Saturday, December 31, 2011

NATIONAL SMITH DAY ©1996 & International Thank You Days ©1994 - ASK's January Holidates announced for 2012.

The Party doesn’t end 3-6 hours after 2012 officially rolls in. According to my Eventological Calendar for 2012, right on the horizon is the Holidate I created called NATIONAL SMITH DAY ©1996 that honors all Smiths and following NSD is International Thank You Days ©1994 – all are on my radar for early January of 2012. Therefore, if any of you media types wish to interview me for these Holidates, Facebook me here to set up a time, place & space. After all, into everyone’s life a Holidate must fall – and with over 1900 of them on my Calendar falling into 34 precise categories – there’s no time like THE PRESENT! Happy New Years to each and every one of you – it was great experiencing 2011 with you here on Facebook – wishing you and yours the best of everything as 2012 opens for us…

December 31, 2011 - 10:41 AM CST

Friday, December 30, 2011

Talknology Tips for 12-29-2011: ‎"Find someone that isn't...

FROM A FACEBOOK FRIEND: Thursday, December 29, 2011

Talknology Tips: ‎"Find someone that isn't afraid to admit they miss you.

Someone that knows you're not perfect but treats you as if you are. Someone who couldn't imagine losing you.

Someone who gives their heart to you completely. Someone who says I love you and proves it.

Last but not least, find someone who wouldn't mind waking up to you in the morning, seeing your wrinkles and grey hair but still falls in love with you all over again..."

ASK's NOTE: A photo of an older couple accompanied this Posting.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bleakonomics: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith's Top Term for 2011.

ASK RELEASES WORD OF THE YEAR: WOTY ®: Being a writer, I’ve found that there are not enough words created to cover the vast assortment of things that run though my mind. I’m sure it’s the same way for any other creative author. Therefore, in lieu of scouring the Dictionaries for ‘near misses,’ I have been creating new Terms for over 20 years now & placing them in my Stories, Press Releases & Correspondence. Now, as we near the Beginning of 2012 by closing out 2011, the Word that is most popular in is:


Which is derived from the word: Bleak + economics. By listening to all the major media broadcasts & seeing how so many People across the world are in a bleaker situation than they have ever been, this Term certainly fits the climate and culture of our Time. “Yes, it’s a good thing the year’s almost over. Putting this chapter to rest may improve our Fortunes in 2012. Let’s hope so.

Posted: 12-29-2011 – 2:33 PM CST
In ASK’s Writings & on Koopersmithin’ here at:


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Koopersmith (America's Premier Eventologist) advices Christmas' Date Change.

Hi Randi: I heard somewhere that Dec. 25 may not even be Christ's actual birthday date...and we have no way of really knowing. I think that after 365/366 days of 'messing up' and drinking/eating our way thru December, we need a clean slate to start it all over again, altho U can figure every day as a new beginning. What I think people should do is just set Xmas for the last Sunday of December -- that way they can party Fri nite thru Monday evening - straight thru, non-stop and it won't disrupt any week day plans or festivities. As 'America's Premier Eventologist' who has created over 1900 HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE, that might not be too bad of any idea! Happy 2012 to you & yours, Randi! Cheers, ASK / Chicago - IL USA

As posted on my
Wed., Dec. 28, 2011 - 9:52 AM

Monday, December 26, 2011

ASK's 18TH Eco-Christmas® Day Celebraton: Dec 26, 2011. On the Count of 1: Shop till U drop.


Dateline: Monday, December 26, 2011

Oh, I’d be remiss if I didn’t post this as Today is the 18TH Eco-Christmas® Day Celebration – the real Day when Christmas Gift-Giving is celebrated. For you see, you commemorate the Spirituality of Christmas on December 25TH & you go out and buy gifts for your loved ones on the Day after (December 26) when the prices are lowest. After all, let us not forget that it’s the Spirit of Love, Understanding & Camaraderie that makes us humane – not a bright Red Ferrari sitting in the drive or a trip to the SoF: South of France. Those will only last so long, but if you must buy a Present for someone special, Today is the deemed Day in which to do so.

When this HOLIDATE ® was first fabricated in 1993 (as it takes 1 year to launch any good HOLIDATE TO CELEBRATE) the retail sales were never held before Christmas as they are today. With times being sluggish as they are, we’re looking at an entire NEW & DIFFERENT Eco-Christmas® Day, but the bottom line remains: Sales & Saving. It’s not only for the Frugal amongst us – it’s the new Way of Thinking, Preparing & Planning for the Future.

Posted by:
ASK: America’s Premier Eventologist
The Premier Eventologist in the History of The World
Chicago, IL USA

ADE-itorial Note: Eco-Christmas® Day is one of 1900 Holidates created since July 25, 1990 that fall into 34 precise categories.

Friday, December 23, 2011

ECO-Christmas©1994: How to $ave BIG TIME for The Holidays by America's Premier Eventologist: ASK.

As posted on my BLOG:

ASK’s RECOLLECTIONS: Back in the early 1990s, I created a Seasonal Holidate called ECO-Christmas©1994 (whose theme was based on saving money and keeping with the Spirit of the Holiday – not to ‘GO commercial’ as so many people do, but to GIVE a gift; and ultimately enjoy the Day in the Company of those you love.

Afterwards, on December 26 – after U R done celebrating to go shopping – exercise and pick up some great Deals. However, within that 18 year span, the economy has changed radically as we all know. With people losing their homes, what can you buy – if you don’t have a roof over your head.

Life has been turned upside down for too many of us. What’s particularly interesting to note now is that Retail Stores are giving sizable – if not huge discounts before the Holiday arrives to entice shoppers and big spenders to spend all the more. Now, U can also shop online. Whereby back in 1994 when ECO-Christmas©1994 (meaning to economize on your Xmas Gifts) was launched – barely any retailer was on-line and if they were – mall shopping was ‘The Rage’ anyway. The Change we are experiencing now, as we approach December 26 - the 18TH year Celebration of ECO-Christmas will show that many of those shelves will be bare, but the regifting and returns will surely fill them back up!

I would guess that since I do participatein my own Holidates (after all somebody has to see if they run well), I have saved about $22,000 the last 18 year. That’s nice. That’s something U can take to the bank and ‘bank on….’ Happy Holidays to all my Dear Friends here on Facebook that have made my Year a wonder! You’re the Best!

Cheers, ASK – 5:53 PM CST – December 23, 2011

December 23, 2011: 20TH Year Anniversary of The Formation of CAC: Cartoonists Against Crime ©1991.

20TH Year Anniversary of The Formation of CAC: Cartoonists Against Crime ©1991

So where were you 20 years ago today? Any idea? If you weren’t born, then you may not recall. If you happen to be a person who ‘rates’ experiences in their Life(times) as I do, then the day may stand out. And this is why December 23 (1991) stands out for me:

Today, Friday, December 23, 2011 is a date that I may not have seen. That’s because 20 years ago today @ 6PM exactly, I was beat up, robbed & left-for-dead in the lobby of my apartment building – 2 days before Christmas in 1991. Twenty Years. That’s nearly 1/3 of my life. What a shame if it would have happened – that I would have succumbed at the hands of a ne’er do-well, croppy and sweat bee who then grabbed my black tote bag and made off – with not too much – since I’m Jewish & wasn’t carrying a single Christmas Present.

Being a Victor & not a Victim is one concept that I have always kept in mind since that Ordeal happened. One of the Creative & Positive Endeavors that came out of that Incident was that I created CARTOONISTS AGAINTS CRIME ©1991 whose Motto was: CAC: We Draw Cartoons – Not Guns! ® which later developed into an international constituency of Cartoonists, Illustrators, Comic Artists and aficionados – and some of its members were even ‘in jail’ who were remorseful. Go figure that one out…Striking a nerve is what definitely happened with the Formation of this Group, bound and determined to deter Crime and the harsh realities of what can happen – in a moment or less.

At that time, Crime Prevention was #1 on President Bill Clinton’s Agenda. Being a Writer & local Personality, the Media immediately ran with my Story as I realized what happened to me could definitely happen to anyone else. Just returning home from work, one evening when I was ‘followed’ in to the lobby of my apartment by a stranger. IF I had only closed the wrought iron gate behind me & not ‘dilly-dallied’ in the lobby looking for my key to retrieve my mail, NONE of that horror would have happened.

Yet, it changed my life FOR THE BETTER.

Robin George of NBC – Channel 5 in Chicago did an interview. Harry Porterfield of ABC Channel 7’s ‘Someone You Should Know’ spotlighted by efforts launching CAC. Dahleen Glanton of the Chicago Tribune ran a lengthy & pictoralized Account in an April, 1992 issue of this Paper, rated as #6 in the nation. At my urging and/or suggestion, Mayor Richard M. Daley made October 25TH of each year: CARTOONISTS AGAINST CRIME Day ©1993 – in 1993. Governor Jim Edgar declared December 3 as ‘Day Without Crime’ © - also in 1993 for the Citizens of Illinois.

And, sorry to say: 20 years later, Crime is still amongst us. White Collar Crime is out of control. The Criminals seem to be getting younger, bolder, fiercer and the proliferation of hand-guns has sky-rocketed. If there’s a moral conscience left, it’s often not seen (enough). Still in all, it is every person (all of us – from the youngest to the oldest) who can make a difference and I urge and encourage all of you to take a stand in whatever Crusade you feel strongest about!

So, what can be done in 20 years besides:

Blinking 189,382,684 times
Sleeping 5502 Days away
Sleeping 130,054 Hours away
Hearing your heart beat 1,937,286,000 times
Eating 45,472 Meals (this does not include snacking)

A LOT: Knowing that each day is a Blessing, I began:

The Art of Event-Making
ASK’s Campaigns For Humanity ©1990

That today contains over 1900 Holidates to Celebrate covering 34 distinct Categories. There’s something for all of us to celebrate – LIFE itself – between all the commercizlized Events & Holidays that are considered ‘Traditional.’

FAST-FORWARDING TO DAY: With a background in The Arts & Event-Making, I am creating the 7-Part Literary, Cinematic & Toymatic Franchise known as:

SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature™
How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009

that is a natural Extension of the Cartoon Empire that I built in the formation, development and distribution of CARTOONISTS AGAINTS CRIME ©1991.

After all, when there’s something that needs to be fixed, Fix it! It will be interesting to see what unfolds next…

WOW: Words of Wisdom by:
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter – Author – Eventologist – Promoter
Chicago – IL USA

12-23-2011 – 2:02 PM CST

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Childhood Obesity: A Kid's Book designed NOT to weigh you down. Quote of ASK: Dec 22, 2011 - 12:58 PM

As seen on the Facebook Page called: Children's Book, operated by Author Jay Jay Jackson.

