really shows a lot of immaturity. How do you teach young Pepper these bizarre values?

  32. Mark says:

    Hey Bobby, you got a fan club. Maybe they’ll learn how to type and spell.

  33. Dwight says:

    Give bob a break guys. It must be hard for him to type, considering one of his hands is occupied working that dildo up his butt.

  34. Mark says:

    As a gay man, I resent that homophobic, bottom-phobic remark.

  35. bicycle bob says:

    Can’t you guys cut me some slac? I TOLD you
    I only have 1 finger and 2 thumbs 2 type with!
    4 goodness sake!!!!! show some sympathy!!!!

  36. PeppersDad says:

    As the father of a gay son I do not take kindly to the homosexual innuendo here. If you homophobes have a problem with gays or anyone associated with gays please cut it out. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  37. PeppersDad says:

    I did not post the 8:36 PM remark above. Clearly Mark or bicycle bob did. Both of them are sure to rot in hell. There is just no forgiveness, human or otherwise, for remarks like that.

  38. PeppersDad says:

    One of the things that is most stunning to me about all of this is that Mark has cavalierly identified himself several times on this website as a Jew. As a Jew myself, I (and every Jew I know) was brought up to be cautious not to do anything that might foster anti-Semitism. That has always meant making a concerted, conscious effort to be on one’s best behavior at all times, especially in public.
    Like many of the things he’s posted here, Mark’s self-identification as a Jew may be a lie. When it’s come up, he’s mentioned it only for attempted laughs. So, given some of the content of his postings, it’s not unrealistic to say that he may in fact have some kind of anti-Semitic agenda, whereby he attempts to get readers here to associate his nasty behavior with Jews in general. But assuming that’s not the case, I extend this sincere plea to Mark to recognize, cease and desist such hatred-inducing antics.
    Mark, are you really having fun with this unforgiveably shameful conduct? (Come on, you know that’s what it is!) Is it possible that you have no comprehension of how hurtful it is to see public postings designed to humiliate your wife and child? Do you have any comprehension of the sanctity of protecting one’s family? Even if you think I’m the biggest jerk in the world, do you have any sense of how you are coming across to the potentially enormous audience that freely reads the postings on this site?
    Besides, Mark, if you haven’t noticed already, I’m not your only foe here and you are really pissing off every single contributor to this blog except your alter ego, bicycle bob. It’s time for you to cool it. If you keep acting like this, someone (NOT ME!) eventually is going to splatter your brains all over your keyboard. Don’t you get that? Don’t you see how passionately, ferociously angry everyone is at you?
    It’s simple, Mark, Just stop. Sit back, take a deep breath, and STOP.

  39. Mark says:

    I get bored after reading one sentence from you, Peppa. Keep it short and sweet. No one wants to waste their time going thru your pathetic, boring, and pointless rants. Thanks Peppa. Keep up the good work.

  40. Uday and Qusay says:

    Yeah Peppa. Lay off Mark & Bi-Bob. They are 2 of our best proteges.

  41. Mark says:

    Just think. If Peppa had his way, you two would be still alive. Still raping women. Still killing men and their children. Still supporting terrorists. Still keeping people down. I feel for you guys too.

  42. Stella's Boy says:

    Mark, why? Is that really necessary? Must you continue to make comments like that?

  43. Mark Zieglerzo's Mom says:

    Mark sweetie, please stop telling everybody ur a jew. ur embarassing our family. we didnt raise u that way and u know we dont like those people. now come back to bed and give momma & poppa some love just the way he taught u. bring the dog.

  44. Jeff Dahmer says:

    I don’t know where anyone gets off criticizing Mark. I too have always believed that children were fair game.

  45. Joseph Goebbels says:

    It is truly breathtaking how Mark employs my methods. Bravo, my good boy! May the earth forever be scorched by your words and deeds.

  46. PeppersDad says:

    I appreciate all of the mock anti-Mark postings above. They are a little overdue, f-ing hilarious, and undeniably well-deserved.
    But I ask whoever is responsible to please stop. I am concerned they will only inflame Mark even more.

  47. Stalked by Mark Zieglerzo says:

    I am a member of an organization of women who have been terrorized by the unwanted attentions of Mark Zieglerzo. It is clear to us why Mark has targeted the Hot Blog contributor who goes by the name of PeppersDad. It’s because of all the pepper spray Mark has had blasted in his face.

