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BYO Gloating…

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30 Responses to “BYO Gloating…”

  1. mutinyco says:

    At least this post doesn’t include a link to Seal…

  2. NickF says:

    Hopefully things do come together later tonight.

  3. jeffmcm says:

    I would hate to be within ten feet of Jeff Wells tonight.

  4. LexG says:

    On that hilariously loathesome Dirty Harry movie blog they still think McCain’s got this… and the cries of “elector in thief!” and conspiracy theories have already begun.
    Good for a laugh (especially the comments):

  5. IOIOIOI says:

    You lost mystery. What you believe is dead. That makes me pretty damn happy. Hit the bricks, son. Hit the bricks.

  6. mutinyco says:

    THIS is the final word on the election. Watch the video:

  7. The Big Perm says:

    In a way, it would have almost been worth it to have Obama lose just to see IO’s reaction.

  8. IOIOIOI says:

    Perm: what you believe in… is dead. It has been rejected for hope, change, and a belief that the people who make this country move are more important than the corporations. You need to realize this, you need to embrace it, and you need to move on with your life. You might consider growing up, thinking about the world and your fellow citizens, and backing people who actually want a better tomorrow for all of us not just the richies.

  9. Nicol D says:

    My god…you are so naive.

  10. The Big Perm says:

    IO, I voted for Obama. But dont worry, I still think you’re insane!

  11. IOIOIOI says:

    Nicol: you are so fucking dumb. People need a reason to fight tyranny. They need a reason to stand up, get off of their knees, and FIGHT! What you believe in as a person has been resoundly defeated at this moment. So go fuck yourself. I am not naive. You have no idea how much I understand, but I BELIEVE. Do you in anything that’s worthy of praise? I think not. Once again, fuck you, fuck you, and fuck you.
    Perm: fuck you, too. You flip-flopper. If you think I am insane. You have never ever met anyone who BELIEVES in a BETTER TOMORROW.
    Seriously; you have just got to be the stupidest piece of shit on the internet. If you think I am insane. Fucking wastoid.

  12. The Big Perm says:

    How am I a flip-flopper, IO? Be specific?
    But don’t worry, I’ll never EVER flip-flop on my position that you are a fucking moron child.

  13. IOIOIOI says:

    Perm: you are a fucking twit that posted on here a few days ago that you were voting for McCAIN! All of a sudden you get a change of heart? Real power of your convictions there knuckles. No wonder the guy got his ass beat. SOLID SUPPORTERS like yourself, were kicking him to the curb in order to state you voted for CHANGE. How fucking nice of you. Thanks for the vote, but go fuck yourself. If you think I am a moron. You really have to be one of the dumbest, daffiest, backwards, ignorant, and all-around dense motherfuckers on the internet. Fuck you, take a walk, and go back to where you were before last week. Unless you want Lex to come on over and share that beer :D!

  14. ummm… not to take the attention away from the election but OMG I GOT MY TICKETS FOR AUSTRALIA TODAY!!!!HAZAA!! And according to Aussie cinema chain Readings it’s 175minutes long. Just throwing that out there.

  15. LexG says:

    By the way, not quite sure I’m drunk enough to work up the nerve to ask this on HE, but what the FUCK is Wells gonna complain about for the next four years?
    Oh, wait, people are still wearing sandals? Never mind.

  16. jeffmcm says:

    Big Perm, you may be my favorite poster on here outside of Cadavra (thanks to his association with a certain series of Skeleton-related films).

  17. The Big Perm says:

    IO. why don’t you find the post where I said I was voting for McCain, you liar. Find it. Link it. Put up or shut up, fucker.
    In your insane, mindless little brain I may have said a few decent things about McCain or maybe something critical of Obama, which I’m sure makes me some kind of goosestepping facist neocon, but I’ve never said I was voting for McCain.
    YOU are the traitor to Obama. Do you think he’d approve of your apelike attitude best described as “no thought, lots of ranting, with liberal use of the word fuck?” I bet he wouldn’t. Why don’t you play nice with the conservatives and not call them fucks all the time. Like Obama would. But that’s why he’s awesome and you’re a little runny shit.
    Thanks Jeff! And by the way, I hope Cadavra reads this dumbass rant of mine because I just watched the trailers for the Cadavra sequel, and they were hilarous. I don’t know if Cadavra is the director or what, but the guy they had in the first trailer was dead-on perfect, and so was the dialogue. I’m going to check it out!
    Vote Obama and Cadavra!

  18. Brocktune says:

    I voted for McCain. The wife voted for Obama. What can I say? We’ll see which of us is right. Going back to 92 I’ve always voted for the winner. (Although if I had bothered to register in 88, it would have been for Dukakis)
    I wish Obama and our country good luck.

  19. Stella's Boy says:

    IOI, I too am very excited. I breathlessly watched network coverage last night and have been positively giddy all day. We have very good reason to feel elated today. It has been a long eight years.
    However, it is puerile and foolish to engage in bullying and name-calling. That type of behavior is contrary to what Obama stands for. You do yourself no favors behaving that way. My father-in-law watches Beck, O’Reilly and Hannity every night. Sometimes I watch a minute or two before leaving the room angrily. When you call people names and antagozine them, you are acting like that trinity of morons. You don’t want to stoop to their level.

  20. The Big Perm says:

    I didn’t have any major problems with McCain, really (cue IO thinking that means I want to marry him!) but he just didn’t have enough vision. And face it, Palin was a disaster. I saw some Repub on tv trying to spin it that she wasgreat and energized the base, but I think she was an active part in his loss. She was a terrible, impulsive decision and if McCain couldn’t do THAT right, what else would he follow through without any thought?
    You know, it’s too bad that O’Reilly is antagonistic as he is…if he toned it down 30% he’d be pretty great. As much shit as he gets for being a Republican mouthpiece, he really isn’t. He basically called Obama cool for comign on his show and getting grilled, and McCain a coward for not. I like the slimy bastard.