Children's Book: ‎"Mommie, What Is Healthy Food?" Dedicated to the "Childhood Obesity Crisis" Campaign starts in January 2012! Get your copy of my new children's book and start your year off right! — with Michelle Obama and Secretary Arne Duncan.

As 'America's Premier Eventologist & EAT-Ventologist' I know it's all too easy to get fat and remain fat. The answer is quite simple. Eat less and move. There are all sorts of interesting fun and 'moving' things to do. If U can afford (or your folks), a bike is a terrifically mobile way to get around; be green and a way to peddle off frustration and get in some fresh air that is mandatory. If U don't bike during the winter - or prefer not to (dependent on the climate U live in), get a stationery bike. Exercise with some friends in a gym - the local YMCA has plenty of room. And, if UR a spiritual kid, begin a program at your school, synagogue, church, etc. where a portion of your weekly meals are sent to 3rd - 4th world countries where there is no food. Let your conscience be your guide when it comes to eating. The lighter U feel; the more energy U may have. So glad U R addressing this issue with "Mommie, What Is Healthy Food?" But let's not forget our fathers, too - as everyone in the family has to know what should & should not be eaten...all in moderation, of course! Cheers, ASK:
Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist - Promoter / Chicago, IL USA

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Who's feeding THE STARVING this Holiday Season?

As posted on my Facebook Page:

AMERICANS, if I see 1 more TV Food Commercial or Facebook Food Posting here, I’ll just scream-out-loud. And my Yelps are guaranteed to break the Sound Barrier-at-large. After all, U got to love these times of the year here in the United States of America when We eat more in a Week than some Kids in poor Countries eat in a Year & then Experts wonder why so many of us are overweight if not just plain morbidly obese. And about those starving Kids in 3RD World Countries -- weren’t they starving 40+ years ago when many of us were growing up? Maybe in 2012 we’ll get our Priorities screwed on right…I certainly hope so.

Posted by:
ASK: Screenwriter:
SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature™
How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009
Chicago – IL USA

12-21-2011 – 12:40 PM

Monday, December 19, 2011

Siluri: Latest TOY Addition on The SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature Scene & Scenario.

THE FOLLOWING WAS SENT TO THE EDITOR IN CHIEF OF THE TOY BOOK in New York City after the Purchase of a terrific Re$ale Toy @ Unique on Western/Howard in Chicago, IL USA @ 8:52 AM CST. Once more infomation & his Manufacturer arereceived, Siluri's Pictures will be posted here:

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RE: ASK/Chicago: A TOY Question from the Heartland 4 U!

TO: Ms. Jackie Breyer
Editor in Chief/ The Toy Book/ Specialty Toys & Gifts

Hi Jackie:

Happy Holidays 2 U & your Staff! I can't think of anyone who has a neater job than you do - except me, as I have collected TOYS since I was born - 59 years ago and now use them as my characters in my books & movie scripts. I even have the trike I rode when I was 6 & can still 'fit my tousche on it' - ah, that's when they really made seats suitable!

I went to your site for some FUN -- but have a heavy-duty question to ask of you. Hopefuly, U will have a moment. So you will know & understand: Part of my 'MESSAGE' in my creative writings (that expands to books & movie scripts) is to give RESALE TOYS a 2nd chance - it's like adopting a kid and/or a pet. Toss-Aways are somebody, too, in:

Koopersmith's Kreative Kingdom & Kalendar
A Return To Utopia.

So today I found the most incredible 3 foot long by 28 inches (from arm to arm) Salamander TOY @ Re$ale that I immediately picked up -- ALL MINE -- for Sequel 5/Book 5. What a glorious TOY! However, I like to know WHO manufactured them. It's not that UR ever going to find the specific designer that created that special TOY-- but the previous owner had cut the NAME TAG off...& I am totally miffed and baffled. I've seen 10s of 1000s of TOYS the last 59 years, but NEVER one like him. His Name is SILURI as I know he's from the SILURIAN PERIOD. I do my research. AND: Yes, all my TOYS (even my furniture) is uniquely named.

ANYWAY, Ms. JB., can you - do you - are you planning to have a web page devoted to OLD(er) TOYS and who designed them -- like an archive for people like me who are 'just that curious?' That would be so very helpful. As I toted SILURI around the Re$ale Store -- people's eyes popped open -- they (these were grow-up adults) just had to pet his head! It was quite an experience. I should have had a camera team following me around & about.

U always know U hit a positive chord when People react this way...even B-4 reading the Story and/or seeing the Movie. That's good! That's an indicator that you've struck a nerve...Plus, in a cold city -- where many people are NOT that friendly, TOYS seem to have that Special Something that breaks thru the Ice, whether it is DecemBURR or not!

AND BEING A GIRL, I know you will enjoy this one. Siluri is beige in a reptile print pattern. While shopping, I also found a pair of Stuart Weitzman Heels in this exact motif. Yes, I will be doing a FOTO SHOOT with him in a few days. Can we be starting a new Trend: Dressing like your TOYS - there's a possibility here - it's not the First Time I've done it! Total Cost of my Spree: $6.55 for a million dollars worth of Ideas. I guess it does pay to get up early.

IN CLOSING: Yes, that was my Query & Adventure for the Day: The 19th of Dec. Any help you can shed on this Dilemma of what TOY company created Siluri would be most appreciated! I O U 1!

I sincerely hope you & your Team have a most delightful & toy-filled Holiday, Jackie!

Cheers, ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith & Siluri
Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist - Promoter
Studio 1437
Chicago - IL USA

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Facebooking THE RELIGION OF FUN® by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith - Chicago's Very Own

GETTING CREATIVE IN THE SNOW: After 59 years & 16 years of those now devoted to being tired of Email, I’ve gone back to construct a HOLIDAY Card which is nearly & almost done! Needless to say, it’s being sent out to the Top 100 People that I feel can give the due reverence & respect to:

SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature™
How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009

its due. And yes, I did have to stand in line at the Post Office waiting for the Stamps (as I only use designer stamps – none of these boring forever stamps); and print up certain excerpts & fillers as well as mail out the very important 4 page Theory of the BOOKLET which has a fun & funky title affixed to it – something that is non-denominational since this is everyone’s Season to give gifts; get gifts and regift.

IF you happen to be wondering what the Title is, I can tell you that it is something I have incorporated into my Life for the last 59 years & helps us get along for the long haul. Entitled: THE RELIGION OF FUN® -- it’s a motto to live by as We enter 2012…

Copies will be on my Blog, KOOPERSMITHin’ at:

However, I did cheat – I sent copies of THE RELIGION OF FUN® to the top 200 newspaper/mags/columnists of my choosing – after all FUN is universal and is exactly what I plan on doing next…after I finish up this post. U should, 2!


ASK's NOTE: This also appeared verbatim on my Facebook Page:

Friday, December 16, 2011

ASK’s releases: Top 10 People of Facebook for 2011.

ASK’s RELEASE: My Top 10 People of Facebook for 2011 – NOTEABLES that I’ve enjoyed ‘The Most’ to date include these Individuals. Not in alpha order – just how they popped into mind:

Yekaterina Minskova of 1952 (New York)

Roger Weiss of Houston

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame
(via Donald G. Evans – Valya Dudycz Lupescu – Randy Richardson – Danny Smith & George Rawlinson)

Art Norman of Chicago

Ron Ron of Japan

Jon Pogioli of The UK

Connie Griffin – Chicago/Florida

Steve Arvey – Florida

Scriptapalooza (via Mark Andrushko) – Hollywood

Jesse Douma – The Writers Store in Burbank, CA

And, only because they always make me smile when they come in, the Top 5 Celebrity Feedbacks are from:

Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Foundation
Julian Lennon
Marlo Thomas Donahue
Yoko Ono &
Peter Max

FROM THAT LIST: It looks like I need a friend in Alaska to even it all out.

Also posted on my BLOG for Eternity at:


Thursday, December 15, 2011

How 10 Plush TOYS R Workin 4 The Weekends - Thanks 2 Huey Lewis & The News...

MY BREAK-THROUGH IN THE ARTS. Besides writing up my YEAR END IN REVIEW (which is now over 9500 words in the making), I have been creating the

SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature™
How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009 – Holiday Card

for this year & everything was going NO WHERE FAST. I have extremely particular taste when it comes to how they MUST BE PRESENTED. That’s all there is to it & them. Special Toys that are eliminating RACISM, deserve a Special Treatment.

Then, I did something quite unexpected of moi– that would be called in clinical circles as letting the LEFT SIDE OF YOUR BRAIN take over. I merely took the Collaged Photo of the 10 TOYS & placed them in a horizontal vs. vertical format & not only did they all fit in, they appeared all the better!

IN OTHER WORDS: When was the last time U tried squeezing 10 TOYS’ Pix into a 2 X 4 inch square? That vantage point gives the card an entirely different feel. That made my day! One step closer to the finished product(ion).

Last year, THE TOYS’ Holiday Card was a Calendar in which they ‘only celebrated’ the Weekends of 2011 – a spin-off of the hit song WORKIN FOR THE WEEKENDS by the incomparable Huey Lewis, but this year – like all years had to be unusual & different. Huey is online at:

Therefore, Art Lesson #1 is: If the graphic duzent fit one way, try the other! U just never know when U’ll find that perfect match-up!

Posted by: ASK
12-15-2011 – The Ides of DecemBURR, 2011
12:32 PM CST

PS: Yup: That BREAK-THROUGH IN THE ARTS can happen anywhere & at any time – no matter who you are and what UR art is (or isn’t) yet…

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Posted by: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Also posted on my FB page:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

How the Winners of THE TOTY: TOYS OF THE YEAR AWARD® practice The Religion of FUN ®.

Just Wondering About…THE RELIGION OF FUN®

Screenwriter – Author – Eventologist - Promoter
Chicago – Illinois 60660-1319 USA

DATELINE: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 – 1:15 PM CST

Are TOYS Jewish? Can there be Jewish TOYS?

For the most Part, TOYS are non-denominational.

Like PETS, TOYS will love you unconditionally whatever you do or don’t do; have or don’t have; & say or don’t say, but without the Furry Hair Balls, constant Barking or Meowing, long Walks in the Cold or messy Cleanup. Much like your Family DOG or CAT (pictured below for The FUN of IT - however you define IT - being as vague and remote as IT can be), PETS are FUN & reflect Core Values so many of us lose and yearn to regain.

