March 7, 2010


So if you have been here awhile you know I am mad for the novels of Frank Turner Hollon. I liked the first one I read so much I read the rest, liked them MORE, and then I stalked him relentlessly and forced him to be my friend.

It was hard because he is practically feral....he lives under a bridge in Rural Alabama, eating up any goats that dare to tri-trap over and writing books that rock my socks. This may well be my favorite of his, but if you asked me for my favorite of his on a different day you would get a different answer, as I flip flop between four depending on what I have reread most recently.

ANYWAY, one of his books originally titled LIFE IS A STRANGE PLACE was recently made into a movie called BARRY MUNDAY starring Patrick Wilson (Nite Owl! From WATCHMEN! *geeks out*) Judy Greer, Chloe Sevigny, Jean Smart, Malcolm McDowell, Cybill Shepherd & Billy Dee Williams. (!!!)

SO yesterday I get this email from Frank yesterday and it says, “Please send this trailer to every single person you've ever met so I can get very wealthy and pretend I don't know you. Thanks, Frank”

Pretty much every one I know is here, so HERE is the trailer. I must say, the film looks awesome but WOW, this preview, it is SO VERY NOT SAFE FOR KIDS! You are warned:

And while we are you tubing, and if your kids are about so you can’t watch BARRY MUNDAY, you CAN watch this. And you should. It is the most astonishing thing I have seen in a Good. Long. Time. It is a video for a song by OK Go, and it is a huge Rube Goldberg machine staged in a warehouse and... WOW. I have watched it about 8 times now and keep finding more things to see in it. Please notice this is ONE take. ONE TAKE. Camera never cuts away. It is TIMED like that.It is all one thing mathed out and done on complete purpose. *boggle*

Posted by joshilyn at March 7, 2010 1:40 PM

Wow! So fun.

Kids in the room, so haven't watched the first video yet.

Posted by: Jen at March 7, 2010 3:04 PM

That looks VERY funny! I'm torn now, can I read the book before the movie arrives?

I just sent the OK Go clip to some science teachers I know who, as a part of their lesson plans, require students to build a mousetrap with at least three simple machines. I think my cool-mom factor went up a notch. :)

Posted by: JulieB at March 7, 2010 4:03 PM

We love Ok Go! Have you seen the treadmill one? Just search OK Go treadmill on Youtube--it's amazing!

Posted by: Anna at March 7, 2010 4:38 PM

I am ridiculously thrilled for Frank Turner Hollon! Not only he is a stupendous talent, he is a stupendous talent from Alabama! Congratulations!!!

Posted by: Kim at March 7, 2010 6:32 PM

Oh, that looks TOO funny, and one that my husband would actually like watching with me!

And my mom (!) already turned me on to the OK Go video, I had to Google it all up and down because I was sure it was computer-generated and it wasn't. *boggle*, indeed.

Posted by: Brigitte at March 8, 2010 7:01 AM

this is the treadmill one.
once again you make me laugh, be in awe etc etc

Posted by: gillian at March 8, 2010 8:28 AM

oops - I really am computer-illiterate but luckily am literature literate

Posted by: gillian at March 8, 2010 8:29 AM

The Old Spice Superbowl commercial was done in one shot too. I'm equally as impressed.

Posted by: Amanda at March 8, 2010 11:20 AM

Way the heck too cool!! Can't wait for the movie

Posted by: Linda J at March 8, 2010 11:55 AM

Can't watch the first one right now -- I'm at work -- but MAN I love that second one. How cool! I'm going to check out the treadmill one, too.

Posted by: Aimee at March 8, 2010 12:41 PM

Okay, I'm loving that movie trailer, and just saying that I'm gonna have to read some Frank Turner Hollon books because if you live under a bridge in rural Alabama you must have some doozies to write about.

Posted by: Michelle M. at March 8, 2010 5:38 PM

My son and I watched the Ok Go video five times today. He keeps asking when we can make it in our garage.

Posted by: liz at March 8, 2010 7:04 PM