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April 12, 2019

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I’m going to be on Home and Family Monday. I got my own trailer for the taping. But they made me give it back.

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Next door to Home and Family is the Wild West, where I struck a frontier pose with some kind of rustic contraption.

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THEY HAVE THE FULL SUPPORT OF THIS BLOG

Meet the 'snot otter,' your official endangered species if Missouri lawmakers get their way

(Thanks to Mark Schlesinger)

EVIDENTLY THE SWISS GOVERNMENT HAS NEVER BEEN ON BOOK TOUR

Coffee not essential for life, Swiss government says

(Thanks to Dick Lobo and The Perts) (We saw Dick Lobo and the Perts open for Joey Dee and the Starliters)

GUESS THE CONTINENT

Eerie video shows giant bugs devouring alligator on ocean floor

(Thanks to EricY)

WE BLAME GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

Mysterious mashed potatoes perplex a historic neighborhood

(Thanks to Alkali Bill, who says “I saw the Inscrutable Tubers open for the Electric Prunes.”)

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Great crowd — 600 people! — last night in San Mateo for Kepler’s Books. My friend and bandmate Amy Tan helped me out with a dramatic reading:

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And my little brother and bandmate Sam Barry provided harmonica backup for a rare rendition of “Adventure Dog.”

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Today I’m doing some TV stuff. Tomorrow (Saturday) at 4:30 I’ll be talking about Lessons From Lucy at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Hope to see you there. 

 
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