Welcome to Twitter in Focus! Where media comes to die! Today’s contestant is JG Quintel, creator of one of the greatest cartoons on TV right now, Regular Show. Let’s see what he’s tweeting. Whooooooa!
July 21st: “We’ve made 100 half hours of Regular Show!!! pic.twitter.com/orndSX5vJT”
August 6th: “A new episode of Regular Show airs tonight at 7:30! The Parkie Awards by Maddy and Alex!”
Nice. I gotta get caught up. Totally behind this season.
August 13th: “Regular Show The Movie will be screening in LA for a week! Check it out if you can! http://www.downtownindependent.com/m/event?id=2347708%3AEvent%3A183668 …”
It’s awesome that Mordecai is your regular voice. Regular voice, Regular Show.
August 14th: “Regular Show The Movie opens tonight in LA! http://www.downtownindependent.com/m/event?id=2347708%3AEvent%3A183668 …”
One of the few reasons to live in L.A.
August 19th: “Duuuudes. Last two days to see Regular Show The Movie in LA! http://www.downtownindependent.com/m/event?id=2347708%3AEvent%3A183668 …”
Dude! Tom Selleck has all your water!
August 20th: “A new Episode of Regular Show airs tonight at 7:30! Local News Legends by Maddie and Alex!”
Lots of promotion, but hey, he’s a busy creator.
August 21st: “Get ready for September 1st pic.twitter.com/EBO02mNiQi”
Okay, I can’t complain about the plugs.
August 25th: “A Half Hour Special of Regular Show airs on Thurrrrrsday. Hmm hmm hmm.”
I’m reading all the tweets in Mordecai’s voice which is JG’s, which makes sense.
August 27th: “A new Regular Show airs tonight at 7:30! The Dome Experiment half hour special!”
Skips is one of my favorite characters. Is he a yeti? Sorta looks like a yeti.
August 28th: “Here’s a review of the Movieeee! http://nerdist.com/review-regular-show-the-movie-is-everything-fans-would-hope-for/ …”
Can’t read it. Haven’t seen the movie yet!
August 30th: “Regular Show promo card from 5 years ago. ”
Has it been that long? Well, 100 episodes, guess so.
Okay, gotta go see this.
All right, let’s rate JG’s tweets. I give him a 6 for Style, a 7 for Insanity and a 9 for Style. That’s an overall score of 7.3. Follow JG and watch Regular Show.
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If your birthday is this week: Your birthday keg will be unable to hold up its birthday candles, despite being covered in icing.
Aries: You’ll suddenly realize that you never returned that video back to Blockbuster in 1995.
Taurus: Some rough looking guys from your sanitation department will throw out your mail until you remember to separate paper and plastic.
Gemini: You’ll spontaneously belch the Star Spangled Banner.
Lemini: You’ll misinterpret the phrase “dumpster diving” and break your back trying to do a three quarter turn.
Cancer: A throwing star will land near your feet and a Japanese voice from the shadows will say, “Lil’ help.”
Leo: You’ll accidentally wash your hands with barbecue sauce and then take up nail biting.
Virgo: Those collection agencies will keep calling, but the joke’s on them because you’ll be evicted this week!
Libra: Other responsibilities keep you away from loved ones, as that crack isn’t going to sell itself.
Scorpio: The store that rents you porno awards you a gold watch.
Sagittarius: Your stalker sends you a text explaining that he’s decided to stalk other people for a while.
Capricorn: You’ll discover that main ingredient in mac and cheese is not Big Macs.
Aquarius: The stars say, accept it. You suck at gardening.
Pisces: You’ll discover that your life is too laid back and that it’s almost impossible to vacation from it.
“The Drop Poster” by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia
One of James Gandolfini’s last films, The Drop features amazing performances, particularly by Tom Hardy. And Noomi Rapace is no slouch in this movie either. Set in Brooklyn, it’s about a bartender and his cousin, Marv (Gandolfini). He owns a bar that’s a drop for the local organized crime family to drop off money. The bar changes all the time, but when it happens, it’s important that the bar owner stay alert. Bob (Hardy), as the bartender, just wants to get by, but when the bar gets robbed after a drop, things change.
It’s hard to talk about the plot of the movie without giving away the amazing ending, but trust me, the final scene is completely worth it. The entire story builds to that moment and Hardy nails it. Gandolfini is like a less successful, Tony Soprano. A friend recommended the movie and he was totally right. It’s pretty gripping, great pacing— It’s a really a perfect crime movie. Director Michael Roskam and screenwriter Dennis Lehane (who wrote the short story on which it is based), did a fantastic job on all fronts.
Don’t miss Gandolfini’s last film. He went out on a great one. It’s currently playing on HBO.