Pic is a Rocky-with-robots saga, with [Hugh] Jackman negotiating to play an...– Robot. Boxing. WHY AM I NOT WATCHING THIS MOVIE RIGHT NOW?
Yes, the rumors are true: If someone created a series about cats wearing fake mustaches that had great sound design, I’d give it *6* STARS.
How To Pitch Me Your Web Series
NOTE: Most of these tips definitely still apply to correspondence with me. But my role at GigaOM has changed to me writing one piece a week, and I am no longer actively reviewing web series. Here are some places that are, though! Since taking on the role of NewTeeVee’s reviews editor, I receive more and more emails from creators asking me to take a look at their web content (many of whom...
Went to the fair yesterday, which was FUN. But 4 bites of a deep fried White Castle after 15 years sans beef = all-night-long consequences.
I’d super-recommend this Ronald D. Moore talk on creating challenging TV even sans @nytvf’s very unnecessary shoutout. :) http://is.gd/3LHtz
Barrett Garese is an entrepreneur and a... →
You know, I didn’t think I’d experience any sort of personal growth last night. And then I learned to shotgun a beer.
[Science fiction is] an enormous opportunity. It gives you a chance to really...– Ronald D. Moore, post-Voyager departure, in the year 2000.
Okay, this is the best Wrong Liz Miller I’ve gotten in a while: http://bit.ly/1a02D3
“Flash Forward” has the most exciting pilot episode since “Lost.” Also, ftw, it stands a chance of understanding social media.
So @paulcibis doesn’t understand that I don’t want to buy CLOTHES for the kitty, I want to buy her THIS: http://bit.ly/m4D5k
Maybe fake Danish one-night-stands have burned me out, but this Microsoft 7 ad isn’t THAT bad… http://bit.ly/1mjGcm Okay, it’s not great.
Okay, who the eff told Jay Leno it was cool to rip off “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car?” http://bit.ly/dht24 #topgeardiditbetter
A fun little Easter Egg via @mdfsmash — go to http://www.yahoo.com/ and click on the exclamation point in the logo.
How To Knit The Dude's Sweater →
It is really a tragedy for the Lebowski fans in my life that I’m only a beginning-level knitter.
Yet another lunchtime ruined/enhanced by religious...
LSM: I need to share this with EVERYONE
LSM: in order to diffuse the creepiness
AST: your kids can pray in public
AST: what the fuck are you talking about?
AST: also, Kirk Cameron is still pretty hot
LSM: you're going to hell for saying that
AST: on the other hand, he's on some kind of strange approach to looking (and sounding) exactly like NPH
LSM: you are going to DOUBLE HELL for saying that
Lessons From A Stuntwoman (Do Not Try This At... →
hangingfire: In which Zoe Bell explains how to fake-clothesline someone in Roller Derby. Zoe Bell! Love. New fans, mos def check out the documentary Double Dare.
Sometimes, the effort of stealing British...
…And after reading this article, I started wondering how many ex-pats and Anglophiles would happily, happily pay for access to BBC’s iPlayer. (I really really miss it.) Would you?
There’s a strong possibility that the most creative thing I’ll do this week is pair a green patterned maxi-dress with green Converse.
But Mr Khumbanyiwa said Nigerians in the cast did not seem worried by the...– BBC NEWS | Africa | Nigeria ‘offended’ by sci-fi film Actual issues of potential racism aside, this quote is my favorite response to a controversial issue in quite some time.
Watched a screener of Friday’s “Dollhouse” premiere tonight. No spoilers, but this season is looking good. And holy shit, Amy Acker!
This really did inspire a “OMG SO COOL SO COOL!” IM to my editor: HBO Imagine Sets a New Bar for Interactive Fiction http://bit.ly/3LFVqV
The ritual presentation of the accountants responsible for tallying the votes...– Television Thanks You For Watching - Review - NYTimes.com Last night, Casey McKinnon tweeted that “The Dr Horrible skit on the Emmys was cute, but I wish it didn’t poke fun at my industry.” A reasonable note, but one I didn’t agree with. Couldn’t figure out why...
Do you know why awards shows have commercials & musical numbers? Because if they didn’t, the folk covering them would spontaneously combust.
Live-tweeting tonight’s Emmys results for @variety, using the East Coast feed. Beat the rush to results by following, and RT if you like!
Super-late Follow Friday, thank you NYC edition! @nytvf @bliptv @rocketboom @nextnewnetworks @reelfeed @mdfsmash @catsociald @tarysande
At JFK, Virgin was simul-boarding flights to SF and LA. For the SF flight: “Now boarding, group D as in Dodgers.” Whoops. There was booing.
There is little in life I love more than browsing at the Strand. And little I hate more than a one-book limit (stupid tiny duffle).
Things I have consumed so far during my trip to...
Peanut-avocado sushi rolls Sweet and salty cucumber ice cream The “Naughty Nell” (tiki bar drink) Salted fish with Chinese broccoli Pretzel croissant Yuengling Borscht Almond cinnamon horchata frozen custard A Disco Whiskey (Times Square edition) Thank god for all this walking.
Having a really great stay in New York, meeting or catching up with too many awesome folk to name. Now about to breakfast with @bliptv!
http://twitpic.com/i2nqt - The next frontier of web series advertising?
The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code author Dan... →
Here’s number 11:The Da Vinci Code, chapter 4: Captain Bezu Fache carried himself like an angry ox, with his wide shoulders thrown back and his chin tucked hard into his chest. His dark hair was slicked back with oil, accentuating an arrow-like widow’s peak that divided his jutting brow and preceded him like the prow of a battleship. As he advanced, his dark eyes seemed to scorch the...
I have never seen four actors tear up a stage like the cast of “God of Carnage.” Great show, and great to catch up with @tarysande!
Eating dinner at the airport, in the only restaurant in this terminal that will serve me a drink. New York in ten hours! (Relatively.)
thedailywhat: President Obama Calling Kanye West...
Ugh if I watch another web series that leads off with a 20-30 sec. credit sequence, I’m gonna… I dunno. Bitch about it online, probably.
Other Danish Board Of Tourism slogans currently...
spytap: “Denmark: we’re surprisingly fertile!” “Denmark: though she might, you’ll never forget it!” “Denmark: be a hash mark on someone’s “making the best of it” list.” “Denmark: come once, and you’ll be compelled to return.” “Denmark: we don’t want any female tourists.” (reference) Barrett sent these to me after I’d posted today’s NTVS piece — I am so sad that I...
Hey, any recommendations for stores that sell laptop bags in LA? Looking for a place with the biggest possible selection. Thanks!
Picture an entire city, a modern, wealthy place, in the richest country in the...– Cory Doctorow | Philadelphia Free Library System is shutting down | Boing Boing (via ericmortensen)
http://twitpic.com/hk4sj - Just one of tonight’s moments of pure awesome, courtesy of Beatles Rock Band.
Me buying the White Album + my roommate buying Revolver and Abbey Road = 4 CDs of remastered Beatles albums for us both. The digital age!