Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Most Unlikely Subtitle for Bozo the Clown Biography

Larry Harmon, aka "Bozo the Clown", died a couple years ago, but before he ceased to exist he wrote a book documenting his exploits. It was finally published earlier this month.

The Man Behind the Nose

It's prosaic to imagine what you might ask a dead celebrity if you could ask just one question, but I know what I'd ask him if I had the chance: Was the subtitle of the book your idea, because Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales is pretty hilarious?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bad Combination

"I felt both jealous of their youth and scared for their future. In short, I felt paternal and aroused, which is not a good combination"

Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

Monday, August 2, 2010

Kids

Kelley saw the video for "Kids" by MGMT the other night and knew I'd like it. As always, she was right.

It reminded me of this carnival poster that I had in my bedroom when I was a kid. The clowns in the poster always scared me. Years later I mentioned to my mom how the pictures frightened me. She said, "I know. That's why I put it there."