1/30/2010

Everyday oddities, every day.

I recently acquired a week of down time in which I'm not able to do any writing or editing of any kind, so I've been doing a lot of wandering around and getting lost in obscure parts of the city. In these travels I come across a lot of slightly strange and mildly comical sights, nothing too crazy or too hilarious, just medium-funny to borderline peculiar. A few that I documented:



It's good to have signs letting you know what things aren't. Sometimes, when I'm especially drunk, I might begin to put moves on a telephone pole thinking it is a beautiful woman, and it would be nice if there were a sign nearby telling me it's not.



The sign above this one says "Fire is hot."





Confusing.




Doorknob is in exact middle of the door. Curious to very odd!




Commuter god.


The picture is a nice idea, but it's sad that THIS is how David Hart Richmond will be remembered for all eternity:





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1/19/2010

R goes to Hollywood

Guys, at the risk of sinking this whole blog under the weight of all the good news lately:

Summit Entertainment is making a movie of Warm Bodies.

Yes, the Summit Entertainment responsible for films such as Memento, Once, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Hurt Locker, and, *cough*, The Twilight Saga.

Jonathan Levine, director of one of the best films nobody saw, The Wackness (here's the trailer, and it's a lot better than the trailer so go rent it you assholes.) has signed on to direct, and is writing the script right now, WHILE starting shooting on a new movie with Seth Rogen and James McAvoy. (That's multi-tasking, kids.)

I confess, I've known about this for a long time, but Hollywood is very cloak-and-dagger about this stuff and I've been wrist-slapped several times for even the vaguest innuendos posted on Facebook, so I haven't been able to say anything till now.

No hiding it anymore though, check it out:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118013980.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Yes I'm X-ed out and zombiefied but that's my face on the front page of Variety, fools! And the blurb doesn't even make it sound stupid!
There's only one thing I can say about all this:  

:D

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1/05/2010

Stage Fright! - Zombies in 21st Century American Theater

An intrepid college student from Ohio, name'a Michael Winn, performed this awesome theatrical monologue of my short story, "I Am a Zombie Filled With Love". He really nails the performance, and dare I say, brings the story to life! Wah wah...

Enjoy.



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1/04/2010

Nehar

Nehar walked me through each stage with soft serenity, her lilting Indian voice soothing my frayed nerves. Finally, after half an hour of verbal guidance, she could do no more for me. It was time for us to join minds and become one.
"Are you sure it's alright?" she asked.
"Yes," I replied.
She was silent for moment, then it began. A connection linked between us, and things began to move without me telling them to--Nehar was in control now. She darted through my deepest secrets and explored my inner sanctums, deftly changing and rearranging all my errors and brokenness, and when she was finished, MY PRINTER DRIVERS WORKED JUST FINE!

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