Kim sheesh

Sony eats shit so you don’t have to watch it. Not on Christmas Day, anyway; it seems likely, however, that you will be able to watch “The Interview” via video on demand*, giving Sony Pictures Entertainment a chance to recoup some of its lost millions and Kim Jong-un the option of blowing up your teevee instead of your local cineplex.

Thus, today’s musical selection — “Now You See It – Now You Don’t,” from “Tinseltown Rebellion.”

I recommend that you enjoy it with a glass of fine rum and a Cuban cigar. If you watch “The Interview,” however, I suggest smoking a shitload of weed. It’s supposed to be what makes Seth Rogen smart.

* See comments. It appears that “The Interview” may follow the Sony Walkman TPS-L2 into the dustbin of history.

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16 Responses to “Kim sheesh”

  1. Steve O Says:

    Can’t make up shit like that.

    But you know there will now be a sequel, encorporating the cancelation of the first part.

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Un-fucking believable. I have no other words.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I’m a teen-age computer whiz, I’m a digital desperado croaking every movie my parents want to see. “RELEASE THE ROM-COM AND THE MALL GETS IT!”

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Heard a story on NPR, not sure what show, a few weeks ago where a female blogger was getting threats of death and rape on that “Facebook” thingy. She did a little investigation and tracking and found the majority were exactly as you describe, kids hiding behind anonymity. She tracked down their parents and told them what was the kid was doing. It worked very well. One of the reason I no longer read comments, except here and a few other places like RKP. They are worthless and predictable. Facebook, like you said in your sidebar, is a mind numbing time suck.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Another of the many drawbacks of the Digital Age. Back in the day, before running a column of letters to the editor in the daily puppy-trainer, it was standard practice to contact the authors of said letters to confirm that they were who they claimed to be. More of that sort of thing today would cut down on some of the vitriol. But not all, sadly. People will say things on the Internets that would get their teeth driven down their throats and out their arseholes in MeatWorld.

  3. Libby Says:

    So now the link to Variety says, ” SONY has no further release plans”, for “The Interview”. All info removed from their website, per Variety.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Ooo, The Los Angeles Times concurs: “Sony has decided not to pursue video-on-demand distribution for the film or make it available on YouTube or a streaming service such as Amazon or Neftlix. The option was one of a number of scenarios being explored, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. A Sony spokesman said simply that the studio ‘has no further release plans for the film.'”

      Ditto The New York Times.

      • Libby Says:

        I wanted to see it. I think Rogen and Franco are very funny together. I read a one sentence blurb from Claudia Puig, USA Today. Underwhelmed.

      • Libby Says:

        Frank has answers for everything, doesn’t he? The Bible, Shakespeare and Zappa.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        The more I dwell on it, the more I feel badly for Rogen. If Sony wasn’t gonna have his back, they should never have OK’d the shoot.

        A line from another film seems apropos here: “Never laugh at live dragons.” Maybe they should’ve waited until Kim Jong-un was a dead worm.

        And yes, this year in particular Zappa seems to mesh smoothly with current events. These little ditties practically write themselves.

  4. Larry T. Says:

    One wonders what the situation would be if Rogen had wanted to make a film with POTUS as the target? If that wasn’t going to be OK, why would it be OK with the top-dog in North Korea? Sounds like they need some adults to supervise what goes on at Sony…or perhaps the adults there need to smoke a little LESS dope in their spare time. Meanwhile, close to $100 million down the toilet.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Yeah, think about putting Ronnie Raygun in the Kim Jong-un spot while he was still alive. Rogen and his merry men would be in a windowless concrete dungeon under the Supermax in Florence, Colorado, having daylight pumped to them for 30 seconds every other Feb. 31 for about a thousand years.

      None of us ever thinks one of our jokes will go horribly wrong. I’m always surprised when people want to punch/sue me over one of my little japes. Doesn’t everyone know we’re just having fun here? Nope.

      Looks like the LAT may have been first out of the box with the kowtowing-to-terrorists editorial.

      Meanwhile, Rolling Stone has an extensive chat with the Rolling Stoner here.

    • Neil Says:

      Already done.
      “Death of a President is a 2006 British high concept mockumentary political thriller film about the fictional assassination of George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President, on 19 October 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. The film is presented as a future history mockumentary and uses actors, archival video footage as well as computer-generated special effects to present the hypothetical aftermath the event had on civil liberties, racial profiling, journalistic sensationalism and foreign policy.”
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_President_%282006_film%29

  5. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Maybe Osama bin Laden did win, and we just didn’t notice? Four to six trillion borrowed bucks on the tab, and everybody running scared. And, the threat is still there. Or is it?

    • Larry T. Says:

      Yep, Dick-less (well, heck he made a LOT of loot for his friends) and Bush did exactly as Bin-Laden dreamed. Osama poked the tiger and the tiger went berserk. Remember how quickly the cabinet member who said these adventures would cost a trillion or more was sacked? Both Iraq and Afghanistan probably bigger messes than they were before this insanity started while US taxpayers are out a pile-o-dough with millions of lives wasted on all sides. Merry Christmas Dick-less & Dubya!

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