‘There should be a hatch on this island! They spend the entire season trying to get it open. And there should be these other people on the island,’” Lindelof recalled Abrams saying. “And I’m like, ”We can call them The Others.’ And he’s like, ‘They should hear this noise out there in the jungle.’ And I’m like, ‘What’s the noise?’ And he’s like, ‘I don’t…know. They’re never going to pick this thing up anyway.’
And the moral of this story is, don’t base TV shows on stuff that only works if they never pick the show up, especially if that stuff makes people crazy enough about the show to make it good enough to pick up. This is like being that guy who starts sleeping with his best friend’s girlfriend because she promised she could keep a secret.
Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl premieres tomorrow night on Fox but the pilot is already on iTunes for free. I watched it. Worst part -Schmidt: You’re totally ready [to go to a bar to meet men]. I’ll be your guide.
Zooey: Like Gandalf through Middle Earth?
Schmidt: Okay first thing let’s take the Lord of the Rings references and put them in a deep dark cave where nobody’s going to find them ever.
In New Girl’s defense, Schmidt’s supposed to be a shithead. Still, Zooey and the way her nerdy interests will forever repel potential suitors is the butt of the joke here.
Unsolicited advice to women - don’t listen to Schmidt. You’re allowed to talk about the things you’re into when trying to meet men, especially if that thing is Lord of the Rings.
Wear your LoTR on your SLEEVE, ladies. ON. YOUR. SLEEVE. Or like, DIY an Ent on your new oversize clutch, or whatever.
Letter Of Note of the Day: On February 13, 1986, an inter-office memo was sent out to Disney employees announcing the retroactive renaming of many studio classics.
The notice, attributed to then-Walt Disney Feature Animation president Peter Schneider, was actually the handy work of Ed Gombert, an animator who, along with many of his colleagues, was upset over the decision to rename Disney’s Basil of Baker Street adaptation “The Great Mouse Detective.”
Then-Disney CEO Jeff Katzenberg, who reportedly called Schneider into his office to do some explaining, was unable to determine the fake memo’s true origin. Nor was he successful in stopping itself spread beyond the walls of Disney HQ: A copy of the memo eventually landed in the pages of the LA Times.
I didn’t know they wrote McSweeney’s articles in 1986.
‘Don’t be morbid,’ Jordan said. ‘Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.’F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via storygoes)
Old-Timey Subway Train Campaign of the Day: To promote the upcoming second season of its critically acclaimed period series Boardwalk Empire, HBO, with a little help from NYC’s MTA, will install a throwback subway train that will run through September 25th — the show’s premiere date.
Starting on Saturday, September 3rd an authentic vintage 1920’s train will run on the express 2/3 track in Manhattan throughout September (specifically, from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). Originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system, the train began service back in 1917 and will once again be operational. Customers who have the opportunity to ride the vintage train will be transported back in time to the Prohibition era with authentic details such as rattan seats, ceiling fans and drop sash windows, as well as a custom branded interior featuring Boardwalk Empire-inspired period artwork.
NB: During the final weekend of the promo, HBO-branded people will be handing out complimentary MetroCards near the Times Square-42nd and 72nd street stations.
So, who wants to cosplay the 20s on the subway this coming month?
American works of art belong to the American public; they are part of our cultural history. People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians.
George Lucas to Congress, 1988. (via sirmitchell)
or even, George Lucas hating on his future self, 1988.
If you haven’t watched The Hour yet, stop whatever you’re doing and download the first episode (for free!) on iTunes. Amazing, brilliant, wonderful, dynamic, perfect.
You’re going to want to do this.
Let me tell you what this show is about: a gifted, arrogant journalist and the secret, occasionally murderous operations of the upper class. So, right, why are you still here?
In the Little League Game of Thrones, you win or you try.
Maybe it is just me, but I have a feeling that CollegeHumor’s plan was to include as many authors as possible so that the money earned from parents and grandparents will be enough to make the book profitable.
Like the rest of the Internet, I have a thing in here!