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BYOB – Travel Tuesday

At the start of a long journey (26 days), I want to make sure the doors are locked, the electronics are off, that I have all the toys I need for the trip… and that things in here stay civil. It is on long trips like this when suddenly, one day, a bunch of e-mails start coming in, begging me to wrangle this commenter or that one.
Please… no drunk commenting… no boners… no bold and capped abuse.
I will not be truly unavailable for a few days… but I am hoping that all of you will set the tone the you would like to see as the tone for all, not to turn this blog space into your own personal soapbox.
Thanks… back in a few hours…

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75 Responses to “BYOB – Travel Tuesday”

  1. Watchmen dropped to #2 at the aussie box office behind the excellent debut of… Confessions of a Shopaholic.
    Is anybody seeing stuff at SXSW that isn’t studio stuff? Like, are people actually using this as a festival to see movies they won’t be able to see otherwise? Would be great to hear some reactions for movies that we’re not going to be hit with a wave of publicity for in a matter of days/weeks/months anyway.

  2. LexG says:

    “no drunk commenting… no boners…”
    WHOA, why do *I* get called out in the intro? Especially after a week of off-putting semantics and cheap shots at D-PO, how do I even rate a mention in the face of all that hostility? DP was even giving me some props lately, so how do I get lumped in with people relentlessly and very personally going after the guy?
    Isn’t “Elizabeth Banks gives me a B—R” kind of tame when you’re being raked over the coals by people with an ugly ax to grind?
    SAD LEX.

  3. ployp says:

    Have a safe trip Mr. Poland! Hope you’ll have fun. I love traveling.

  4. ployp says:

    Totally forgot. I wanted to thank whoever in here recommended Midnight Meat Train last year. I just found its DVD and watched it last week. Truly scary. Any other horror recommendations? I still can’t find Seul contre tous,sadly, Leah but I’ll keep on looking.

  5. The Big Perm says:

    Lex, when you’re at home along and squatting over the toilet and you take a big stinky shit, do you pluck it out of there and mail it to people?

  6. LexG, just set up a personal gay porn website and flash your peen to horny closeted studio executives.

  7. Chucky in Jersey says:

    The second Transformers movie hasn’t opened and we’re already getting a release date for “Transformers 3”.

  8. Blackcloud says:

    Eh, not a surprise to have it open in two years, if that’s the schedule they’re going on. What I want to know is what the big summer blockbuster in 2015 will be. Or will movie theaters not even exist then?

  9. Eric says:

    Lex, you’ve talked about wanting Russian girls before, and I said this once before, but maybe you think I was kidding– but seriously dude, GO TO RUSSIA. There are so many hot chicks walking around St. Petersburg that you’ll explode. And your Americanness will be a novelty there, maybe you can work it.
    Less than 3K round-trip for a week. You’ve said you’ve got some money, why not treat your boner to something special once in awhile?

  10. lazarus says:

    David Poland, how many more times are you going to let Lex flaunt his disregard for any kind of boundaries you try to set up?
    You politely ask for some level of restraint and then he goes and posts three consecutive posts filled with the exact kind of garbage you don’t want, ending with a nice all-caps “FUCK EVERYONE”. Beautiful.
    Get rid of his fucking ass! It’s that simple. Stop letting people spit in your face. He doesn’t care about your warnings, and is laughing at you as he continues to get away with it.
    I’ve said it before, you are letting someone lower the quality of discourse on your blog, and making a mockery of its purpose. I don’t care how many genuinely funny or observant posts he makes. It’s not worth it.

  11. Cadavra says:

    Lex, did it ever occur to you that if you did become famous, you’d be hassled 24/7 by PEOPLE LIKE YOU?
    Cadavra for the win.

  12. No boners? I’ll be back in a few hours them. Sigh.

  13. jeffmcm says:

    11 posts across 4 threads between 2:44 and 5:27 am.
    That’s actually not bad for Lex, less than a dozen and he probably got three hazy hours of sleep.

  14. jeffmcm says:

    “Laz, this isn’t true: ‘He doesn’t care about your warnings, and is laughing at you as he continues to get away with it.’ BULLSHIT.”
    So it’s an uncontrollable compulsion for you to spit in Poland’s face and laugh at him?

  15. a_loco says:

    HAHAHA I thought these posts were supposed to be ironic, and then Lex just went ahead and admitted he was drunk. I guess I was wrong. LOL!