In KOOPERSMiTH’S KREATiVE KiNGDOM, this Theory proves to be the CATALYST in a DOGMATIC Way that is designed to wipe-out & eliminate RACISM with its own meaningful Methodology via a 7-Part Literary, Cinematic & TOYESQUE Series entitled:



2012 begins Year #3 of this Franchise. Launched in early 2009 & consisting of 4 Books & 4 Movie Scripts (for a Total Lot of 7) that have been diligently penned since SKiN’s™ Inception on Thursday, January 29, 2009 @ 8:44 AM, the next Step in this CreatiVEnture® is to get that ‘Big Break.’ To enlighten & entice you, this Package features a festive Hanukah Card (a Pop Culture Collectible, indeed) commemorating the 2149TH Celebration of the Festival of Lights (as of 2011) for those of you tabulating those fast & fleeting Years.

HOW TO PROCEED: Please check-out the Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Edition of my Blog, KOOPERSMITHIN’® entitled:

Moving 11 Lovable TOYS into DreamWorks Animation.

The Start of a Movie-Making Dynasty that erases Racism. How YOU can help.


to see how you can get involved in this worthy Humanitarian & Cross-Cultural Effort where We collectively (for once & for all) are not instantly judged by The Color of Our SKiN Shades & Tone, but upon the Criteria of more genuine Feelings, Thoughts & Sentiments.

For all that I know, if TRoF: THE RELIGION oF FUN® binds People, then We know that TOYS (playful and play-filled as they inherently are) are The Root of that Pleasurable Experience. Religion can (for the most Part - as History has proven) separate a Population of People (in an ironic Way) since all Religions are based in The Belief that only One God hails ‘supreme’ whether We individually do or don’t believe in His Existence. The Choice is strictly personal. TOYS’ tend to bond themselves to whatever Situation they find themselves in & work their Way through all Events to a ‘happily ever after.’ Whether the Human possessing THE TOY is a practicing Jew, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Deist, Hindu or Atheist, a TOY spells out Excitement + Enticement by bringing Life to a Scene/Scenario. Philosophies peculiar to Humanity can be portrayed via a TOY (as its Vehicle) that could not be utilized in any other Manner. Owning a TOY opens a Door in Communication, not found in Humanity itself. TOYS are undeniably capable of teaching Tolerance.

The Rodney King Approach to ‘Getting Along’ is simple. Humans (as a self-sustaining Species) just do not possess this Trait. TOYS do. Selfish & cruel (to obtain their own TOYS in ‘The Local Playground of Life’) Humans overlook ‘The Best in Life,’ sorrowful as that Statement is, till now with the Introduction of SKiN™.

To reiterate, TOYS are what they are. What you see and what you get in a TOY is THE STORY of One’s Lifetime. As Transformers, TOYS can become Leaders & Role Models in The Battle to eliminate Racism as I have so thoughtfully done in my 7-Part BK & 7 Movie Script Dynasty called:


The Basis of SKiN™ rests upon three commanding (3) Topics that require Attention while raising the Consciousness of every Individual. SKiN’s™ Appeal, Precision & Results rest in the Actions THE TOYS® make; the Words THE TOYS® speak; & the Messages THE TOYS® convey. This TOYS all perform, resolving to flush away and vanquish the Incivilities (Failings, Faults, Flaws, Frailties & Frustrations) of Man’s Human Nature. The Blanket of Insecurity evaporates & thus, Strife-in-Life is then removed. Striking-out-Strife is their Slogan. Better Morals are restored & firmly cemented into place.

Because these TOYS are Front-Runner Favorites to whomever sees them and because this Flock & Selection of TOYS aim to go where no other TOYS have gone before; and to achieve Goals that many Humans cannot tackle, they have been chosen to collectively receive:

For the Time of your Life, these TOYS say IT all as they eliminate Racism; dispel the Mixed Signals & Ironies Humans receive every Day while getting to ‘The Heart’ of what really matters.

PONDERiNGS: What Human Shortcoming is more important to focus upon than The Elimination of Racism? IT is not only The End Products of Books, Movies & lively TOYS all lined up on a Shelf, IT is the Ideas, Ideals & Ideologies that SKiN™ projects, portrays and places into motion that will change faulty Outlooks, trigger better Behaviors & propel solid Societal Change. With The Groundwork of:


being firmly laid, now a distinct Possibility exists (with your Help) that this Milestone for Humanity can be reached in (each of) our Lifetime(s). The Stage is set. IT is hoped that my Efforts here will inspire you to join me in this most noble of Causes. Please contribute in whatever Way you can in order to move PROJECT: SKiN™ towards Fruition.

SPECiAL REQUEST: PROJECT: SKiN™ needs the Assistance of a major Production Studio (sympathetic to great Humanitarian Causes & the Jewish Culture). Can you walk-in this Project to DreamWorks Animation SKG or another Film Facility that can do this great Enterprise Justice? At this Time, that Liaison is destined to advance the Cause of my monumental Undertaking & Quest, one that concerns us all every Day of our Lives & solidifies the Continuation of our Species. I may be reached at the following Locales to discuss PROJECT: SKiN™ in full Detail.

LOGiCAL CONCLUSiON: "Yes, THE RELIGION OF FUN is FUN, universal & nothing less. The FUNDAMENTAL Cause of FUN is to share & spread IT via THE JOYS that TOYS cast. Enough said! Bring on THE TOYS! Let’s play…”



101 WORDS ABOUT adrIenne sIoux koopersmIth
“Bringing ideas, ideals & ideologies to Life…”
ASK: ADRiENNE SiOUX KOOPERSMiTH is the Eldest Child of the First Jewish Mayor of Mendota, Illinois circa 1960-1979. As The Founder of CARTOONiSTS AGAiNST CRiME©1991, ADRiENNE believes TOYS are similar to Comic & Cartoon Characters. Both Entities clarify One’s Viewpoint & prioritize Issues while resolving those Dilemmas (whereby Mankind is too attached, jaded and ignorant of them) & ultimately lead Mankind back to a spirited & spiritual Being - a righteous, freedom-loving, kind, charitable & mindful Person. Today, armed with these astute Values, ADRiENNE resides in Chicago ‘thinking Thoughts’ & putting those Thoughts into Action for the Betterment of her Community.


ASK's Predicts: Christmas 2012 begins on July 4, 2012...

ASK ON THE CALENDAR: Well, it's 2 Months till Valentine's Day. And U know what we can say about that, don't U. Christmas & Chanukah will be over & what we don't regift will B stuffed under beds & into closets till the Holidays start up again in Sept, altho I would not be surprised if the retailers begin selling their prods (products) as early as the 4th of July come 2012. That's my prediction. Who wants to make a bet? To be reconfirmed on July 5...Mark my words - ie: all of 'em!

Also posted on
Wed., Dec., 14, 2011 - 11:22 AM CST

Friday, December 9, 2011

ASK's COUNTDOWN TO 60: December 9, 2011 - 59 Years - 4Months

COUNTDOWN TO 60: Today I'm 59 & 4 Months old. Seems like only yesterday I was entering Kindergarten with Miss Fritz (before Miss became Ms.) and didn't have a care in the World. But Life's been good and so much better than it has been for lots of others who are making 'bad news worse' and we know who those folks are and aren't. As I watched parts & portions THE TODAY SHOW with Matt Lauer, Ann Curry & Al Roker, someone in the Plaza proudly held up a sign saying: "I'm 60 Today!" That's definitely the W to do it - be proud of every day you a right & writeous way! Maybe I'll do the same thing in 8 Months -- and include a Bit of Skywriting as well.

Posted by: ASK:
Founder: AFSEE: Advocates For Senior Equality & Enrichment ®
Chicago, IL USA

12-9-2011 - 12:52 PM CST

Thursday, December 8, 2011

SKiN's Fifth Sequel gets its Opening. All in a Night's Rest.

Attn: Movie Producers: Well, ‘IT’ came to me in a Dream – this Morning while rolling over. IT means an ‘idea,’ of course. I now have the Opening Sequence to SKiN’s 5TH Sequel of 7. 4 are done already. Back in the day (of July, 2010), ANTS already beat out 3,164 other scripts in a Hollywood international screenplay competition. I was not even going to begin writing this till mid-2012, but low and behold – the ‘fragment’ came in so crystal clear that I got up; pulled myself out of bed and wrote it down – immortalizing it forever. I wonder what was IN my mind to even make me think that of that particular opening? I’m certainly glad the brain works when I’m not. Ah…now only 119 more pages to go…then, all those rewrites. I’m glad Christmas & New Year’s Eve are long-long weekends for this year, aren’t U! Cheers, ASK 12-8-2011 – 3:22 PM CST

Posted here at Koopersmithin:
& on my

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ASK on: When The Queen calls...


A very, very dear Friend of mine that I have been Friends with since early 1992 – coming up on 20 years now - sent me an Enote Facsimile – it was what he received from:

from Her Majesty’s Command…
to a Reception.
At Buckingham Palace. The one off the River Thames. Pronounced ‘TEMZ.’
The Buc Palace that’s located in JOE: Jolly Old England.
It’s later this Week.

It’s a night affair. It deals with the fact that this Gent has been 1 of England’s leading Movers & Shakers in The Arts/Sciences & Exploration since the 1960s. He is also an accomplished Author. Just plain ACCOMPLISHED in every Degree of ‘The Word.’ Ah, to live vicariously! How much more exciting can Life get? And, U thought this was neat – U should see the OFFICIAL ‘Entry Card.’

What will he wear?
What will they serve?
Will he curtsy? Do people practice their curtsying B-4 they meet The Royals?

Can he excuse himself and go sauntering thru the entire Castle? That’s what I would do!

This is Stuff I never think about because I’m too busy working on my 7 Book & 7 Movie Scripts called: SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature™
How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009

But it certainly gave me a Rush of Excitement! And, this wonderful Event that my Friend will be attending made me think: If I were to ‘arrive’ after ‘placing’ the above Project who’d Palace would I want to invade?

What a Rush!

PS: Also posted on my Facebook Page at:
& here on my Blog, Koopersmithin’ at:

& is appropriately called: ASK on: When The Queen calls...


Response #1:
Q of: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
And, HE can reply by 'just' emailing The Palace - the Royal Email is listed towards the bottom...sets me to thinking now.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Andy Roonery & Pearl Harbor: 70TH Year Anniversary on Dec. 7, 2011

As posted on my

It’s also the 1ST Month Anniversary that one of our Favorite Americans, ANDY ROONEY of CBS’ 60 Minutes died. I always think about Dates, being ‘America’s Premier Eventologist’ & whatever all that contains so I think of Dates & how significant they are in our Life and Lifetimes. Andy, as I recall, participated in WW II. It would be interesting to have heard what he would have said about the 70TH Anniversary – esp. since he was only in his 20s when he went overseas. I would suspect he’d be saying that WAR is no place for men, women or children and the best war fought is none at all.

