What happens in Rob's brain when a pitch meeting goes well, which is that it stops working and says strange, nonsensical things.
Forgot to Laugh
Wading into the recent controversy about what Jerry Seinfeld said about college kids. That they're insufferable killjoys.
You've Got Nothing
Explaining why a movie won't work at the box office, right after it hasn't worked at the box office.
Using Evernote to prove that the entertainment business is about to get very crazy and very good, especially for writers. This is not a scientific conclusion.
Who Did What
Breaking the tribal rule that binds all Hollywood writers together, Rob gives credit to a development executive.
Rob takes a story with the worst and most dysfunctional moral ever, then kind of twists it so it comes out okay.
Sometimes when the star makes a demand you give in, sometimes you don?t.
Belated advice to Trevor Noah, and anyone else who suddenly goes from Internet famous to actually famous.
Furiouser and Furiouser
Furious Seven, Coca-Cola, and how hard it is to change people's favorite things just enough.
The big difference between sampling ? where music producers reuse someone else's hook and borrowing, which is what comedy writers do to each others' material.
The Machine that Spins
Rob solves the problem of television network programming
the Apple Watch, the DeLorean of watches.
Uber but for Meerkat
Meerkat is the latest amazingly disruptive and revolutionary app that manages to, basically, recreate 1950's live television.
The last place that might believe the characters from the show Friends could afford that apartment -- North Korea.
What Can I Get You?
Next time Rob heads into in a pitch meeting and someone asks if they can get him something to drink, he's going to say yes.
Need an Ending
What you do when you suddenly wonder what your life is all about. You do what studios do when they're making an expensive movie and they don't like the ending. They stop production and figure it out.
Let's Get Entrepreneurial
The new and exciting directions the entertainment business is going in ? a more disruptive and entrepreneurial way of doing business. And all of those words mean only one thing: the writer's not getting paid.
Getting fired, firing someone, and Rob's personal choice, just passive-aggressively ignoring them until they stop appearing in his line of sight.
Rob's totally on fleek. And if you have to ask what that means, don't bother. No one will be saying it in a week or so.
Play One on TV
Sometimes really excellent actors have a hard time knowing the difference between things that happened to them in real life and on screen. News anchors, too. Not unrelated.
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