November 27, 2006

Get on Your Bikes and Ride...

If you want to witness Joel Stein writing about King Dork in Time Magazine and comparing me to Mark Twain, sort of, go here. (I like the Chris Henchy quote.)

UPDATE: I'll tell you what: it sure is weird to see your picture in a real honest to god magazine. It isn't on-line, but this is the photo they used in the dead tree version of the article, taken by Paige O'Donoghue when we were goofing off at the Hyatt a few months back:


(Unfortunately, they misspelled her name on the photo credit - sorry Paige!)

And, by the way, if you're interested in those Sam Hellerman T-shirts, here's where to get some.

UPDATE II: According to the article, the King Dork trailer helped the Gary Sanchez guys "see" it as a movie. (Which was news to me.) Of course, the credit for the video goes to Andrew Krucoff, not me. Nice work!

Posted by Dr. Frank at November 27, 2006 04:31 AM | TrackBack

King Dork was a "teen novel"? News to me...

Posted by: James Hofmann at November 27, 2006 02:16 PM

Nice article, but the author takes some jabs at you here and there. That's not cool. Also, did he take something out of context or is MTX really RIP?

Posted by: Z at November 27, 2006 05:05 PM

please dispell!

Posted by: josh at November 27, 2006 05:25 PM

Believe me, we're still gonna do some stuff, Z and Josh.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at November 27, 2006 05:36 PM

I'm glad to hear that. Although I REALLY enjoyed "King Dork", I'd hate to think of it as "the day the music died". Here's to more MTX and more book too! CHEERS!

Posted by: (Z)aphod at November 27, 2006 07:36 PM

Frank do you play pop punk or punk pop? I think Stein should have said, "Plus, the band had fallen apart...9 times."

Posted by: Bill at November 28, 2006 04:00 AM

I don't have any kids, but I would most definitely let my 14-year-old read King Dork. The book isn't "severe," being 14 is severe.

I'm happy for you Dr. Frank and I'm really glad to hear that MTX isn't done.

Posted by: David at November 28, 2006 05:20 AM

Cool and COOOL!

Posted by: Matt R. at November 28, 2006 05:23 AM

"King Dork ... will appeal only to ... teens with an interest in ... oral sex..." - VOYA


Posted by: josh at November 28, 2006 07:50 PM

unberievable, shaggy. that is insane. dr. frank in time magazine. i went out and bought a copy, which was the equivalent of pinching myself. congratulations, dude.

Posted by: kenny kaos at November 28, 2006 11:18 PM

Frank, what is the deal with Track 13 on this monstrosity: ?

I guess you should be ... flattered?

Posted by: jay at November 29, 2006 03:16 AM

SF Gate has, in their "Two Cents" section "Who Should Be Time magazine's 'Person of the Year'?" I was really sorry to see that nobody mentioned you, with the quote "Dr. Frank...because, like, they already have the picture?"

My dream of a Fresh Air segment featuring you is a near-certainty. I feel it in my BONES!

Once again, congratulations on the gigantic snowball of success that you're rolling around in!

Posted by: sheckie at November 29, 2006 06:26 AM

ha. frank, i hope you know i was totally joking about that. there is NO way the youtube video factored into their decision at all. just having fun with it!

...but hey, if a scene where a 12 year old girl gets crammed into a locker makes the final cut, just make sure her name is andrea krucoff.

Posted by: krucoff at November 29, 2006 07:53 PM