  16. a_loco says:

    And on another not, I am always amazed at how correct Lex’s grammar and spelling is in these mistakes.
    In other words, when it comes to formatting:
    LexG & IO > leahnz & movieman

  17. Jeffrey Boam's Doctor says:

    LexG I spent some time being a few inches from Anna Farris after Observe and Report and I can say she is Charming. It was weird she was kind of ignored in the Q&A with nerds happier asking the asian twins about zombie survival. The film rides a fine line between being a misfire and something fresh. In the end the writing is not that sharp and the gags are pretty puerile. Its never nasty or sharp enough to be truly memorable. It should have made up its mind as its a tweener at the moment. Raimi’s film could breakout with the tweens and make some good money for Ghosthouse… if they cut better trailers for it that is. Derivative goofy fun the film wins you over even when every second is predictable.
    Apart from that the beers are cold, the coke is cut and the parties are picking up. Where’s the Hot Blogger party Don?

  18. jeffmcm says:

    If we made plans to do that, you’d suddenly make excuses and get busy at the last minute, and then I’d be stuck with 2 Russian hookers, and I just don’t have that kind of money.

  19. The Big Perm says:

    You don’t have eighteen cents?

  20. Blackcloud says:

    I still say at least one of Lex’s degrees is from clown college.

  21. Lota says:

    Yeah move to Oklahoma Lex. If we’re lucky some insulted Okie will string you up within a week of arrival for your inherent disrespect of women. My uncle Roy (may he RIP) was an Okie, comanche indian. He would have taken care of you (like knocked some sense into before he kicked your ass down a well) but he’s dead now so you are out of luck.
    But you’ll get cheap rent, a buccolic sky to write your logic down into a spiral notebook and maybe some woman will mistake you for a sensitive man.
    Perm, you better pay more than 18 cents.

  22. Although I firmly disagree with you on “Observe and Report” JBD, I’m heading over to The Ginger Man on 4th right after “Hurt Locker” to grab some beers if you’d like to meet up. I should be there around 9 but am seeing music around 10… is my email for any other beer starved SXSWers…on St. Patty’s…in Austin….yikes.

  23. adorian says:

    Dear Lex, I live in Oklahoma, so I beg of you, DO NOT MOVE TO OKLAHOMA ! It is just too boring here for someone of your obvious sophistication and polish.
    You would not be able to see many art films or indie films here. You would have to live your life through NetFlix. You would not find the women attractive. You would probably be one of the storm-chaser people killed by a tornado. You probably wouldn’t like to live on a diet of fried catfish, chicken-fried steak, hush puppies, okra, polk, and pecan pie. The bookstores and video stores are closing. AND –If you talk the way you type, someone would take offense and punch you out immediately.

  24. leahnz says:

    ‘I still can’t find Seul contre tous,sadly, Leah but I’ll keep on looking.’
    i hope you find it, ployp! it may be the nastiest glimpse into a seriously mentally mind i’ve ever seen (except for this blog, of course)

  25. storymark says:

    Please feel free to avoid New Mexico, as well.

  26. Lota says:

    On that basis Adorian, I think we should take up a blog collection to hire a Pennske truck to move Lex immediately to OK.
    Lex already lives a life of self-loathing and compares himself to hot rich people, so maybe in amongst the Okies, he can realize not everyone looks like H-wood A listers and develop self esteem and then ‘grow a par’ and stop whining.

  27. Lota says:

    grow a pair. sheesh, you’d think I was sending Lex to go golfing.

  28. a_loco says:

    Come to Toronto, Lex. Good movie scene, the economy’s not quite as bad, and Canadians are too nice to punch you in the face. I don’t know about rent, though, you say you have money, so you wouldn’t be living in my squalid student accomodations.
    But Canadians are WAAAY too chill to spend 16 hours a day in an office. And these are the uptight Toronto Canadians, go to Vancouver and you’re lucky to find anyone that doesn’t go to work high at least once a week.
    And I guess I can’t speak for the rest of Canada, but I find your comments to be pretty amusing. Possibly because you are far more self-deprecating than, say, IO.

  29. Lota says:

    “Any other horror recommendations?”
    Hi Polyp. You want old or new? Camp or really scary?

