>My friend Rebecca sent me this link this morning from AVCLUB.COM, which I appreciate because now I don’t need to go dig up the articles I read yesterday. Here’s the dirt:
by Noel Murray November 10, 2009
A month ago, 29-year-old Maxim.com editor Justin Halpern landed a book deal for his popular Twitter feed shitmydadsays, on which he dumps the irascible, profane mutterings of his 73-year-old father. Now CBS has signed a deal with Halpern to develop a sitcom based on the feed, with the help of Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. The project is still in the script-development phase, which means casting, shooting a pilot, ordering a series and changing the name are still a long way off. Still… a show based on a Twitter feed. That’s where we are.
Normally, I’d think this was a good thing. But I feel betrayed. I thought this thing, which I’ve reference more than once on this very blog, was the work of just some “normal” 28yo guy living with his parents. Learning the guy is a Maxim.com editor really triggers my bullshit detector. Is it just me, or is the whole thing feeling even more contrived than it did all along?
There. I just unfollowed him. I sure showed him! Take that Maxim.com, you villain!