Roundup

  • 6 out of 10 Americans say that the nation is ready for a female president. But while we’re on the subject, 5 out of 10 Americans say that the nation is ready for a precocious marsupial who often swings from tree to tree across the National Mall as president.
  • I’m a little late on this, but author Robert Anton Wilson is in ill health and can use your support.
  • Adam Kirsh reviews the new Issac Bashevis Singer biography for The New York Sun. The dude was one crazed workhorse: writing on vacation, writing while showering, writing while making love to his wife, writing while sleeping, writing while shoving a forkful of pie into his mouth, and, inspired by behavior he observed in a Munich beer hall, writing double-fisted on two stories at the same time.
  • French novelist Andre Schwarz-Bart has passed away.
  • Lynne Scanlon ponders blogging revenue, but she makes no mention of one particularly creative form of revnue, which involves donating to the Google AdSense Blood Bank. After taking many pints of your blood, Google pays you several hundred dollars in pennies, depending upon your Google ranking. They even give you a cookie. It’s a disreuptable way of making ends meet, but in a pinch, it’s better than whoring yourself out on Polk Street.
  • I should note that the LBC has selected its Read This! selection. But not even the threat of oral sex from a sasquatch will loosen my lips. So who pray tell is the lucky winner? You’ll find out on October 16, where the winner will be revealed and the discussions will begin soon after. Also, this time around, The Bat Segundo Show is teaming up with Pinky’s Paperhaus on the podcasting front. You won’t want to miss this.
  • Mainichi Daily News: “Once shunned for being dweebish or simply grotesque, older male virgins are being sought out in Japan in the belief that they’re more creative than their sexually experienced peers.” Two words: premature ejaculation. (via The Beat)
  • Phil Campbell vs. Mike Daisey. I’ve been skeptical of Daisey for a while and it’s good to see someone calling him on the veracity of his personal narratives.
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5 Comments

  1. That Mike Daisey is alright…especially since he included me as his Yoda-like mentor msmith in his book.

  2. “But while we’re on the subject, 5 out of 10 Americans say that the nation is ready for a precocious marsupial who often swings from tree to tree across the National Mall as president. ”

    Why is this surprising? That about matches the last two presidential elections.

    With roughly the same result.

    Damn you, Diebold! Damn you!

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