Church Twittering

Here’s what the world would look like if I Twittered from church most mornings.

7:55: Sitting down. Arranging kids and paging thru bulletin.

7:56: Exit hymn is #710. Does that make this a 7-10 split?

8:00: Standing

8:15: Sitting, singing

8:20: Communion – brb.

8:24: I’m back. Praying.

8:37: Sat down at the wrong time. Now trying to make it look like I needed to fix my socks and standing back up.

8:55: Done. See you twitterites in the gym for coffee.

Quick Takes 4/30/07

  • The more I look at the Jessica Alba character poster for Fantastic Four 2 the more I’m inclined to agree that it was seriously doctored. She looks like Eddie Murphy when he did that “what it’s like to be white” skit on SNL.
  • Seems members of the film Academy will be getting a survey from an unidentified publication as to their media consumption habits, specifically as they relate to where they get movie industry news and gossip.
  • SSH has releases from Activision and Hasbro regarding games and toys, respectively, that tie-in to Transformers.
  • One of the positions awarded from Monster Worldwide as part of their “Ultimate Internship” contest is a movie-marketing slot at Focus Features.
  • Lionsgate’s release of Hostel II in a few weeks will be a measure of how ready the American pop culture is ready to dive back into gruesome movies after the Va. Tech tragedy according to the NYT.
  • Jalopnik has pictures of a very cool set of Transformers lighters

Columns and projects

Just a quick note to loyal MMM readers. I know that I just got back into writing full columns for the last couple weeks and then went this week without one. That’s largely for two reasons.

One: I’m shoulder deep in a column for Spider-Man 3 that’s coming in at six Word pages already (and I haven’t gotten to the online stuff) and is so full of links it might just break the internet.

Two: I’m working on a project that I hope to complete soon that should be of interest to at least some of you but is taking some time to put together. I’ll let you know when it’s finished but I really like it and think it will be pretty cool, even if I’m the only one who thinks so.


This will end well

Putin: Russia To Suspend Compliance With NATO Arms Treaty

Bring me… the bore worms!

Blog@Newsarama » “Aa-ahhh!!!,” indeed.

The 1980 Flash Gordon movie is getting a decent DVD release at last. Now you can see the Hawkmen dive in digital clarity.

That doesn’t count

Think Progress » White House excludes bomb deaths in casualty counts.

WHAT?! How…I mean….I just…but they…

Wow. Nice when you can just look at a pile of 23 bodies from a bombing and say that they really don’t count.


Giuliani Broadens His Message on Terrorism – New York Times

No Rudy, it’s not that Democrats don’t understand the problems the country faces in defending itself, it’s just that they don’t feel the best way to protect U.S. citizens is to massively piss off the rest of the world.

This is wedged between the seven bowls being poured out, right?

Queen Latifah to Star in All of Me Remake – Cinematical

Quick Takes 4/26/07


  • Hey, guess what? There are a ton of movies coming out this summer and many of them are sequels or franchise extensions in some manner.
  • But with all those big name flicks taking up theater space (and advertising time) it’s important to remember the smaller niche films are every bit (in some cases more) worth your time.
  • Alex labels The Simpsons as this summer’s big question mark, largely because the series is well past its prime in terms of both cultural zeitgeist and (in some cases) creative output.
  • It’s interesting to me that studios seem to put more thought into the niche-targeting of their direct-to-DVD releases than they do their theatrical films.
  • You can download some of the films from the Tribeca Film Festival for free on Jaman.
  • Disney is dropping Buena Vista from its stable in order to refocus on the Disney brand.
  • PaidContent recaps a panel discussion of “Hollywood and Social Media.” Interesting stuff.

Not sure if this is clever or stupid

Mock metal group Spinal Tap to reunite