Book Signing Wed March 28th – Come Meet Us

We be signing, show your faces and we will hug them. It’s a Mime Very Own Book signing with Doug Jones, Scott Allen Perry, Eric Curtis and Josh the Ponceman Perry.

Meltdown Comics 6:00pm to 8:00pm
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90046

Click Here for more info: http://www.meltcomics.com/blog/2012/03/26/mime-very-own-book-signing-wednesday-march-28th-6-8pm/

We want to see everyone there. Come out, get a book, get it signed. Or bring your copy of Mime Very Own Book and get it signed. Or just come out and hug us.

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

He ain't heavy... he's my brother (photo by eric curtis)

SAP here…

Having a brother with down syndrome who is a full time roommate has been a bit of an adjustment for me… for us… for the whole world really, because we decided we want to jump on the lost cause train and try to change the world.

A lot of people we meet who are fans of the stuff we do don’t realize that Ponce and I have only lived together for the last 3 years. Before that I would only see him a couple of times a year. We talked on the phone a lot, but the face to face bro time was very spread out and something that bugged me a lot. When I pitched the TV segments and got the greenlight I was thrilled that I would finally have my bro spending some good quality time with me, and he’d be doing what he has dreamed of doing for years, acting.

The first 2 years however were quite cramped. My one bedroom apartment in Los Feliz was great for just me. Hard to share with another person. When that person is Ponce, it does make it easier. You get some sweet morning cuddles, a guy who actually likes taking out the garbage, and a smile just about every time you look his way. He’s a very pleasant fellow.

Jobs changed a lot though. I couldn’t take any jobs that had me going away to work for extended periods of time, something I would do every few months, editing on a job or acting, whatever paid the bills. Working as a team it makes taking jobs like that less easy to jump on.

Also, we are brothers, we drive each other crazy sometimes. And Ponce is, and he will agree, a drama queen. A moody little beeyotch. He’s also a night owl, so he tends to not want to do anything in the exert some energy column until after 3 pm. 5pm is better.

The good thing about this brotherly combo is that we do help each other. He has made me more patient.So much so that I didn’t realize how impatient I was before. And I am still very impatient. Just not so much now that Ponce and I are kickin’ it.

Down syndrome is something that can frustrate a person to their wits end. And I have been there. It’s hard to remember that Ponce has down’s a lot of the time because he is so bright and talented it doesn’t seem like there is any kind of limitation there at all. But, there is… it just sneaks in when you least expect it and you don’t even notice why the person who just made the funniest joke you’ve heard all year is also the one who has suddenly forgotten how to tie his shoes.

The move to the bigger place, our new loft in downtown L.A., has really given us new energy and a revitalized desire to do more stuff. Make more videos, make movies, build things… It’s a great haven for creativity.

As frustrating as things get, as tiring as it can be just trying to make ends meet in this world, the one solid rock that is always there is Ponce. And he might be one of the causes of frustration at the time, but he is also the thing that makes me look at situations in my life differently than I did before we became roomies. And he is, in my opinion, the best human on this planet. Love my bro, no matter how many times his gas makes me leave the room while he laughs wickedly at me, I will always be there for him because he is always there for everyone who needs a smile. Except for assholes… he tends to not really dig their company. We see eye to eye on that one.

-sap out

Help Us Change the World.

We hear the world differently. (photo by Zach Lipp)

SAP & Ponce here…

We get a lot of thank you letters from people. People with Down Syndrome, people who have relatives with Down Syndrome, people who have children with Downs, and people who say they would never have even spoken to anyone with Downs had they never seen one of our videos.

This is a major source of support that keeps us going.

The entertainment world is terrified to lose advertisers. So terrified that they dumb everything down, make sure they have enough minorities in the cast of every show they produce, and try to keep the risk of offending people to a minimum.

People get offended no matter what you do. Fortunately it’s only about 10% of the actual audience that sees whatever it is you’re peddlin’. And even more fortunately, that 10% is made up of about 98% whack-jobs.

So how can you help us change the world?

Simple. Treat people like people, regardless of their handicap, disease, sex, race, food preference, musical likings… the only people who deserve intolerance are the intolerant. A-holes don’t need your attention. They are the way they are because they are starved for that attention. So starve them completely. Spend your energy learning about the things you don’t understand, like Down Syndrome. If you know someone with Downs, say hi. Chit chat with them. That’s a good place to start.

Spread love, not hate. Cheesy, simple, yet right on the money. Send our videos to people you know. Introduce them to Ponce that way. Let them see how much he has done in this life. When he was born the doctor told our mother to put him in an institution, that he would never be a useful member of society. That doctor is dead. Ponce is alive. And Ponce has done more good in this life than that dead doctor could have ever dreamt of. If it was up to him, Ponce would have been aborted. PONCE FTW!

Knowing that the videos we make help to open people’s eyes is what fuels our creativity and our drive. Pass us around, especially to the people you think might not get it. The ones who are set in their ways, a little uptight, you know who they are. Throw the opposite of the stereotypes they have accepted in their faces and give them a chance to grow.

Again, we thank you all for your support. We are truly blessed to have a voice in this loud, nasty world. If you guys keep holding up the megaphone we will keep shouting.

-the Perry brothers

Click here for the latest UPDATE on our situation with the Retarded Policeman series and mediocrefilms.

Friday Film Fantasy: AVATARD

SAP here…

We saw Avatar last night. My immediate twitter post that followed was:

“Just saw Avatar… can’t help feeling sorry for the Na’vi males. Even after they mate they have to walk around 24/7 with blue-balls.”

Ponce and I would love to spoof it. We’d also love a TV show of our own so we could afford to do that, but alas, no such deals have been closed. Shooting all this stuff ourselves gets pricey and spoofing a 230 million dollar budget film is a little out of our pocket book range, especially during the holidays when you have presents to buy and bills to pay.

With that in mind we offer our low-budget Poster Pitch, which hopefully will make someone out there say, “Hey Perry Brothers, I love your stuff. Saw the Avatard Poster and think there’s a good spoof to be made there. Here’s some dough, go make a whole feature film!” Tis Christmas, tis the season to wish for wonderful things.

Not holding our breath… though Ponce held his a little to make his skin turn this nice hue of blue.