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. The Argos won the Grey Cup this past Sunday. To put that into context for all my artsy friends, that’s like winning what used to be called a Genie Award for Best Picture. It is THAT fucking big of a deal.
2. Text from my sister. She has a point.
3. I know. I know. The commercial retail season is disgusting and I hate myself for it but I went to the Orphan Black Friday Sale anyway. I mean, who can afford a full-priced fucking clone these days?
5. Still waiting for someone to accuse Eddie Murphy of something so we can all stop pretending that Delirious and Raw are still funny.
6. I didn’t know this existed. An on-set Murdoch Mysteries tribute to Chris Faulkner who the industry lost in 2015. I didn’t know him well but worked with him many times and always enjoyed the time we spent together. It was good to be reminded, in these dark times of our industry, that we are, in fact, a community and a family full of shining lights.
7. Top 5 Names to Call Your Habitual Wind-Passing Dad
5- Farty McSorley
4- Tootie Giuliani
3- Stinky Tuscadero
2- Smelly Roll Norton
1- Gaseous Clay
8. Kijiji just started a special branch where harassment-accused celebrities can sell their old stuff. It’s called KaKillMe.
9. Texting advice to my sister (not related to coffee in a cone).
10. I love the boys as much as the next Torontonian, but I think it is important that we all come to an agreement that, after the age of twelve, wearing a Leafs jersey anytime but during an actual Leafs game doesn’t really count as dressing yourself.
11. Good to see the writing staff from Little Mosque have finally landed a new gig.
12. On a serious final note, and a rare, flat-out undisguised plug: Mia Kirshner asked me to reach out specifically to male ACTRA members to register for free and attend #AfterMeToo. It is a two-day event being organized and hosted by many people I have an immense amount of respect for on December 5 and 6. There is a town hall on December 6 at the Globe and Mail Centre. I will be there, as will many male friends who want to represent and show our sisters that we support them and support legislative change in the area of harassment.
This is important. And it’s important because the message that needs to be sent to legislators is that this isn’t just a women’s issue even though they are, by far, the primary targets of harassment. It is a men’s issue as well, both in terms of being harassed and in that we are sick of being around it, witnessing it, and being expected to let it pass as acceptable behaviour. The fact is that men are all insinuated in every act and only we can stop that. We need to be part of the line being drawn that says this is no longer allowed and we want to see legislation that reflects that desire. And, then, we want to see that legislation actually enforced. We have the opportunity to make real change here and be on the right side of history.
So please click on the link below to register to attend on December 6 and show up with a mind to listen, ask questions, and ultimately demand that change finally happen. It’s time to stop just talking about it.
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