Posting has been and will be a tad light, as I'm headed out for a couple of weeks, but I've been stockpiling interviews like a squirrel prepping for winter, so they'll be flowing regularly, albeit with less preamble than usual. Here's my A.V. Club chat with Adam McKay, the director and co-writer of The Other Guys, as well as Anchorman, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers. (Should you have overlooked it, Paul Rudd and I talked Anchorman at some length only last week.) McKay was a generous subject and a fast talker — the transcript ran nearly twice as the one from my imminently upcoming interview with Patricia Clarkson, which ran only a few minutes shorter — which worked out well since he has several dozen projects in the works and I tried to touch on as much as reasonably possible. Most surprising, and spattered with less fanboy drool than his adaptation of Garth Ennis' comic The Boys, is a biopic of legendary/infamous political consultant Lee Atwater, whose greatest hits include the notorious Willie Horton ads that harnessed racist stereotypes to put George H.W. Bush in the White House. McKay's political leanings have mostly been confined to the virtual pages of the Huffington Post, but it would be fascinating to see him turn his talents to more pointedly satirical ends.