  21. hcat says:

    There are two things you need to do to win the presidency: Have a positive vision and speak like a country doctor. McCain and Hillary before him got mired down in trying to knock Obama down instead of holding themselves up. Look back to the primary debates and see how many cheap swipes Hillary took at him and he just cooly let it slide off his back. During the presidential campaign we were all screaming for Obama to take some hard shots at McCain in response to the sleaze that was being thrown at him daily. Instead Obama continued to campaign with a DIGNITY that I have never seen in a politician. He never lowered himself to their level. He never took some obscure vote that McCain made 8 years ago and twisted it to claim that McCain hates orphans, widows, puppies and God.
    The people’s reaction to this campaign and their rejection of McCain’s (and Libby Dole’s) fear tactics will hopefully carry through to future elections.
    And we finally found how to increase voter participation. Actually give them something to vote for.

  22. Stella's Boy says:

    So Newsweek was allowed extensive behind the scenes access to the candidates in exchange for agreeing to not publish anything until after the election. There’s some amusing stuff.

  23. Blackcloud says:

    Newsweek had the same access in ’04. The person who did worst was Mrs. Kerry, who came off looking like total Eurotrash.

  24. Stella's Boy says:

    I am not surprised (re: Mrs. Kerry). There’s nothing stunningly revelatory, but I found some of the bits interesting (like Palin being denied the chance to speak last night).

  25. christian says:

    “it’s too bad that O’Reilly is antagonistic as he is…if he toned it down 30% he’d be pretty great.”
    Uh, no. He’s a loudmouth ignorant bully who repeatedly lies about things he said five minutes before. I’ve been listening to his ridiculous observations for years and he’s so far in the spin cycle that he’s become the machine itself.
    And I’m taking morality lessons from a “regular guy” who paid out millions in a sexual harassment suit.

  26. The Big Perm says:

    Well, I can’t entirely argue with you there Christian, but at the same time you’re one of those guys who was going to move out of the country if McCain won, so you’re probably more sensitive to stuff like that than I am.
    I think it’s awesome that Palin was denied the chance to speak.

  27. Cadavra says:

    “I hope Cadavra reads this dumbass rant of mine because I just watched the trailers for the Cadavra sequel, and they were hilarous. I don’t know if Cadavra is the director or what, but the guy they had in the first trailer was dead-on perfect, and so was the dialogue. I’m going to check it out!
    Vote Obama and Cadavra!”
    The Lost Skeleton in 2016! The one candidate everyone can see through!

  28. leahnz says:

    i’m not sure if this is the right thread to post this, but rest in peace michael crichton. i have long been a fan of michael, who was so adept at blending great stories with science and technology, he was a genuine talent and will be sorely missed.

  29. The Big Perm says:

    Where’s that fuck IO? He owes me some proof or an apology. Pucker up son, my dick is dirty.

  30. The Big Perm says:

    I’m still waiting, IO, you cocksucker (soon to be, that is).

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It shows how out of it I was in trying to be in it, acknowledging that I was out of it to myself, and then thinking, “Okay, how do I stop being out of it? Well, I get some legitimate illogical narrative ideas” — some novel, you know?

So I decided on three writers that I might be able to option their material and get some producer, or myself as producer, and then get some writer to do a screenplay on it, and maybe make a movie.

And so the three projects were “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” “Naked Lunch” and a collection of Bukowski. Which, in 1975, forget it — I mean, that was nuts. Hollywood would not touch any of that, but I was looking for something commercial, and I thought that all of these things were coming.

There would be no Blade Runner if there was no Ray Bradbury. I couldn’t find Philip K. Dick. His agent didn’t even know where he was. And so I gave up.

I was walking down the street and I ran into Bradbury — he directed a play that I was going to do as an actor, so we know each other, but he yelled “hi” — and I’d forgot who he was.

So at my girlfriend Barbara Hershey’s urging — I was with her at that moment — she said, “Talk to him! That guy really wants to talk to you,” and I said “No, fuck him,” and keep walking.

But then I did, and then I realized who it was, and I thought, “Wait, he’s in that realm, maybe he knows Philip K. Dick.” I said, “You know a guy named—” “Yeah, sure — you want his phone number?”

My friend paid my rent for a year while I wrote, because it turned out we couldn’t get a writer. My friends kept on me about, well, if you can’t get a writer, then you write.”
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“That was the most disappointing thing to me in how this thing was played. Is that I’m on the phone with you now, after all that’s been said, and the fundamental distinction between what James is dealing with in these other cases is not actually brought to the fore. The fundamental difference is that James Franco didn’t seek to use his position to have sex with anyone. There’s not a case of that. He wasn’t using his position or status to try to solicit a sexual favor from anyone. If he had — if that were what the accusation involved — the show would not have gone on. We would have folded up shop and we would have not completed the show. Because then it would have been the same as Harvey Weinstein, or Les Moonves, or any of these cases that are fundamental to this new paradigm. Did you not notice that? Why did you not notice that? Is that not something notable to say, journalistically? Because nobody could find the voice to say it. I’m not just being rhetorical. Why is it that you and the other critics, none of you could find the voice to say, “You know, it’s not this, it’s that”? Because — let me go on and speak further to this. If you go back to the L.A. Times piece, that’s what it lacked. That’s what they were not able to deliver. The one example in the five that involved an issue of a sexual act was between James and a woman he was dating, who he was not working with. There was no professional dynamic in any capacity.

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