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Wednesday, January 17, 2007


posted by on January 17 at 16:15 PM

OK, one more dig at our dying competitor and I’m done, okay?

Hey, Weekly, where’s your review of Inland Empire? Sucks not having an in-house film editor, huh?

Not to brag or anything (I’m only doing my job), but here are The Stranger’s review of the film and interview with director David Lynch.

Oh, and to prove I’m not entirely evil, here is a picture of an adorable baby hedgehog:


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Does Dan pay you by the attack?

Posted by StrangerDanger | January 17, 2007 4:36 PM

No doubt, all this snipe is fucking retarded and childish. The Stranger prints some seriously shitty articles everyweek and do you see the Weekly even paying attention?

Posted by Jeff | January 17, 2007 4:41 PM

Cheese comes from milk.

Posted by Special K | January 17, 2007 4:59 PM

Uh, hey princess: It's the lead review online.

Posted by magpies in a pottery bowl | January 17, 2007 5:01 PM

terribly insecure

Posted by sammy | January 17, 2007 5:09 PM

Uh, hey darling: Wasn't this afternoon. Guess somebody from David Lynch's distribution company called. Pretty major error.

Posted by annie | January 17, 2007 5:11 PM

My goodness, if you can't snipe on a blog... and I don't pay Annie by the attack. I pay her by the yard.

Posted by Dan Savage | January 17, 2007 5:14 PM

Annie said "in-house". Hoberman is the VV's film critic.

Posted by laterite | January 17, 2007 5:14 PM


Posted by matthew fisher wilder | January 17, 2007 5:16 PM

You posted at 4:15, and it was online at 4:50 (if not before; I only thought to check then ... everybody needs an editor). Considering it doesn't open full-scale here until Jan. 19, I'd check my facts on that "major error" garbage.

Posted by magpies in a pottery bowl | January 17, 2007 5:18 PM

January 19 is FRIDAY. Movie reviews are printed in papers the week they come out. Every review in the Weekly this week is opening on FRIDAY. The review of Inland Empire is not in the print edition. It wasn't in the online edition at approximately 3:45. They fucked up. Period.

Posted by annie | January 17, 2007 5:21 PM

that hedgehog is atrocious. ask kim if her german boyfriend randolph gave it to her.

Posted by Ari Spool | January 17, 2007 5:24 PM
Guess somebody from David Lynch's distribution company called.

So since when does David Lynch's distribution company read the print edition of the Seattle Weekly on the day it hits the stands? A bit presumptuous ... even a "major error" on your part?

Posted by magpies in a pottery bowl | January 17, 2007 5:24 PM

I agree with Sammy this is the most insecure piece of shit that I have ever read. Honestly why don't you keep it to yourself every now and then. You don't see the P.I. or the Times doing this, but I guess there is a measure of class that the Stranger just doens't have, and here's the proof.

Honestly I'd really like to see your credentials, did you even graduate with a journalism degree or a communications degree or are they just hiring anyone over there at the Stranger.

Posted by Stiffler | January 17, 2007 5:26 PM

Between a subway and a Starbucks? Shit, that's nothin'...Don't hate Wal-Mart, hate the poor.

Oh yeah...David Lynch's whole career is a dull commentary on his whole, "I have eyes, not brains" pathology and The Weekly is just the what that hippy bitch The Stranger looks like when she shaves her armpits and drives to work (first time she was ever on time by the way).

Posted by Mag Wheels In A Pottery Barn | January 17, 2007 5:27 PM
You don't see the P.I. or the Times doing this


Posted by magpies in a pottery bowl | January 17, 2007 5:31 PM

hey don't knock on the non-com degrees - i'm hoping to land a job at the stranger one day with my oh-so-relevant english lit degree.

Posted by Jeff | January 17, 2007 5:45 PM

I thought to get hired at the stranger you had to be some sort of rock star first, like Sean Nelson, or DJ Fucking in the streets. I was sure whatever band they found Schmader in must have been awesome.

Posted by longball | January 17, 2007 5:59 PM

Dear insincere wonderers, I have a master's degree from the University of Virginia in English, with a concentration on film theory and criticism. I have not taken a single journalism ethics course, but a) I'm not a journalist, I'm a critic; b) UVa is primarily a liberal arts university and does not offer preprofessional degrees in journalism or communications; and c) this is a blog. Dear people, please. I take pride in my job, which includes monitoring Seattle film openings so you get reviews of movies the week they open. No one has this job at the Weekly anymore, which is why they have trouble keeping up. I care because readers should be able to read multiple critics, not a single hegemonic opinion beamed in from New Times/Village Voice Media. I care because I'm on your guys' side. That is, assuming you guys are readers and not employees of the Weekly.

Posted by annie | January 17, 2007 6:11 PM

You know, I was kind of excited by the idea of Slog at first. But that was when I had no idea it would so often feel like high school.

Posted by Joe | January 18, 2007 1:45 AM

By the content in the article, it seems as though The Stranger hasn't seen the film either. Cheers to the Weekly for covering real news, with well-researched articles and actually conducting interviews--not simply making them up!
The Stranger-Seattle's only Bullshit paper!

Posted by David | January 18, 2007 8:18 AM

This is really quite entertaining.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | January 18, 2007 9:01 AM


This snarky thread is reason blogs are such a waste of time. Yet here I am wasting my time with it.

I saw Inland Empire last night, and was glad I hadn't read any over inflated Thesaurus combing BFD degree wielding hack's two bit OPINION before viewing this fine film.

In related news--the reason the Stranger doesn't have a music editor is that he was fired for having an ad sales person ghost write for him. Maybe the whole Stranger staff could do a Weekend Ethics Retreat--Especially considering they've allowed this ethical midget to come back as a "free lancer". That's like putting stinky trash out for collection only to being it's stench back in to the house because it didn't get taken from the curb.

In the mean time, I'll read movie reviews in the Weekly written by the distinguished & knowledgeable writers from the Village Voice and LA Weekly, whose credentials dwarf Little Annie Wagner’s.

Posted by Blue Tomorrow | January 18, 2007 9:21 AM

I said "Paper or plastic", Blue. Wake up! You ok, man? You look like shit.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | January 18, 2007 2:06 PM

Blue Tomorrow--

You'll be happy to hear that Atkinson's credentials dwarf mine, and that he was a longtime writer for the Village Voice before they decided they prefer frat boys like "LYT." Happy reading.

Posted by annie | January 18, 2007 2:51 PM

What is that Lloyd kid talking about? When someone throws a curve ball, all you can do is bitch and insult?

Wow Blue Tomorrow that's some pretty amazing information. Where did you hear that?

If he is currently free-lancing that is absolutely disgusting. I'm really curious who the editor used to be, does anyone know?

Posted by Stiffler | January 18, 2007 3:54 PM

Stiff -- I hope you're not asking The Great Somnambulist @ 23. He may well be removing his wooden teeth as we speak and calling it a night. You don't rest up the arm tonight, the curveball won't break tomorrow.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | January 18, 2007 4:41 PM

The firing was reported some weeks ago in the Seattle Times. The second portion was either reported in the print or online Stranger. His name is public record, not worth mentioning here.

Wide Awake & Sleeping, Lord Lloyd.

Posted by Blue Tomorrow | January 18, 2007 5:30 PM

Hi! Why I can't fill my info in profile? Can somebody help me?
My login is Kisakookoo!

Posted by Kisakookoo | January 26, 2007 12:06 AM

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