  30. leahnz says:

    ‘i hope you find it, ployp! it may be the nastiest glimpse into a seriously mentally mind i’ve ever seen (except for this blog, of course)’
    that would be ‘a seriously mentally ILL mind i’ve ever seen’, in case that made no sense, i’m frazzled

  31. leahnz says:

    oh yea, and wots rong with my grammer, a_loco, just becuse i dont uze capitle lettars

  32. a_loco says:

    Ya, that’s about it.

  33. jeffmcm says:

    That science guy sucks.
    I wish I was a woman in Lex’s office, so that I had an opportunity to justifiable slap him.

  34. Lynch Van Sant says:
    A lot of speculative rumors flying out as news regarding Natasha Richardson’s condition. She was reported dead then story was retracted. Now, some are saying she’s either brain dead or just has brain swelling.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family. I hope she recovers. I’ve always liked her starting from early roles in Gothic, Patty Hearst, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Comfort Of Strangers. Her and husband Liam are one of the classiest couples in movies.

  35. leahnz says:

    sort of further to a_loco’s link, the pope in africa still says ‘no condoms allowed’ in the fight against aids there. oh, joy.
    (sad new about richardson, she’s a dynamite lady, i hope she returns to good health)

  36. jeffmcm says:

    Re: Richardson, that’s terrible, I hope she pulls through.
    And the Pope thing is terrible too, but also not a surprise.

  37. THX5334 says:

    Like I said in the other thread;
    Not even with Brad Pitt’s Face, Body, Money and Fame
    could Lex get banged with Game like that. Sad.
    Lex, at the cost of my own reputation on this site, I’m throwing you a bone:
    Please, for all of our sakes. Click the fucking link.
    It is my best friends site. They are real. It is street. Have your money ready and get your release.
    Then come back and talk movies with us and stop shooting your self in the leg so bad with chicks.
    God, if you would just listen to some of us, you wouldn’t be so square. But like every alcoholic, you just love to shoot your self in the leg to keep proving this false unworthiness to your self.
    I’m so glad I got out of that circle jerk years ago.
    And special thanks and shout out to Joe and HCat, I didn’t think it was possible to make Sex undesirable – But congratulations you did it.
    Consider me traumatized.

  38. leahnz says:

    forgot to say before:
    don lewis, please share your musings on ‘hurt locker’ here, i’m keen to hear it (psyched for both ‘observe and report’ and ‘hurt locker’, hopefully they’ll get down here before i turn senile and forget what i’m excited to see)

  39. jeffmcm says:

    Speaking of traumatized, that link…
    Here’s the thing, though – even if Lex got laid, by whatever means, how long would it take him to revert back to normal mode? Maybe a week. AND he’d start complaining about the STD that he’s sure he contracted.
    What’s the AA phrase? “A thousand drinks are never enough and one is too many”?

  40. leahnz says:

    (and your best mate is slimeball loser pimp? nice one!)

  41. EOTW says:

    INSIDE: Most brutal, nastiest, and one of hte creepiest horror films I’ve ever seen and it has images that still haven’t left my mind.

  42. a_loco says:

    Anyone here seen a Romanian film called TAXIDERMIA? It’s not exactly horror, but it’s probably the most disturbing film I’ve ever seen.

