Thursday, December 25, 2014

Today, The Deadline Poet Gets A Slight Correction In This Blog

The Deadline Poet goes after the craven managers of SONY Pictures.... Wait! Hold the phones! The cancellation of the opening of "The Interview" has been resolved (to a degree). The stoner comedy will open today here in the capital of Texas, but not in any of the mainline commercial theaters. The Alamo Drafthouse (a chain of theaters — in Austin and elsewhere — offering both commercial and indie films) is showing "The Interview" today and several of the local venues are sold out — according to Alamo Drafthouse. So, take that, you North Korean fiends. If this is (fair & balanced) cinematic jingoism, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Sony: No Surprise
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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When threatened in the blacklist days of old,
The movie moguls did what they were told,
And down the river many folks were sold.
Those moguls can be counted on to fold. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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