Re: Catcher part II?!

Subject: Re: Catcher part II?!
From: Tim O'Connor (
Date: Sat Jan 05 2002 - 17:14:20 GMT

On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 12:16:15PM +0800, Will Hochman wrote:

> Dear Tim, It didn't occur to me until years later that I should have
> taken that crazy kid's question more seriously.

That's OK, Will. We all make these kinds of mistakes!

> Anyone who knows anything about Hollywood, knows that ideas are very
> difficult to protect.

Or have.

> The option on the script has long since expired. I'm sad to say, I
> doubt there will ever be a Catcher II. Nevertheless,I remain truly as
> pictured and stated on my vehicle operator's license issued to me by
> the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission:
> Hochman
> William S
> License Number 403067

I think the time comes when all true banana-fishers-of-men must clamor
to see your hack picture (I think it would be illegal to dupe the
license, and would almost certainly make the Taxi Commission ballistic
if you were to display it on a web page), on your official web site!

C'mon, don't you owe it to us, just in case we ever hop into a cab and
find that it's you?

(Taxi digression, for Philip Roth fans; you know who you are: A few
weeks ago I jumped into a cab, running late, as ever, for an
appointment, and discovered that my driver's name was: Alexander
Portnoy. The key difference here was that this fellow didn't seem like
the kind who would, oh, *deface* his family's to-be-served-that-night-at-
dinner piece of liver. But, like Horwitz, he seemed to be slightly daft,
operating in a steady state of rumbling anger and yelling at too many
stationary objects for me to ever truly relax. But it was not a long
ride, so I just sat there, working hard at not setting off his short



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