Monday, February 12, 2007

"But what grieves me the most..."

Have you seen the ads for The Astronaut Farmer? It's about a farmer. He builds his own space rocket, as farmers often do, and hijinks ensue. But here's the thing... not only is he a farmer, he's named Farmer.

God, I hate that shit.

I can just see them pitching this to the movie studio. "But, get this, not only is he an astronaut farmer, he's an astronaut Farmer, eh? eh? get it? 'Cause his name is Charlie Farmer."

Yeah. And you're Mark and Michael Dumbass.

Look, if you're an aspring writer, and you're thinking about sticking the name of your character in the title of your show that way, stop. It's not clever. It wasn't clever the first time, it's still not clever. It will never be clever. It just cheapens us all.

5 comments:

Johnny Yen said...

So you're going to shoot down my idea for a story about a male prostitute named Joey Handjob?

deadspot said...

What? I thought he was named Joey Buttafuoco.

Johnny Yen said...

"ta-dah" rimshot...

deadspot said...

I am not proud of the fact that I remembered how to spell that.

Flannery Alden said...

My eyes rolled back into my skull when the promo for this came on, the suckage was that hard.