  48. Rush Limbaugh says:

    I warned you Mark that all of that Vicodin was going to catch up with you.

  49. Mark says:

    Someone here obviously cannot take being wrong. Thank you Peppa.

  50. K. Rove says:

    Glad to have you back Mark. You have followed my game plan of “divide and conquer” perfectly. You have successfully transformed “David Poland’s The Hot Blog” into “Mark Zieglerzo’s The HATE Blog.” The gratitude of the entire nation and its future generations goes out to you.

  51. bicycle bob says:

    hey mark u have become there rush. they don’t have ideas or issues to debate so they use their venom with personal insults. u should feel good. means u won

  52. jon s says:

    bob, that may have been the dumbest posting you’ve ever made, and you’ve made some *really* dumb ones, buddy.

  53. bicycle bob says:

    jonboy, coming from u thats a compliment.

  54. Nurse Ratched says:

    Please understand that bicycle bob (or as we call him here at the institution, “tricycle bob”) has the mental and emotional capacity of a six-year-old child. He suffers from: a low IQ of 43; an inability to distinguish between accepted standards of right and wrong; numerous pathological psychiatric disorders; low self-esteem brought about by a lifetime of sexual rejection by all men and women (except his grandparents) due to an invisibly small penis; and a resulting tendency to urinate all over himself.

  55. Stella's Boy says:

    bob, we’re all still waiting for an idea from you. Or an even slightly intelligent comment. We’ve been waiting a long time, and no one is holding their breath. You are a raving lunatic. And that is a fact.

  56. Mark says:

    Hey Bobby, don’t let Stella get you down. Hes still bitter Kerry lost, Moore got trampled, and every other Liberal lost in November. You got to feel for him. Feel for the loss of his values and everything he believes in. He was sold a bill fo goods and he will go to his lonely grave believing in it. Have pity.

  57. Mark says:

    Still waiting on any idea from Stella besides the Kook Liberal Left Platform. Do you even see movies, guy? Do you have any opinions on those?

  58. Nurse Ratched says:

    Please be advised that, like tricycle bob, Mark is a lifelong patient at our institution. Mark has delusions that he is Jewish resulting from the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his parents and his dog Adolph. He has requested sexual reassignment surgery and wishes to become a woman named Mary. (In other words: “Mark–>Mary surgery”.) So far he has just begun to undergo hormone treatments which have resulted in severe violent mood swings. He is also quite unhappy with the shape and size of his new breasts. It is my belief that Mary has already begun to take over and is posting on this site.

  59. Stella's Boy says:

    What have you offered Mark, other than insults and broad generalizations about people?

  60. Mark says:

    Exactly like I said. Guess Stellas nerves got frayed. Only thing he brings to the table is personal insults. Hey, I can take it. Just keeps proving my point that you’re only about insults and venom when you have nothing tangible to say. Like I asked, have you ever seen a movie?

  61. Stella's Boy says:

    Oh Marky Mark, you keep me laughing. Thank you for that. It is always nice to know that when you post something, I will be laughing. Something to look forward to.

  62. Mark says:

    And yet another post where he cannot answer. Stella, do you even know what a movie is? Besides the classic Summer of Sam, of course.

  63. bicycle bob says:

    i think thats a no go from stella. still can’t get over how anyone could sit through 4 hours of sam.

  64. Mark says:

    I did not expect Stella to reply. Hes an arguer. He’ll just pick out some issue and try to start something. Usually with no facts or basis. The guy probably hasn’t even seen half the movies he defends or blasts.

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So I decided on three writers that I might be able to option their material and get some producer, or myself as producer, and then get some writer to do a screenplay on it, and maybe make a movie.

And so the three projects were “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” “Naked Lunch” and a collection of Bukowski. Which, in 1975, forget it — I mean, that was nuts. Hollywood would not touch any of that, but I was looking for something commercial, and I thought that all of these things were coming.

There would be no Blade Runner if there was no Ray Bradbury. I couldn’t find Philip K. Dick. His agent didn’t even know where he was. And so I gave up.

I was walking down the street and I ran into Bradbury — he directed a play that I was going to do as an actor, so we know each other, but he yelled “hi” — and I’d forgot who he was.

So at my girlfriend Barbara Hershey’s urging — I was with her at that moment — she said, “Talk to him! That guy really wants to talk to you,” and I said “No, fuck him,” and keep walking.

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