Rumors

Step one: read this

Step two: read this

All true. Except the part about the first draft of the book being due in three months. More like two and a half. I guess I should start writing it soon.

one red paperclip, the book, is due to hit bookshelves next summer. I will write the book in my favorite language: Canuck-Yank-Bloglish. Words like "toque" and "skidoo" are in, but those pesky bonus u's are out. Yep, color, not colour, and rumor, not rumour. (** Special message to all ultra-patriotic Canadians who now think I'm a sellout hellbent on eroding our "culture" ** - Don't worry, all pool water temperatures will be in Fahrenheit, and no, I don't have a clue how many kilograms I weigh either.)


So far it looks like one red paperclip, the book, will be translated into four languages: English, Italian, Dutch and Japanese. If you want to read one red paperclip in another language, like Québécois for instance, call up your favorite book publisher and let them know! If you are somebody's favorite book publisher and want to translate one red paperclip into another super-fun language, contact me at oneredpaperclip@gmail.com and I'll get you in touch with the people who can make it happen. The more the merrier! I can't really think of anything more awesome than having one red paperclip translated into tons of other great languages, like Castellano, Yobbo or British Columbian, eh.

As for everything to do with Dreamworks, I know about as much as you do. The rights were optioned for TV/Film. That's it. High hopes for a choice flick or genre-creating TV show, but there's no producion schedule in place, and to maybe deflate your possible-stokeage a bit further, there's actually no guarantee anything'll hit the screen(s). If you wanna start the rumor that I'll be played by Bratt Pitt and Angelina Jolie will play Dom, go right ahead. We're both unemployed, so maybe Brangelina (I can't believe I just wrote that) will trade their roles for a babysitting gig.

Sure, this is all glitzy-sounding Hollywood stuff, but don't expect me to flake out and get all weird on you. As I've said many-a-time in the past, my mom still cuts my hair. I don't plan to change that. It's not like Spielberg hangs out at our apartment or I'm going to buy a crocodile-skin Bentley.

Yet.

Needless to say, I'm pretty beyond-stoked about all of this - Kyle

19 comments:

Yaxlich said...

Hello Mr MacDonald,

Yaxlich found out about your trading exploits earlier this month and is glad that he has now found your blog. He hopes that your book is a success and looks forward to seeing the movie soon.

Yaxlich

beej said...

Fkn eh, Kyle. That is insane. Totally stoked for you and Dom.

Skinny said...

Hey Kyle!
I was cruising through your Merch at Cafe Press and I couldn't find a One Red Paperclip Beer Dispensing Plastic Helmet. I think you should get on that...those are classic!
Later Fella!
Skinny

Marian said...

Heck Yeah!

I can't wait to read that book Kyle. Your and Dom's good fortune has made my day! Great luck be with you!

Marian Catlin

reno said...

AWESOME !!

Patricia said...

When I read your posts, I'm kinda proud that you live (well, LIVED sorry!) in Montréal!

Your story IS a super story, unpredictable at first, but you,ve done it! When you really want it, you can, so now, I'll believe in that for the reste of my life!

Good luck! Hope to see your story in FRENCH too ;)

Patricia said...

When I read your posts, I'm kinda proud that you live (well, LIVED sorry!) in Montréal!

Your story IS a super story, unpredictable at first, but you,ve done it! When you really want it, you can, so now, I'll believe in that for the reste of my life!

Good luck! Hope to see your story

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Allan Wills said...

Can you write Esperanto?

Cody at choosemyname.com said...

Kyle,
Great stuff! I just mentioned "The Movie" to you the other day. Now it's not just a cool idea, but a cool reality! Good for you. You've earned it!

Kelly Gorski said...

My husband told me about you. We really dig what you're doing. Not everyone could handle the pressure or enjoy the ride.

Congrats :)

Valannin said...

It's amazing what one person can do with too much free time on his hands and an overactive imagination. The cynic in me says "this is nonsense", but the conniver in me says, "I wonder how many people I can get to wacky things to turn me into an overnight celebrity."

Kudos, man

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Barbara said...

You earned that house Kyle. Good on you!

AdventureGirl said...

Love to see something great happen to somebody normal! I will buy your book! Go get 'em!

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of Neil Patrick Harris should play you. Nothing like a little Doogie to highlight the screen.

Kety said...

Hey Kyle,

This is incredible.

Sure proof that nothing's impossible on the Internet. Really !

Congrats.

Peggy said...

Gosh with a book and a movie in the works I guess that house insurance and furniture will be taken care of. Congratulations Kyle. Good thing you blogged all of the proceedings in great detail, plus photos! It makes for a handy outline for the book. Don't ya think?

RC said...

wouldn't it be cool if linklater directed the film and made it "fictional" like he's doing w/ the non-fiction book "fast food nation" and making it into a dramatic film?

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

Rose DesRochers said...

Congratulations Kyle!I had to blog about your exciting news of course. From one writer to another, you go boy!