-Delay on posting the new episode of “News from the Front” The web series. Half tech issue (Getting the hang of directly getting YouTube videos on the hard drive so I don’t have to resort to video taping clips off the computer screen.) and half rejiggering the script. If you compare the earlier episodes to the later ones, you’ll see that the jokey/angry crank ratio is way unbalanced in the angry crank direction. Don’t believe me? Here’s episode one from February of last year.
(Apologies for the poor video quality, the show was edited with the previous version of iMovie and it shows in the video encoding.)
Anyway, compare that with the latest episode.
And Part Two.
Seriously, somewhere along the line, the funny kind of flew off the rails.
-Meanwhile, Alan Keyes continues to make with the Angry Crazy talk.
From this, we can assume three things that Alan Keyes is mad about.
1) That he’ll never become the first African-American President.
2) That Obama kicked his ass in the Illinois Senate race in 2004, 70 to 27.
3) That said Senate Race would become the baseline for John Rogers’ classic blog post: Lunch Discussions #145: The Crazification Factor. (The last one has to be galling. No one wants to be a baseline for a theory of national insanity.)
-Wil Wheaton has seen “Watchman” and if he is to be believed, it is awesome!
Now, listen, I know that we live in a world where we’ve endured Ang Lee’s The Hulk, Spiderman 3, both Fantastic Four movies, and Indiana Jones Gets Raped Repeatedly While We Are Forced To Watch In Horror, so I think it would be really strange if we weren’t worried and apprehensive about something that already means so much to us, but I hope this will calm your nerves until the movie is released: Watchmen is faithful to the book. It respects the book. I swear by the beard of Zeus, it feels like the book. Yes, there are some cuts, but they serve the release and don’t disrupt or betray the narrative at all. Yes, they made a change to something that’s a pretty big deal in the book, but it doesn’t matter; what they did instead accomplishes exactly the same thing, and it does it perfectly.
Again with the hate for Indy 4. Oh, Wil. Why must you hate?
I am happy to hear that “Watchmen” may actually rock more than suck simply because my buddy, Jake Merriman is a hard core Alan Moore fan and if this sucks, I will endure a rant about how Hollywood consistently fucks him over and leaves him to bleed in the proverbial prostitute alley. (Do not get him started on “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”. His hatred for that film is so great, it could power a battlestar.)