I had an interesting blog post in mind for today, but then we decided to go see Burn After Reading this evening and now it’s too late for me to post anything but stupidity. Stupidity inspired by a commercial I saw the other day for a drug called “Abilify,” a treatment for schizophrenia or something of the sort. Noble goal, dumb moniker. The girlfriend’s dismissive comment: “What kind of stupid name is that? Clearly, they’re running out of names for drugs.”
My own revelation: “Clearly, they’re letting the president name drugs now.”
Also, I spent a portion of the day working on the bonus mini-magazine, which is now about halfway done. I’ve enjoyed writing the Young Person’s Guide to Mega Man in my 1UP blog so much that I decided to do one for Mario, too. Here is a truncated sample of the entry for “A”:
The second half will be a short story called “ToastyFrog: The Early Years.” I really have no idea what it’s going to be about! I’m going to start writing and see where it goes. Wish me luck.
Oh, also, the movie was pretty good. I think the Coen brothers may have just invented the screwball political thriller. Or at least revived the legacy of Dr. Strangelove, anyway.