Posted by: ASK
Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist - Promoter
Chicago - IL USA

12-4-2011 - 4:41 PM CST

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Why you should endorse USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive.

ASK’s Endorsement: IF you never lived beyond 1930, U may not have heard of the horrific Genocides that happened to what we call Civilization across our Planet. IF you never lived beyond 1930, then you definitely are not reading this FB notice. Thanks to TV, Radio & The Internet, we’re MORE in touch and in tune with one another than ever before. However, many things happening today – starting with our World Wars during the 1900s are NOT pretty – or humane to say the least. All of Civilization has been ‘founded’ on the annihilation of Populations of Peoples & Animals. AND, We consider ourselves (and these Acts) ‘human.’ I beg to differ. I often wonder about that.

However, the valiant Efforts of USC Shoah preserves the Sentiments of the Survivors who have witnessed first hand these Acts of Abhorrence against each Other. After all, We must strive to keep the History alive so that those Atrocities do not happen again. This is why I highlyencourage you – esp. at this Time of Year when the major Religions celebrate their holiest of Holidays to take some Time and investigate what USC Shoah Foundation Institute based in Los Angeles is doing. Only then, will We – well, just maybe, We will be able to find Peace here on Planet Earth. For the Sake of Humanity: You, Me, Us & Future Generations: Let’s hope so – although it will take more than Hope to pull us through.

ON FACEBOOK AT: USC Shoah Foundation Institute: On the Web at:

Help build support for the Genocide Survivors who have shared their Testimonies with us by sharing our Facebook Page with your Friends.

Posted by: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist - Promoter
SkiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature™
How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009
Featuring: iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009
(beating out 3164 other Scripts in Scriptapalooza’s Intl Screenplay Competition: 2010)
Chicago – IL USA

Also posted on:

12-3-2011 - 3:39 PM CST

Friday, December 2, 2011

Koopersmith explains 3F: Faux Fur Fridays® - Year #4.

Faux Fur Fridays® - officially begins today! It’s got to be FAUX FUR – it’s got to be a Friday. And, it’s better when the weather is cold. I’ll be out and about tonight, dining shopping and hanging out via the Faux Fur Jacket that gave this HOLIDATE ® its start in October of 2008. And that was when I met Robert Verdi of She’s Got The Look while he was in town looking for Models 35 & older. Well, I qualified (by a few years). I wore a knee length leopard jacket; belted and it really did make a statement. Verdi jumped off the stage and tried it on – after he got me OUT OF IT, of course. With a reaction like that, I knew that 3F would become a big hit – esp. in my Haute Couture Holidates to Celebrate. It’s not how you look, it’s when you wear FAUX FUR that makes the difference. Fridays are a great start to that Fun Time, as Friday marks the start of our Weekends. I’m out of here!

Posted by: ASK
‘America’s Premier Eventologist’
Chicago – IL USA

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Chicago, IL USA:

ASK ANNOUNCES ON DECEMBER 1, 2011: The Launch of: THE EVENTOLOGY HALL OF FAME ® that will consist of the 1900 Holidates to Celebrate that I have been creating since Wednesday, July 25, 1990. December 23 willsoon be here and it marks the 20TH Year Anniversary of my Founding of CARTOONISTS AGAINST CRIME ©1991 that greatly assisted in the prioritization of the Roots of Eventology that now consists of HOLIDATES in 34 different Categories that have received international exposure since their Inception. Since many of these are already inked into:

How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009

this HALL OF FAME will allow them to take on a life of their own since the above 7 books and 7 movie scripts are now comprising a great deal of my time and effort. And, the Writings – all 1900 of them and their vaious Promotionals, Photos & miscellanea should not be lost in the Decades to come. More will be posted on my blog: Koopersmtihin at:

The Top Cross-Cultural Books & Animated Movies to erase Racism for 2011 & Beyond.

December 1, 2011 UPDATE TO THE NOVEMBER 1, 2011 POSTING:

Well, it’s December 1st. Where I live, we spell that as: DecemBURR. But no matter how you spell it, it’s cold out. Let it be known that there are Ways to get around & keep warm ‘n toasty that if you don’t have a Cabana in a warm(er) Place than Chicago. The way I do it is to stay in, focused and write.

Plus, it’s mandatory to set some Deadlines B-4 U. Mine was to write out a complete Document(ary) about what my 7 Books/Movies called:


are all about & give that Project a full Month to ponder & produce. Now that the Holidays are nearly here, that designated and allocated Time Period is over with. The Task is 95% complete. In retrospect, I can & will admit that it was:

A terrific Project and goal to set for a Writer;
it became a great Marketing Tool and Way to see what’s gotten done since I undertook this entire Endeavor (basically its Theme is to erase Racism) that I began on January 29, 2009;

it now shows me what needs to be done – that ‘Perspective Thang’ is in usage now;

plus, it’s given me the Chance to say that on November 1ST when the original posting of:

Moving 11 Lovable TOYS into Dreamworks Animation. The Start of a Movie-Making Dynasty that erases Racism. How YOU can help.

was posted on Koopersmithin, my BLOG, it read as only 1494 Words. Today, that Figure stands at the 8,969 Mark, meaning 7,475 Words of Ideas were crafted & drafted and typed into place. That’s approximately: 298.96666666666664 Words per day.

But as We all know: IT’s the rewriting & editing that’s ‘The Killer’ as my friend, Cal would say.

One of my Clients did need some help this Month. He wanted to rush through a Business Letter that was to be his ‘Calling Card’ for a huge Project that was taking (in total) 17 years of his Life. This was 1 of those on-going Projects we often hear about. Because of this Writing where every Week, something else was presenting itself to me; as more Ideas seeped in, I was able to tell him to slow down & work systematically.

The ‘Oh, I should have had a V-8’ Syndrome: The worst possible scenario is that you seal-up the ‘proverbial envelope’ and then remember: “Oh, I should have said...” But then, I guess that’s why there are Sequels and Part 2’s!

And, I knew he knew what I was talking (or typing) about.

Since early November, my Goal for Today, Thursday, December 1, 2011 was to have posted this Paper (in its entirety on my Blog), but my Editor stated the 3 Messages are strong enough to sell to Animation, TOY, Women, Arts & General Interest Magazines. That was rather nice to hear.

However, if you wish to read:


of it, PROJECT: SKiN™ is still found on November 1, 2011 – at:

The Fun Part is next – doing the Artwork – with these 11 Characters – Toys.

And as for it being December 1 of 2011…I’m still wondering what happened to 1968. Is anyone else?

Posted by:
Studio 1437
Chicago – IL USA
December 1, 2011 – 4:26 PM CST

Remembering CARL on World AIDS' Day: 2011

ASK ON: Remembering Carl: I haven't seen anyone post anything about December 1 being World AIDS' Day. I remember my friend, CARL, who died of the Disease back in 1985. He was such a great guy. Lived on my floor; was a great deal younger than I am; was a Cake/Dessert Chef at The Drake Hotel and 'was wild' by all accounts. He was born & raised in Ohio; moved to Chicago since his lover lived here; and we had some of the best times. We'd go to lots of estate sales; pretending we were extremely 'upscale & affluent' and for the most part we fooled lots of people. But it was no joke that when he died, there was something worse there lurking for so many more people who'd die of that horrific disease. Oh, I think of Carl even if it's not World AIDS' Day - he's 1 of the few that U meet in life that is worth remembering.

Posted by:
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Koopersmith's Global Communications
"People read what ASK writes about..."
Chicago - IL USA

Thursday: 12-1-2011 - 3:02 PM CST

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

TO: Mr. Rahm Emanuel: Mayoral Advice for Birthday Celebrations from a First Daughter Herself: ASK

The following was posted on: on
November 30, 2011 - 11:43 AM CST:

A Happy Belated Birthday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago who turned 52 yesterday.

RedEye Chicago had a ‘thoughtful’ picture of him on P. 4 with the Question being asked: “What gift would you give him?” I personally found the Boston Globe’s Website called: THIS DAY IN HISTORY to be quite fascinating as it tells us what happened on each date of the year. Something indeed to bookmark. It follows for your perusal.

GETTING BACK TO REDEYE’s Big Question of the Day: What would I give the Mayor (Rahm Emanuel of Chicago) as a present? Looking back on my experience as being the First Daughter of the First Jewish Mayor of Mendota, IL, I would have to say: My Father was Mayor for nearly 16 years – 4 terms. Probably in retrospect: The Gift of Time to be spent with the Family.

Posted by: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist - Promoter
Chicago - IL USA


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day #3 of: ARK CHICAGO's $4.50 Food Challenge. One 'Weigh' to lose Weight w/o trying...

Directly from ARK Chicago's Press Release:

Could you live on a food budget of $4.50 a day? That’s the average food stamp benefit for IL residents. In order to call attention to the realities of HUNGER in the community and to enhance its advocacy efforts on behlf of the community, THE ARK CHICAGO is recruiting staff; board members & volunteers to participate in a 5-day Food Stamp Challenge, to run from November 27-December 1. Several ARK staff members, volunteers and community members will participate and share their experiences (anonymously, if they wish)

Participants in the Food Stamp Challenge pledge to live for 5 days on the standard food stamp allotment of $4.50 per day per person. Participants w/be encouraged to share their experiences by posting on the ARK’s Facebook page or thru direct communication with THE ARK.

The goal of the Challenge is to draw attention to hunger & other Issues of ecomonic justice & the need to sustain vital govt social safety-net programs, at a time when Congress is proposing to reduce funding for Food Stamps by $127 billion over the next decade.

Formal registration is not required & participants may choose to follow the Challenge for fewer than 5 days if they prefer. For more info, including Challenge Guidelines, please visit THE ARK’s website at: or Phyllis Nutkis at 773-681-8978 or pnutkis(at)

POSTED BY: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
November 29, 2011 - 3:52 PM CST

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day #2 of: ARK CHICAGO's $4.50 Food Challenge proves to leave plenty of Folks HUNGRIER than usual...

HOW DO YOU SPELL: OY VEY? I just received an Enote from Phyllis Nutkis of ARK CHICAGO who suggested that if you are doing their $4.50-a-Day Food Challenge from Nov 27-Dec 1, it would be extremely helpful for them if you posted your response as a comment @

Now I’ve already used the phrase: “I’d rather undergo ROOT CANAL than to be restricted to only $4.50 to spend on food,” so that clever comment is already taken…This is so much harder to do than I thought – even if you shop at a cheaper food store like Food 4 Less or Aldi’s. U can’t do ORGANIC food; you can’t do sweets – cuz the sweeter the food, the higher the cost and surf & turf is definitely OUT of bounds.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

190 North starring Janet Davies on FB needs your Assistance. Help her reach 10,000 Fans.

ASK's RECO: Only 5419 (as of 11-26-2011 - 12:25 PM CST) more FB personalities are needed till Janet Davies and her illustrious Crew of 190 North reach their end-of-the-year goal of 10,000. Let's help them reach this milestone -- collectively we can do it -- and prob. in less than 3 days, as well. Here's all you need to know below. Pointing and clicking is all that's needed.

