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Shrimp Rings, Jesus, and That Cats Movie

/By / Aug 13, 2019

Nappoholics Anonymous is a weekly column featuring twelve random thoughts by actor Tony Nappo. Some are funny, some are poignant, some bother him, and some make him weep from sadness while others make him weep for joy. Here are his thoughts: unfiltered, uncensored, and only occasionally unsafe for work.

1. Last weekend I pulled one of those Bill Murray random celebrity pop-ups at a party where I didn’t know anyone. Nobody seemed to know who I was, either, so I ate half a shrimp ring and left.

2. I really enjoyed the summer break from writing the column. My daughter was away and I worked on some great projects as an actor and had time to refocus on my recovery and get back in touch with my inner child.

Unfortunately, my inner child shit himself three times and kept me awake crying most nights, so I had to drown the little fucker in Lake Ontario.

Still, it was nice to spend a little time together before that happened.

3. These things weren’t your fault, Rosanna, but that French accent in The Whole Nine Yards?  STILL waiting on that apology.

4. I have a pretty firm belief that actors who see a lot of films and theatre (not the ones-they-feel-obliged-to-see-to-support-friends-and-whatnot) do so because they care first and foremost about the work and the craft of acting itself.

Actors who DO NOT see a lot of films and theatre do so because nobody is paying any attention to THEM while they are doing so.

5. Tweet of the Week

Now THAT is fucking funny. As opposed to, say, Home Alone 3 or Home Alone 4.


Except at the end, right before you’re about to take your own life, maybe lose it then.

I don’t think Robin would be offended by the humour or the sentiment in that amendment.

7. Maybe it was just a bad trailer, because MEOW Magazine gave the Cats movie four M’s.

8. Fun Fact

In the first draft of the Bible, Jesus actually changed sparkling water into spritzers, but the editor thought that sounded too Jewish.

9. Reason 9,967 to Hate Cats…

…encouraging Dylan Roberts to grow that thing above his mouth.

10. Bad reviews — whatever form they take — don’t keep people away from the theatre: bad shows keep people away from the theatre.

11. Classic Me

12. Guest Post of the Week

Tony Nappo

Tony Nappo

Tony is Italian, he’s from Scarborough, he’s an actor, he’s a father, he’s a really good house painter, and he doesn’t believe that most things matter, ultimately, at all.



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