06 3 / 2013

I discovered something on RottenTomatoes the other week: Every movie has a page for user-submitted quotes.
And the thing is, some movies look predictable and bad. 21 and Over seems like the type of movie that’d get released as Drunk Kids Party in another country and that title would make more sense. It just doesn’t look like a fresh premise at all.
So I was chatting with Nick, and I started making up quotes for this crappy-looking movie I’d only seen 30-second commercials for.
"Of course I’m drinking beer! I’m 21 and over, man!"
"I’m 21 and over with!"
"Being 21 is awesome! I just did a million shots!"
"Oh no it’s the cops, they’re mad I’m so 21!"
Anyway, I thought I’d try to sneak one of my fake quotes by the RottenTomatoes moderators and it totally worked. I guess what I’m saying is follow your dreams.

I discovered something on RottenTomatoes the other week: Every movie has a page for user-submitted quotes.

And the thing is, some movies look predictable and bad. 21 and Over seems like the type of movie that’d get released as Drunk Kids Party in another country and that title would make more sense. It just doesn’t look like a fresh premise at all.

So I was chatting with Nick, and I started making up quotes for this crappy-looking movie I’d only seen 30-second commercials for.

  • "Of course I’m drinking beer! I’m 21 and over, man!"
  • "I’m 21 and over with!"
  • "Being 21 is awesome! I just did a million shots!"
  • "Oh no it’s the cops, they’re mad I’m so 21!"

Anyway, I thought I’d try to sneak one of my fake quotes by the RottenTomatoes moderators and it totally worked. I guess what I’m saying is follow your dreams.

13 12 / 2012

"While unemployed and midway through writing the first novel with the character as yet unnamed, Lee Child visited his local supermarket with his wife. An elderly lady approached him and asked him to reach an item off a high shelf for her. His wife commented: “Hey if this writing thing doesn’t work out, you can be a reacher in a supermarket.”"

Origins of the name “Jack Reacher” on Wikipedia

This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever read. Jack Reacher is called Jack Reacher because the guy who wrote the Jack Reacher books reached for a thing once. No, really.

Can’t wait to read more stories about Jack Reacher and his friends John Mopper and Fred Milkdoublebagger.