February 28, 2008

Just to say...

I'm going to be at this Noise Pop-affiated "night of musicians turned writers, writers turned musicians and all the artistry that happens somewhere in between." If you're reading this on Thursday Feb. 28, that'll be tonight.

With Beth Lisick, Greg Giles, Kate Schatz, and followed by a kind of film thing that goes by the name of Wholphin.

Thursday, Feb. 28, 7pm. $5. 12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission, San Francisco.

Feel the artistry.

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February 24, 2008

Best wishes...

So, tomorrow at Moe's in Berkeley, 7:30. Songs, reading, standing around talking, etc:

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If you can't make it to the thing, you can still order an autographed copy of the new paperback King Dork here or here. The paperback edition includes an excerpt from the forthcoming Andromeda Klein, so that makes it special. The autographed hardcover is still available, too, if you prefer.

There's a Kindle edition, too, if you can believe it. I can't see any way to autograph that, but maybe I could send you a sticker or something. Just let me know.

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February 21, 2008

Signature Series


(found on Pitchfork, via Tris.)

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Book Talks with Noel

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February 20, 2008

Mrs. Miller?

Yet another quite damaging youtube ad where ridicule masquerades, if only just, as advocacy, I'd guess. Still, I can't look away and I doubt I will soon forget:

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February 14, 2008

Strange Cute Freaks of Mother Nature


That's a geep, allegedly. Happy Valentine's Day.

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Global warming claims another victim.

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February 13, 2008

"...the ribbon would probably decorate one of the swords that her husband collects..."

Patty Hearst wins with French bulldog at Westminster dog show.

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Sentient Beard


via Luke in the comments, the stirring testimony of a man who refused to let Hurricane Katrina have the final word on his Road to Ruin, posted on a website called Whiskerino.

And here is The Drifter:


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February 12, 2008

Feb 12...

...otherwise known around here as King Dork Paperback Day.

So go ahead and buy one and tell your friends about it and ask bookstores to stock it and call up your local radio station to request it and get a tattoo of it and cut it up and use it in your art projects and dance around in front of the mirror with it and sleep with it under your pillow and write "how true" in the margins of it and read it aloud to your dog and stuff like that.

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February 11, 2008

Hillary Shreds

Real? Or Fake? Or, is there much of a difference?

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February 09, 2008

"Even Hitler had a Coherent Tax Policy"

Ann Coulter corrupts the young at CPAC.

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February 08, 2008

What is to be Done

Liberal democracy is sweet and addictive and indeed in the most extreme case, the USA, unbridled individual liberty overwhelms many of the collective needs of the citizens. The subject is almost sacrosanct and those who indulge in criticism are labeled as Marxists, socialists, fundamentalists and worse. These labels are used because alternatives to democracy cannot be perceived!
The alternative to democracy at issue in this case involves looking into "how authoritarian decisions based on consensus science can be implemented to contain greenhouse emissions." From the co-author of this book.

(via Prometheus.)

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February 06, 2008

Stuff I'm Doing

The King Dork paperback officially comes out on Feb. 12. and vaguely related to it is this stuff:

Saturday, February 9:
I'm going to be attending this Berkeley Public Library dinner thing.

Monday, Feb. 25:
I'll be at Moe's Books in Berkeley doing the usual song and dance. (2426 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley. 7:30 PM. Free.)

Thursday, Feb 28:
I'll be rebelling and reading at the Noise Pop event listed here. Beth Lisick and a few other writerly types will be there as well. 12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission St. San Francisco. 7 pm. $5.

Friday March 7:
Reading etc. at Books, Inc., Palo Alto. Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real. 7 PM. Free. 650.321.0600.

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February 05, 2008



I'm told this photo was taken in the Mills High School library.

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A shark, a squid, a pebble, a policeman, or not...

I would guess that within each writer-editor pair in the English-speaking world, one party has emailed this particular clip to the other today, and mine was no exception:

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