  43. THX5334 says:

    Ahh Leah,
    You misunderstand. That is Vinnie, he is the Pimp. My friend is Jacky Jasper. Rapper, Musician. Who is the blog owner.
    Now, before we get into why it’s not cool that you are judging something you don’t understand, and how hypocritical it is to act like you’re a champion of women when you are a confessed Sex and The City fan. A show that has done far more damage to more women than any notion you may have – true or otherwise on what Pimping is.
    The first thing you need to understand is that Jacky is a former Gansta/Pimp rap artist who is migrating from that genre of music over to a more Rock/Funk with the new band he has.
    However, in West Coast urban street culture, where the setting for this music takes place –
    And people take your lyrics seriously, if you’re fake about what you do – being a Pimp, a hustler, a pusherman or jooker. And if it turns out that you’re fake or lying about any of your shit…you get shot!
    Now, since the site is a place designed to sell records that are in this genre of music, then your promotional blog about your life, better showcase something real that you talk about in your music otherwise you’re not real, and then you’re Milli Vanilli.
    In fact, I urge you to buy a record and STFU.
    Now, let’s address this blanket judgment you’re making, about some of my real friends.
    What is your definition of Pimping? Putting a girl on a street corner and forcing her into prostitution?
    Well, then that’s what makes you a square. And do you know what the difference between someone who is square and someone who is live? The squares ALWAYS JUDGE what they don’t understand. Live people don’t judge anyone. From the most elite to the dirtiest street whore. God and Jesus don’t judge. Why should we?
    As far as I’m concerned Pimping is just a nicer word for Capitalism.
    Now, I’m assuming the most knowledge you have of this world and philosophy and methodology is what you gleamed off of any stupid HBO documentary and that Hughes Bros. lame documentary.
    See, they only show you what are known as “Gorilla Pimps” these are the guys that you are incorrectly stereotyping my people to be. Who are actually a dying breed in the age of the internet and street cameras.
    These guys are evil. They are called Gorilla’s because they are brutes and think like brute’s and are violent and all the rest of the stereotype. And you pretty much have to go to the most deplorable parts of the US. or Europe to find these types.
    My people are what’s called Playboy Pimps. They have RULES. In fact, my people, it could be argued have done more good for these women than anyone in their lives.
    See, you judge and assume like a square that my people go to some college town and find some nice normal girl and turn her into some drugged out track walker.
    Well, you’re wrong. My people actually have a spiritual sense to them and they know that that is fucking with karma and that destroys lives.
    My people will only work with girls that have already decided they want to make money this way. More often than not, it is a girl working for someone else and she is getting abused and taken advantage of in the worst way.
    See Playboy Pimps are all about the mental. They NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, hit a girl. Unless it is an absolute last resort, as in their own life is in danger. Because Playboy’s know that physical violence cause more destruction in the long run than the very thing that caused them to get physical. And that ends up being more work and headaches.
    A Playboy is all about using his game to make the girl loyal to him and him only. If he has to hit her to get her loyalty, he lost the game. A playboy pimp understands women in a way no man does, and in effect knows how to be the man women want.
    My people? They take these girls you see on those links, girls who are already prostituting themselves – stupidly.
    My people take them and use positive reinforcement. No girl that has worked for any of my friends is forced to do anything she doesn’t want to. And no girl is forced to work for my friends any more than they want to. They can quit at anytime. Many have, and some haven’t.
    What my people do, is, get them away from the people taking advantage of them. And then, they teach them the game. They teach these girls how to spot a hustle and read a mind. They encourage them to take the money they make and put it into something constructive. Whatever they came out here to do – Acting class, music, dance, whatever. But my people MAKE SURE they go to class.
    But most importantly – We teach them about men. We teach them all the things you women think you understand about us, but you really don’t. We teach them, and they are never, ever, taken advantage of by a man ever again.
    And if they want to break them off money for helping them do something evil, in a better way that can actually get them away from it instead of more into it – Well, relationships are another job anyways. And at least, my people are seeing real results of these girls getting to better places in life.
    So Leah; while I understand your reaction, before you go and make blanket judgements perhaps you should know of what you speak.
    It’s like me saying it’s all fucked up how you New Zealanders treat the Hobbits.
    This is what’s wrong with the world, everybody judges everyone. I’m guilty of it too. But like I said, Jesus used to hang out with whores and never judged. So why should we?
    And I’m not trying to pick a fight with you Leah, I think you’re dope. But those are real friends that have had my back for over 10 years in this town. More than any industry person or human being.
    So yeah, you wanna go make blanket judgements and spit on one of my best friends names when you don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about – then yeah, you’re gonna go down.
    And yet you still think Sex and The City hasn’t fucked younger women up beyond all recognition. That show taught them to go act like men and be sluts.
    So all those years women spent fighting for equal rights and feminism, instead of honoring those battles and elevating your gender above men, where it belongs- (after all, women were chosen to be the gender to carry children for a reason)
    But instead, through shows like Sex and The City (written by men) women have been encouraged to embrace, AND HAVE BECOME, the very worst qualities of man that they rallied against!!
    And then so many of them end up on webcams prostituting themselves for free, and me and then my buddies go and scoop them up, teach them the real game – build back up there self esteem so that they end up doing something legit – And we’re the evil ones??
    You may not want to acknowledge this Leah, but here is the truth:
    Women (at least in LA) are the predator. Men are the prey.
    The lonliness Lex feels is not uncommon here in LA because of that. There are a ton of great guys in this town that are lonely because women are the sharks now and men are the prey.
    But, women – not wanting to admit to themselves that they’ve become what they hated in men the most – predators – Still want a MAN!
    And how is a man supposed to show he is a man to a Predator? He has to elevate himself. Because the woman has. And that means becoming a Pimp.
    Go ahead and judge. I don’t expect you to understand. But do your research before you attack.

