maybe so. maybe so

It seems almost too sweet that, at the same time someone I despise is nominated for an Oscar, one of my dormant scripts has attracted interest from a group of investors.

I wasn’t even pitching it. Someone who read it nine years ago e-mailed me asking if it was still available. Uh, yeah.

He re-read it and is quite enthusiastic. We’ll see. Optimistic screenwriters are, as a rule, naive and in debt. I’m often optimistic and terminally in debt.

Just in case, I thought it wise to enact another safeguard by posting the basics:

Tiny, aka Mint Julep’s Cabaret
by Christian Boone
Copyright 1998

I’m fairly certain it’s the only script ever written (minus any flatulence jokes) about a 350-pound buffet restaurant owner from South Georgia whose brother is an aspiring drag queen. “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” an ill-temperated monkey and an oversized lazy susan figure prominently in the story.

still bigoted after all these years

Seems obnoxious racist John Rocker hasn’t mellowed.

The former Brave was thrown out of the W Hotel in Buckhead Thursday night after spewing racial epithets at a Jewish radio personality.

No surprise. Rocker, who recently said he has been more persecuted than Jackie Robinson or Hank Aaron, dislikes pretty much everyone not born in America.

These images were lifted from his official site:

one weekend in the atl

A Grant Park couple watch their house burn to the ground as neighbors try in vain to reach 911. According to multiple witnesses, nearly 30 minutes elapse before firefighters arrive, even though there’s a station 1.2 miles away. (Read the story before assigning any blame);

Another senseless murder intown;

And rats … lots and lots of rats.

noted and quoted, lonely guy edition

Table for one
Table for one

“I don’t like to take naps. I don’t like to wake up more than once a day. ‘Cause when I first wake up I get that shock of who I am and everything. I… I really don’t like to do that more than once a day.”

–Charles Grodin, from the underrated 1980s Steve Martin flick, “The Lonely Guy”