Jennifer Lawrence Should Star In A Movie About ROKon Magazine

By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

shelton-Profile03This epic delusion on my part has faded considerably. I just don’t see anyone doing anyone with this great story set in Seoul, South Korea like I used to. But I was going for my morning walk this morning and I realized I felt like mentally masterbating about it again.

There are some basic reasons why Jennifer Lawrence would be perfect to play the woman at the center of the ROKon Magazine story, Annie Shapiro. I think she — of all people — would really get a kick out of sinking her acting chops into such a meaty role. I have also idly mentioned Shailene Woodley as someone who could pull it off, but more people seem interested in the posts about this subject that mention Jennifer Lawrence, so there you go.

The late Annie Shapiro was such an exotic creature mentally that someone like Jennifer Lawrence would probably become just as fascinated with her as I am. I can see in my mind’s eye so clearly what a great movie the ROKOn Magazine story could be. If you are interested in seeing why, read this: Somehow.pdf and this: TheBattleofTheOldFreeStatev1.5.

If you read those two documents, I think you’ll get some sense of why Jennifer Lawrence might have more than just a passing interest in what happened about a decade ago. It really was very, very, very cinematic in some respects and it would make for a great movie. Of course, this begs the question — why don’t _I_ write the screenplay and go through the process of trying to get it produced.

That is a very good question. I guess I’m finally tired of the story of the magazine and those times I have tried to write a screenplay about what happened it wasn’t very successful. The whole thing was probably a little too personal, anyway. You can get some sense of things if you read what I’ve already written, but…I am kind of tired of it all. I’d rather write a scif novel about something completely different than ROKon Magazine at this point.

All Systems Are Go For A Visit To #NYC Next Weekend

By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

shelton-Profile03All systems are go. It seems as though barring something unexpected that I will be in New York City a week from now as of this writing. It should be a lot of fun. I am set to have Korean food Saturday night. If you are reading this and are not a hater, stalker or troll you are welcome to join me. Just contact me and I’ll tell you the specifics of dinner.

But, right now, I don’t really know what I’m going to do in the city while I’m there. I’ve got a week to do some research. I am looking for free or nearly free things to do. I am not really going to have a lot of money and what money I do have I am going to reserve for dinner.

Anyway. I am looking forward to it, regardless.

David Letterman: Run For Office — America Needs You

By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

shelton-Profile03One of the few people I feel could unite the United States in this fractious time is David Letterman. He’s been in our homes for about 30 years and if Donald Trump can run and win the nomination of a major political party, so can Dave Letterman.

Now, of course, it’s highly unlikely he’d do this for no other reason than he wouldn’t want to hurt his legacy. He wouldn’t want his memory to be sullied by a failed attempt at political office. And, yet, he should do it. He really should. He should risk it. He’s the perfect political candidate for these fucked up times that we live in.

If Trump becomes president, maybe, just maybe, he will feel like he has to do something to save the Republic.

Gawker Is Back To Being Sad In Both Senses Of The Word

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Oh boy. I am way too lazy to give you examples of how Gawker.com is back to being lazy in both senses of the word, but I will give you general ideas on the issue.

I look at Gawker.com and realize the end is near. It’s probably going to be dissolved by a bankrupcy court soon enough. That’s it. The end.

The whole thing is kind of sad. Very sad indeed.

I wish there were some words I could say to make this event better, but I can’t think of any. It’s all just very sad. So very sad.

Gawker, We Hardly Knew Ya

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

shelton-Profile03So, Gawker Media has declared bankrupcy and it seems as though Gawker.com may not be soon for this earth. It makes me rather sad. And, yet, it only brought it upon itself. It shouldn’t go around trying to out wealthy people. That’s just not cool.

Should Gawker.com go poof it will definitely be the end of an era. At least for me, personally. It was fun while it lasted, I guess. I guess in my heart I always thought there was a chance I might work for Gawker.com. I never said I wasn’t delusional.

But, whatever.

That’s it, I guess. The end.

Well, That Was Underwhelming

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

shelton-Profile03I went to the anti-Trump rally last night here in Richmond and was pretty much underwhelmed. While the organizers did a good job, there just weren’t that many people there. I think that says more about Richmond than it does anything else. I did Periscope the event, but I am unhappy about how many great pictures I missed.

I don’t know how much of that is me feeling a little future shock about moving from photography to live streaming and how much of that is, well, I actually missed some great opportunties for photos. I my all creative energy was thrown out of sorts by my Periscoping. I just didn’t feel in the right place to take pictures.

Anyway. We’ll see, I guess. Maybe I’ll look back and see how this was the beginning of a great new career as a videographer or something. Or I could look back and just be sad.

I Ain’t Skart — I’m Going To Cover The Anti-Trump #RVA Protest

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

shelton-Profile03There is a real chance that I might get arrested if I attempt to cover the anti-Trump rally this evening in Richmond. But I have to at least attempt to cover it. I’m a journalist with about 20 years experience and this is an issue I really believe in. So, I am going to try to cover any protest in as legal a manner as possible.

But, having said that, there is still a fairly high possiblity that simply by being there I will put myself in a position where I will get arrested.

Yet, I have hope that if I wear a shirt that says PRESS on it and have a camera then the police will at least think twice about arresting me.