Sunday, January 17, 2010

I Know Spiderman, Basically


Two Degrees of Separation:


1.)A short story of mine appeared in McSweeney's #33 alongside a story written by James Franco:
2.)James Franco knows Spiderman:


Four Degrees of Separation:

1.) I appeared in McSweeney's #15 alongside Steven Millhauser:

2.) Millhauser's brilliant short story Eisenheim the Illusionist was ground into a fine powder by filmmakers in The Illusionist, starring Ed Norton:

3.) Ed Norton recently played The Hulk:

4.) The Hulk knows Spiderman:


Seven Degrees of Separation:

1.) In 2007, I won the William Peden Prize, an award which was previously won by Robert Olen Butler:

2.) According to Wikipedia, Robert Olen Butler was once caught in a love triangle with Ted Turner:

3.) Ted Turner knows Captain Planet:

4.) Captain Planet knows Atlanta Thrashers forward Jim Slater:

5.) Jim Slater's father played for the New England Patriots:


6.) New England borders on New York:

7.) Spiderman lives in New York:

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Year We Make Contact

First post of 2010! I've got some pretty heavy-duty shenanigans planned for this decade, so you're going to want to pay attention.

For the time being, a couple of quick reminders:

1.) Life in the Harem is on its way from Tin House

2.) I'm only marginally sane.

3.) The San Francisco Panorama is still available. Also, McSweeneys.net will be running excerpts from the Panorama all this week.

4.) "Be excellent to each other." -Abraham Lincoln