  44. jeffmcm says:

    Which species of pimp is enforcing the ‘No Negros’ rule on the website?

  45. THX5334 says:

    The BLACK ones.

  46. Lota says:

    “And how is a man supposed to show he is a man to a Predator? He has to elevate himself. Because the woman has. And that means becoming a Pimp.”
    So shark behavior should beget shark behavior? Doesn’t make it a positive thing, and certainly isn’t the higher ground or advancement.
    Sending a girl to trades school or college is helping preparing to make money off “your body” in a better way than selling sex–selling sex is a short-term dead end job for most women, with serious safety hazards.
    I agree Sex and the City is a lowest common denominator behavior-wise in portraying some women acting like obnoxious men, but it is hardly correct to generalize and say *now* women are the sharks and men are the prey–Please!
    Going right back to Adam blaming Eve, when he took a bit of the apple himself–lame.
    That’s worse than anything Lex has ever said on this blog, seriously. You owe any woman reading this an apology.
    Lex is lonely because he is a complete fool and utterly lazy. The End. Has nothing to do with women.

  47. Not David Bordwell says:

    GodDAMN, I didn’t know Ice-T posted on this blog!

  48. leahnz says:

    oh dear, thx, you are so full of shit you must need one of those adult nappies for anal leakage
    thanks for that lengthy ‘in defence of my pimp mates: an essay’
    alternate international distribution titles:
    ‘my people: playboy pimps helping women across america’
    ‘gorilla pimps are for suckers!’
    ‘karma and the playboy pimp’
    or my personal fave,
    ‘playboy pimps: all about the mental’
    also, here’s a suggestion for the title of your new self-help book for men:
    ‘predator/pray: men are the new women’
    ‘elevate yourself, men! how to become a pimp in 9 easy steps’
    (and just for the record since you used it against me: i’m not a confessed ‘sex and the city’ fan, never have been, never will be – i think ‘satc’ is an often funny send-up and i’ve said as much; and if you think ‘satc’ has done more harm to the cause of women than ‘your pimp people’…i sorta feel sorry for you, actually)

  49. David Poland says:

    LexG has been put on his third and final probation.
    He is now the only person on the blog with unpublished comments… 52 to be exact.
    I really do feel he adds something when he is sober… and when he is not, he is an imposition on all our time and energy.
    Again… this is why I hate this banning crap and just wish people would police themselves. But the drunken commenting seems to be beyond control.
    His return will be up to him. And if he does return, it will mean that one more such run of self-indulgence will be the end of him being welcomed to post here.
    My apologies for it getting out of hand again.

  50. leahnz says:

    oh and thx: you’re so ‘street’

  51. Monco says:

    Pimpin aint easy.

  52. IOIOIOI says:


  53. IHeartThatCurtis! says:

    Seriously; this has been the weirdest fucking day of posting ever, and I love not being a part of it. Outside of the two posters who stated Lex should move to OK, and would almost certainly get smacked in the face by someone.
    THX going on about PIMPIN and what not, is fucking hilarious. You live in the Southland. It’s called BURBANK. San Fernando. I can go on, but there are countless places where to find ladies out there. Work it out. WORK IT OUT GODS DAMN IT!

  54. anghus says:

    lex would be marginally amusing in small portions. Unfortunately, there is only supersized lex or no lex at all.

