Everyone who has ever watched an Aaron Sorkin-written show (The West Wing, The Newsroom) or movie (The Social Network, Steve Jobs) knows he has got a few quirks: season finales titled “What Kind Of Day Has It Been,” characters based on his ex-girlfriends, endless mazes of hallways, and, most of all, people who won’t fucking shut up. What you might not have noticed is exactly how many of those words are actually the same.
He repeats lines on a show-by-show, episode-by-episode basis, as if he keeps his favorite phrases tacked up on index cards around his desk while he writes. Some of his best/worst examples include using the name “Mohammed Al Mohammed El Mohammed Bin Bazir,”having a character explain how awesome he is by including the joke “and I’m never ever sick at sea,” and the very specific gag seen above.
Hell, even one of the most famous lines in the Facebook movie – “If you guys were the inventor of [thing], you would have invented [thing]” – was first used in Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip. Of course, nobody saw that show, so Sorkin probably figured it was fair game.
Transformers Roll Out heralds the global pop-culture
Transformers phenomenon, featuring a collection of hit original songs inspired by the Hasbro
Transformers franchise from leading established and up-and-coming
alternative, rock and alt-pop artists, morphing together to create an
epic portfolio of hard-hitting tunes that truly embodies the soul of the
Transformers brand. The album will include tracks from chart
topping rock band ‘Bush’ and front man Gavin Rossdale, lending
powerhouse vocals in “This House is on Fire” and will also feature
up-and-coming alt-rock group Mount Holly on the album’s lead
title track “Roll Out.” Transformers Roll Out is being released on Sony Music’s RED Associated labels and is available for digital pre-order on Feb 9th at iTunes:
Artists contributing to Transformers Roll Out (with track titles) include:
Transformers Roll Out was made
available for digital pre-order this morning, with two singles off the
compilation (Mount Holly’s “Roll Out” and Crash Kings’ “Gigantik”)
available for purchase and on streaming services. On
April 15th the full album will be available on all major
digital providers, with a limited edition CD and vinyl will be offered
exclusively through FYE stores.
Headcanon: Cybertronian languages rely on a lot of sounds that are basically beeps, buzzing, static, and other electronic noises. Therefore, human electronic music sounds a lot like Scat Singing with occasional profanity to a Transformer.