12/31/2007

An Internet Journey...

Warning: The following post is not interesting.

So I'm home sick from work today, bored, and I've just been bouncing around the internets. A lot of you know that I'm a big documentary nerd. There's a guy, Eddie Schmidt, who's made a bunch of docs I've liked whose blog I check every once in a while. You may remember I interviewed him for my blog at one point. Anyway, I remembered that he had been involved in a doc about the Warner Brothers (of Warner Bros. fame) that was close to being done. The film is aptly called The Brothers Warner. I thought Eddie was co-producing it with Cass Warner, granddaughter of Harry Warner, but I couldn't find his name on the IMDb entry anywhere. I did another search to see if he was no longer involved in the project. I couldn't find anything, but I was now interested in finding out more about Jack L. Warner (who sounded like a real jag and is pictured above), so I checked out his Wikipedia entry. Turns out he has the exact same birthday as me! Then I went and checked out his IMDb entry. Damn, did this guy produce a shitload of movies (273)! Then I remembered I wanted to look up the John D. and Catherine T. Mac Arthur Foundation because I'd seen their names on plaques at the Shedd Aquarium, the Garfield Park Conservatory and as donors for a bunch of PBS shows and I didn't know who they were. Turns out he made his money in insurance.

And you thought I was looking at porn. Shame on you.

8 comments:

catherinette said...

You lost me at "warning, this post is not interesting." How did it end? I even got to lazy to scroll down and read the last sentence.

SkylersDad said...

127 of the 273 films were actually porn. See? You really were looking at it.

Megan said...

If you had a couple paragraph breaks in there, maybe. . .

'Bubbles' said...

Ha! Megan that was a good one!

What's up for NYE in Michigan? are you too sick to party?

Dale said...

I love porn!

Dave said...

I'm sorry...um...there is or isn't gonna be porn here? Just asking.

Distributorcap said...

somehow i would bet Jack Warner has some porn films of the stars he forced to stay under contract....

or at least pictures

vikkitikkitavi said...

I bet you would find this doc I saw on Sundance Channel interesting. It's called "100 Films and a Funeral," and it's the story of the Polygram films division.