  55. THX5334 says:

    You just don’t get it.
    You keep using the word “Woman”
    Who the fuck said I was talking about women?
    Where do women come into this at all?
    We are talking about predatory chicks.
    Entirely different species. Sorry you’re not getting that.
    You’re completely misunderstanding. Who says we teach these chicks to be sharks? We teach them how to recognize and understand and avoid being hustled by evil men and how to read a mind and avoid all that.
    Sex in the city and all the magazines, and all the phony square Brad Pitts you chicks usually fall for; that all does plenty of fine job of turning women into sharks without us.
    And who says they are selling their bodies with us?
    Sorry, but you added up the math wrong.
    I said they do whatever they want to do.
    So, if they want to make money doing nude modeling or lingerie modeling or strip; we’re evil because we make sure they get paid right, or work at a club that’s not diry and they won’t get hurt??
    And then we’re worse because we instill discipline in them and make them go to class when they would rather sleep in from partying all night?? Yeah, we’re the problem.
    On the other end, they can be like the girls in the link for Lex. Many of whom are already college educated with degrees…Think about that for a second.
    This is the part you keep missing. This predatory chick way of being is everywhere now. We’re not talking about girls from broken homes anymore. But girls from good families that have been conditioned by the culture to believe this is how you have to be to be liked! That’s the fucked up part.
    You want to blame me and my people and our way for all this?
    Blame Paris!! Blame Everyone that participated in her Carl’s JR. commercial, essentially legitimizing pornography as a means to stardom. There’s your fucking culprit. You can call her a woman if you want, I surely don’t.
    But all those involved with that, are way more of a fucking evil Pimp than me or my people would ever be. I’d never allow that shit on TV because I understand cultural influence.
    How about the girl that is fucking every guy in the industry for career advancement? So if we help a girl learn to manipulate that situation so she doesn’t have to go there; or if she still chooses to – make sure she gets her compensation?
    We’re the bad guys?
    In fact how is the girl that does use sex for career advancement in any industry any better than the girls on those links? Or the girl that is dating a man and accepts lavish gifts from him, but then sleeps with other men at the same time? Or if monogamous, has no real love for him and is shopping around? In my world, they’re not. But a lot of square females would make a distinction, because so many predatory chix do it.
    And where did you infer we send them to college so to help prepare them to sell their bodies??
    We send them to wherever they need to be so they STOP. Sometimes it’s not college. Sometimes it’s rehab. I don’t know where you got that backwards.
    Again I didn’t say women are to blame. I said predatory chix. And let’s be clear behind every genesis of a predator chick is some asshole boyfriend, stepfather, neighbor or relative or MAN that ruined them.
    And then they hurt and angry, go and do it to a nice guy so as not to feel so powerless again, and THEN the circle repeats itself. We’re not enabling the circle. We’re trying to break it.
    Go do a search on how much amateur porn is out there. Pay attention to how many are upper middle class girls. You think we’re the perpetrators of that? We’re the ones trying to stop it.
    If a girl comes to us and says she wants to have sex on camera, WE TALK HER OUT OF IT!!
    We explain to her that she may change and one day decide to have kids and grand-kids and that with the internet, that would come back and traumatize their children in ways they can’t comprehend.
    So the girls my friends work with don’t.
    But Paris did, and Kim Kardashian did. And what happens?? Russel Simmons hires Kim to be the host of his NYC charity event!!
    Lota, maybe if you took some time to read the blog and not be so quick to judge like the others;
    you would see all the multiple articles posted on calling out Russel Simmons for this. And how Jacky, and I and any other contributors to the the site were completely against that and the message it sends.
    And then you judge me? And say I owe women an apology? Fuck You. You owe me an apology.
    These girls have already CHOSEN that shit. THEY WANT TO DO IT! When they get with us, we open their eyes to how they’re being hustled. Teach them to think for themselves. How to stop being a predatory chick and find real love and be a real women.
    You keep thinking we’re talking about you. We’re not talking about women, Lota. We are talking about predatory chicks.
    So again, I don’t owe any woman an apology. They weren’t the ones in reference.
    I’m sorry Lota, you and your generation are so blind to how it really is. And maybe it is localized in LA. But LA has a lot of influence on world culture, and spreads this dysfunction.
    The fact that you don’t believe it exists, doesn’t mean that it isn’t real.
    And without naming names; Everyone inside knows of three fucking A-List level actresses all of whom have been at the top for decades…All are actresses women love, and…
    All were known to be full service prostitutes and used that to get into the game. So that shit has been going on long before I came, and now it’s gotten worse. Because girls aren’t doing it to get in a lead in a studio film or contract – They’re doing it just to get on YouTube, and the holy grail of it all – VH1
    And the difference between people with your disposition and mine? Me? I still enjoy those A-List actresses work and think they’re all phenomenal actresses. Because I know how to separate the Art and The Artist and don’t judge the work based on the person.
    This has nothing to do with Adam blaming Eve.
    Eve, is Gen X or older and is long gone and in denial about who has filled her spot. A Predatory chick who ate the snake and became the worst of that snake.
    Fuck, we want Eve back!!
    At least me and my types try to get them away from staying or becoming worse as to what SOMEONE ELSE turned them out to be…
    And while you’re absolutely right about Lex, that was a poor example on my part. But I stand by my case that there are a ton of good, good-looking, nice and successful guys that are lonely and traumatized from these predatory chicks here in Los Angeles. I know, I was one of them. Then I learned the game, changed my vibe and have not been lonely since. And I do date women. Real Women. My girlfriend of two years being a perfect example.
    The mindfuck when I was learning the game; that I try to make people understand whom might believe Lex when he says you have to be as famous and rich and good looking as Brad Pitt to get laid in this town, that that’s bullshit. It’s not how you look or how much money you have.
    I know because I was out of shape and overweight and broke and still dating some incredible women.
    The important thing to understand about Pimping is, it’s as you believe. Lex never gets laid, because he doesn’t believe he’s ever going to get laid. Because he buys into the media hype spin machine. When the people behind the curtain all know it’s fake. But what Lex and most of the world doesn’t want to acknowledge is that we create our own realities whether we realize and believe it or not.
    The game is really about your mental, emotional and spiritual and and how to harmonize it all and not get taken by anyone. Whether it be in love or life.
    That’s Pimping. And if that offends you…
    then be offended.
    (Lota, if you want to discuss it more in private, I’m happy to.)

