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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

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Tom Elrod

So, are you suggesting that Palin's TV show will be either a) an utter failure or b) a huge success because Palin is eaten by a bear?

Because I definitely agree that Insomnia would have been a better film had it ended with Robin Williams consumed by a grizzly.

SEK

So, are you suggesting that Palin's TV show will be either a) an utter failure or b) a huge success because Palin is eaten by a bear?

I don't think we need to choose, because it will be an utter failure unless Palin is eaten by a bear.

Because I definitely agree that Insomnia would have been a better film had it ended with Robin Williams consumed by a grizzly...

...or had his head driven into and through Pacino's by Batman.

Ahistoricality

showcases Palin’s Alaska

Not to be confused with the American state of the same name.

We foresee Alaskan imagery everywhere in 2011.

I thought the apocalypse wasn't until 2012?

Rich Puchalsky

Since I can't convince you to stop providing me with links to stupid, I'll have to assert that lots of people watched Northern Exposure. Admittedly, that did have one episode where wolves devoured a scriptwriters' agent.

SEK

I'll have to assert that lots of people watched Northern Exposure.

True ... but only to laugh at the stupidity of Alaskans, so I don't think that helps whoever it is I linked to's case.

todd.

When did you get a "reblog" button ("Grab this post for your blog!"), and is that creepy?

I mean, not that you even needed one.

SEK

When did you get a "reblog" button ("Grab this post for your blog!"), and is that creepy?

1) Yes, that is creepy, and 2) I don't know when that got there, but a) I didn't put it there, and b) it must've been recently, because I would've i) noticed it and ii) demanded to know why TypePad automatically opted me in to something again. (Last time it was random Amazon links within the body of the posts, so I suppose I should be thankful this is just end-matter.)

SEK

Also, outlining is awesome, and given that it's Week Ten, you can tell I've been reminding my students of the importance of reverse-outlining. Gah.

SeanH

I read the Ziegler snore-fest in your "a post" link, thought 'Christ this guy needs an editor' - and saw that I was looking at page three of four, and despaired.

Spring

"I'll have to assert that lots of people watched Northern Exposure."

"True ... but only to laugh at the stupidity of Alaskans, so I don't think that helps whoever it is I linked to's case."


And it wasn't actually filmed in Alaska, but in Washington State. ;)

Lurker here...I'll go back to lurking now.

Ahistoricality

only to laugh at the stupidity of Alaskans

It's been years, and I was never a regular watcher, but my recollection is that N.E. was about quirks and adaptations to a fundamentally hostile environment rather than about stupidity, as such. The characters weren't dumb (mostly), but they were severely limited by the size of the community, the natural environment, complicated by the range of cultural differences common to a frontier.

Rich Puchalsky

Yes, they definitely went for likable-and-quirky, not stupid. Even the obligatory right-wing character was kind of likable. Maybe they should get him to host the Palin show. Although, you know, he was supposed to be an ex-astronaut, and their flat Earth contingent might have trouble with that.

james suhr

You put 'Insomnia' listed against a Batman film?! Come on, you know that isn't fair. That's like having a body builder take on Erkel. Batman has a monthly following of about 85,000 readers, multiple years worth of video games, movies, theatrical serials, and a tv shows. People already know the potential of fun that can be had with this property (regardless of some bad stuff made here and there), so they easily take a chance. With 'Insomnia' you risk seeing either a really, really crappy movie about a crazy person that you feel wasted your time and money, with a slim, slim chance for something really wonderful. Plus, Nolan's Insomnia was a remake of the Norweigan film of same name. One could say that remakes are never as strong or as good as the original: Japan's 'Shall We Dance' vs. America's 'Shall We Dance'.

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