"Fans of the film Entertainment Weekly dubbed "the Citizen Kane of bad movies," The Room, will now get a behind-the-scenes look at this cult turkey. Greg Sestero, who co-starred in the film, and Tom Bissell, who wrote about the film for Harper’s, sold Locked Inside “The Room” to Trish Todd and Molly Lindley at Simon & Schuster. Jim Rutman at Sterling Lord brokered the North American rights deal. The book, S&S said, will delve into the various mysteries behind the making of the film, especially the enigmatic director at the center of the project, Tommy Wiseau. Sestero added that the story behind The Room is one of “sadness and ultimate artistic heroism” that is “just as surreal, baffling, and entertaining as the film itself.” The book is scheduled for January 2013.”
(Tom Bissell wrote the AMAZING Harper’s piece about The Room last summer.)
There are, every minute, things going up on the internet that prove that online-writing/blogging naysayers (who still exist - Aaron Sorkin’s recent comments come to mind) are out-of-touch irrelevant insecure morons, and I think we all know better, but if you’re ever in need of some quick and irrefutable evidence, call out this amazing essay by Dan Kois on The Awl today. It’s a special example of the medium at its best in plenty of ways, but also in the way where, because of its subject matter, we actually know how astonishingly little time he had to write it. It’s awe-inspiring.
Sometime between the last time I took the F train to or from 14th Street on a modern train (probably a few weeks ago) and this afternoon, the MTA has changed the automated female voice announcement. It used to say “This is 14th Street. Transfer is available to the M and L trains. Connection is available to PATH.”
She now says: “…Connection is available to the PATH.”
And a little OCD worker that’s busied itself for years in my brain can finally rest in peace.
I Did Stuff This Week! I Can Prove It With My Voice!
I haven’t gotten to do as much as I’d like around the internet lately, due to reasons beyond my control, (me and Tara Ariano’s new TV blog for Yahoo is now really hopefully coming in July! Our fingers are so crossed!), but this week I provided evidence that I’m not dead by being the guest on not one but TWO podcasts, and two of my very favorites at that, and so I’m gonna plug the shit out of them because the “sick of Lindsay” index is so (well I hope), low, and because I love these podcasts:
Topics discussed: The second season of “Justified” and its (pleasing) similarity to the documentary “The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia,” TOP GUN TURNS 25, whether or not Weird Al Yankovic is Worse Than Jazz, my submission to the Extra Hot Great Canon (a Mr. Show episode, DUH), and a spirited Game Time. This is my favorite podcast in existence, and I don’t even feel bad about saying that even though my other friends’ podcasts are all also very good. It just rises above and is completely different from all the others. Subscribe!
Warning: If you listen to this without seeing the movie first, you will not enjoy the movie as much as other people and you will never be able to recapture that joy, and your life will be sadder for it. Seriously, I am NOT KIDDING. But please do give it a listen after you see it!
(So that is that. I’m sorry I say “Ahhhhh…” and “YESS!” all the time.)
"Initially Ms. Sauls’s father, John Dawson, wanted to be called by his first name, but he has now settled on Papa John (when he discovered the pizza chain Papa John’s recently, he texted his daughter a photo of ‘his personal logo’)."
HOW IS THERE A PERSON IN AMERICA WHO HAS NOT HEARD OF PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA? THAT is what this article should be about. (Also, if John Dawson texted me that I would text back “OLD!!!” because it works on two levels.)