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
Live online at:

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.

Posted by ASK
On Facebook Page:
Twitter Account at:

11-14-2011 - 1:07 PM CST

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

As posted on my FB Page at:

11-10-2011 - 5:36 PM CST

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.

Posted by:
ASK: @ 59/3
Wednesday, November (NovemBURR) 9, 2011 - 12:35 PM CST

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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Koopersmith’s Global Communications
“People read what ASK writes about…”
Chicago – IL USA
Nov. 7, 2011 - 9:37 AM CST

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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. Check out my BLOG called Koopersmithin' at: for a Salute to this Power Couple who've worked 2 lifetimes to make Chicago as great as WE are!

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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