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Careers in thermometrics

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 19, 2008

David Mamet, speaking on Jeremy Piven’s decision to leave Mamet’s play, Speed the Plow, in the middle of its run because of mercury poisoning:

My understanding is that he is leaving show business to pursue a career as a thermometer.

Piven’s elevated mercury levels came from eating too much sushi and other fish.

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Phil Gyford summarizing David Mamet on meritocracy: “

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 31, 2006

Phil Gyford summarizing David Mamet on meritocracy: “A standing ovation can be extorted from the audience. A gasp cannot.”