Quo Vadimus

Friday, August 06, 2004


Crank zoology*.

In the comments to this post, the pretty-much-retired-but-one-never-knows-now-does-one Esselle points us to this piece on the reaction to DFW's "Consider the Lobster" Gourmet magazine essay.

*no (c), so I nicked it.

posted by Linus | 5:48 PM


None that you would know.

USA Today on the Seinfeld DVDs. TVShowsOnDVD has some more.

posted by Linus | 9:09 AM

Wednesday, August 04, 2004


Fun Movie News. #104:

VP and Lois Lane?

Dark Horizons reports:

"Third Watch" man Eddie Cibrian, "Passions" actor Christopher Douglas and "Gilmore Girls" lead Lauren Graham are rumored to be in talks with Bryan Singer for roles.

posted by Linus | 6:36 PM


A very nervous little nerd.

"The first sketch that ever worked well was something I did for Tom Hanks. I think it was our fifth or sixth show that year, and I'd really been struggling, and the show was a disaster. I don't know if you remember, but this was the year with Terry Sweeney, Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Randy Quaid, Jeffrey Dahmer... really bad choices. [Adopts Lorne Michaels voice.] 'Dahmer has a youthful energy and a dangerous element that I think people are going to hook into with the show.'"

posted by Linus | 7:45 AM

Tuesday, August 03, 2004


The Brown Bunny. #033:

Gawker links to Whatevs's Gallo-in-Detroit recap, which includes:

"he told stories about watching porn with Rick Rubin (his best friend!!!) and getting "prescription" drugs for "Noni" Ryder at a pharmacy in New Hampshire at 3:30 in the morning. he broke down the Roger Ebert battle for us (side note: even though Gallo banned him from tonight's screening in Chicago, the two are scheduled to go out to dinner together [QV note: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]) and delighted in telling us about the giant billboard on Sunset Boulevard that he purchased WITH HIS OWN MONEY to promote the film ... he even took us out to his car afterwards to show us pictures of it that he had on his laptop (read about it in today's NY Daily News)!!! he gossiped about Kirsten Dunst, revealed that Sage Stallone was the winning bidder on EBay for his camera equipment, briefly preached about the negative consequences of national health care and called Sean Lennon "the most talented musician alive today" (he tends to lay the hyperbole on a little thick at times).

all in all, i came out of last night's screening pretty much convinced that Vincent Gallo is the coolest person alive today (and not only because he does a KILLER impression of Abel Ferrara)."

posted by Linus | 8:05 AM

Monday, August 02, 2004


Word of warning.

The Office Christmas specials out on dvd on November 16th.

Rumour is that BBC America will air these starting on October 21st.

posted by Linus | 5:24 PM


This like proxy wonk.

"Adams", a new story by George Saunders.

posted by Linus | 8:08 AM

Sunday, August 01, 2004


A reporter from Kazakhstan.

"Several people have expressed concern over my statement that Jews will go to Hell."

Thanks for clearing all this up, Jim. You are powerful like Stalin!

posted by Linus | 5:23 PM


Funny vehicles to drive on top of their speech impediments.

[If you missed the initial airings of Arrested Development and are waiting for the DVDs, note that Page 2 of the linked article contains a SPOILER re George Senior.]

"And so the writers' room on the Fox lot is already decorated with multicolored cards listing ideas for the coming season. The writers want to make Tobias, the David Cross character, an understudy for the Blue Man Group, thus requiring him to constantly wait by the phone wearing blue makeup. They may introduce a new member of the family who — like the missing sister on "The Osbournes" — had previously refused to participate. "I'd love to go back through scenes from the first season and show her being blurred out in the background," Mr. Hurwitz said, laughing. Most audaciously, he would like Michael, Mr. Bateman's character, to chew out his son for being attracted to a cousin, then fall in love with a woman who will be played by Mr. Bateman's real-life sister, the actress Justine Bateman."

posted by Linus | 12:18 PM


It's rude.

Young, gifted and black author DE interviews openly rightwing comedian DC.

posted by Linus | 12:09 PM