MGM has acquired screen rights to ‘Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me’, the best-selling humor anthology edited by Ben Karlin. Script will be written by Kyle Pennekamp & Scott Turpel, who scripted the upcoming ‘Get A Job’. Karlin is the Emmy-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. In the book, he drew on his own experiences and those of many other men to share that shame walk that has happened to every guy: getting dumped and trying to get over the humiliation.
The film will be produced by Karlin and Kevin Misher, who will cull the Dumped book for the ingredients to a male-oriented comedy.
Hello, Hubsters . . .
And members of the great and always re-becoming greater Colbert Nation. About two months ago, we celebrated the release of the newest manifesto from our leader, Mr. Stephen Colbert. By now, I am sure you all own and have studied this majestic work and its red, white, and blueprint. Inquiring minds want to know what you think! STEPHEN wants to know what you think. As he pointed out, he “is a humble man,” and a little ego-feeding is in order.
Totally MAD (originally titled The New American Cookbook until cooler heads prevailed) is the ultimate collection of MAD’s most idiotic material, including such classics as Spy vs. Spy, The MAD Fold-in, A MAD Look At…, The Lighter Side of, Horrifying Clichés and The Shadow Knows, plus modern MAD classics including The MAD Strip Club and The Fundalini Pages.
Whether you grew up with MAD in the 50s, 60s, or 70s, reading it with a flashlight under the covers so your parents wouldn’t catch you, or in the 80s, 90s and beyond, reading it while watching the MADtv sketch comedy show or the more recent animated series on the Cartoon Network, this book will bring back fond memories and also provide a great introduction to MAD for new readers. Then again, maybe not.
Includes “The Soul of MAD,” 12 classic cover prints, ten featuring Alfred E. Neuman, MAD’s gap-toothed grinning idiot mascot. These beautiful reproductions are suitable for framing or wrapping fish.
The folks over at the New York design firm ‘Doyle Partners’ have had the wonderful pleasure of designing both ‘I Am America’ and ‘America Again’. In honour of the ‘America Again’ release week, Ben Tousley has sent us in this wonderful teaser video the team created to celebrate its release.
Stephen Colbert reads the first chapter of ‘America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t’. If you don’t want to be spoiled just yet, hit the link and skip to a video from the Q&A. Though really, who can resist listening to Stephen’s beautiful reading voice?
Begun as an open letter to strangers and fellow misfits, The Minus Times grew to become a hand-typed literary magazine that showcased the next generation of American fiction. Contributors include Sam Lipsyte, David Berman, Patrick DeWitt, and Wells Tower, with illustrations by David Eggers and Brad Neely as well as interviews with Dan Clowes, Barry Hannah, and a yet-to-be-famous Stephen Colbert. With sly humor and striking illustrations, The Minus Times has earned a fervent following as much for its lack of literary pretension as its sporadic appearances on the newsstand. All thirty of the nearly-impossible-to-find issues of this improvised literary almanac are now assembled for the first time, typos and all.
Reviews from Feather Proof Books.
“There is a wealth of striking, un-clichéd, ultra-modern fiction to be savored herein. If there’s a common aspect, it’s an unblinking, deadpan bluntness, even when describing beautiful things, and certain themes emerge: the creative process, body horror, addiction, mortality, lust.”- Indy Week
“Those early issues are impossible to find. The new issues are comparatively sprawling with great material. Getting all of this in one go is just a no-brainer. For all of the readable gems contained within (and there are many), The Minus Times Collected is something you excavate as much as read. As a chronicle of Kennedy’s staking out of a unique literary space, his boldness in sending it out in search of fellow travelers, his persistence, and ultimate success in cultivating a community of like-minded outsiders (many of whom have gone onto great individual success themselves), this collection deserves celebration and a place on the shelf of anyone who appreciates the truly independent voices of contemporary American literature. – The Chicagoist
“The finest almanac to appear in print since Ben Franklin brought forth Poor Richard’s Almanac back in 1732.” – Copper Press