You haven't given any updates in a while how is the book doing?Well, first of all, because of my personality, I wasn't going to be happy until it outsold "A Tale of Two Cities" -- or, at least, some of the Sweet Valley High series -- so it's not quiiiite there. But overall, things have been really, really good. The sales numbers look pretty solid, Amazon and some bookstores have had to place orders for more with the publisher, and everyone who reads it really seems to like it a lot. It has also opened a few pretty significant doors for me, career-wise.
If you ever do a follow-up to your 11 overdramatic road warning signs, feel free to use this one, located not far from my home in the province of Quebec!I think this one is less overdramatic and more confusing. Was this guy on a sled being pulled by a bear and flung off? Is he trying to jump from a sailboat onto a bear's back? What does this mean?
Do you write for a show on NPR? I know you aren't the only Sam Greenspan in the world, but while driving home from work I definitely heard the name "Sam Greenspan" mentioned at the end of a show in the way they just sort of go through everyone's name who works on whichever show it is they are at the end of.I've been asked this a few times -- one of my parents' friends even called them to ask if I'm on NPR. The answer is no. That's another Sam Greenspan. He and I are Facebook friends and, randomly, we actually had another friend in common. I'm not really NPR material -- much more likely to hear from me on your local "Loverboy Lou and the Gator Morning Zoo"-type show. (Although NPR did list 11 Points in their top lists of 2010 post.)
Hey, so I'm sure that you get a shitload of these, but I need a distraction from college essays, figure this is as productive as anything else. You should do an 11 points on the "hastily made Cleveland tourism video" series, as someone not from cleveland, I always wondered how realistic it was.As a Cleveland native, I have been well aware of that video. Also, it was made by a friend and former coworker of mine, an extremely talented guy named Mike Polk. I text him every time I'm back in Cleveland to meet up, but he lives on the west side and I live on the east side... and the two sides of Cleveland NEVER interact with each other.
I am a loyal reader (and owner of the guide to hooking up) from the suburbs of Baltimore. I saw this license plate and thought of you!My instinct is also that this is saying: "Two women? No. One man." Or maybe "Two women need one man." If either one is true, this is a fairly abstract and roundabout way to circumvent the DMV's anti-discriminatory filters. It's like when Sideshow Bob explained that "Die Bart Die" was German.
I'm not sure what they're going for though...perhaps they're fervently anti-gay geneticists? Anyway, thanks and keep up the good work. And remember, there's always money in the banana stand!
Your website has the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are you so popular?Next thing you know I'm going to get a question from Councilman Les Whinin.
why won't you leave us Red Sox fans alone?I actually found myself in a conversation about this last night with several other people who also consider the Red Sox (or Boston sports in general) their arch-nemesis. And the consensus basically is: All the years of losing made the fans develop a chip on their shoulder... the decade of unprecedented winning has now led to a sense of entitlement... but the chip hasn't gone away. It's the rare scenario of playing the "we're disrespected" card while also enjoying success that no city has ever seen in the modern sports era. "Eff the media, no one's giving us any chance to win it this year... we'd better go sign another $100 million free agent because who wouldn't want to play at Fenway for the Red Sox?"
Not sure if you still do lists of these, but here's one I saw in SE Minnesota.I think it's broiled and roasted combined. Whether that's right or wrong, I'm not sure I want it coming from the same building as the car washing chemicals.
Not sure what "broasted" means anyways.
I don't know if you've ever answered this directly, but: Troy McClure or Lionel Hutz?The two iconic Phil Hartman characters who sound exactly alike. Which one is better?
There's a restaurant in LA that serves bacon-wrapped matzoh balls. Would you eat them? How do you feel about sacrilegious deliciousness?First of all, I really didn't know these exist. I looked it up and the restaurant is (1) founded by a "Top Chef" winner and (2) in downtown L.A. I don't keep up with "Top Chef" and never, ever go to downtown L.A., so it wasn't at all on my radar. But now that it is...
Don't know why I thought of this but did you like gym class growing up?I loved the randomness of this one. I didn't really like gym class until 4th grade, when I made the conscious decision to stop being a full-on nerd and try to get good at sports. I never got legitimately good at any sport (except racquetball and that doesn't really help with the aforementioned "not nerdy" credo) but I loved playing them.
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