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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 10
2005

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MEDIA

C|Net interviews Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales, a founder of Wikipedia who is behind WikiNews.

Long look at the business of the New York Times from Business Week. (The section about NYTimes.com potentially becoming a pay site got dot-comers all worked up the past few days.)

TV

Variety comes down on 60 Minutes for its soft profile on Google.

More details on the MTV wireless deal, which could put clips from The Daily Show and Best Week Ever on cell phones.

ONLINE

For you LJ-ers out there, Mena Trott of Moveable Type will allay your worries.

Yet another profile of BitTorrent, this time from the Seattle Times.

MUSIC

Sasha wrote about mash-ups for The New Yorker. I don't know about the genesis of the piece, but it reads like something that was edited into blandness.

The Guardian profiles Dolly Parton, including notes on "why God likes gays."

Yipe, the entire run of the Sub Pop Singles Club (minus one record) is on sale on eBay. Bid is currently $4500.

FILM

You've probably heard that Richard Linklater is directing an animated version of Phillip K Dick's A Scanner Darkly, and Ain't It Cool News has some pics. (BTW, when was the last time you saw anyone link to Ain't It Cool News?)

And the award for washed-up cast of the year goes to... Alone in the Dark, starring Christian Slater, Tara Reid, and Stephen Dorff.

LOCAL

Apparently Ron Jeremy is appearing at the Triple Rock January 15. It's a little unclear what this even actually is, but I'll try to find out for you.

Strib profiles the novel writing program, NaNoWriMo. (BTW, is anyone else annoyed with the way StarTribune.com now breaks every story into two pages? For some reason it never bothered me when NYTimes.com did it, but this does.)




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