Dear Ben, you suck!
Love, your enemy

Simple Jack poster
The faux movie poster that sparked the protests of simpletons

Every fan site gets its fair share of oddball letters from clue-less folks who’ve decided that since we put a page up on the Interwebs, we must have a red phone to celebrity-dom.

Case in point: Ben Stiller’s latest comedic opus, Tropic Thunder has drawn the fire of disability advocates over what they consider to be a slur against the mentally challenged (when, in fact, the movie is making the opposite point.)

So what does any self-possessed and self-righteous armchair protester do? Send off an angry email, of course!

For your entertainment, here’s one I recently received: Continue reading

Soft launch

As some of you might have noticed, the “new” BSdN is not fully in-place yet. I’ve gone ahead at the urging of an insistent friend (you know who you are!) and put the revised site up, to work out the kinks and add to it before promoting the revamp. So think of this as the “soft launch” — with you, as the exclusive guest before anyone else knows what’s up.

In the near future, I’ll be announcing a fun contest, so stick around!

The new Ben Stiller dot Net

For the last decade, BenStiller.net has been a incomplete monument to the short-lived cult television series The Ben Stiller Show, which launched the comedy careers of its excellent cast and writersРincluding the eponymous Ben Stiller, Janeane Garafalo, Andy Dick, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross and Judd Apatow.

After years of promising updates, I’m pleased to welcome you to the major revision of the site, with a greater focus on news and updated info on Ben Stiller, along with that wacky bunch of fellow comedians and performers who seem to get caught in his gravitational pull.

Watch your step, while the site continues to go through expansion — if you’re looking for the previous incarnation, it can be found at http://www.benstiller.net/old/

Please let me know what you think, and how I can improve BSdN for you! (Comments can be left below, or using the Feedback form.