It's not called the Freedom Tower...
This is kind of incredible. Reminds me of Adam Carolla's idea for a basic cable channel that would only play unaired pilots from the 60s, 70s and 80s. There are hundreds of shows that were made into full pilots but that didn't make the cut. They never see the light of day ever again.
Great song - everything gives you cancer / there's no cure, there's no answer...
On Dear Mom
Wow. Dave Bry brings THE HAMMER down. Congrats on the book - where do I buy it and give The Awl a cut?
My better half insisted on seeing this movie on Saturday night, so away we went. The movie theatre had actually used yellow duct tape to create a little yellow brick road doormat outside the theatre. So, you know, A for Effort and all.
The movie was surprisingly good. Franco plays the role perfectly: he is a egotistic liar who lives a fantasy life of greatness and who then stumbles into greatness. And along the way, Michelle Williams and her sad, sad widow's eyes bring out the best in him. It's cheezy and campy and hilarious - never a dull moment.
Kevin - very nice piece. I liked it a lot.
Why not Ray Kelly? Seriously. Why the fuck not Ray Kelly?
Ha! You said "wealthy screenwriter"!
There is a large patch of Iowa - just outside Cedar Rapids - that was farmed by my great-great-grandfather starting from the 1870s. It is still farmed by his descendants. That said, he has around 700 descendants and most of them live in cities now...
I have free, unlocked wifi at my Hamptons house. The only catch is that the lawn and the grounds are so large that the wifi transmission doesn't reach the sidewalk or street or any spot of earth not owned by me. So suck it, nerds.