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Friday, January 15, 2010

More loonies in the Griffith Park NC hen-house

~Heads Up~ 
 Los Feliz locals and Griffith Park advocates:

Next Tuesday is the last day to apply to run for the governing board of the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council.

If this is your neighborhood council, you really should be concerned. Board members represent you. They spend your money in your name. Their conduct represents your community.

In this particular case, this board and its elected members are the de facto stewards of Griffith Park, so this election concerns us at the Wayist a heck of a lot.

The next GGPNC Board Meeting is Tuesday January 19th at 7pm. You may want to attend and see just who is representing you and, perhaps more importantly, how they are representing you.

Griffith Park Wayist encourages all people of good conscience to run in this election. We also encourage you to vote for anyone running except a current board member named Tomas O'Grady. We covered the why in detail earlier this week (click here to review).

During the course of the discussion on O'Grady, Wayist commenters kept linking O'Grady to another current board member and candidate, someone named Mark F. Mauceri. In checking around, it looks like this citizen is another someone who the park would likely do better without.

Mauceri seems to be the local politics soul mate of O'Grady, and information to this blog is that the two men are typically connected at the hip during orchestrated hit and run attacks on specific GGPNC Board members and issues at meetings. The vitriol in some of their antics is illustrated by one situation where they themselves phoned the employer of another GGPNC Board member and made libelous accusations to the employer about the board member. If 100% confirmed, this stuff is really nasty behavior even for local politics and goes way outside the boundaries of common decency.

Curiouser still is that something purporting to be an objective forum with paid advertising - the Los Feliz Liar - may have signed on to the two men's personal agenda. In documented cases, LFL reporters show up just before one of these hit sessions begin and leave as soon as Mauceri, O'Grady and operatives are finished, curiously showing no interest in the rest of the agenda items at the meeting in question.

It just makes ya go WTF??!? Doesn't it? 

Currently Mauceri seems to be some kind of television consultant in terms of day job. Wondering what's up, we Google'd Mauceri and found some .... interesting  for want of a better word .... publicly-available biographical data.

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

Mark F. Mauceri 
IMDb Filmography
"Naked Happy Girls" (special thanks) (3 episodes, 2007)
    - Look Ma, No Clothes (2007) TV episode (special thanks)
    - 3's a Crowd (2007) TV episode (special thanks)
    - Give Me Your Naked (2007) TV episode (special thanks)


New Reality Dating Show FOURSOME Heads to Playboy TV
Playboy TV Presents the Next Generation of Dating Shows
Playboy TV ups the television ante on July 8 (9:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 p.m. PT) with the series premiere of FOURSOME, the most outrageous and uninhibited reality dating show ever conceived.
In each 30-minute episode, the devious minds at Playboy bring together four sexy singles to explore their wild sides. Two gorgeous girls and two hot guys are set up in an eye-popping Hollywood hilltop mansion and provided with lavish food, refreshments, toys and sexy scenarios as they live out the most unforgettable 24 hours of their lives and the sparks fly where they may. From demure women who suddenly find their inner divas to back-stabbing best friends, FOURSOME is always unexpected and always surprising. And since it′s produced by the leader in entertainment for adults, Playboy TV′s FOURSOME, unlike other dating shows, captures every passionate moment on tape. The viewer is along for the whole wild ride in the bedroom ... and the living room ... the kitchen ... the hot tub ... the limo ...
"FOURSOME ratchets up the dating show concept to Playboy′s level," stated Mark F. Mauceri, Playboy TV′s Vice President, Worldwide Programming. "It shows what can happen when Playboy acts as the matchmaker for the double date of a lifetime. It′s a highly entertaining, addictive, and a really guilty pleasure." 

Naked Happy Girls Coming to Playboy TV
Naked. Happy. Girls. What more do you need to know? On January 13 (9 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT), Playboy TV will premiere Naked Happy Girls, a 13-episode half-hour documentary series that follows erotic photojournalist Andrew Einhorn as he traverses New York City, meeting real-life women and convincing them to pose nude for him. Based on the popular hardcover coffee table book, Naked Happy Girls, the Playboy TV series offers viewers an authentic, un-glamorized, un-idealized look into the life of a working artist as he navigates the art world with its galleries and commercial demands while maintaining his creative output and managing his personal life. Interviews with his models reveal their varied reasons for agreeing to pose nude.
"Andrew has the kind of job most men would die for, except it's really not all babes all the time. Just 9-5," stated Mark F. Mauceri, Playboy TV's Vice President, Worldwide Programming. "In between, the reality of struggling in New York City, a demanding publisher, a judgmental mother, and girlfriends who can't get comfortable with his line of work turn an otherwise perfect life upside down."
Andrew Einhorn has developed a unique photographic style that is undeniably erotic and unabashedly fun. "I'm lucky that I can make women laugh," says Einhorn, "Laughter is happy and happy is sexy and sexy is nice. I like sexy pictures. I like happy sexy pictures. Most people do." Working with women he meets on the street, his Naked Happy Girls series is natural, playful and cheerful - capturing his subjects' inner beauty as much as their outer beauty. From Lower East Side Goth Girls to NYU Film Students to Upper East Side Debutantes, these are real women, with all their self-perceived "imperfections" celebrated. Employing his charm and sense of humor, Einhorn puts his models at ease, coaxing them to open up for the camera lens. 
Thursday, October 6th, 2005
The first episode of “Vivid Valley” premieres October 1st on Playboy TV. The 13-part weekly half-hour documentary series goes behind the doors of Vivid and the multibillion-dollar adult film industry. It was produced by World of Wonder’s award-winning producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Party Monster, Inside Deep Throat). Playboy TV is promoting the series as “a fly-on-the-wall peek into the public passions and private lives of Vivid’s stars and their boss Steven Hirsch, the 42-year-old who created a hugely successful business using the tactics of the old Hollywood studio system – building a stable of bright young stars under exclusive contract.”  
Mark F. Mauceri, vice president of Playboy Worldwide Programming said, “’Vivid Valley’ is sure to entertain and fascinate the uninitiated with its intimate look at the company’s gritty inner workings.”
“Vivid Valley” follows the Vivid Girls through their professional and personal relationships on the set and at home, revealing their sometimes unexpected opinions on everything from plastic surgeries, drug abuse and recovery, child-rearing, romance and religion. “Vivid Valley” premiered Saturday, Oct. 1 (9:30pm ET / 10:30pm PT) and will air each Saturday for 13 episodes.