ryaninprint: rubenfm: thedailywhat: Movie Montage of the Day: If there is one thing Hollywood loves, it’s a good disaster. If there is one thing Hollywood loves even more, it’s when that disaster takes place in New York. new york killed by the movies. Great choice of music. Must be a Woody Allen fan :) The impact of demolishing a city is related to the impact of the city intact. No one...
These people want a reality TV show, give them one. It’s called ‘Dealing With...– Referring to the Salahis’ reported intention to appear on the reality television show “The Real Housewives of Washington,” Again, Rollins - hilarious. via
They basically trespassed. They had no right to be there. The Secret Service has...– Ed Rollins, a Republican political operative, on “State of the Union” on CNN, regarding the couple who crashed Obama’s Dinner. This Rollins is hilarious and I love it. via
Try To Convey More In Stage Directions Than Is...
I HATE when I read scripts like this. Especially when the author describes the furniture or costuming as if we’re reading a novel, such as, “Her decorated hat waved like the flowers of a thousand springs yet seemed subdued in its desire for attention.” What? People who do this need to get over themselves and allow someone else to read their writing before they bask in its glory. ...
Narrate every scene in a matter-of-fact tone, no...
52books: This might be my favorite “How to Write Badly Well” thus far: At this point, the dragon, which was larger than a single-decker bus but smaller than an articulated lorry, breathed some fire out of its mouth (or, more properly, exhaled a mixture of flammable gas and liquid which was ignited by a spark from a gland in its throat). This burned several people quite badly, although the...
My partner and I are in a battle for the setting of a future short film. He wants to go all dystopia, V for Vendetta. I’m saying, “Let’s go Steampunk!” I just discovered this word, although I knew what it was describing, a few months ago. At any rate, if you don’t know what it is, this video is a great intro. But as soon as you watch it I’m sure all sorts of...
Your mom is so fat, she walked by the TV and missed the first season of LOST– Someone’s FB Status Update
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Really, NYT? You’re going to go after Apple for a product name that’s been in existence for how many years?So what if a non-English speaker doesn’t understand it? It’s a proper name! And sometimes a name is just a name. I say, be happy it isn’t iPhonez. THAT drives me batty. It is never OK to use a Z where an S should be, no matter how it’s pronounced or how...
I can’t wait to see this beautiful story….of infidelity and lies. Why is it that filmmakers think falling in love with someone else on your way to propose to/marry/meet up with the person you’re already in a relationship with is somehow a LOVE STORY? “Get ready to believe! Take a leap of faith” (Get it? LEAP of faith? LEAP year?) In what? In promiscuity and wandering...
Classic love rectangle.– I read this somewhere today and it just struck me as funny, so I then, of course, repeated it out loud several times…..
Christmas Skit Mania
Ok - I’m only working on two Christmas skits. But still - it feels a little crazy. Writing something from scratch that you get no previews or workshops for is one of the scariest things you can do as a writer. You just write the thing, rehearse it once or twice and hope it works out. Gah! It occurred to me just now that one of my Christmas skits, which is basically a stolen scene from a...
Why Won't They Meet Us?
George: Well, I'll never meet anyone else again.
Jerry: Probably not.
George: Meeting is hard.
Jerry: Meeting is hard. Why cantcha meet?
George: Can't meet!......Why is that?
Jerry: This is what single people are thinking about the minute they wake up in the morning. And yet we're surrounded by people. They're right next to us on the bus, on the street. But we can't meet them!
George: Why won't they meet us?
Jerry: Because strangers have a bad reputation.
(The Seinfeld Reunion Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm)
But for all of theater’s obstacles and flaws, it is still way more vibrant...– So sad. Too often true. via
We thought that was the world. Now we realize there were a lot of myths in that....– Johan Sandborg, Associate Professor, Dept of Specialised Art, Bergen National Academy of Arts in the BBC’s “The Genius of Photography”
Read It, Seth. And I Ain't Talking About the... →
All I could do was think to myself, I want to jump up on a box beside him and...– Letter to Non-Believers. And I personally believe that this article is perfect. Believers and Non - READ IT!
Enter the Konami Code
Go to your Facebook home page. Press up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a and enter key. Then type, scroll or click the screen. Enjoy Konami.
Ever feel too tired/lazy/un-creative/uninspired/weird/annoyed/mentally occupied to blog? Well - I do. So maybe something will come on Friday. Meanwhile I’m missing a million inspiring/funny/interesting/weird/annoying/mentally stimulating things and that sucks. But it is what it is. Cheers! Like I say, “I try to be good. It doesn’t always work.” <3 Lanii
Then, with her bare fingers, she snatches a set of cannelloni out of a pot of...– Best line (so far) of a wonderful movie that turned out to be far more romantic than I’d expected: Julie & Julia Paul, Julia’s husband, writing to his brother.
I feel as useless as a mom’s college degree.– Kenneth, 30 Rock
The future is like a Japanese game show. You have no idea what’s going on!– Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock