A few hours ago, I landed in Los Angeles, turned on my phone, and confirmed what you already know. Sony Pictures Television is replacing me as showrunner on Community, with two seasoned fellows that I’m sure are quite nice - actually, I have it on good authority they’re quite nice, because…
“I have been told specifically that I will be able to punch Justin Bieber in the face. It is mid-March, and I am standing on the patio outside Conway Studios in Hollywood, where Bieber is recording his new album, and I have been waiting for him for hours. Fifty-one hours, to be precise, at least if we’re counting the two times that our meeting has been postponed so far. This time, however, I have been assured that Bieber is really coming, and that he wants to fight me. He’s due to arrive at any minute now, which is good, because I can’t wait to draw some Canadian teenybopper blood.”—"Man Up, Bieber," by Drew Magary from an upcoming GQ. Drew does the Balls Deep Mailbag on Deadspin, aka the only time I’ll ever give Nick Denton’s slimeball-network some page views.
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple…I think it’s the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not - again, it’s not about votes. It’s about people. It’s the right thing to do as a human being,”—Jay-Z regarding Obama _finally_ supporting Gay Marriage. Via Sully.
At least according to what I want to be doing. Obviously, I’m re-blogging and commenting and screen-grabbing far more often. Understand that I want some balance restored in terms of created content, even if it’s 750 words on a movie everyone will have already seen or made plans to see.
“You lie awake at night worrying about what is that which will disrupt your business model. Apple iMessage is a classic example. If you’re using iMessage, you’re not using one of our messaging services, right? That’s disruptive to our messaging revenue stream.”
Here’s an idea, instead of laying awake at night waiting for someone to disrupt your business, why not try actually innovating? What a losing mindset.
SMS has been a colossal rip-off forever. That carriers knew this. They knew such a scam couldn’t last forever. Yet they did nothing, sealing their fate.
This also proves that Apple was smart not to tell the carriers about iMessage before they launched it. They would have bitched and moaned and tried to kill it before it ever saw the light of day.
Sure, Verizon has its faults, but dear god, I can’t wait for my next phone and the opportunity to kiss AT&T’s PITY OUR SHITTY SELVES attitude goodbye.
Joss Whedon’s The Avengers has set a new bar in opening to a walloping $200.3 million at the domestic box office, the largest debut ever and kicking of summer 2012 in high style.
The Avengers — marking a major victory for Disney and Marvel Studios — easily dethroned Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which opened to $169.2 million last summer, then the largest number in history. Overseas, where Avengers opened a week ago, the tentpole has now earned $441.5 million for a stunning worldwide total of $641.8 million.
This needs to stay and not be beaten by the Twi-tards.
“”Now my name is M.C.A. I’ve got a license to kill
I think you know what time it is it’s time to get ill
Now what do we have here, an outlaw and his beer
I run this land, you understand, I make myself clear.”
We stepped into the wind he had a gun, I had a grin
You think this story’s over but it’s ready to begin”—via Linda, from “Paul Revere”