me and tina fey, down by the schoolyard
Many of you have written to ask why I haven't said a word about Tina Fey's baby announcement. Yes, okay, I am a little upset that she didn't tell me first. Now that the humiliation is out there, let's check in with the scary & sexy nerds known as the blogosphere:
Nerve.com does Sex Advice From Bloggers. They never asked, but my answer to "What's the best way to get a blogger to go home with you?" would have been "tell him he looks hotter in real life than in that weird picture on the blog."
New blog: Posterwire, a movie poster blog.
They'll let anyone write a book nowadays... even fictional characters.
How Google is conquering TLS's Author Author quiz.
Amazon.com is trying to clean up the way they look -- no more infinite tabs.
File under: New York Post is doomed. Google is developing an algorithm for determining quality in news.
Did anyone see the last episode of Wonder Showzen? The theme was patience, and until half-way through the show, the joke was that everything was going to be drawn out to stupidity. It was as funny as tedious gets. Then the second half of the show was the entire first half of the show played in reverse. There hasn't been anything this weird on tv since Andy Kaufman.
Video of New Order performing "Love Will Tear Us Apart" on Jimmy Kimmel's show.
NPR interviews Ian MacKaye about his new band, The Evens, which sounds surprisingly like a lot of Twin Cities bands.
New book: Sneakers: The Complete Collectors' Guide.
Over on MNspeak, we've got news about the only two world-famous Minnesota Jews: Tom Friedman and Al Franken. (I know, I know, Dylan is sometimes Jewish too. But he doesn't write or call home anymore.)