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Posts Tagged ‘Bradley J. Fikes’

Ron Burgundy Casting for SeaWorld Extras

And who better to report about this Saturday May 11 cattle call than San Diego ABC affiliate Channel 10, one of the places where the alleged loose inspiration for Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy character – Harold Greene (also of KCBS fame) – once worked?

The non-union open casting for Anchorman: The Legend Continues is happening today from noon to 4 p.m. at a Mission Valley area DoubleTree Hotel in San Diego, for a local shoot later this month. From the 10news.com report:

Tammy Sandler of the Los Angeles-based company Facetime Media told 10News, “All I can really say is it is a scene with Will Ferrell being shot at SeaWorld…”

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Did Joel Stein Steal Feeble Column Idea from Semi-Obscure Blog?

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Did Joel Stein copy Media Bloodhound’s not-all-that-brilliant idea? Stein wrote a column introducing Ann Coulter Mad Libs (thus dating himself by about 20 years) a full two weeks after the blog post heralding Ann Libs appeared. Skippy makes the case.

(Memo to all concerned: Mad Libs is no longer a pop culture reference, nor are Yahtzee, the phrase “talk to the hand”, and The Hair Club for Men. Thank you.)

Patterico, who really should apply for a PI license, points out that Stein even used a cute lil’ trademark sign, because he’s such a wag. Reader Bradley J. Fikes expresses the hope of thousands:

Maybe this is what’s finally needed for the LA Times to put the wretched Joel Stein out of our misery.

But Spring Street watchers know that a lack of originality gets one promoted at the Times, not fired.

Stein will no doubt tell anyone who’ll listen that he never reads blogs, and that he had this ehhh? idea all by his lonesome.

And as Op-Ed Assistant Editor Matt Welch is moving to DC to edit Reason, we can expect that section to get much, much worse.