YOU CAN BE CHICAGO'S NEXT TELEVISION SENSATION!!! We'd love 10,000 page likes before Xmas, but we need your help! What do ya get? The opportunity to be a one time guest correspondent on 190 North with Janet Davies! Tell your friends to 'LIKE' our page & to post your name on our wall. *IF* we reach *10,000* fans before 12/25, the person with the most name postings - from different people - wins!!! Spread the word by clicking the 'RESHARE' link at:!/190NorthTV

Posted by: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist
Chicago - IL USA

11-26-2011 - 12:29 PM CST

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Feeding Hungry Chicagoans 1 Brown Bag @ a Time.

DATELINE: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 12:22 PM CST

So many of you Chicagoans may be asking this: “What is our Mayor doing on the Day B-4 Thanksgiving?” I can tell you. I have first-hand knowledge. Even before 8:30 AM today – on the Eve of America’s 390TH Thanksgiving Day Celebration - Mayor Rahm Emanuel was @ the Turnstyle of the Merchandise Mart’s CTA Stop greeting each Commuter with a big Smile, shaking Hands and handing out brown grocery bags imprinted with: DO IT FOR CHICAGO – NO ONE HAS TO GO HUNGRY, ONE FOOD DRIVE. Inscripted on each Bag was this vital info:

call: 773-247-FOOD

for a full list of Donation Locations. And, yes, for those wondering, the bag is a Sustainable Forestry Initiative – renewable, compostable and recyclable. Online at:

With Tummies filled & an Eco-Consciousness, it’s easy to see why Chicago rates as a major Cosmo & Metropolitan Center. Won’t U please do your part in filling in where Mayor Rahm left off?

Posted by: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter – Author – Eventologist – Promoter
Chicago – IL USA

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Muppetts R so *$(@)_ overrated! Enter: GORF: That's FROG back-WORDS.®

As posted on RedEye/Chicago Tribune's FB page & ASK's FB Account.

Oh, please! The Muppets are so over-rated. There’s no Yaaays coming from this Camp. Via today’s RedEye Cover for November 22, 2011 entitled: FROGGY Style – nobody does IT ‘froggy style’ like GORF - hailed as ‘Chicago’s First Green Mascot.’

For those not IN THE KNOW, GORF® is FROG back-words. He is my plush TOY that stands at 27 inches long with the 11 inch Grin – a regular @ Dance Friday on NBC. GORF is also 1 of the 4 leading Stars of:

SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature™
How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009

that beat out 3164 other Scripts during the Summer of 2010 via an International Scriptwriting Competition called Scriptapalooza based in Hollywood.

You want ribbits? You go to GORF – deemed as ‘The Grin Reaper ®.’ Why is there such a dislike for Kermit? It’s a simple Issue – all based on Familiarity & who made the biggest Impression while growing up. It also depends on what ERA you are from. If you grew up with Captain Kangaroos – Bob Keeshan and Mr. Green Jeans, your ToT; TAKE on TOYS will be far richer than those born & raised in the 1970s.

I won’t be going to see The Muppets latest flick. By far, my TOYS – including GORF’s 9 other Buddies in SKiN™ found in and around the POND have other things to contend (with).

To each his own. What could be more ribbiting than this time of year. PhotoGORFS® of GORF @ Christmas will be online by Black Friday, leaping into the GORFmas® & GORF-ukah® 2011 Style. Boys & Girls of all ages are feel free to write to GORF at: askgorf(at)yahoo(com) for a ribbiting Good Time.

Got ANTS? For everything U ever wanted to know about ANTS, ask Vasile Bagazzoli of Brock U.

Chicago, IL USA:

Facebook has opened doors for me like never before. One of my best friends on this Social Network is Vasile Bagazzoli of Hamilton, Ontario Canada who happens to share with me my LOVE OF ANTS. But where I'm on the Creative End of The Insect by writing 2 Screenplays & Books about them called: iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009 – whereby I only read about their Lifestyle; watch them infest my Kitchen each Summer; prANTS (that's 'prance' in English) around my home each Summer & imaging what it would be like to be an ANT -- Survivors on a Wild Planet for the last 130 million years, Vasile gets down and muddy with them; he studies, records and videos ANTS and soon, after a few more years of lab work will become 'DR. ANT' himself, following in the footsteps of Dr. E.O. Wilson, one of the world's most outstanding Entomologists.

In order to finish up my 7500 word paper on 'walking iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009(my Scriptapalooza Quarterfinalist Winner that beat out 3164 other Scripts in July of 2010' into Dreamworks, I asked Vasile 3 very import-ANT Questions of which he answered NOT only in-full, but in such a brilli-ANT manner, I can clearly see how successful Vas will be in all his Entomological Pursuits.

I'd like to share those passages with you now since he was so thorough. That will follow.

AND if you have more questions and/or want to follow Vasile's

ANT's NATION YOU TUBE Videos, they are found on his Facebook Page under:




Hey Adrienne,

I'd love to answer your questions!

"There are MALE ants, right? I know the colony is mostly female run - but there are some that fertilize the eggs, etc. Right?"

Yes. Males do exist, but their only role is to mate with the virgin queens when the time is right and then they die. Males have extremely simple lives where they live in the nest, worker ants (females) feed them and keep them healthy, clean them etc. When the right moment comes these males and the virgin queens use their wings and fly out from the parent nest. They will either mate on the wing (in the air) or/and fly to nearby meadows to mate in the fields. At this time, males will mate with as many females as possible before these females shed their wings. Shortly after, these males will die off and the newly mated queens will begin looking for new suitable places to found their new colonies.

"And, would I be correct in saying: there are AT LEAST 15 colors of ANTS - I need a number. I don't want to GO to high, nor too low!"

It is estimated that theres around ~30,000 different species of ant. The color range is extremely vast, from black, yellow, brown, red, orange, green, blueish, the list can continue to shades. Out of all the research I've done, I haven't really found anything about the number of colors ants could be. It changes so frequently. Some ants are multicolored. I would have to leave that for future science to discover a proper number range!

"And, would you call 'ANTS' territorial 'by nature?"

For the most part, yes. Although it can vary and I don't speak for every species out there, ants are mainly territorial. It would seem to some that they are almost hardwired to attack any intruder to their borders whether it be predator, prey, or passers-by---including neighbouring colonies. Usually neighbouring colonies will fight each other if given the chance. It varies between species and it varies to extremes sometimes. For example, in the deserts of arizona harvester ants collect seeds in the daytime. By noon the sun is too hot for them so they must retreat back into the nest with whatever seeds they can find. This means these ants work extremely hard to forage and collect the seeds on the ground for food. When night falls, a different species of ant begins to forage. They also take a liking to seeds but there are hardly any left due to the harvester ants that collected them during the day. Going to war with another colony can prove extremely exhausting on resources both food and arms, so these ants strategically cover up the nest holes of the harvester ant nests nearby in order to block the entrances. The harvester ants don't forage at night so these ants are able to perform quite the spoiling operation. They then resume collecting whatever they can find. By morning, the harvester ants have an immense job to do before they can even forage and thats to remove all of the debris and pebbles the night ants placed there in piles. By noon, not all the seeds on the ground will be collected which means more for the night ants the following night! This is but one example of the complexity of ant behaviour and territorial behaviour.

IN CLOSING: Thank you, Vasile. The idea of a Population living via Female Control is something that is totally fascinating. Although it takes TWO to Tango, when you're dancing with the Stars, we should study ANTS for tidbits on how to survive; get along and live Life. Exciting Creatures never really know what's happening below your very feet...or do you?

ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter - Author – Eventologist
SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature ™
How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race
Featuring: iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009
(Beating out 3164 other Scripts in Scriptapalooza’s Intl Screenplay Competition: 2010)
Studio 1437
Chicago - IL USA

Tuesday, 11-22-2011 - 11:24 AM CST

Saturday, November 19, 2011

ASK's International Thank You Days celebrates 19TH Year: January 2012. Motto: Think Thanks.®


With that Thought in mind, so many years ago, I created:


now commemorating its 19TH Year Celebration in January of 2012. My HOLIDATE® (as it is termed) is totally different from November’s Thanksgiving Day as INTERNATIONAL THANK YOU DAYS ©1994 runs for 8 consecutive Days & salutes 8 of the Main Services that We routinely use on a Daily Basis, often forgetting how important they are to the Continuance, Productivity & Flow of our Lifestyles. It’s a Period to merely say “THANK YOU” to those that We too oft-times forget & neglect, but should not.

As ‘America’s Premier Eventologist,’ a Title I received from Gene Koprowski of Insight Magazine of Washington, DC in August of 1997, the HOLIDATE® has received immense Glbal Attention being featured on ABC’s Mike & Maty Show in 1997; Have A Heart hosted by Bob Raser; in Chase’s Calendar of Events as well as A Feature on Scores of Print Articles, Radio Programs & Websites.

“Saying THANK YOU makes a Difference;
Knowing so establishes a Difference; &
Creating & Spreading the ‘Thankful Mindset’
is The Difference that matters most,
for the Most, most of The Time.”

Quote of: ASK
Saturday, November 19, 2011 – 7:25 AM CST

To participate; interview me and/or purchase this HOLIDATE®’s Premier BKLET, a priceless Literary Collectible (priced at $19.95 USA - $29.95/Overseas), FB me at:

ThAnK YOu!

Eventological HOLIDATES® are numbered according to the Year of its Copyright Registration.


ASK's Intl Thank You Days celebrates 19TH Year: January 2012. Motto: Think Thanks.® How can U B more thankful? Check:

Friday, November 18, 2011

Writers House Project promotes Chicago Literature like you've never seen or read!

Dear WHP - Writers House Project:

Your Literary Event 2-moro and Sunday is going to be awesome! I posted the following 2 posts on my FB pages & Blog, KOOPERSMITHIN at:


Chicago Book Expo 2011
November 19-20 in Uptown
A pop-up bookstore and literary extravaganza to introduce Chicago publishers of fiction and poetry to Chicago readers

The Writers House Project is an investigation into community. who creates a hub for literature, offers physical space for writers & provides artist services & residencies. Their long-term ambition is to acquire a building. In the meantime, they are a mobile endeavor sponsoring programs throughout Chicago & collaborating with existing literary & arts organizations.
NOVEMBER 19-20, 2011

Uptown Goldblatt's Building (former Borders Books)
4720 N. Broadway location

Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

Over 40 participating Chicago fiction & poetry presses in a pop-up bookstore!

