Daily Archives: December 2, 2012

If it weren’t for the fact that all we would do is argue and try to beat the shit out of each other, I could really do with a few clones. I’m putting the finishing touches on the Kickstarter video for Cowboys & Engines, so we can launch the campaign in the next few days. That’s huge. That means it’s actually happening. No more planning for the campaign, no more waffling about when to start. We Go. Approximately 90 days later, We Shoot. I’m excited, anxious, and slightly terrified all at once.

I think of all the C&E-related things I haven’t gotten done, and it crushes me a little. So much is resting on my shoulders, and it’s nothing I can delegate. I’m dangerously close to becoming the bottleneck that strangles the movie. Sobering to realize and write it down, but the point of doing it is to make sure that doesn’t happen, right?

It’s no help that I’m waking up tomorrow to begin the busiest December I can ever remember. I’m shooting two superhero parodies I wrote for Axel & Vivid; prepping and directing a pretty big new cable show for Paul Fishbein and x3sixty; writing another Hustler script for Axel; oh, and getting back to editing Money Shot.

All without letting Cowboys & Engines fall between the cracks, and preferably without forgoing the occasional evening of debauchery I allow myself because I get really cranky when I got to long without abusing a gorgeous, willing victim.

Oh, and I’m hoping to take some time off and leave the country over Christmas & New Years. It isn’t really a vacation; it’s just that I have no one here to spend it with, and I want to distract myself from being a lonely, bitter old bastard, rattling around the apartment, just me and the cats, come Boxing Day. I’ve also been discussing stopping in Michigan for a bit along the way to meet an interesting creature I only know from text and pictures… Details, perhaps, to come.

At any rate, the most important film of my career officially starts pre-production this week. I felt it should be in the permanent record…

If it be now, ’tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come—the readiness is all.”

Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2

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Okay. Here are some things done on American soil in the name of Christianity. The Ku Klux Klan burned down black churches, raped women, murdered civil rights workers, murdered children and terrorized communities for over a century. The neo nazis all acted and continue to act in the name of white christian supremacy. The army of god fatally attacks abortion clinics and doctors across the country. The covenant, the sword and the arm of the lord targets local police and federal agents. The federal building in Oklahoma City. The attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan and the successful assassinations of Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, John Lennon, and Abraham Lincoln, all perpetrated by Christians. Miss Greer, we weren’t attacked by Muslims, we were attacked by sociopaths, and I for one would join you in protesting a community center for the criminally insane, but no one is suggesting building one. — WIll McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), The Newsroom