Quiz Show — September 17th

I have been enlisted to serve as quiz show participant for something called the “Don’t Know Much About Literature Quiz Show” at the Housing Works on September 17, 2009, at 7:00 PM. I am not sure what this evening entails exactly, but it looks to be very fun and apparently Kenneth C. Davis is involved. Davis is the guy who has authored such books as Don’t Know Much About History, Don’t Know Much About Quantum Physics, Don’t Know Much About Euclidean Geometry, Don’t Know Much About Tax Code, Don’t Know Much About Building the Great Pyramid of Giza, Don’t Know Much About the Theory of Everything, Don’t Know Much About the Fountain of Youth, and Don’t Know Much About Dan Brown’s Next Book.

Aside from me, there are a number of very fun people involved with this, including Jason Boog, Garth Risk Hallberg, Buzz Poole, Catherine Lacey, and Drew Toal. Beer is involved. Do stop on by and check it out!

Pindeldyboz Party on December 10th

Sometimes, when it comes to literary journals, everything good just leaks out of me. Looking at the dark road that has caused Pindeldyboz, a publication with a long history of posting the post-modern, to run out of gas and cease print publication, perhaps it was a fairy tale to expect Pindeldyboz to continue publishing in print forever. The interruptions here of may leave terrible cavities, but I suppose this means that one really long seven-day day comes to an end. Maybe we become that with which we interconnect. Or it’s really a matter of underestimating the amount of syrup flavors at IHOP.

What I do know is that the print edition of Pindeldyboz is toast, with the web edition continuing. And on December 10th at the Slipper Room, there is a party to celebrate this.

If you’re on da fence, wondering whether whether or not you should avoid the rats at the party, or come and crash it, I’d suggest the latter. Do it now!