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Walking in the Rain

Already posted this on Facebook, but wanted to show Juli the new version with the music added, and with me editing out the part where the sound got screwed up.   As for why I bothered to even do this, that will remain a mystery —


  1. Juli

    You are so funny. Make this guy the lead character in your next screenplay.

  2. Alma

    I was teetering between laughing and crying… epic shit Neil

  3. alejna

    Neil, this cracked me up. (I hope your phone didn’t get too wet.)

  4. Jenn

    Oh my freaking Lord. Your mother made you take your umbrella. WHO ARE YOU?

  5. Marie A

    What, you’re from New York? LOL. I can’t decide if you’re the new Woody Allen or the old Holden Caulfield. Maybe both.

  6. K A B L O O E Y

    That was great. Oh my, I loved that. Especially the umbrella reveal. Instead of “sigh” title, you could have a freeze frame of yourself as your voice over fades out. 400 Blows. (I was going to look up how to spell the title in the original french, but that’s kinda douche-y.)((Am amazed I’m getting no spellcheck warning on douche-y. Must be correct.)) Again, loved the movie. Thumb up.

  7. Leslie

    I love the commentary during the walk. And the supahmahket.

  8. Alexandra

    WHY does this make me smile through tears????

  9. Sarah Piazza

    oh, my. i love this.

  10. Shauna

    I love you so much right now. You maniac.

  11. lisahgolden

    This was such a good, solid, morning laugh, Neil. I’m so glad you reposted this here and it’s being shared because last night Facebook was being an ass and I couldn’t see the entire thing.

  12. magpie

    Neil. I’m weeping. I love this. And I totally needed to see this right now.

  13. Crystal

    Perhaps the best bit of self-deprecating humor I’ve seen filmed. You’re so brilliant at this, Neil. Woody Allen sounds like a twit in comparison.

  14. Jane Gassner (@MidLifeBloggers)

    Boy, since you’ve officially moved back to NY, your accent has gotten really thick!

  15. Glori B.

    Hi, Neil. I first watched this with the sound turned off (kid sitting beside me, and me not knowing whether the language would be safe for kids), and your expressions alone are just so MAGNIFICENT. I thought, ‘Were I Juli, I’d probably fall in love with him all over again, because he’s the guy who makes this video.’ Just because.

  16. Atomic Bombshell

    Wow. That was really sad.

  17. Irish Gumbo

    Bittersweet, sad and funny. As many good things are. I really dug the video, Neil.

  18. sizzle

    This made me miss you.

    Someone needs to film you!

  19. Father Muskrat

    I stood in the pouring rain on my birthday a few days ago. I had on a swimsuit. It was fun!

  20. Roger

    Neil, I think you should get out of NY for a couple of days. Come visit us in Providence. We don’t have any rain right now, but if some arrives while you’re here I promise you can use or not use an umbrella as you wish.

    • Neil

      What a pleasant surprise! Hello, Roger.

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