Clawing to escape the belly of the beast here in Hollywood. To commiserate, email my name assistantatlas at yahoo.

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Now, I haven't really talked about it much, but, like much of my Hollywood brethren, I have succumbed to the ecstatic hype surrounding the as-yet-unreleased Snakes on a Plane. I like to call the phenomenon "Snakes on a Plania!"

I don't know if anyone else has seen this yet news story yet, but I could hardly believe my eyes.

Yes, this is an actual news story.

No, I don't know why the headline writers couldn't come up with something better than: "Pilot Grabs Snake, Lands Plane". Keep in mind that it is a TV station in Louisville, Kentucky.

Still, I imagine they went through several drafts. My imagined reasons for their rejection are in parenthesis.

Pilot Chokes Snake As Plane Goes Down!
(not family-oriented enough)

Snake on Plane, But No Samuel L. Jackson In Sight!
(too promotional. also, Kentucky)

Flying Snake Not Deadly
(slightly misleading...and not dangerous-sounding enough)


PS- Next season of Assistant/Atlas begins this week. . . hey, it ain't 24, but at least it'll be fresh and better than 98% of summer television.


Blogger Peggy Archer said...

I'm really surprised at no reference to a 'trouser snake'.

Or is that just me?

10:56 PM

Blogger london cokehead said...

Big hiss causes near miss!

3:55 PM

Blogger MJAPA said...

I saw the snakes on plane thing and thought it was a joke! How did they sell that idea? Could you uimagine, "So I have this story idea, picture snakes and a plane."

4:55 PM

Blogger Nyssa23 said...

Seriously, I thought that news story was a joke at first when I saw it on Defamer. And seeing that the Defamer link pointed to a Fox News story didn't help matters any.

But never mind that, Atlas; I saw on ESPN today that somebody pooped in one of the holes on the golf course at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.

Now *that's* the kind of fearless soul you need for the "Poop on Ryan Seacrest's Star" contest!

11:15 PM


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