Just a quick pointer to the Tablet-posted ROTK review, for comparison. My Ink and Pixels column catches up with Pete Bagge, and I review a couple other flicks on that ROTK link, too.

Looking about elsewhere, I note that Maciej has brought over some coverage from the other side of the pond of our recent sleepless nights, and that Paul F. has combed his files for a bit of self-examination of the ego-boosting variety, something we should applaud in his case. Go Paul!

For my part, I could tell you about the torrential downpour that killed campers in California as viewed from the Pacific Coast Highway between San Diego and Los Angeles at 11:30 at night. Or I could tell you about seeing a certain New Jersey based blogger in the City of Angels, much like a certain Sienfeld episode, except there was no comedy and it wasn’t on TV.

Confidential to the TV producer who did lunch with us:

There is nothing “creepy” about either the Ken Goldstein Project or the neglected musical comedy sensation Kensapoppin’, and I’ll have you know there are other interested parties seeking face time, so… what I’m saying here is if you want an option, now’s the time to act. “Creepy”! Mother Goldstein never mentioned “creepy”! But if you feel like we need to play up the whole stalker angle, well, I can see how that might appeal to a certain demographic base, yadda yadda yadda…

Or I could even tell you about scoring last minute tenth-row seats to see the LA production of The Producers with Jason Alexander and Martin Short, where it became apparent that Mr. Alexander is uniquely qualified to play the lead role in any potential revivals of Kensapoppin’ for stage or screen.

But if I did, I’d ruin my material.

13 thoughts on “Sun, Wind, Rain

  1. Mr. Whybark:

    Please disregard prior deal memo.

    “Creepy” is now, “creepy” is edgy, “creepy” is what the ‘tween demographic is clamoring for, and if you can’t deliver a creepy Kensapoppin’ then I’ll find someone who can. Do you think you’re the ONLY one who had the idea for an operatic recreation of the tragically short, inexplicably happy life of Ken Goldstein??

    Hope you enjoyed “The Producers” – it’s as close as you’ll ever get now, you backwater yutz.


  2. I think I can show you the aforementioned deal memo pretty soon…say, after we renegotiate our previous agreement. Just as a starting point, your percentage take seems to have an extra “0” at the end.

  3. hm, well I’M sure we can come to an understanding. Just leave the contracts with me so i can get a review team and in the meanwhile we can just jump right into preproduction.

  4. I can fax you a photocopy of a summary of a PowerPoint presentation that conveys a general sense of the essence of the deal memo, once I get that signed renogiated partnership agreement.

  5. yeah, but, it’s not signed and Bigshot TV Productions says the deal’s off so maybe you could just copy and paste it into the comments box?

  6. It’s too large for that…sorry.

    Nonetheless, I’m sure we can come to an understanding. Just leave the contracts with me so I can get a review team and in the meanwhile we can just jump right into preproduction.

  7. Perhaps in the interim you can concentrate on the prepreproduction until I get further word from my contact at BTVP. I’m sure everything will work out just fine.

  8. To: Messsrs Whybark & Goldstein
    From: BTVP Studios
    RE: Kensapoppin

    Dear Mr. Whybark and Mr. Goldstein:

    I regret to inform you that your submission does not meet our needs at this time.

    In light of our recent acquisition of “Kenny, Big & Tall” – a MOW tenderly chronicling the rise, fall, rehab, and rhinoplasty of recovering craps junkie & bi-coastal cult hero Kenneth J. Goldstein – we feel that your project, while creatively impressive, is too similar in scope and would create a conflict of interest.

    We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors, and invite any further submissions from your organization.

    Our legal department has received your many messages, and will be contacting you regarding your unfulfilled obligations within 6 weeks.


    Britney Alexander,
    Acquisitions Executive

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