“I was fired off one big high-pressure type movie, but I heard about it in the worst way, in a form of gossip from my agent, who’d heard the studio had hired so-and-so to work on my movie. Nobody had told me I was fired, so the hiring took me a tad by surprise. I called the studio executive I’d been working with and said, “Did you just hire so-and-so to rewrite me?” And he sighed heavily and said, “You know, Dave, this is a tough phone call to make … ” And I screamed into the phone “YOU DIDN’T MAKE IT! I HEARD IT IN THE GUTTER!” That kinda sucked. What I didn’t know at the time was that I would be re-hired and re-fired on that same movie two more times.”—Polone: Four Star Screenwriters Talk About Rewrite Hell — Vulture
“Recently, Mitt Romney said that his father once trained to be a carpenter and was able to “take a handful of nails, stick them in his mouth and then, you know, spit them out, pointy end forward.”—Republican Truth or Dare - NYTimes.com
“Wired Consulting will be a bespoke business consultancy, sharing its “access and insight on the techniques, technologies, and people driving change.” The aim is to enable businesses to develop future strategies.”—
The power of consultancy to make even seasoned journalists start talking in meaningless managementspeak never ceases to amaze. You’d think that speaking-in-English would be the obvious way for journalists to differentiate themselves in this market. I guess not.
“On Amazon, the Kindle button for the I.P.G. titles is gone. The classic groupie memoir “I’m With the Band” by Pamela Des Barres was listed as being available only in paperback and an audio edition. But in what might have been a sly message from Amazon, there was a button to click to tell the publisher you would like to read the book on Kindle.”—
“For example, in Pasture Pandemonium, an iPhone and Android game currently in development, players try to get their pig across a pasture without getting trapped in confinement or pricked by antibiotic needles.”—