The Sarah Palin story as Disney movie a la Mighty Ducks: If you have trouble with the youtube video, try watching it directly at the source at CollegeHumor.
On Friday night, Hassan and I raced home in the rain from a dinner to catch the debate. We came in just as Obama was warming up, and were very pleased to see he was doing so well. We had both been slightly worried – we felt Obama’s performance in the primary debates had been inconsistent, … More Why Obama won the debate
This is an email that’s apparently making the rounds, which I came across on the blog of Walter Jon Williams (writer of the speculative variety and teacher extraordinaire): “Dear American: I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am Ministry of the Treasury … More Economic bailout or banking scam spam? You decide.
(For those of you unfamiliar, GoogleReader is one of Google’s many ingenious tools. It lets you sign up for all your blogs and other web sites, and it automatically sends you blog entries and other updates as messages, like an email inbox for the entire world wide web.) So today I logged into my Google Reader account … More Why GoogleReader stresses me out
This is one of those sketches that really don’t have to exaggerate too much in order to be funny – some of John McCain’s real ads are pretty much this ridiculous. It’s interesting that the sketch shows McCain sort of naively going along with the misleading ads. There’s this narrative out there that McCain really still … More John McCain’s 100% true ads on SNL
My last post reminded me of when Hassan and I went to Disney World, like two years ago. (It was the first time I’d been – there were no trips to Disney World in my deprived childhood.) When we were there, we saw a Muppets 3-D show, which featured the Muppets alongside Disney characters, and throughout the show all the Muppets kept … More Miss Piggy vs. Mickey Mouse
I was always a bit skeptical about Disney buying the Muppets. Mickey Mouse and Miss Piggy just don’t quite go together. Now, apparently, a generation of youngsters aren’t even sure who Miss Piggy is. Still, I am hopeful that things might turn around. “Desperate Housepigs” sounds pretty promising….
For your viewing pleasure, check out this hilarious video, “The Tribe,” directed by my brother: (My bro Dave plays the leader of this highly progressive, democratic tribe.)
Interfictions 2 is looking for submissions of “interstitial” fiction, or stories that bend genres, defy categorization, and are just all around weird. The first Interfictions anthology was high-quality stuff, so this will be a cool anthology to be part of. It’s edited by Delia Sherman and Chris Barzak, both amazing writers who have been known to … More Interfictions 2 Seeking Genre-Bending Fiction
Last Sunday I went to the Brooklyn Book Festival with the very cool Dan Braum, and we hung out at the Small Beer Press booth for a while. Gavin Grant, the shrewdest capitalist and slickest salesman in all of New England, talked me into buying The Ant King, Ben Rosenbaum’s new collection of short stories (as … More Benjamin Rosenbaum rocks!