Cool by association?
It’s getting to the point where even if I haven’t done anything all that screamingly cool with my life, at least I know people who have. Or know people who know people that have.
One example is my coworker Jason’s friend, who got fired from a play by Woody Allen (I’m pretty sure he told her she “looked retarded”) and managed to parlay it into what looks to be an entertaining film that features David Cross, Sarah Silverman, Andy Dick, and other comedians. It also explores the nature of downsizing and the culture of firing in the U.S.
This is the really cool thing about the age we’re living in. For all its excesses and lame reality TV stars, there are also smart, creative people who turn getting canned into a big success.
Anyway, check it out: FIRED