  56. ployp says:

    Lota, newer horror films would be easier for me to find. I like both campy and really, really scary ones, though I find so-called torture porn disturbing, highly exploitative, and very unnecessary. I didn’t get through Hostel.
    I saw a DVD of Audition and hesitated. Should I get it? Taxidermia sounds interested.

  57. THX5334 says:

    Instead of having a real conversation breaking me or my words down, or making valid counter-points, you resort to teasing.
    At least Lota as logic and ideas to back up her protest.
    What you’re doing is an awesome job of manipulating the conversation into emotional name calling. Very juvenile.
    Truthfully, I don’t expect single mothers to understand.
    You’re the strongest people in the world. Who have gotten the worst of men. And whether you had it in you before or not, You all have gotten all this crazy bullshit I’m referring, out of your system – because you knew you had to for your kid.
    So, it’s cool. We can just agree to disagree.
    Don’t worry, I’m ahead of you on the book. At least it will be more real than that “He’s just not into you” BS.
    And IO, no disrespect. But I don’t live in the valley at all. That’s Lex. I live right in the heart of LA, near the Grove. It’s a nice area. But anyone that lives in LA knows. It’s different. We don’t have localized “areas” where one end of town is the getto and the other is the rich. And the rest in between.
    LA has patches or zones. You can be in Beverly Hills one minute, drive not even a mile South East and you’re in car-jacking territory. We live in a good area, but I almost had a bad encounter late the other night walking my dog. When two bangers were tagging a tree, the next street over from mine. They saw I saw them, and one reached in his jacket – until I just smiled and said a friendly what up and kept going on my way.
    I’m sure Tennessee is very hard. Anytime you wanna do a Pepsi challenge, I will happily take you for the best burger in LA. It’s in a run down shack off of Western and Slauson and then you can tell me what you think.
    I remember being there with one of my homiez being disparaged here, and was literally the only white guy (that wasn’t a cop) for miles and was being stared at everywhere. It was an awesome moment from an actor’s perspective to get a sense of the shit vibe minorities must vibe from whites 24/7. The feeling of always being on guard, never able to relax. It was enlightening and made sad all at the same time.
    Well, I knew this would cost me my rep. I guess that’s why I am friends with them still instead of others. They NEVER judge.

  58. ployp says:

    Never mind Audition. Just read the synopsis.