*************#2 FOLLOWS*****************


& NOW Books, Agate Publishing, Allium Press, Anobium Books, Another Chicago Magazine, ANTIBOOKCLUB, Arrow as Arrow, Artifice Magazine, Avendia Publishing, Burial Day Books, CCLaP: Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, Chicago IRL, Chicago Sketches, Contratiempo, Curbside Spendor, Drag City Books, Featherproof Books, The Green Lantern Press, Grow Books Press, The Handshake Magazine, Haymarket Books, Knee-Jerk Magazine, Lake Forest College Press, Lake Street Press, MAKE Magazine, Miss Nyet Publishing, Mutable Sound, Nan Bu Nan Publishing, Other Voices Books, Progressive Chicago Book Making, Rose Metal Press, Sara Ranchouse Publishing, Shortpants Press, Squean Zines, Switchback Books, TriQuarterly Online, The University of Chicago Press, Weighed Words, Wicker Park Press & Wolfsword Press

all have in common? All 40 of them will be participating in:


Uptown Goldblatt's Building (former Borders Books) - 4720 N. Broadway in Chicago:
NOVEMBER 19-20, 2011
Hours: Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm


The ***************** divides the two. If I get any feedback, I'll be sure to send it your Way!

C U @ the Show!

Cheers, ASK: Addrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist - Promoter
Koopersmith's Global Comms.
"People read what ASK writes about..."
Chicago - IL

11-18-2011 - 2:26 PM CST

Can U live on $4.50 worth of FOOD a Day, Chicago? ARK Chicago's Challenge is on!

ASK's NOTE: The following is a note to the Coordinator of this Event: Ms. Phyllis Nutkis after I read Shalom Klein's posting on Facebook. By all means, please read the Letter and get involved. It definitely will be a good learning experience. I have included many interesting angles in which this can be enacted upon.

~~ ASK ~~

RE: ASK/Chicago: The ARK Begins Local Food Stamp Challenge‏

TO: Ms. Phyllis Nutkis
‘Caring for Chicago’s Jewry, One by One’
6450 N. California Avenue
Chicago – IL 60645 USA


Dear Ms. Nutkis:

As referenced above, that is a very interesting Concept - found online at:

that I would like to participate in.

Luckily, I'm a promoter as well as professional writer - having gotten a citation from the So. Poverty Law Center this past summer for my movie/book series called SKiN (that deals with ending Racism) -- meaning my write-ups, philosophies & ideologies are well-read by a huge population of humanitarians, as myself and others in THE TRIBE.

To get my messages out, Relentlessly, I also BLOG - TWEET & Faceboook on an hourly bases (when up and at the Office &/or Studio).

Please let me know the particulars that are NOT mentioned in this article, located at:

RANDOM THOUGHTS: Of course, a person could STOCK UP on food -- goodies - and doggy bags from T-Day on Nov. 24th - to help them thru this challenging period: Nov. 27-Dec. 1 but that might be cheating.

I would guess that buying FOOD at ALDI's and the cheaper end grocery stores - including FOOD FOR LESS & coupon clipping would be BIG. HOWEVER, the rough 'n tough part is: If you are a devout and Orthodox JEW and keep kosher -- those foods are always much more expensive -- therefore, in economically distressed times like this -- those higher end foods are going to be replaced with cheaper foods -- that are not pareve/kosher just to keep alive...

Plus, you have to wonder. With so many Americans being overweight - obese and/or morbidly obese and even UNABLE to work and/or find work -- where do they get the money -- lots of it -- to feed their Food Addictions. They must, of course, spend more than $4.50 a day to do this -- as their weight exemplifies. These people may not be active participants in your Challenge as they would be facing something (which could be termed as an ‘Obstruction’) that they could not get their ‘minds and/bellies’ around. Therefore, your Demographics would be only of EDUCATED PEOPLE who have a good grip on what it means to be healthy; how to make their meals as affordable as possible and those that are ‘more intellectually enlightened’ than those who do not see Life as: “Eat to Live and/or Live to eat.”

Even though 21ST Century deals with the Almighty Dollar, when it’s depleted, there’s not too much a person can do for entertainment – to keep up his health and/or to even buy a bottle of aspirins if a headache occurs.

Mathematically, $4.50 divided by 3 meals is that $1.50 can be spent for Breakfast – Lunch & Dinner. This does not include Salty & Sugar-coated Snacks. But guess what: Jewel sells their (delicious) generic Yogurts for 59 cents a piece – whereby Whole Foods (same size – 1 person serving) costs $.99. What would be interesting is if a PERSON can live on $4.50 – even less per day…Coupons to ‘The Rescue…’

What’s also OF INTEREST for you to be aware of (since I was a Sociology Major at College where I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1974) is that ‘most’ of the world lives on 1 Dollar a Day or less. Therefore, to most of the Members of our Granite Planet here…$4.50 is a small fortune. It just depends on where and how you live and how you ‘plan’ your day and, of course, the Resources at (y)our Disposal.

Like many of us are wondering: I hope Coupons are allowed in this Challenge…I will have to re-read your Rules & Regulations.

IN CLOSING: This is definitely a very interesting Concept - I hope many more Writers and Life-Style Conceptualists as myself participate. Getting a major newspaper like the Chicago Tribune and/or Chicago Sun-Times to feature this story in their weekly Food Section certainly would take this PROBLEM into an entirely different realm.

LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: And, what a great way to LOSE weight - esp. at this time of year...when the TEMPTATION is higher than ever and the Prices soar and soar, ever the higher.

That is why my Script:

SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature™
How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009

is so worthwhile. Besides eliminating RACISM, Mankind’s greatest Problem – it dispels the Mixed Signals & Ironies we Humans are bombarded with every Day – Challenges that We have created on our Own and for our Own…

Your turn, Phyllis...

ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist - Promoter
Koopersmith's Global Communications
"People read what ASK writes about..."
SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature ™
How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009
Chicago - IL USA

11-18-2011 - 12:12 PM CST

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Moses via Spielberg: Bible Tales 101.


QUOTE EXCERPT: “According to the Hollywood rumor mill, Steven Spielberg is in talks with Warner Brothers Pictures to direct a new movie called “Gods and Kings.” The movie will focus on Moses’ life, beginning with his birth and ending, one can only assume, with his anticlimactic death after NOT getting into Israel. The script was written by fellow yiddin Michael Green and Stuart Hazeldine, and will be co-produced by Dan Lim and Matti Leshem – at:”

CASTING CALL: Not that it’s my call, but I definitely would not have Charlie Sheen or Johnny Depp as the lead in MOSES. People are asking – People are wondering: Did Moses have a last name? Will he be transported to the 21ST Century so he can meet up with us all? How I hope it’s not another cut and dry Bible Story. After all, do we really need another remake of a long ago Myth &/or Fairy Tale?

Read the Rest of this News entitled: Steven Spielberg to direct new “Moses” movie
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

After all has been said & done, THE CHICAGO LITERARY HALL OF FAME honors a Deluxe Array of American Authors.

LEGEND: Donald refers to: DONALD G. EVANS, the Visionary/Author behind The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.


So DONALD, how R U going to top last night? That's what I'd like to know. For awhile there, I was wondering: Why Dead Authors. In a population of so many tens of thousands of writers – in a general population of some 3 million people – in the 3RD most cultural, cosmo-metropolitan area in America, couldn’t U find somebody ALIVE to shine the light on?

But I wasn’t going to say anything to you directly since the CLHoF is your Idea and I figured U had really good ‘n solid Reasons to host those Authors & Writers, post mortem. Plus, I didn’t want to ‘hurt’ your feelings and/or start an argument.

Then, last night after attending your 2ND Annual Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Event, it all gelled. It’s those Authors who give Chicago its uniqueness and flavor – the ones who carved out our people – our citizens – our neighborhoods – our ideals – our appeal – our magnetism. It’s their Families & Friends who keep their Spirits alive as we read and refer to those Words – never really lost as long as they are immortalized on the page – whether the page is paper or cyber.

The Program was terrific. For those People that didn't experience it, I highly suggest they mark their Calendar for #3 in 2012 - altho Third Time's THE CHARM – in this case it was #2 – your Event of yesterday - November 15TH made so many people happy as well cementing what Writing & Reading is all about for a Civilization & Society.

And, I highly suggest they (namely Teachers in the Chicago Public School & University Levels) across our City as well as the USA read the BAL: Books, Articles & Literature penned by: Cyrus Colter; Theo Dreiser; Harriet Monroe; Mike Royko; Carl Sandburg & Ida B. Wells, your Inductees for 2011-2012. I know I plan to…

Continued Success, Donald!

ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Koopersmith’s Global Comms.
“People read what ASK writes about…”
Chicago – IL USA

11-16-2011 - 11:33 AM CST

Koopersmith'in, The Blog

Monday, November 14, 2011



“I’m a writer and a lifelong fan of literature,” said the Hall of Fame’s Executive Director Don Evans. “It’s embedded in my life. I’d been living in London and done the tour of all the great literary sites, and came back and realized there isn’t much here. Chicago is a great cultural scene. We have Harold Washington Library, The Cultural Center, and there’s so much being done, but when you walk around and try to connect the Chicago of today with the literature of the past there’s not much there. “The ceremony itself is the main attraction for the general public, but, according to Evans, the conversations that take place during the nomination and selection processes are equally valuable nuggets of literary importance that serve to shed light on the works of past greats whether or not those names make it into the Hall of Fame.”

The rest of the Article is found at:

The Event is scheduled for tomoro, November 15, 2011 – at the Harold Washington Library at 6 PM sharp.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Blog #750: Can I do without a Phone? A Book to follow IF I heed the 'Call.'

THE STRANGEST THING HAPPENED. I was approached by a lit agent who knows I like to do promotions & write alot, but is looking for someone who would go 'phoneless' for a spell in order to write it up and then go on a media frenzy talking about how they communicated only with the social networks. I was a bit skeptical about this. The $$ was good; but the stint was way too long. I figured the avg. person could do this for a month - as they often have a person 'HELD HOSTAGE' in a glass booth at the Field Museum or it may be the Mus. of Sci & Indy...but this is for 5 years. Plus, there are old sick relatives to call; boyfriends that 'call in' - the whole 9 yards. Don’t you think they find some1 outside the PR field who is not so chatty to do this kind of experiment or whatever it’s called? The word: Infringement seems to fit here, if you ask me. Would sneaking phone calls like sneaking a drink sneak their way in – I would guess so. Yes, it was a strange request...but I guess do-able & U could prob. get used to it. I need to get my Answer in to them by mid-month. What do you guys & gals think? This definitely has piqued my interest…

Cheers, ASK: Screenwriter- Author – Eventologist /Chicago, IL USA

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Koopersmith's COUNTDOWN TO 60: For November 9, 2011

3 months down.

