Archive for 2010/09/23

A sneak peek behind the scenes of the new CW show, All That Glitters, from acclaimed writer of “American Psycho” and “Less Than Zero”, Bret Easton Ellis. All That Glitters takes us into the lives of the hot, young, sexy and rich crowd that struggles with everyday life.” Okay, I did a double take too when I read the title and that Bret Easton Ellis was behind this. It’s Funny or Die. A spoof. For a brief moment, I imagined a world where a cool show like this, written by one of the most important modern authors, would actually be made.

Ellis’s popular novels are about vapid rich people doing horrible things: drugs, meaningless sex, models, serial murders, etc. While many of the stories have elements of humour, it is the kind of black comedy that is so realistic the audience almost forgets it’s satire. But not many of the adaptations of Ellis’s works are very good, or rather anywhere near as good as the written word. That’s why this Funny Or Die spoof rings so true — you can see the CW putting ‘All That Glitters’ in their line-up alongside ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘90210.’ However, unless Ellis falls on really hard times, it’s doubtful you’ll ever see him produce a TV series for any network beside HBO or Showtime, but I can dream.


Link: BRET EASTON ELLIS.com


The WTF Olsen Twins are Scary Award of the Week!
O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.

Great. Why’s it always gotta be the black girl who wants to add fried chicken. Thanks, Olsen Twins.


Jon Stewart
“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”
Who among us has not wanted to open their window and shout that at the top of their lungs?
Seriously, who?

Because we’re looking for those people. We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.

Are you one of those people? Excellent. Then we’d like you to join us in Washington, DC on October 30 — a date of no significance whatsoever — at the Daily Show’s “Rally to Restore Sanity.” Ours is a rally for the people who’ve been too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs) — not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the political view of our participants in a single sentence… we couldn’t. That’s sort of the point.

Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement; the Million Man March, only a lot smaller, and a bit less of a sausage fest; or the Gathering of the Juggalos, but instead of throwing our feces at Tila Tequila, we’ll be actively *not* throwing our feces at Tila Tequila. Join us in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And bring your indoor voice. Or don’t. If you’d rather stay home, go to work, or drive your kids to soccer practice… Actually, please come anyway. Ask the sitter if she can stay a few extra hours, just this once. We’ll make it worth your while.

Watch Jon’s call-to-reasonableness on The Daily Show. Keep checking back for updates and rally information.”

Stephen Colbert
“America, the Greatest Country God ever gave Man, was built on three bedrock principles: Freedom. Liberty. And Fear — that someone might take our Freedom and Liberty. But now, there are dark, optimistic forces trying to take away our Fear — forces with salt and pepper hair and way more Emmys than they need. They want to replace our Fear with reason. But never forget — “Reason” is just one letter away from “Treason.” Coincidence? Reasonable people would say it is, but America can’t afford to take that chance.

So join The Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A. on October 30th for the “March to Keep Fear Alive”™ in Washington DC. Pack an overnight bag with five extra sets of underwear — you’re going to need them. Because, to Restore Truthiness we must always… Shh!!! What’s that sound?! I think there’s someone behind you! Run!”

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