  59. Not David Bordwell says:

    I would your grace would take me with you: whom
    means your grace?
    That villanous abominable misleader of youth,
    Falstaff, that old white-bearded Satan.
    My lord, the man I know.
    I know thou dost.
    But to say I know more harm in him than in myself,
    were to say more than I know. That he is old, the
    more the pity, his white hairs do witness it; but
    that he is, saving your reverence, a whoremaster,
    that I utterly deny. If sack and sugar be a fault,
    God help the wicked! if to be old and merry be a
    sin, then many an old host that I know is damned: if
    to be fat be to be hated, then Pharaoh’s lean kine
    are to be loved. No, my good lord; banish Peto,
    banish Bardolph, banish Poins: but for sweet Jack
    Falstaff, kind Jack Falstaff, true Jack Falstaff,
    valiant Jack Falstaff, and therefore more valiant,
    being, as he is, old Jack Falstaff, banish not him
    thy Harry’s company, banish not him thy Harry’s
    company: banish plump Jack, and banish all the world.
    I do, I will.

  60. leahnz says:

    god, you’re a long-winded, passive-aggressive tosser, thx. not name-calling, just an observation.
    i chose a sarcastic/ironic response to your ‘defence of your people – playboy pimps’ essay because it was just so puerile, misogynistic and absurd as to be laughable, frankly. and to dignify any of your bullshit with a response isn’t worth my time.
    and while i’m at it, you’ve got a hell of a nerve posting a link to your sleazy mate’s pornographic prostitution site; not sure if david poland is aware of it because he’s on the go and may not be able to read of all the comments, but if he wants us to self-regulate, i’ll tell you right now that shit is fuck-fucking-FUBAR. this isn’t the place for that crap.
    (and don’t presume to think you know ANYTHING about me and lecture me about my parental situation, you don’t have the first clue. as a matter of fact, you don’t have a clue about a great many things, that much is painfully clear)
    and lota’s a righteous chic, i just wanted to make that clear, too, in case she chooses to engage you any further on your messed-up attitude towards women, which i agree is more offensive than any typical silly frat boy shit that comes out of lex’s fingers

  61. Not David Bordwell says:

    Don’t fool yourself, Ice-TXH, I wouldn’t want you to damage your mental, emotional, and spiritual game:
    We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.
    Through him all things were made.
    For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.
    On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

  62. Not David Bordwell says:

    FYI, leahnz:
    Henry IV dialogue apropos the LexG sitch, not directed at Slick Rick.

  63. Lota says:

    Ployp only ones I can think of quickly

  64. leahnz says:

    ployp: ‘black christmas’ – clark’s 1970’s classic. do it NOW, trust me!
    (good to know, ndb, i was hoping as much)

  65. a_loco says:

    THX, you got issues, you remind me of Tom Cruise in Magnolia.

  66. Joe Straat says:

    I find myself clicking on the comments portion of Dave’s blog entries and saying, “What the hell just happened?” a lot these days.

  67. LYT says:

    IO, was that a Tommy Wiseau reference above?
    Because I feel like I’m sitting on top of an atomic bomb that’s about to go off!

  68. IOIOIOI says:

    Here’s the difference between Memphis and LA. In LA, people kill random motherfuckers. In Memphis, people kill people they know. I have no idea which one is better or worse, but I just thought I should share that with THX.

  69. IOIOIOI says:

    LYT: Could be. Could be.

  70. JB Moore says:

    IO was doing Dean in “Rebel”.
    And what is the deal with “The Room”? I see the ads in LA Weekly all the time. Is it some kind of modern day Ed Wood-ian opus?

  71. How incredibly bizarre. THX, I’d suggest you not post links to porn in the future. Goodbye credibility!
    a_loco, I saw Taxidermia. I liked it. I personally nominated it for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Editing in my own blog awards. Yes, I am a movie blogging geek like that.

  72. LYT says:

    “And what is the deal with “The Room”? I see the ads in LA Weekly all the time. Is it some kind of modern day Ed Wood-ian opus?”
    Yes. Except “Ed Wood” actually shows up to get heckled, and it isn’t clear that he even understands why (or speaks English much), though he dubiously claims that he anticipated this reaction all along.
    Funniest movie of all time. Plays once a month at the Sunset 5. Any cinephile worth their salt must go at least once. And bring plastic spoons…seriously.
    I think my review is the only one on Rotten Tomatoes.

  73. LYT says:

    A typical scene from “The Room”:

  74. jeffmcm says:

    By the way, Lex sends his regards:
    “NO WAY I’m gonna stop posting drunk or stop drinking or stop posting when I’m worked about LACK OF VAG”

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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.”
~ Hampton Fancher

“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.

~ David Simon