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Is Gabe making some kind of joke I don’t get talking about “Jack Sawyer”? Because I honestly find it hard to believe he would make that kind of error and it would go this long uncommented on. If it is a mistake I’m not trying to be a jerk! And if it isn’t, I’m not trying to be an idiot! Oh man, I will not win with this comment.
Ahhhh beat by one minute!!
Gabe actually has over three phone calls out right now to people to be interviewed.
Twilight: Cow Jumped Over the New Moon
Whoah! Pause it around the 1:00 mark. What in the world does this have to do with “A Conan O’Brien Show”?
The Kiss Pumpkins just gave me a really good idea for MY Halloween pumpkins:
Yes. I taught myself how to do this, for this.
Honey Falls Down
The post before the 30 Rock one is on “A terrific new version of Agamemnon by Tom McCarthy.” I thought that was weird until I remembered that the post before this one contained an extremely extended Camus joke.
Oh no, what! I was so excited when I saw this was about Honey, because this movie has exactly one good part and I really need someone to make a gif of it. Honey and Mekhi Pfifer are coming home from a date or something, and I think they’re about to say goodnight to each other (kiss?) and Honey trips and falls down for no reason. It’s great. Actually, this whole movie is great. Terrible guilty pleasure fun. At least that’s what I thought when I watched it 4 years ago. Anyone?
When I first registered what Alec Baldwin was saying I laughed uproariously. It seemed like a mean-spirited jab at Leno, which I of course enjoyed because he is the worst ever and I am mean. But then when I realized that Leno was in on the joke, I felt betrayed. “Why can’t we just be terrible monsters to each other?” I cried in dismay.
I’ve slept on it now, and I think I’ve come full circle and again approve of the joke. It’s actually meaner that Leno was “in on it,” because he can never really be in on it. It’s like letting your little brother’s friends hang out with your friends, because SOMEONE has to get their arm broken when you’re playing Red Rover, goddammit.
Bah. My comment below was meant to be a reply to you.
Nice internet detective work. I think his most recent tweet seals the deal as fakery:
“I saw a movie so bad, I stopped taking notes on my iPhone and started playing the little chess game.”
No way Real Ebert™ wrote that.
That tweet is the reason I call shenanigans on this Twitter account. I like Roger Ebert, and that’s funny, but it doesn’t really sound like him.
Nope, not this week. Not to make this story about me, but I was at the taping. It was Thursday.
Wow, second piece of evidence in a week that Larry David can act like he cares about other humans. Obviously he did this for the benefit of those girls (daughters?), so that’s adorable. The other evidence was him on Letterman on Friday night. They taped that show on Thursday evening immediately after they taped the Thursday show. Larry David must have been in the studio at the time of the blackmail / sex scandal confession, and even if he wasn’t I can’t imagine that Dave didn’t tell him what was up.
Anyways, when the Friday episode was taped (again, on Thursday), the studio audience had no idea what had just gone down at the previous taping because it hadn’t aired yet. Dave didn’t tell them before the taping, and the incident went unmentioned throughout the episode. But there’s no way Larry David didn’t know, and he had the opportunity to make Dave very uncomfortable and the studio audience very confused. Class act, Larry.
What? I was so excited to scroll through the comments after I LOLd my pants from reading your technojeremy shout out, and what’s this? Nothing? Monsters, you are off your game today.
I signed in specifically to bring that up. In Elle, on his “dealbreakers” with women:
“Toilet paper – and no baby wipes – in the bathroom. If they’re using dry paper, they aren’t washing all of themselves. It’s just unclean. So if I go in a woman’s house and see the toilet paper there, I’ll explain this. And if she doesn’t make the adjustment to baby wipes, I’ll know she’s not completely clean.”
Oh, and my theater in Brooklyn was close to empty as well. Maybe because it was Rosh Hashanah and I’m in New York?
This movie was great. I went in without knowing much about it, but within the first five minutes I realized that they did this exact story in an episode of This American Life a few years back, and actually played some of the tapes that were made. He really did have recordings of guys joking that they hoped no one in the room was wearing a wire while they fixed prices. Check it out.
Ha, yes, for some reason Joelle always looked like Regina George in my mind. Except, you know, hideously deformed.
Downvote for grossing me out.