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Rex Sorgatz

Screenplay idea: Man gets amnesia and reconstructs his life from blog comments he wrote. Short film -- he kills himself after 11 minutes.

jan 8
2008

Wire Closer

[Last Wire link... I promise... ] If you watched the season premier, you saw a little bit about the proper usage of the word evacuate in the newsroom. Yesterday, Vulture contested the copy-editing scandal, but today David Simon himself took issue with Vulture taking issue with David Simon taking issue with the word. I can't believe you're not watching this show! UPDATE: Actually, it appears David Simon is scanning the entire blogosphere for self-references!

5 comments

"I can't believe you're not watching this show!" Oh, come on, Rexy, even with your supernatural ability to refract the universe through your own prism, this is kinda silly. Everybody watches The Wire, it was roundly declared "the best show on television" about two seasons ago and even dubbed Dickensian back in 2006. Just because you finally started watching last month doesn't mean it never existed before.

Now, when are you going to discover The Sopranos?

posted by Jim Ray at 6:55 PM on January 8, 2008

Are you for real?

Perhaps I should have used bold, italics, underlines, and three exclamations points rather than just one, because I'm not sure how you could miss that "I can't believe you're not watching this show!" is a joke. You can't take a dip in the blogosphere, much less a sports bar, right now with someone telling you how Dickensian the show is, or, even better, how you first observed that way back in 2006. Actually, you've now turned "I can't believe you're not watching this show!" into satire on an entire culture that makes sure everyone knows that "Everybody watches The Wire" and while trolling others' "supernatural ability to refract the universe through your own prism" in blog comments.

What channel is The Sopranos on?

posted by Rex at 9:13 PM on January 8, 2008

Damn. You sure told me, bro.

"...satire on an entire culture..." Oh, Rexy, we miss you.

posted by Jim Ray at 10:58 PM on January 8, 2008

Is The Wire the one with all the black people?

posted by Conbon at 1:11 AM on January 9, 2008

Maybe this quote explains some of his behaviour?

"Like many writers, I live every day with the vague nightmare that at some point, someone more knowledgeable than myself is going to sit up and pen a massive screed indicating exactly where my work is shallow and fraudulent and rooted in lame, half-assed assumptions."

posted by OlliS at 10:15 AM on January 9, 2008




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