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Reprimand and Randomness

July 26, 2008

Okay, so we know there are more than two readers of this blog, we can see viewership stats. Don’t get me wrong, Ry and Jerry are loved here at CGP and I wouldn’t do anything to stop their engagement, but come on people, do you have any thoughts, opinions, recipes even, you’d like to share? And hey, if you’re new to the blogosphere (like Dana!) remember: At it’s best, it is an online conversation (at it’s worst it could be this blog!).

Sorry about the reprimand, I guess I am just looking for a pulse from our readership rather than just stats—apparently a lot of people check in on Wednesdays for some reason? I know the music meme might have been a tedious way to try to get a thread of commentary going, but some of you must have seen Iron Man or watched the trailer for Benjamin Button. So, don’t be afraid to tell us what you think (even to tell us you hate this rant)!

OK, no more rants (at least for another month). Here are some things of interest:

  • If you are fans of The Office like we are, you may enjoy the two minute webisodes which can be found here. They are running during the summer and feature some of the more minor characters in a story arc titled “Kevin’s Loan.” They are actually pretty funny and Kevin, played by Brian Baumgartner of Minneapolis’ now-defunct Theatre de la Jeune Lune, is great.
  • Also, a trailer for Rian Johnson’s new film, The Brother Bloom, can be found here. Johnson wrote and directed his first independent film, Brick, in 2005 and I would highly recommend it. Basically a Film Noir set in a contemporary high school, Brick sounds strange on paper but actually works on many levels once you get used to the hard-boiled detective dialogue coming out of the mouths of teenagers. Funny, clever and shy of cheesy, its a respectful homage to classic gangster/detective films. Johnson is one of the few writer-director combos we should be keeping an eye on.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 26, 2008 10:09 pm

    Who are the british looking people with umbrellas?

  2. Drew permalink*
    July 27, 2008 7:56 am

    Great Question Eric! Well, you’ll notice all of the pictures in a particular post correspond quite directly with the content of said post. Example, picture of Sydney Pollack goes with the post about Sydney Pollack. So the picture atop of this post must have something to do with the content of this post. Just finish reading it, check out any trailers or links and see if you can figure it out. What a fun game! (OK, I know you were joking Eric and I am just plain mean. Glad to see you and Liz are adjusting to life in Korea, I am still secretly jealous of your adventurous life overseas. Have you found a theater showing The Dark Knight in English yet?) Thanks for posting a comment.

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