January 27, 2008

The Tories were Really Just a Big Old Bunch of Hippies

A ten-minute history of the Conservative Party, via Andrew Sullivan:

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Stop Projector, Discuss Film

"Why Doesn't Cathy Eat Breakfast?"

(via TAS.)

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After the rock and roll show, there occurred one of the sweatiest book signings in recorded history...


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January 25, 2008

Morrissey's Valet

Tough gig.

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January 24, 2008


Cell phone picture of a 15 x 15 character square written in pencil on a marble counter top at the Berkeley Post Office annex:


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January 21, 2008

"You know, before there was an Internet, people read books!

And it was pretty sweet, too, because some of the books were really good. Really. And we think you should celebrate that long-lost age of ideas with these beautiful cover art posters..."
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January 20, 2008

OK, so here's the plan. We kill everyone inside, and rescue Lew...

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January 18, 2008

Queen's Gambit Declined

Along with Patty Hearst, Pete Shelley, Yog Sothoth, L. Sprague de Camp, and Radagast the Brown, this guy was a major touchstone/icon/bugbear of my childhood, such as it was, so, even though he went insane in the end: pax tecum.

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Coming up...

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January 15, 2008

Sam Hellerman Lives!


Photo from this page referencing this band, via an email from Kevin B.

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January 11, 2008

Stuff & Nonsense


As you can see, I just got a few advance copies of the King Dork paperback, which is officially out on Feb. 12. It includes a "preview" of a chunk of the first chapter of Andromeda Klein in the back.

As with the hardcover, Little Type will be selling autographed copies of the paperback when it's available. I'll post a link when I have one, so watch this space. Autographed hardcovers are still available, and we'll probably keep selling those through Little Type as before as long as there is interest and as long as they last. The paperback is inexpensive and is the latest thing, but the hardback still makes a great gift, etc.

Also, there's a story of mine called "Mark Pang and the Impossible Square" in this collection of baseball stories, which comes out in March.

No new news on the King Dork movie as of yet, but I believe the next step is to hurry up and wait for the writers' strike to be resolved.

Finally, my band is playing a show at the Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on Friday, January 25, with the Hi-Fives and the Helper Monkeys. Info and tickets here.

OK, I gotta get back to work.

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January 05, 2008

Stormwatch 24

This big thunderclap just set off several car alarms on my street.

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My Friend Beth

Her new book is out now:


Check her out. She's funny.

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Flash Harry...

It had to happen some time, and that time is come: George MacDonald Fraser is gone.

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