Friday, March 14, 2008

Awesome Minneapolis writer/anti-hero Steve Marsh weighs in on the Jonny/Trixi engagement and his now infamous "bye-bye Jonny" question here. For the record: I apologized for my neurotic angry outburst to Steve a while ago, he's a good guy and a good writer and, I think, a Uri Geller/Ted Serios-level psychic (but can he make photographs WITH HIS MIND? I think not.) I'm just disappointed that the ensuing MNSpeak thread turned into yet another Juno thread and not a discussion about my loose morals and insane lifestyle.

(Amusing note: The original MNSpeak thread on the topic, months ago, had an anonymous commenter who said I was, in fact, a crazy, fly-off-the-handle loose cannon, as he "knew me from long ago." As I told Mimi recently, I secretly wish that was true. I wish I was the kind of insane, wild, fly-by-night character that had the reputation for being a loose cannon -- alas, I think my reputation as a "milksop" is pretty well set in stone.)

33 comments:

Diablo Cody said...

Steve Marsh is super cool. I also think he might be psychic, since I seriously did not think we were about to get divorced at the time he posed the Q.

Actually now *I* feel guilty about the whole thing.

Well played, Steve!

Jon Hunt said...

Actually, now *I* feel guilty too! I wanna send Steve a bottle of Veuve and a dozen roses.

Jon Hunt said...

PS: re: his psychic ability, you notice he just about nailed the Juno grosses AND called the Oscar win as well.

Diablo Cody said...

I know, the prescient Oscar/box office questions freak me out, too! Although when Marsh asked me if I thought I'd win, I was like "I hope so!" The proper Minnesotan response would have been "WHOOOO ME? AN OSCAR? THAT'S CRAZY TALK!"

P.S. I have, improbably, not been to MNSpeak in months. I don't know how I resist. Self-preservation?

Jon Hunt said...

Sanity? Intelligence?

I check every morning, sadly, but mostly just to keep track of local politics. Oddly, honestly.

Diablo Cody said...

How does Miss Trixi feel about suddenly being the topic of cheesy-ass MN gossip? It's never a joy. Although it's downright quaint compared to getting slagged in the New York Post, I'll say that much.

Molly P said...

I say he's a total douche. A Steve Douchemi. A Lyndon LaDouche. Just kidding, Steve. I just any joke that refers to Lyndon LaRouche and reveals my "cleverness." And remember that one time you texted me? That was hot.

But seriously, folks...I just flew in. My wings are killing me.

I wish I was in California. :(

Jon Hunt said...

Well, as Oscar WIlde says, "It's better to be talked about than to not be talked about!" And yeah, to put it all in perspective: IT'S MINNESOTA.

Molly P said...

Oh, and I am missing a "like" in there. I should have said, "I just LIKE."

Minnesota gossip? It's sort of like talking to yourself in a cave, really. Echo..Echo...Echo...

And horribly inane.

Trixi can handle it!

Molly P said...

And the only thing worth reading on there is this, posted by my friend Andy. (Diablo, I introduced him to you at the Turf. He's awesome):

I think a realistic police movie being set on Venus would be great. You could set it up so that a hard-charging cop is transferred to the Venusian precinct after running afoul of his superiors in Manhattan. And then there is a long sequence where he is transported to Venus over the course of ten years, alone, and he dies en route because he was not prepared for the rigors of space travel, and there is no NYPD precinct on Venus anyway. The whole thing stinks a little bit in fact, and a young D.A. finds himself increasingly troubled the deeper he looks into it. So then in the next three-quarters of the movie there is a Congressional investigation into the rogue cop's possible murder at the hands of the NYPD and crooked NASA officials. And Venus looms large in the earthling sky, and the people fear her power. So it's kind of a procedural, and it asks hard-hitting questions like "Is it OK to send rogue cops to their deaths in space using taxpayer money?"

It could be called The Venusian. And the young D.A. is played by Ryan Gosling. And there is a kickass flashback scene when the cop is dying on the spaceship, where he thinks about things he will miss on Earth, like riding motorcycles. The cop is played by Ryan Gosling, too, because it turns out the D.A. is his twin brother.

Also, there is a crooked Senator played by Tom Wilkinson.
»» Submitted by »»» andyst at 10:33 AM on March 14

Jon Hunt said...

Mason Novick: there's your next movie.

Diablo Cody said...

Molly, please tell Andy that he is fucking awesome.

Molly P said...

He should be Mason's next discovery. And I want in on the finder's fee!I am not kidding. He's created this blog about a tony, fake town written by a fake city councilman and it's loaded full of perfect characters, including a Chuck Klosterman-type dude who works at the local alt-weekly. I encourage anyone to spend some time with it. It truly is a work of genius. I mean it!

http://armitageheights.blogspot.com/

steve marsh said...

