Like any modern media semi-professional worth his salt nowadays, I am active certain other "social" media. I wouldn't touch Foursquare with whatever it is they're touching it with nowadays, but who knows if I'll ever try Mindsquat or Formspring or whatever that ask-me-questions scheme is—depends on how far I wanna go with my anything-for-a-laugh ethos. Oh, and my available time, too. Any how, I've fixed it so that my blog posts feed directly into my Facebook news stream, or again, whatever, and just a little while ago, apropos my Scott Pilgrim notice, one of my FB friends said one of the nicest things anybody's ever, at least as far as my film writing is concerned. That is: "I appreciate that although you have and continue to share your prejudices and pet peeves, obliquely or otherwise, in your writing, you seem to approach every film with an open mind. The fact that you're a little difficult to peg regarding what you'll like makes your opinion seem both earned and genuine, rather than the result of a collection of predispositions and intellectual/social posturing."
Also, as I've mentioned in a comment, I have, once again, returned to Twitter, this time for good, such as it is. Not to make trouble (and not that I can help that) but out of a perceived need to be "part of the conversation," as I think they say in that hilariously dinky New York Times TV ad. Being Twitter, it's still Twitter, but sometimes fun things happen there. Just the other day, my virtual pal The Futurist! sucked me into a fun meme, "#inadequatemovies." I recognized the idea right away; it's an only slight variant of the old New York Magazine Competition theme of "near-miss nomers," collected in the great book Thanks For The Giant Sea Tortoise in the chapter "From Poland, With Love". (Some of my favorites from that include Man and Batman, The Agony and the Fun, One Of The Greatest Stories Ever Told, and Good Ole Gatsby. One nobody gets anymore: Nicholas and Alexander's.) Many of my own contributions were responses to his, which included Vague References About Eve, Misunderstanding on the Bounty, Baseball Pennants Of Our Fathers (this, for instance, inspired my own Instant Messages From Iwo Jima) and Willie Wonka And The Breath MInt Factory. Gregory Hess, the proprietor of a good blog whose name I like a lot, Blue Collar Film Scholar, tickled me with I Corresponded With A Zombie and The Man Who Scolded Liberty Valance, among others. As for myself, the other day I had a lot of bus-waiting and sitting-around-waiting-for-my-iPod-to-be-pronounced-dead-at-the-Mac-Support-Store to do, so I was just reeling the things off. Here are some I though were pretty good: L'annee derniere a Secaucus; Fan Fiction; Boudu Relieved From Cramping; The Mild Imprecation of the Cat People; The Seventh Inconvenienced Party; Aggravated Assault, My Sweet; Force of Mediocrity; Kiss of Lingering Illness; The Battle of the Slight Protuberance; Chantal Akerman's Ma and Pa Kettle at Home; Abbott and Costello Meet The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit; Varnish Your Wagon; Hercules and the Musty World; and, speaking of making trouble, My Dinner With Eric Kohn.
I do feel my personal best was Pat Garrett and Governer Lew Wallace. BTW, my Twitter handle is ExtAngel if you're interested.