Is This Really the Easy Way to Throw Out Clichés?

Yes, it’s true. We actually stayed away from ironically using a cliché to present this program that enables writers to “scan your work for monitored words, clichés, and overused phrases and words.”

It seems like a great idea. An “automated tool…that scans your…work…and hightlights areas that might need closer attention.” We’re going to try it and hope some of you will too because if SmartEdit can create better writers we can finally rid the world of the Number 1 Enemy of Good Writing in the world since the Dawn of Time.

That’s right, English comp teachers. We’re talkin’ ’bout you.

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munchman: Why BARBARELLA Won’t Work

Yeah, BARBARELLA. Produced/Directed by Nicolas Refn. Starring Who Knows? No network specified yet.

Anyway:

  • It doesn’t star Jane Fonda
  • Hippies don’t watch TV
  • Jane Fonda probably doesn’t even watch TV
  • The director is a foreigner who isn’t Roger Vadim
  • Jane Fonda isn’t even Jane Fonda anymore anyway

There is, however, one way to save this show:

  • Add visual scrumptiousness, heaps of sex, and lots of P.R. about being faithful to the original comics conception. The TV audience doesn’t give a blind angel’s wings about any of that, but blissfully ignorant fandom will step in and add at least 1 undeserved season to its life

Oh, that’s Jane Fonda in the pic above. According to her autobiography, Vadim, who directed the original BARBARELLA and micro-managed Jane Fonda both as Barbarella and as, well, Jane Fonda, created huge self-doubt issues for her that she’s only now getting over. But that look he also created for her has to have been worth it. Ask any current reality show starlet. Go ahead.

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munchman: Why KNIFEMAN Won’t Work

Yeah, KNIFEMAN. Produced/Directed by David Cronenberg. Starring Tim Roth. No network specified yet.

Anyway:

  • It stars Tim Roth
  • Tim Roth will take over the show the way he did LIE TO ME
  • Tim Roth will make David Cronenberg’s life a living, needle-faced hell (or he would if Cronenberg didn’t have a million other projects to work on and care about more)
  • Even if Cronenberg stays strong/involved Tim Roth won’t leave the trailer unless he gets his way (you don’t want to see his midget tantrums, really)

There is, however, one way to save this show:

  • Make Tim Roth’s character the villain but don’t tell him (because the only way an audience can root for Tim Roth is if it’s rooting for his slow, merciless destruction)

Oh, that picture at the top? That’s David Cronenberg. Dude gives me nightmares w/o even yelling, “Action.” But in a good way.

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munchman: Ripped from the Headlines: “‘Daria,’ ‘Laguna Beach’ And ‘The Hills’ Are Headed Back To MTV”


Ah, DARIA! Of course it’s back. One of the best animated shows in the history of TV. With Daria herself the progenitor of our entire population of hipster chicks. (That’s right, even before Katy Perry.)

But are new episodes coming?

Nah. Of course not. We’re talking the umpteenth reruns here because – it hurts to cast aspergions, but I can’t think of any other way to say this – no one on this show gets residuals! It’s as good as effing free!

Oh, MTV, do you remember when you broke, like, new ground? Bounded over the edge into the unknown universe of music entertainment and made us rock out?

Why hast thou forsaken us? Daddy? Why…?

EDITED TO ADD: We found this brilliant DARIA image at AnimeFlavor.Com. Which we believe is a very cool site. Even for hipsters.

FURTHER EDITED TO ADD: What? LAGUNA BEACH? THE HILLS? What kind of cretin would want to talk about, or even see, them?

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Two New Shows We’ll Watch

…until we realize that they aren’t giving us anything they promised.

Stick with us on this. It’s the only way you won’t be disappointed.

Tim Roth to Star in David Cronenberg’s ‘Knifeman’ Series

By Tim Kenneally

Tim Roth is about to explore the cutting edge of television programming.

“Lie to Me” star Roth has signed on to star in “Knifeman,” David Cronenberg’s maiden foray into television. Roth will play John Tattersall in the series, which chronicles “the trials and triumphs of a radical, self-educated surgeon” who goes to “extraordinary and unorthodox lengths … to uncover the secrets of the human body.”

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‘Barbarella’ Series in the Works From Nicolas Refn

By Tim Kenneally

“Barbarella” is coming to the small screen.

“Drive” director Nicolas Refn is working with Gaumont International Television on a TV series based on the Jean-Claude Forest comic-book character made famous by the 1968 Jane Fonda film of the same name.

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