I woke up with a cold. I can manage it, okay? I can manage these symps. It is a nice excuse to sleep a bunch today and take a bunch of drugs all together tonight so I can feel chatty at the bar. Tish and I were born together in the year of our blart 19something. I don’t know. I don’t like the back of the throat taste of being sick no offense.
After Freaks and Geeks was cancelled, it was really exciting to see what came next. Undeclared was nice, but then after that came a bunch of movies that I got so excited about every time. And the movies were fairly retarded, right? Like, sometimes funny but was always a lot of gasping that the Apatow movies were HILARIOUS when they were only sometimes funny. And the problem of women in these movies, it’s so TIRING, it’s so fucking tiring and boring that all these comedies don’t let us see ourselves all fucking weird and awesome and hilarious. At some point I was like, why were Kim and Lindsay (plus Jean Weir, Karen, etc.) so awes and multidimensional on Freaks and Geeks, and yet the women in Apatow’s movies are not and not. FEIG. That is why. That shit on F&G was Feig. That’s my total theory. I read Kick Me and Superstud and they both seemed like, yeah, this is a dude who prob hangs around strong, smart women. And when he spoke at the Chicago Cultural Center just after F&G was cancelled, he said it was easy to write Lindsay because he thinks 16 year old girls are about where 35 year old men are emotionally. Or something like that. Anyway, Bridesmaids proves this shit, right? Thanks, Feig! More, please!
Maggs from Justified is maybe going to play me in my biopic. She will get best supporting actress nom for Justified, yes? I guess Dickey will probs play Andrew.
Melisa: GOD. where the fuck is Corn Pop? you can’t just recount this completely irrelevant Sundays with Morrie anecdote and then not find Corn Pop! how are we supposed to know what Corn Pop’s hair looks like now? jesus. fucking journalism 101. mitch albom wept.
Here is the lead article-type thing in the most recent newsletter from Small Beer Press. They are my fav press, and I’d like them to be able to pub more and more books. One way to do that means not buying from Amazon, please:
"We have some excellent excellent books lined up for you this year and once again we’re going to make a plea to you to order them from us, Powell’s, or your local indie bookstore. We know there are very big websites offering our books at very low prices but if we are to survive we need to sell books from our website and through other channels. We get about 1/3 of the retail price on a book sold through those low-price websites. It’s hard to pay the author, the artist, the proofreader, the copyright agency, the shipper, the printer (the biggest ouch!), the local printer (who makes the galleys) from that. Books we sell off our website (always free shipping in the USA) and at book fairs help balance that out. Books sold at indie bookstores usually also mean we receive a higher % of the sale, which makes it easier to buy the next great book that crosses our path. It also means that in five years time there may still be some indie bookstores.
We’re not in danger of going out of business or switching over to ebooks only—we may start doing some ebook originals on Weightlessbooks.com but we still like paper books too much for the moment—but looking a few years down the line with a growing kid to feed and us needing more return on our time spent on this we’re going to have to start asking for more help—in the form of reviews online and so on but also your cold hard cash!”