Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wayne Gladstone's "Notes from the Internet Apocalypse"

Wayne Gladstone is a longtime columnist for He is the creator and star of the Hate by Numbers online video series. His writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Comedy Central’s Indecision, and in the collections You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News and The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes.

Here Gladstone dreamcasts an adaptation of his new book, Notes from the Internet Apocalypse:
Notes from the Internet Apocalypse is the first book in the Internet Apocalypse trilogy that tells the story of one man's search for the Internet when the whole world has gone offline. Along the way, he is joined by a gossip blogger named Tobey and an Australian webcam girl named Oz.

Gladstone is a sarcastic, emotionally scarred New Yorker. It has to be someone who can show a lot of pain without being overt about it. And it has to be someone who can be manically comedic. Joaquin Phoenix, James Franco, and Charlie Day all come to mind.

For Oz, the 20-something Australian webcam girl, the only answer is Emily Browning. It's hard to think of an actress more perfect, especially considering she's Australian.

For Tobey, I have a hard time. If i had a time machine I'd take young Owen Wilson, but I'm having a hard time figuring out who that is now. Perhaps Jonah Hill.

Jeeves, the gay, prog rock-loving, psychic, former librarian was made for Patton Oswalt. He could do so much with that role, especially as the trilogy progresses.

Rowsdower, the Government agent who is tasked with enforcing the draconian NET Recovery Act could be played by Willem Dafoe or Steve Buscemi.

Then there's robber baron billionaire, Hamilton Burke. Could very easily go Kevin Spacey on that one, but I'd like to go outside the box for Robert Redford.

Lastly, there is Pennsylvania's junior senator, Bible-thumping Melissa Bramson. I could see Kirsten Wiig, Tina Fey or Julianne Moore having a lot of fun with that character.
Visit the Notes from the Internet Apocalypse website.

--Marshal Zeringue