Wait...I'm seeing something...I see..."Help." A big red cartoon help sign. Just help. One of you successful people should help me.

And let's face it, both you guys owe me.

But I'm totally a bad luck absorber. And I have a pleasant voice. And I have a sixth sense for finding weed at parties. There's gotta be something I can do in Hollywood. Let's start brain-storming.

Who wants to go first?

Molly P said...

As an intro, just check out this entry, which is one of my favorites. Oh, jesus lord, it still kills me months later. (Please excuse my laziness: I don't feel like typing out the href= piece, even though I just typed this...and this:

http://armitageheights.blogspot.com/2007/10/upcoming-artbuddies-events-schedule.html

steve marsh said...

This Andy dude is out of his mind. Wow. Help him first.

I'll wait. :(

I guess I still have Faux Jean this weekend.

(Starts sobbing.)

Molly P said...

Mother efff! My link broke. Steve, perhaps you should take up deck-cleaning? I have one that's in need of some scrubbing. And as for your social life, don't you wish you were in Armitage Heights instead?

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steve marsh said...

That's cold, Molly.

Molly P said...

Well, if you know anyone who wants to help me clear it of months' worth of trash and shame, I will pay them thirty bucks.

Jon Hunt said...

>>> Peter Criss and Gore Vidal

I WOULD PAY MONEY TO SEE THIS. GOOD, REAL, HONEST MONEY. If only. Sigh.

MissTrixi said...

"How does Miss Trixi feel about suddenly being the topic of cheesy-ass MN gossip?"

I'd mind it less if the name was spelled correctly. T-R-I-X-I. Heathens!

xoxo
-trix

Diablo Cody said...

Seriously, don't they know that Trixi is spelled with a fucking "i"? The letter "e" is redundant and in fact, dilutes the fabulosity.

Marsh, get off the Internet, write a script and we'll talk! Scout's honor.

Molly P said...

Personally, I wanna see IRA Glass and Casey Kasem. It could be a "mash-up": "American (Life) Top-40."

Anonymous said...

Silly Wabbit!

My bad, Trixi. I fixed the spelling.

I have to write a script now, everybody.

Good bye.

mimi said...

Umm, I just pitched my second book proposal and stole your life for chapters 2 and 5 - 'intimacy, LA and incest'. I think the exact words I used to describe you were "insane, wild, fly-by-night character that has the reputation for being a loose cannon - recently divorced a hollywood starlet after finding out that they were twin embryos separated at the fertility clinic before being sold off to medical research on ebay". On reflection, maybe the last bit was too hyperbolic. I'm blaming you if I don't get another pre-emptive deal.

Jon Hunt said...

No, no, that's not the least bit hyperbolic. I'll take it. I'll let my wife Jonna know you're using our story.

The Brown Dog Affair said...

Wow, this comment section is like being in a bar and eavesdropping on a really raucous conversation. I read an interview with David Mamet somewhere, and he claimed that he developed the material for American Buffalo by doing just that. I wonder what would come out of trying to do that with blog commenting when it gets really conversational like this.

Max "Bunny" Sparber said...

Come on, Jonny, that MnSpeak thread was almost entirely about making a movie called Venus Police.

Because if there was one thing the Internet didn't really need, it was one more blog discussing Marsh's assuaged feeling of guilt about being psychic.

I mean, maybe he is, but I'd still rather hear my future from Patricia Arquette.

belsum said...

Well, as Oscar WIlde says, "It's better to be talked about than to not be talked about!"
"His Majesty is like a stream of bat's piss."

Seriously. Why are you all not at the Mercurial Rage show tonight? Oh yeah. LA. Bastages.

Febrifuge said...

<< this comment section is like being in a bar and eavesdropping on a really raucous conversation. >>

It really isn't too different from the raucous conversations this crew has had at bars.

*sigh* Once again, the Internet makes me miss my friends! Wahhhhhh!

Coco said...

Maybe you have that disease where you do stuff in your sleep . . .
you know, have random sex, fly off the handle, wear funny hats . . .yeah, stuff that would definitely make someone call you on your insane lifestyle.

On an extremely more sad and pathetic note . . .I wish you people were really my friends. You're much cooler than anyone I know in real life. I could be that girl with the bad hair and braces who runs along behind you to carry stuff and bring you lattes and shit . . . and possibly fend off the occassional ninja. Seriously, I'd be fine with that.

Jon Hunt said...

Move to LA, dammit!! Let's hang!

Ashley! said...

I feel like an eavesdropper indeed. Have you started the st. patty's day festivities yet?! If not get on it. I'm still sitting here trying to decide which bar shall be my bar of choice this evening.