Archive for September, 2008


I’m Part of the Club

September 29, 2008

So I saw the movie adaptation of Choke last night…

And finally… FINALLY… I get to be one of those people who say, “The book was better than the movie.”

The movie… was just horrible, I mean outright horrible.  It feels like it was rushed through, filmed at friends’ houses and on vacant lots.  The actors, not that great.  The story was completely bastardized.  Like there was absolutely no need for the whole choking thing in the movie because they ripped out the entire reason he started doing it.  No mention what so ever.  They changed the ending around, left out massive amounts of the plot, you only see him do the choking thing in restaurants twice, one of which he has to do the heimleich on himself.

I think the worst part about all of this, is apparently, Palahaniuk loves the movie.  He was supposedly onset everyday and absolutely loved it.  WTF?!


Ding Dong the Dick is DISBARRED!

September 25, 2008


So long Jacky boy!

From Kotaku:

Is it finally game over for Florida lawyer and violent video game opponent Jack Thompson? Judgment has been entered in the case that started last year and came to a head when Judge Dava Tunis recommended permanent disbarment for the bombastic, showboating law man. The court has approved the report and has ordered that JT is official disbarred as of 30 days from today.

The Court approves the corrected referee’s report and John Bruce Thompson is permanently disbarred, effective thirty days from the date of this order so that respondent can close out his practice and protect the interests of existing clients. If respondent notifies the Court in writing that he is no longer practicing and does not need the thirty days to protect existing clients, this Court will enter an order making the permanent disbarment effective immediately. Respondent shall accept no new business from the date this order is filed.