9 months to go.

Enuf said. Back to the order of the Day...

Working on: SKiN's latest Media Release; facebooking and waiting (ever so patiently) for the first snow to fall. 1 of the wonders of being a writer - we don't mind if it snows - we always have something to write about - no matter how the weather fares or falls.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ASK’s Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith's briefest Bio ever: In 111 Words. That does not include this Title of 19 Words.

Keeping true to form: AdriEnne Sioux kOoPersmith is known as ‘The AESOP of the 21ST Century’ via the Literary Art Form she created called:

ASK’s Campaigns For Humanity©1990

that contains 1,900 HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE (spanning 34 different Categories) as well as her Collection of Pop Culture Books penned from 1997 to 2008. Today, she is now tackling the 7 Part Movie, Book & TV Franchise called:


featuring the Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition
Quarterfinalist Winner of 2010
that beat out 3164 other Scripts.

ASK cheerfully resides in Chicago.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Nov 7, 2011 is heralded as BILL KURTIS & DONNA LaPIETRA DAY. Let's give the Power-Duo a Round of Applause, Chicago! They are 'DOING IT' for us.

It’s BILL KURTIS & DONNA LA PIETRA DAY here in Chicago. This is so nice. As ‘America’sPremier Eventologist’ I love proclamations and declarations, esp. when they are so well deserved, as exemplified in this case.

I immediately went to google THE NEWS – and was expecting and suspecting as well as (also) hoping that GOOGLE would post their Pix as the Official Google Art of the Day, but alas, that wasn’t so. A rendition of THE COUPLE – perhaps done up in an Andy Warhol Motif would be on display. But it was not…at least: YET.

However, it’s great to see that 2 Chicagoans are getting their Day in the Sun – after devoting so many years to making the Chicago Scene as vibrant and outstanding as it truly is. Calling Chicago home (sweet home, Chicago since May of 1979), I’ve seen photos of BK & DLP grace every magazine and newspaper for ages – unselfishly working for the betterment of the Windy City.

A SORT-OF ENCOUNTER: Years ago, when I began Cartoonists Against Crime ©1991 (after being beat up, robbed & left for dead in the lobby of my apartment bldg. on Dec. 23, 1991 – coming up on the Crusade’s 20TH Anniversary, next month) I was interviewed at-large by a vast assortment of Radio/TV & Newspapers (not only locally, but internationally). When I appeared on Mr. Kurtis’ station – after the interview (that was done by 1 of the staff reporters), as an Anchor, he commented favorably about my endeavor. He didn’t brush it off. He gave it a fine ‘capping’ that made me very proud. I was pleased to hear that statement as getting recognition in the ARTS is difficult.

It’s great to see a devoted Couple put their ALL into our Town. Actually, Folks – and special attention to: Chicago's Cultural Affairs Commissioner Michelle Boone, don’t you think Bill and Donna deserve a Week instead of just one Day?

Here’s more of ‘The Particulars’ on the Chicago Tribune site at:,0,6246360.story

WAIT! WAIT!! WAIT!!! Upon reading this Expose, it’s incomplete & quite a FLIMSY posting. It doesn’t do the Power-Duo any Justice, whatsoever. Bill himself is an author, an advocate for raising Cattle ‘the right way’ and a seasoned and professional Broadcaster as well as Humanitarian. Plus, there’s no mention of Ms. LaPietra whatsoever. Certainly someone at the Tribune could have interviewed her quickly – and/or found her Bio (somewhere online).

NOW: I’m going to check to see what Bill Zwecker of the Sun-Times has to say. Bill Z. is always on-target with what he has to report.
IN CLOSING: Congrats to Bill & Donna on their Special Day and thank you for making Chicago the SUPER-CITY it is today.

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Chicago – IL USA
Nov. 7, 2011 - 9:37 AM CST

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

ANDY ROONEY: A Salutation to Someone who didn't need to use Cleavage, Trash Talk or Reality TV to make his Points valid.

A TRIBUTE TO MR. ANDY ROONEY: As a writer who follows other favorites, it's a sad day for us all, but also a happy one as we were (in this time and space) graced by the Writings & Musings of ANDY ROONEY. His name says it all. Everyone knew and enjoyed his tinkerings and thinkerings on all the things in life that would have passed us by IF he had not brought them up and out to light. Now, ANDY had enough to write about.

One time during the Millennium, I wrote him a note. When he did his SWAN SONG a few weeks ago on CBS' 60 Minutes, he mentioned the fan mail he would get and stated he hardly ever wrote back to anyone. Well, guess what: I got a letter from Mr. Rooney -- one that made me very happy. I was surprised he did not correspond more, but every one has their reasons for what they don't or do do. Andy will be sorely missed but he left us with the MAGIC of the Written Word and Tapings that will live on forever.

And, I'm kind of hoping that next year for the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's 3rd Induction, he will be 1 of the 6 Inductees. I wonder what Andy would say about that. Let's get a nice picture of ANDY up here - taken from the New York Times - online at:

Sentiments posted by:
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist
Chicago, IL USA
9-5-2011 - 9:24 AM CST

PS: On Second Thought now that it’s nearly Noon (11:55 AM CST) and it’s been a sad-sad Morning for the Rooney Family:

It's too bad Andy didn't make it to his 100TH Birthday as I'm sure he'd tell us some more very insightful thoughts. Gone too early, but he lived a great life and did exactly what he wanted to do. Not many of us can say we've done that; few of us may not (ever) with the way of the world today. A man of a different time who did what he pleased, that pleased many of us. That’s how we’ll remember ANDY ROONEY. Plus, on a lighter note: he did all of that on an antiquated (many would say) Royal Typewriter...which only proves that U don't need to keep up with the Times to be 'timeless.' R.I.P., Andy...

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ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist
& Koopersmith's Global Communications
"People read what ASK writes about..."
Chicago - IL USA

Sat., Nov. 5, 2011 - 2:10 PM CST

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RREMEMBERING ANDY: ANDY ROONEY. It's been an entire Week now since America's priceless News Commentator died. Died on November 4TH. 4 months after another patriotic holiday: Independence Day #235 at last count. It's hard coming to terms like this - as ANDY had such a Great Way with Words and Terms on his own terms (of course) and Thoughts (lots of Thoughts)-- many which We (as individuals) thought about, but would never voice. Now, that his Voice is silenced, it's just plain sad. He would have had some really clever things to say about today – it being Veterans’ Day; it being Vets’ Day falling on the numerical series of 11-11-11. He’d probably think it was not that important and that silly superstition was just that: Silly Superstition.

60 Minutes, his TV show will not be the same without him. His segment appeared or ran at the very end. They saved THE BEST FOR LAST. They know (now knew) that tho. We know (now knew) that tho. Tho...But, I guess this entire Week (after I watched as many of the televised Tributes to him as I could) was the glaring fact that (even in a recession / depression / economic downturn), ANDY worked all the way up to 5 weeks before he passed away! I would guess that if he knew he was going to die, he'd have worked up closer to 'The Date.' If this Act(ion) does not serve as Inspiration to the rest of us - the way he lived his life, that is, then I don't know what does.
Now, I mentioned that ANDY was a "News Commentator.' He was actually more than that. He analyzed - he just didn't read from a teleprompter- he put thought, insight, meaning and fun into those broadcasts. Sunday Nights just won't feel the same without him...

Rest In Peace, Mr. Rooney.

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11-11-2011 – 3:22 PM CST

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Moving 11 Lovable TOYS into Dreamworks Animation. The Start of a Movie-Making Dynasty that erases Racism. How YOU can help.


Any Person with Ties to Steven Spielberg is rewarded with a 5-Figure Check (for Starters) if they walk:


in to Dreamworks Animation. Unconventional & Guerrilla Marketing Tactics have always been my Forté & Style. Racism must be alleviated without Delay. Upon reading these Manuscripts & Scripts, the Reader will never have a wicked or bigoted Bone in their Body ever again. Now, that’s how fine Literature works.

You may be asking why I am so adamant and determined about this Endeavor and providing such a generous, unlimited and satisfying Opportunity to a 'Total Stranger.' Quite simply, it’s because ‘SKiN’ and its 7 Movies & 7 Books are a Franchise Dream-come-true whose Time has arrived. What enhances this Body of Work is Sequel #3 called:


that beat-out 3,164 other Movie Scripts in the Hollywood-based Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition in July of 2010.

Since then, ‘ANTS’ has been rewritten into 2 Books & 2 Movie Scripts, as well as receiving a Citation of Appreciation from the leading Teaching Tolerance Group in America: The Southern Poverty Law Center based in Montgomery on Thursday, July 15, 2010 and in Association with Author & Pulitzer Prize Winner, Toni Morrison.

For those Individuals unaware of Nature’s Delights, ANTS come in (at least) 15 different (or differANT) Colors. To me, there’s a Direct Association of Humans to The ANT although this Creature, sturdy, persevering and industrious as he is, has withstood Life and the Test of Time for 130 million years here on Planet Earth. Will Man? This mesmerizing Angle consistently (and consistANTly) works its Way thematically through the entire Series as this slANT explains why SKiN promotes the Preservation of the Species, not its Separation, Segregation and ultimately, Mankind’s Self-Destruction.

This Body of Works (taken collectively) will eliminate Racism once and for all; and for one and all (of us). Its 2 other significant Themes are equally as poignant and touch the Hearts & Souls of People(s) across and around the World. Those are:

2) to dispel the Mixed Signals and Ironies received every Day; and
3) to get to the Heart of what matters – truly matters.

THE POWER OF THE WRITTEN WORD: In the Friday, October 28, 2011 Edition of REDEYE, a Supplement published by The Chicago Tribune (Monday through Friday), Matt Pais, reviewed Puss in Boots stating:

First Rate Animation; Third Rate Screenplay.

THINKING THOUGHTS: T(his) Title immediately grabbed my Attention. When I began reading Mr. Pais’ Summary, my initial Thoughts were:

1) how could this beloved Story be told to entice a Modern Day Audience? and

2) consequently, be retold (yet another Time) without losing and/or boring the Audience Members and Reviewers who’d take ‘aim’ at whatever Marker they could.

