Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A Case of the Tuesdays

I love that title so much I just might use it every day. On to the post...

I have a new post up at M.J. Rose's Buzz, Balls & Hype.

I'm supposed to see a finished copy of a book I edited today, CAN'T WAIT. There really is no better feeling that finally holding a finished book in your hand from an author you worked hour upon hour with, and see the result of all that hard work. Maybe the only feeling better is finally holding a finished copy of your own book. Guess I have to wait a year for that one.

Oh, and courtesy of an Idiosyncratic Mind, the best video game commercial EVER. Seriously, doesn't this just make you want to go play the game (except for the fact that the graphics are a little, um, out of date)?

And in case you haven't seen it, check out The Worst Announcer in the History of Sports. Four words: Boom Goes the Dynamite.

Plus, in case you were wondering if you're the only one who doesn't find the New York Times Magazine's "Funny Pages" well, er, funny, check out this step-by-step method to penning a brilliant (re: boring as watching "Capote" on slo-mo) humour piece. Note the extra 'u'. That makes it funnier.

As a bonus, find out why Todd Barry likely won't be picking up that next round of drinks. And will also probably complain about the free beer being the wrong brand. Because he sucks.

7 Comments:

Blogger Dave White said...

Seriously, I get the "douche chills" (as O&A call them) every time I watch that sports announcer thing... so uncomfy.

12:46 PM  
Blogger JT Ellison said...

I came to make a comment, read "douche chills" and figured, hey, who can top that?

12:58 PM  
Blogger Rashenbo said...

Hah, I love a good laugh. I found your site from Pod-dy and now I'll have to visit again!

2:18 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Gotta love those 30 second bursts of awkward silence where you can hear him sighing over the highlights.

Oh wait, I also had an uncomfortable 30 second silence during my panel in Arizona. Sigh.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Justin R. Buchbinder said...

I don't understand how a guy could be so off... are they dealing with a broken teleprompter? Is he blind?

Is he headless?

Just found your blog through BB&H... love it and will be a regular reader here on in.

JR

4:19 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Do you really think Todd Barry sucks? If you do then you do but what do get out of voicing it in such a vague and cutting way? You come off sounding angry, unintelligent and not very nice.

When I read cutting comments on blogs, I wonder, 'Are they being so intensely mean because it's easy to do on a blog? Would they really have the nerve to say that to the person's face?'

What do you get out of being so cutting? You lose readers with idiotic and mean-spirited comments. But if that's what type of a writer you are then I'm glad to know, so I can stop reading your blog.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Do I think Todd Barry sucks? Perhaps not as a person, but I really disliked his "Funny Pages" piece. Does he really expect us to laugh (or worse, sympathize) with his plight about getting a free coffee machine?

I think writing much longer and in depth is a lot more mean spirited than a one sentence snarky posting. I don't "try" to be mean, and the reason I didn't write more is because I thought the article spoke for itself.

I honestly think there's a large chasm between what is actually funny and what the media "thinks" is funny, so I get a little more twisted when I read things like in in the New York Times of all places (especially when the column is called "The Funny Pages").

So, no, I don't TRY to be mean spirited, but I also don't have patience for self-aggrandizement or pretentiousness (then again I am writing a blog, so what do I know...)

5:44 PM  

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