Random Thoughts for a Random Weekend

June 18, 2006

Zany scheme watch: A very old idea of mine has attracted a level of interest from an extremely low level development executive at Paramount. The idea is totally untenable, and in no way will it be able to spring me from grad school and launch my dream of being a sitcom writer. Nevertheless, I will probably be spending way too much time in the next few weeks working on a treatment for a super-secret sitcom version of a once proud paramount property.

Awful Commercial Watch: I don't understand why someone did the Waking Life/Scanner Darkly animation style for a mutual fund commercial. Is it the way of the future? Will all things soon be animated in this way? Do actors' residuals go down if they're partially animated? Will I soon be animated?

"Interpreter of Maladies" and "Absurdistan": Both were good, but nothing great. Every story in Interpreter is the same, although all are written well, and some work better than others. Absurdistan was funny, but the end is a real letdown after a fantastic beginning. I also have to agree with Entertainment Weekly (and this is the first time I've ever felt one of their book reviews was accurate) that the real fault in the book is the fact we just don't care about the main character. 

2 Responses to “Random Thoughts for a Random Weekend”

  1. Cody Says:

    Wasn’t Dr. Katz Professional Therapist the same thing (squigglevision)? and didn’t that make it hard to watch?

    I’ve linked to you in my sidebar.

  2. rachel Says:

    the bar called about the ball room

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