We should be nurturing corporate spectacle.
August 14, 2012 10:43 AM   Subscribe

Let's put a stop to the love. You've perhaps heard of comic Mike Birbiglia's forthcoming film, "Sleepwalk With Me," in theaters starting August 24th. (Written and directed by Mike Birbiglia. Co-written and produced by Ira Glass.)

You've perhaps heard that Ira Glass is promoting the film on This American Life, exhorting fans to get their local indie movie theaters to screen the film.

Well, the latest salvo in the culture war has been fired. Whedon to Birbiglia and This American Life: Drop Dead.
posted by caryatid (14 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Funny, I like Whedon more and more as he becomes more popular, what a nice guy. Always loved Birbigs too, also a super nice (and funny) guy. I certainly think some parallels can be drawn between each of their places in their individual industries.

Queue the mefi-snark-sharks, there's blood in the water.
posted by Cosine at 10:51 AM on August 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


SPOILER ALERT: This would be interesting if it was real. Or funny.
posted by oneironaut at 10:51 AM on August 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


Chomp, Cosine, chomp.
posted by oneironaut at 10:52 AM on August 14, 2012


Made me think of Whedon's intro to Serenity's premier.
posted by dry white toast at 10:58 AM on August 14, 2012


Oh no, Joss is already falling under the spell of the corporate monster that is Disney/Marvel!

(For about 2 seconds, I had a heart attack reading the text here.)
posted by kmz at 10:58 AM on August 14, 2012


Can't Joss Wheeon of all people afford a decent webcam?
posted by The Whelk at 11:08 AM on August 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


As I kept watching it I worried that Whedon was going to kill off this Joss character just as I was getting to be emotionally invested in him.
posted by drewbage1847 at 11:39 AM on August 14, 2012 [14 favorites]


This American Blue
posted by parmanparman at 11:45 AM on August 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Anti-Marketing. It's the New Hotness. It's how Gay Rights supporters filled Chick-Fil-A restaurants last month. It's how NBC got record ratings for the Olympics. It's making a chubby Korean nerd a Hip-Hop superstar. It'll probably be credited for whoever wins the Presidency this year. A mass murder at a midnight showing might have made "John Carter" a blockbuster hit. Time to buy stock in Progressive Insurance.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:44 PM on August 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


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posted by basicchannel at 12:47 PM on August 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


You've perhaps heard of comic Mike Birbiglia's forthcoming film, "Sleepwalk With Me

No. No, I haven't. Nor have I heard of Mr. Birbiglia before, though I would be pleased to learn that his friends call him "Mr. Big."
posted by octobersurprise at 1:25 PM on August 14, 2012


You linked to the Whedon video twice, but not to the trailer of the film in question once?
posted by anazgnos at 3:25 PM on August 14, 2012


What do you expect, anazgnos? We're boycotting it, after all.
posted by gilrain at 4:16 PM on August 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Birbiglia and Glass to Whedon: It's On
posted by kmz at 8:08 AM on August 17, 2012


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