Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Tempest + Teapot = Fun!

Now for one of everyone's faves, the Burgeoning Internet Feud!

Well, actually it's not really a feud, but I felt it would add excitement if I called it that.

In this corner, we have Jim Hill, a man who seems to know way more than he's supposed to. He mainly writes about the goings-on behind the scenes at Disney, but he does delve into the larger world of entertainment. I don't believe I've ever read an article by him and not gone away having learned something new.

A few days ago, Mr. Hill posted an article about the possible origin of the character Hurley from the TV show LOST. I don't watch the show regularly, but I have one question. Shouldn't that guy have slimmed down a bit by now?

Anyways, this story reached the ears of Harry Knowles and AintItCool, or at the very least, one of his pseudonym-laced minions. Herc[as he's named] posted a response here.

Personally, I've learned to trust Mr. Hill when it comes to these sorts of things. AintItCool does have major clout when it comes to scoops and the like, but at times they do have a 'circle the wagons' mentality when it comes to their own.

As always, I invite you to read both articles and judge for yourself.

Mike G.


Dev said...

I read the AICN article before I saw it mentioned on CHURN!, and the Damon Lindelof rebuttal. Something tells me the Jim Hill of the original "scoop" isn't the same writer who does fine work keeping us up on all things Disney. Also, remember -- 'Lost' is an ABC show, owned by... Disney. Hill wouldn't be speaking out of school bringing this bit up, but I think it's grasping at straws.

As for Hurley's weight, they've only been on the island for the better part of a month (at least, I think it's a month to six weeks -- the chronology is a bit fuzzy for me). I don't think he would start to look like Tom Hanks in the second half of 'Cast Away" for another few weeks.

Anonymous said...

This has to be true. I mean the guy on Lost is fat. And Harry is kinda big. What a no brainer.