Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Batch o’ Hatch: 7X7 Link Award, The Return of Tenacious D, and Edgar Wright at FSU

7X7 Link Award

Ruth over at ...let’s be splendid about this... recently (not that recently - I’m lazy these days) awarded me with the 7X7 Link Award. I basically get to talk about myself! Thanks, Ruth!

So first up I have to - tell everyone something that no one else knows yet.

Man I’m boring! I almost can’t think of anything for this. My mom’s from Northern Ireland and I have a lot of family over there. I’ve visited a few times now, love it, and would like to own a house there someday. I guess that’s something.

And now there’s a few posts of mine I need to discuss.

Most beautiful piece? I don’t get that mushy on the blog but I think my FSF on a scene from Forrest Gump is pretty nice. The scene itself is beautiful anyway!

Most helpful piece? I’m at a loss on this one.

Most popular piece? In terms of what’s most-read that would be my post on Alec Baldwin’s Bonefish Grill radio commercials. It’s gotten the most hits on the blog by far. I don’t think it has anything to do with the quality of the piece, I just think people Google this topic a lot. Seriously, if you Google “Alec Baldwin Bonefish Grill”, this piece is the number two result. Kind of bizarre. It’s funny since Alex over at And So It Begins... has been posting a lot about Mamet and I feature Baldwin’s scene from Glengarry Glen Ross.

A few posts tie for most comments, including my review of Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Most controversial piece? I don’t think I’m brave enough to be controversial. Let’s give it time. I like some pretty shitty films.

Most surprisingly successful piece? I would probably have to go back to the Alec Baldwin post.

Most underrated piece? We did a series on The Shining this past Halloween and one post in particular was a tribute of sorts to the “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” scene. We even got CT from Nerd Lunch to help out. Didn’t get many comments, however.  

Most pride-worthy piece? I’m pretty proud of my What Happened After...John Carpenter’s The Thing? post. It was quite a bit of research (okay it was quite a bit of compiling Wikipedia info) and The Thing is near and dear to my heart. I’d like to turn What Happened After...into a semi-regular feature too.

Now l get to pass this on to seven other bloggers. Whether they choose to participate is up to them!

CT at Nerd Lunch
Jeeg at Nerd Lunch
Pax at Cavalcade of Awesome
Markus AND Sir Phobos at Green People Soup (yeah I cheated)

Tenacious D Returns

Something amazing has happened. Something big. Something mega. Something copious. Something capacious. Something cajunga! Tenacious D has returned.

The AV Club reports
that the duo have an album - Rize Of The Fenix - due in May of this year. Could a sequel to the middling Pick of Destiny be far off? Probably. Scope their new video plus a scene from PoD below.


Edgar Wright at FSU

Good news! Edgar Wright is visiting Florida State University this weekend to screen his films! Bad news - I graduated from FSU in 2007 and live close to 200 miles away now.

I was ready to pass on the event due to other obligations but Tiffany told me I should just nut up and drive over to Tallahassee. It’s very tempting. Wright's films are amazing and I might not get another chance like this for a while, plus my imaginary tea time sessions with the director just aren’t cutting it anymore. What do you guys think I should do??

I’ll ask Imaginary Wright over crumpets later.


  1. Maybe you can get the same Edgar Wright anecdotes from the dvds or interview transcripts? 200 miles is a long ways to go for trivia on some movies, I don't think I would travel that far unless I was a huge fan(which apparently you are?) I suppose the possibility to ask Wright questions is the advantage of going. Would be cool to read your thoughts on the event!

    This award post made me chuckle, particularly the last paragraph ( :

  2. you 7x7'd me damn you! Hey my wife absolutely loves Ireland and has been there. She wants us to go together at some point. She's an Irish lass herself.

    1. oh and by the way, you go see Edgar when you can! 200 miles well spent I say!

  3. Well oddly enough I'm having some car troubles so I had to forget about going to see Wright. :( Next time.

    Chris - I'm definitely a huge fan and hopefully would have gotten to ask him a question or two. Thanks for reading glad you enjoyed it!

    Markus - You should definitely visit Ireland it's an amazing place. I kinda feel like I'm in a movie when I'm over there.