Hollywood, I don't know why you think nerds watch movies

20 Oct

Here’s a news flash: Hollywood has totally got its finger on the pulse of the conductor who drives the Idea Train smack-dab into downtown Interestingville, USA! Apparently a studio is planning on turning baseball geek Bible “Moneyball” into a full-fledged movie. They’re currently pitching it to Brad Pitt, which is hilarious. I give a 1% chance Pitt is insane enough to take this sure-to-flop film.

Just to recap, Moneyball is about Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane utilizing evolved statistics and taking an altered approach to scouting prospective draftees in an attempt to compete with the big market– oh, there you go, you feel asleep on me. Can’t blame you. Sleep well, dear friend.

Now that I’m alone, I am going to start spitballing some screenplay ideas that the public cares more about than Billy Beane’s unique application of sabermetrics:

– How to become a stock broker

– Soybean farming

– Why Carmex is so addicting

– New Coke: why?

– Ice fishing

– The popularity of “The Rachel” hairdo

– Comic book conventions

– Applying for dental hygiene school

– Microsoft Excel tips

– The woodworking industry

– How a bill becomes a law

– The evolution of the sweatpant

Movie agents: call me.

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3 Responses to “Hollywood, I don't know why you think nerds watch movies”

  1. Dave MN October 21, 2008 at 8:29 am #

    – Applying for dental hygiene school

    I see this one starring Justin Long

  2. Dave MN October 21, 2008 at 8:29 am #

    – The popularity of “The Rachel” hairdo

    And it would only be fitting if this were documentary-style with Brad Pitt doing the narrative.

  3. Robert Anderson October 21, 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    I see this one with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon………..oh wait a second…..

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