Tuesday, February 07, 2006

In death, I leave my resume.

This came from a thread on cartoonist Scott Shaw!s excellent Oddball Comics forum. I'm turning it into an e-mailable post. If this comes back to your in-box a year later, I'm to blame.
So, which writer was most concerned about his reputation after his death?
  • Charles Dickens?

  • Walt Whitman?

  • Mark Twain?

  • Ernest Hemingway?

  • or Bob Kane?

Now, to be fair, some of the authors' simple markers are next to much bigger and showier monuments, or inside mausoleums. And we're not sure whether this was Kane's choice for a memorial. And sharing turf with Bob in Forest Lawn are more than a few celebrities whose markers resemble their resumes. Some people just want to make certain they're remembered after they're gone. Perhaps they've seen the example of friends who were forgotten.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Attention Radio DJs!

Today, over one thousand morning jocks will be playing drop-ins of dialogue from the movie Groundhog Day. Five hundred of them will play the same piece of dialog over and over after every song or commercial.

We get it. The movie was about a guy forced to live the same day over and over. It's already been thought of. So come up with something new.

And replaying your entire show the day after Groundhog Day has been done, too.