I really have made some fabulous friends over the more recent years of my absurd life. Take my dear buddy, actor/writer/master chef James Sie, for example. I met James during my run on Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. James (he “permits” me to call him “Jim”) is simply one of the few people I got left who I feel truly gets me. That’s not to say he’s not often bewildered by my bullshit. But we tend to identify on a lot of different levels. Especially when it comes to cinema and spirituality and graphic novels.
Speaking of graphic novels, James wrote a beautiful, witty, unique – and, at times, woefully sad – book called Still Life Las Vegas: A Novel (with accompanying illustrations by Sungyoon Choi), which is being published this summer by St. Martin’s Press. Now that’s a pretty big deal within our little social circle. James was also in one of my “soul” movies called “Ghost World”, but he never seems to give a shit that that fact means so much to me. James and his hilarious husband Doug will have myself and our fellow Furious Five-er Kari over for “movie nights” on occasion and those are always a real treat. Especially since James will usually INSIST on cooking us this huge, elaborate supper before we settle in for the show. He even wears the little white chef’s jacket as he spins around in his gourmet kitchen!! Oh, Jim.
Anyway, all this leads to is a video about us shopping for a ridiculously-extravagant toilet. It’s been an obsession of James’ for quite some time now, this thing, so I thought the least I could do was join him down at the Toto showroom in Beverly Hills, only to wind up being completely useless (although I DID get a free LUNCH outta the deal.) So click the pic below of the some of the fancy-ass features for thrones we looked at and GO!
WINE PAIRING: Ever heard of Pruno? Neither had I until I read “Charles Manson Behind Bars: The Crazy Antics and Amazing Revelations Of America’s Icon of Evil” by Guillermo “Willie” Mendez, who used to make it out of his toilet in his prison cell next to Manson’s. That’s right! It’s essentially TOILET WINE! Shit, I’d drink it. Especially if I was incarcerated.