Thursday, February 28, 2008

Rip Torn and Normal Mailer On-Camera Fight

Really, you must watch this.

During the filming of Maidstone, Torn hits Mailer on the head with a hammer. Then Mailer mostly bites his ear off. This is what we call literary mayhem.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Razzies Announced for Worst Movie Honors

All I have to say for Linsay Lohan is....ouch.

Here they are:

Worst Picture:

I Know Who Killed Me

Worst Actor:

Eddie Murphy, 'Norbit'

Worst Actress:

Lindsay Lohan, 'I Know Who Killed Me'

Worst Supporting Actress:

Lindsay Lohan (as Aubrey), 'I Know Who Killed Me'

Lindsay Lohan (as Dakota), 'I Know Who Killed Me'

Worst Screen Couple:

Lindsay Lohan & Lindsay Lohan, 'I Know Who Killed Me'

Worst Remake or Rip-Off:

I Know Who Killed Me (Rip-Off of 'Hostel,' 'Saw,' and 'The Patty Duke Show')

Worst Prequel or Sequel:

Daddy Day Camp

Worst Director:

Chris Siverston, 'I Know Who Killed Me'

Worst Screenplay:

Jeffrey Hammond, 'I Know Who Killed Me'

Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie:

I Know Who Killed Me

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quotation of the Week

I got this appended to an email from a Navy SEAL buddy. I think it's a great one:

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
--Proverbs 27:17

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Print on Demand - A Dream of the Future?

I just finished reading RETURN FROM THE STARS by Stanlislaw Lem, renowned Polish science fiction writer (I would venture to say he is the MOST renowned Polish science fiction writer, but that sounds too much like a joke).

Published in 1961, this book has this vision of the future of publishing:

"The originals—crystomatrices—were not to be seen; they were kept behind pale blue enameled steel plates. So a book was printed, as it were, every time someone needed it. The question of printings, of their quantity, of their running out, had ceased to exist. Actually, a great achievement, and yet I regretted the passing of books."

Sound familiar?

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Smart-Ass Quotation of the Week

"The world is overstocked with people who are ready and eager to teach other people to write. It seems astonishing that so much bad writing should find its way into print when so much good advice is to be had."
--Robertson Davies