With Competition being as fierce as it is, grabbing a Viewing Audiences’ Attention is a Talent (of its own) that goes beyond what’s viewed on a Screen. A Presentation needs to be great since its Predecessors have already set a Standard and must work to ‘improve upon it’ (so to say).

Bearing this in mind, Matt emphasized a(nother) very valuable Point (worth discussing here) since it is rooted deeply in the A&E: Arts & Entertainment Industries.

CONTINUING AS BACKGROUND: Reviewing Puss in Boots, Matt states and I slightly paraphrase the following Passage: “The opposite goes for the Story. When you rewrite Fairy Tales and their familiar Faces, the Names of the Characters barely matter. Do Fans of the Classic Jack & Jill Story get a kick out of seeing them repurposed … as evil, murderous thieves? Doubtful. Puss in Boots labors to create an alternate History from Childhood Treasures. I’ll keep mine the way I remember them, thanks.”

I agree. Don’t you? Why or why not?

To absorb more of this Debate and for your Reading Pleasure, Matt’s online Version of (t)his Review appears at:

WHAT SCRIPTWRITERS & ANIMATORS ARE ASKING: For a Period now, as I speak to People in ‘The Trade,’ the two burning & boggling Questions that are repeatedly pondered are:

1) Why are Hollywood Movie Studios remaking so many of these old(er) Stories?

2) In order to change the Status Quo, a New Screenwriter &/or Author (armed with a Bounty of Material, a smashing Storyline and a captivating Approach on Life [concerning critical Issues or Dilemmas] to tell that Story, that could and would change the Course of Human Ideologies (for the better) be signed for a prolonged Deal. Instead of retelling and wasting Time on an Old Classic, introduce New Values & Ideas to the Mix. Not only telling an incomparable Story that lingers in the Minds of all Viewers, this Operation also simultaneously puts many others to work. Give a Chance to an unknown Talent that knows how to tell an incomparable Story which will linger in the Minds of all Viewers. The Frosting on that proverbial cake is that this Project simultaneously puts many other Creatifs to work. This Move spells out to be a win-win Situation for all participants involved.

ENTER: A Chicago-based Phenomena able and willing to jumpstart Contemporary Movie and Literary Worlds via the 11 amicable Characters (where 90.9% or 10 of the 11 are classified as CHARACTOYS® – a Koopersmithian Term derived from the 2 Words: CHARACTERS + TOYS = CHARACTOYS ®.

For the Wordsters amongst us, I have been developing unique and clever Lines of Vocabulary Words explicitly devoted to the Topics I cover in my Writings for decades now. As for the Troupe starring in:


that I have personally selected, collected and love who are symbolically depicted in my 7-tiered Franchise. However, I often ask myself:

Did these TOYS choose me? They just may have…

How did they just happen to all come together at this Critical Time in Man’s History, all able and willing to offer and lend Insight to the Human Condition, as viewed through the Eyes of Creatures, reaching back as far as 217,000,000 years on the Evolutionary Spectrum? That is a Story & Segment worth probing in and of itself.

BRANDING: Not only is a TV Series featuring the CHARACTOYS® already written to accompany the 7 Books & 7 Movies (of which 4 are complete), but my HOLIDATE®

ani-MAY-tion® Month International ©2010 (occurring every May)

will see the First Leg & Installment of SKiN™ in its Debut in 2012. That’s how a Legend formulates, begins and grows. For those interested, I have created over 1,900 HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE since Wednesday, July 25, 1990. Many other HOLIDATES® also grace the Pages of SKiN to entice and delight the Readers.

For those serious in undertaking this Creative Endeavor, to reiterate, this Project enfolds:

1) 7 Books & 7 Movie Scripts;
2) Appropriate Words associated with the Books & Movies: SKiN’s own Language.
3) Ani-MAY-tion® Month International ©2010
4) 10 highly attractive and brandable TOYS;
5) A TV Show (Name to be revealed at a later Date) featuring all the entire Cast of 11 highly attractive and brandable TOYS (i.e.: CHARACTOYS ®)along with ‘The Keeper;’
6) The Board Game (Name to be revealed at a later Date), plus more…

YOUR ROLE, IF YOU SO CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT: And, you can become an instrumental Part of this 3M: Movie Making Move(ment) with all its relevant Spin-offs. After all, We all have SKiN.

A vast Assortment of CreatiVEntures® (contained here in SKiN™) are now available to the appropriate Talents-at-large. Therefore, if you have Ties to Dreamworks Animation and see the Artistry in this Dynasty (renamed as: dynasTOYS®) combined with the Element of Humanity in those Words that are refreshing, new, innovative and concerned with Mankind's largest Social Issue, RACISM, then, introducing Project: SKiN™ to the Acquisition Team at Dreamworks Animation may certainly open up Doors that make Movie Making Magic....come to life for us all…while gaining Acceptance for us all.

That way, when Matt Pais reviews ‘our Movies,’ he’ll label ‘SKiN’ as:

Top Notch Animation; First Rate Screenplay.

And, if I may so add: First Class Entertainment.

IN CLOSING: At the End of each Day, to most People, it’s WHAT MATTERS that matters most. For me, that is why I see SKiN™ as ‘THE CLASSIC’ Children of Today will read and share with their Children Tomorrow. That’s the kind of World We need to instill and install. Won’t you help. It is a Sacred Kinship in Nature. Plain and simply.


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Chicago - Illinois USA

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ASK on: My Last Halloween during my 50s...

Monday, October 31, 2011 marked my last Halloween - my fav. time of year while still in my 50s. This was a rather sad occasion for me. This holiday is celebrated by both young and old, but for some reason it was a bit bitter-sweet, we could say.

As a kid I would say: Tick or Teet. I visited MOM -- raided the candy bowl in her lobby and then biked up Paulina on my way home from a mid-day visit; where I bumped into LeeAnn Trotter & Tyndale Hurry of NBC Channel 5 doing a live broadcast of a Halloween block party! Such fun...blocking the street off and having chili with neighbors was what these folks did.

Later, up in my hood, parents took their youngsters from door-to-door. Some Holidays as Halloween are just too much fun to matter if the decades pass you right / write on by. You can always write about it.

But next Halloween when I'm 60 - OH LOOK OUT!

Posted by: ASK
Tues., Nov. 1, 2011 - 9:20 AM CST


Friday, October 28, 2011

They'd have been married 60 years...

GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE. Well, if ‘The Folks ‘ (ie: my Parents) had stuck together; if the ‘Old Man’ had not died and if there wasn’t a Divorce back in the Mid-70’s, today, the 28TH of October would have been my Parents’ 60TH Year Anniversary. Imagine that. 60 years ago, October 28TH fell on a Sunday! That means they would have slept together for 184,511 hours; slept some 7688 days (a piece, accordingly – altho that’s really not anyone’s business); eaten 66,566 meals together (some of that time with us Kids, of course) and blinked 295,831,786 times, a piece.

A special thank you shout-out goes to ‘My Birthday Book’ from Natalis Press, Inc. published in NYC in 1993 for those fun figures. Somehow, I never thought of that astounding Revelation when I was 29 (when they’d have been married 30 years); or 39 (when they’d have been married 40 years); or 49 (when they’d have been married for ½ a Century); but now that I’m 59, it just dawned on me. What do you make of that! And that’s how it is for Friday, October 28, 2011.

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - AM Hours
Part & Parcel of AFSEE: Advocates For Senior Equality & Enrichment (C)2009
Chicago - IL USA

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

THE SHOE CHAIR - A Heel above the rest.

ATTN: All SHOE-nistas

Subject Line: Calling all Imelda Marcos’

THE SHOE CHAIR® is a must-have. If you happen to be a teenage girl, a grown woman or a flamboyant character (or think you are one of these), the SHOE CHAIR will win your Heart & Sole (literally – no kidding there) all in one fell swoop. Its Dimensions are approximately 46” high X 30” wide X 42” long.

Found at Affordable Furniture & Carpet located at 1314 N. Milwaukee in Chicago,, this unique Chair (like the Sofa Lips, Hand Chair & other pop culture take-offs comfortingly make any room special and set it apart. Decorating could not be easier with this chair in that place. Spotting this Line of Seating Furniture (ie: Chairs (in black & white zebra motif; leopard design; red and pink solids) on Monday, October 24, 2011 while shopping with my Mother on her 83RD Birthday, we both stopped in our tracks – our Footsteps (one could and should say).

And yes, they are a real piece of furniture shaped as a Sculpture would be in the form of a STILETTO HIGH HEEL.

Grabbing our attention, two were in the window of Affordable Furniture & Carpet, a Furniture Store in trendy Wicker Park. Wicker Park (one of Chicago’s hottest hoods) is accessible by public transportation. We instantly walked in, absolutely loving what we saw in their front window. Never concealing a great sales ploy or Idea, I immediately spotted the Owner, ROBERT and commented he should be selling these Stiletto’s Chairs to the finest Shoe Stores; Shoe Designers, Shoe Collectors, Wearers of The Shoe, Fashion Magazines, Stylists, etc. on Michigan Avenue. “They would be flying OUT OF THE STORE on their heels. I kid you not,” I confided in him as his Sales Associates listened eagerly nearby smiling and agreeing with me.

“This is a marketing plan whose time has come!” I summed up the general sentiment floating across the room.

At which time, Robert told me to find those customers and the commission is all mine. Now, that’s an offer I cannot refuse. “What an easy job to do,” I thought to myself. Therefore, if you own a shoe boutique; are a shoe designer or a person who loves the TRENDIEST of what Pop Culture Furniture is all about and/or offers, then check out the Stiletto High Heel Chair at Affordable Furniture & Carpet at: 1314 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago.

You may also visit them online at:

OR: Stop in to chat with Robert & his friendly staff at their showroom His phone him is 773-904-8000

When you specifically ask for ROBERT, tell him that I (ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith) referred you, and a Super Di$count will be extended to you. There’s no Deadline on this Deal, but I would suspect the Chair Shoe would look great near your Christmas Tree for holiday gift-giving this year. It’s also great as a birthday gift. We will then both go home, happy. Perk up your Rooms with more atmosphere with more of their lines by visiting the store online or in person. Look around. Get acquainted.

I also found out that they deliver for FREE for a circumference or distance of 250 miles from their Store! That’s comparable to a trip to Wisconsin and/or Indiana, Folks.

Now, if that’s not customer service to the max, then I don’t know what is. I guarantee you will love that CHAIR, ab-SHOE-lutely®! When larger than life is better, it’s with the Shoe Chair. It definitely will make you smile wide!

ATTN: MEDIA: For reporters needing a Story that outshines any other and is a heel above the rest, this is it!

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Studio 1437
Chicago – IL USA

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 4:45 PM CST