Friday's light hearted romp

Realizing that his recent endeavors have alienated him from the youngest of demographics, James Franco staged a one-man puppet show today in the auditorium of a youth camp in Connecticut. The puppet show was itself based on a one-man play Franco wrote as an NYU film student. And while the subject matter – a man finds his wife has been cheating on him with an amputee – was a little dark for children, the industrious actor lightened the affair by using colorful characters and dressing in a green costume. Despite his best efforts most parents were turned off by the intense material as Franco performed for a sparse crowd.


Wednesday in Washington Square Park

On Wednesday morning, James Franco rose bright and early to get to Washington Square Park. He studied the moves of Gill, infamous among chess circles, as Gill destroyed player after player for three straight hours before stepping up to the board to play. After an immediate and crushing defeat, Franco went directly to Borders where he bought six books on chess, chess strategy and chess theory. He spent his afternoon reading them, beginning to end, under a tree, while simultaneously whittling a bishop piece out of a nearby twig.


Monday’s different browed education

Despite being enrolled in four graduate programs, all while getting ready to start a PhD in English at Yale this fall, James Franco took the time to take in an online seminar at the Learning Annex today on numerology and life force. The visit began as a means of exploring the relationship between “high-brow” education (Ivy League schools) and the seemingly “low-brow” experience of an online discussion vis-à-vis the Learning Annex. However, Mr. Franco found himself so enthralled with both the topic and the forum he has decided to enroll himself in three more on-line courses, including “Understanding Energies and Finding Your Life’s Purpose,” “Investigating Space and Time,” and “Accounting.”


Thursday's foray into dentistry

Actor James Franco set up a dentist chair today in Times Square and offered free cleanings to the public. The procedures were performed by the actor himself who has no formal training in dentistry, but read three books on the subject and wanted to give it a shot. Above all else, Franco wanted to use his celebrity to promote good oral hygiene while furthering his quest to blur the lines between the world of entertainment and the second bicuspid.