March 10, 2014
FOR THE TALENT PORTION
(Thanks to J. B. Absher)
DON'T TRY TO TAKE MORE THAN YOUR SHARE
The Washington Post piece mentioned that you discussed your funeral plans on the current book tour. Here is a wrinkle that I’ve been toying with. Beside the sign-in register (why do we have this custom?), my urn will be tastefully displayed, with a small mound of my ashes in a dish. Beside the dish will be a small spoon and a supply of small (about 1 inch square) zip-lock baggies and sign saying, “You say that George will always be in your heart – well here’s your chance to have him in your purse or wallet, too.”
(Thanks to Danielle)
HOW WILL HE EVER LIVE IT DOWN?
(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson and Mark Buckley)
(*We might also mock the reporter for getting that wrong.)
JACK BAUER IS A TRAITOR AND A PSYCOPATH
(Thanks to Steve.)
I made it back to Miami for the weekend, which was nice because Miami looked like this:
Today I leave for the Western (or "Death") Leg of the book tour, starting with an event at 7 tonight at the University of Denver, which I am guessing is in Denver. On Tuesday and Wednesday I'll be in Seattle for events at the University Book Store (Tuesday at 7:30) and Third Place Books (Wednesday at 7).
Thursday evening at 7 I'll be in Oakland at A Great Good Place for Books. On Friday I'll do two events: At noon I'll be in Corte Madera at Book Passage, along with my brother Sam; and at 8 I'll be at Copperfield's in Petaluma.
On Monday, March 17 -- St. Patrick's Day -- I will be somewhere lying facedown in a gutter.
On Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. I'll be at a Left Bank Books event at Maryville University, near St. Louis.
On Wednesday, March 19, I'll be in Louisville for a 7 p.m. event at the Louisville Public Library.
Pray for me.
p.s. Thanks to everybody who has come out on the tour. The events have been great, thanks to you.
March 09, 2014
Dave's event for Books and Books was live-streamed. Mea culpa for not blogging that (and thanks to Siouxie for doing what she could). But you can watch the archive (the actual talking starts about 10 minutes in). And here's a picture of a few attendees:
March 08, 2014
WHAT'S THAT SMELL?
(Thanks to Chuck Cody)
March 07, 2014
Just reading this makes me tired.
WE WOULD NOT BLOG AN APP AD
...except that this one's about bacon.
(Thanks to everyone in the known world)
WHEN YOU REALLY WANT TO IMPRESS FRAULEIN HELGA
(Thanks to jon harris)
You do not want to miss this news item. We cannot say anything about missing it to the men or we will surely get into some kind of trouble.
(Thank you most kindly, Unholy Slacker and Charles Cates*)
(*presumably, both men)
March 06, 2014
Even though Typepad has been quixotic today, The Blog's been hard at work... umm... you know, talking to people and stuff.
March 05, 2014
IF FINGERS ARE OUTLAWED
(Thanks to jon harris and Jay Brandes)
(Thanks to Jay Brandes)
NEWS YOU CAN USE
(Thanks to Unholy Slacker, Jeffrey Brown and Jerzy Gembura)
And in presumably unrelated goat news, a severed goat head was found in a park.
(Thanks to Loudmouth)
I'm somewhere in the bowels of Rockefeller Center waiting to go on the Today Show to talk about my new book (which by the way is for sale) with Kathie Lee and Hoda. In here with me are numerous young people, all of whom are wearing skinny jeans and thumbing away on their phones. I think some of them might be a band. I would ask them, but my jeans are WAY too loose.
Update: I just met Hoda. She is very nice. Also, tall.
Update 2: Here's the video.
March 03, 2014
TUESDAY MORNING STRUMPDATE
Dave reads from the new book on Paul and Young Ron's Show at 7:30 a.n.. (iHeart radio -- click on Listen Live)
BUT WE CAN'T SAY FOR SURE
(Thanks to Steve Pietrowicz)
THEY HAVEN'T CHECKED IN THE BLOG'S FRIDGE
(Thanks to Janice Gelb and Nelson from Michigan)