Roman and Kent are two hopelessly geeky sci-fi nerds who write a screenplay that’s so bogged down in expository jargon not even Steve Guttenberg can appreciate it. After some helpful insight from the Gutte, the boys workshop their script and re-present it to the group, this time with much better results.
I’d like to argue that Inception is the first draft of their screenplay - all techno-babble bullshit and no heart. Nolan’s script could really benefit from a Guttenberg re-write…er, or at least some notes from the Party Down writers’ room.
“INSTRUCTION BASED ART WORK
Artist example: Sol Lewitt, Yoko Ono
Following the contemporary art tradition in which artists create a set of instructions so anyone can recreate their art, this challenge asks artists to create their own art-making instructions. Once completed, Bravo redistributes the instructions and artists are forced to remake their colleagues projects. This is a double elimination challenge as both the creator of the instructions and the executor of the losing work go home. Ha ha!”—Paddy Johnson and Carolina Miranda (artfagcity and c-monster, respectively), propose better challenges for Bravo’s Work of Art. (via cmonstah)
“Illinois’s comptroller, Daniel W. Hynes…picks the papers off his desk and points to a figure in red: $5.01 billion. ‘This is what the state owes right now to schools, rehabilitation centers, child care, the state university — and it’s getting worse every single day.’”—From NYTimes article Payback Time - Budget in the Red, Illinois Has Stopped Paying Bills by Michael Powell. Looks like I got out just in time.