The Rosa Parks of Blogs
and other absurd comparisons by real people of famous people.
No, not that one
. Or even that one
. Fish [previously
] and his roommates remake a classic film. Only problem is, they've never seen it. Well, two of them haven't. Revisionist filmmaking never knew what hit it.
The Room: The Movie.
Triple-threat (actor/writer/director) Tommy Wiseau
made his cinematic debut in 2003 with the The Room
and various scenes
), "a blend between a
softcore porn flick and a Tennessee Williams stageplay."
Wiseau ("who's not just one of the most unusual looking
an unidentifiable Eastern European accent-leading men ever to
grace the screen, but a narcissist nonpareil whose movie makes Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny"
the apotheosis of cinematic self-restraint...may be something of a first: A movie that
prompts most of its viewers to ask for their money back-before even
30 minutes have passed." - Variety
), allegedly raised $6 million outside Hollywood to cover production and marketing costs
of the self-described "black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies" (see various rough dress rehersals
Audience members, including comedian
, have been "marveling at the bizarre editing, bad bluescreen, uncomfortably explicit
sex scenes and, of course, the enigma of Wiseau himself"
as the film
played monthly for years
in Los Angeles. Available on
DVD, diehard "roomies" swear by the
shout out their own commentary
, hurl spoons at the screen
and singalong to the soundtrack
. Some call it "The Rocky Horror of the New Millenium"
and stage "Room"
. If you look at the marketing campaign
or survived a screening
you might see The Room as "a seminar on how
NOT to make a movie."
. No biggie, it's just some guy's little blog, with some hit-or-miss funny stuff
and a few running features
that are vaguely reminiscent
. The Ikea Dialogues
and the Coke Dialogue
are worth a chuckle. Note: Anna and Hank really do talk like that; I encourage you to go and harrass them
(click "Ask Anna") yourselves. Start by asking if they're married, and take it from there.
A nonist public service pamphlet.
Here you will find a 6 page pamphlet meant as a public service to help educate bloggers about the growing problem of blog depression. ;)