Quo Vadimus

Saturday, August 21, 2004


Resume Detritus. #008:

Interests and Activities:

I weld for leisure. I enjoy making things with steel.

I am a very thirsty reader of American History.

I enjoy watching my daughter (16) dance ballet and my son (9) play at whatever.

[First post in this series in about 8 months. Backgrounder.]

posted by Linus | 4:35 PM

Friday, August 20, 2004


Hands on a Hard Timer.

Is this the "miniature series" that the Schmo crew has lined up for September?

posted by Linus | 12:03 PM


The Brown Bunny. #036:


Eccentric movie star Vincent Gallo is urging neighbor Hugh Jackman to close his curtains, because he's beginning to enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Aussie actor's homelife.
The "Buffalo 66" star recently moved into a new New York apartment and discovered he can see right into the home Jackman shares with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.

Although he's not a fan of gossip, Gallo admits there are many things he could share with the world about Jackman's private life -- especially the state of his marriage.

He explains, "When you look out the window what I see is just unbelievable. First of all him and his wife, I've never seen them even acknowledge (each other).

"It's as if one of them is invisible and the other one can't see them. They're like the most disjointed couple I've ever seen. They should put their shades down more often or something."

[via SFGate.com.]

posted by Linus | 7:37 AM

Thursday, August 19, 2004


Van Der Beek robs Lowe.

Notice...the ball in glove!

posted by Linus | 7:59 AM

Wednesday, August 18, 2004


They were a rock band by day and astronauts by night.

Charlie Kaufman talks about tv writing.

Depressed Roomies pilot script.

[via GreenCine Daily.]

posted by Linus | 8:30 PM


Campaign Update: Comfort Food Interruptus.

After a grueling day on the trail in Ohio, Haverchuck took a much-needed grilled cheese break (note the nifty glass he picked up at the Comic-Con). However, while flipping around on the tv, Haverchuck's snacking enjoyment was derailed by an ill-advised stop on Fox News where Bill O'Reilly called him a "quasi-Nazi", a "convicted felon", and a "cross-dresser". Momentarily stunned mid-bite, Haverchuck quickly recovered by popping in a tape of old-school Shandling and wildly laughing himself back on message.

Also: you may recall the promise of an announcement regarding some official gear, specifically pants and a t-shirt. And so Lauren Graham presents the official pants of the Haverchuck-Graham '04 campaign:

posted by Linus | 5:36 PM


Fun Movie News. #108:

The trailer for Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

posted by Linus | 8:01 AM


Fun Movie News. #107:

The trailer for David O. Russell's I Heart Huckabees.

posted by Linus | 7:47 AM

Tuesday, August 17, 2004



From the September 2004 issue of Harper's magazine:

From an e-mail message sent on June 9 by eighteen-year-old Melissa Denton to about twenty of her friends. Her father, Mike Denton, is a trustee of the Board of Education in Linden, Michigan.

Hey everyone!!!
If you are registered to vote, next Monday is the Linden Board Election and we all have to vote for John Walsh and Nancy Donlan ... Not the Plumb/Wright assholes.
My Dad says that if they win he will let me have people over and will buy all of us beer. I'm talking like 20 cases, people. Minimum.
(But don't tell him I told you because I think I am only supposed to use that as a last resort.)
But he will only do it if they win. So all of you vote for them because free beer is tight.
Thanks and love you all!!


P.S. And if you are wondering why the hell my Dad would care ... It's because he's on the school board and he doesn't want to get stuck with pieces of shit.


So, how did Melissa do? Donlan won. But so did asshole/piece of shit Wright! 1 out of 2. So was that worth 10 cases? Maximum. The QV proudly presents the 2004-2005 Linden Community Schools Board Members.

posted by Linus | 6:25 PM


You can't give me two rolls for a quarter?

Kennedy Fried Chicken comes in at #51.

posted by Linus | 9:51 AM


The Brown Bunny. #035:

"They owe me a long apology and flowers."

Gallo having problems with a cover image? Mean magazine vets are not surprised.

posted by Linus | 7:47 AM


Fun Movie News. #106:

A couple of horror things:

1. Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash.

2. Eli Roth is "ramping up the body counts and killings" and, hopefully, casting Matt Helms as a spin-kicking weirdo.

posted by Linus | 7:41 AM

Sunday, August 15, 2004


Telly Alert. #032:

From TV Guide:

David Cross' Arrested Development character, aspiring actor Tobias, just might be on the verge of his first big break. Exec producer Mitchell Hurwitz is trying to get Tobias his first gig on The O.C. "It would be a crossover where he has one line [on the soap] but we see him behind the scenes on our show," says Hurwitz, who admits he has yet to approach O.C. creator Josh Schwartz with the idea. But he adds, "[Schwartz] is a big David Cross fan, so that could help."

posted by Linus | 12:55 PM


He called it even on that one and we moved on.

Fantastic interview with Danny Passmore. His response to question 4 is one of the best things ever.

posted by Linus | 12:37 PM