Off I go to Atlantic City for a conference and all kinds of things happen. I suppose if I was a good boy, I would have logged in and blogged, but frankly, I was too pooped for prose. That being said, better late than never with another edition of Quick Hits.
Spritzer Pays The Full Price
Everyone has heard about this, but there are two things about this that I find interesting.
First, you would think a former prosecutor would have enough sense to cover his money trail if he was going to arrange for $4,000 hookers to meet him at the Mayflower Hotel in DC.
What an idiot. This guy was a rising star. President was a possibility for him one day. Now, he is going to have a hard time getting elected president of the local Rotary Club.
Listen up folks. If you are so inclined as to seek public office at the federal or state-wide level, take this advice. Don't dittle anyone but your wife. If you can't do that, then don't get married. It isn't that hard for most of us to keep our members in our pants, you ought to be able to do it.
Second, it just got even harder for politicians pay for sex. It is now a career path for hookers to get a high profile client and then get outed. Apparently, the Gov's hooker is an aspiring singer who, thanks to him getting caught, has made 200K from downloads of her single. What's next? A record deal? A book deal? Movie rights?
If you are a high profile politician and you favor the company of hookers, you better be sweating bullets right now. Each and every one of them is now trying to see the path to the cash thanks to this chick.
Bloomberg: `Kristen,' Linked to Spitzer, Becomes Pop Star on Web
Hooker's an online hit - to tune of $200G
Love Gone Up, Up and Away
It seems this guy wanted his potential bride to be to fully experience the moment when he "popped" the question. That's why he put the $12,000 ring inside a balloon.
Cute, right? Hand her the pin as you pop the question. Not bad if you're into that sort of thing.
Unfortunately, he filled the balloon with helium, not plain air. And when he walked out of he shop a gust of wind took the balloon for ride. He chased it and looked for two hours but never found it.
"I felt like such a plonker. It cost a fortune and I knew my girlfriend would kill me."That's the price you pay for trying to be too creative.
Honey, will you marry... Oh. Never mind...
The Movie of Deathly Hallows to be Split in Two?
I know, most of you don't care about this, but I do, and my wife does. And I know Jim does. But one of the first things that crossed my mind after I finished Deathly Hallows was "This is way too long for a movie and you really can't cut too much out or it will suck."
Well, the producer is talking about breaking the book into two movies. From a marketing standpoint, it's brilliant. It's like a two for one sale only reversed. The studio, the producer, everyone is going to make money hand over fist.
But it is also the right thing to do for the story. The book is way too long and way to dense to be stripped down to 2-plus hours of film. It would suck and no one would be happy.
I just wish it was coming out this summer, before Daniel Radcliffe gets his first gray hair.
David Heyman Talks Harry Potter Split