I distinctly remember watching Pee Wee’s Big Adventure as a kid and hearing my parents marvel over how funny this unknown woman was, if only for the briefest of moments. I immediately paid attention and remained a great appreciator of her work right up through The Simpsons and 30 Rock.
Thanks for the laughs, Jan.
Kate Leth! Naomi Novik! Sarah MacLean! John Scalzi! Kevin Avery (not pictured because he hasn’t written a book yet)! Presenting Watchmen erotic fanfic! Read by Cecil from Night Vale! At the Bell House! On Tuesday!
We are just, like, a teensy bit excited.
A lot of things coming together in one place here. I used to read Scalzi in my hometown newspaper in Fresno, California when I was a kid. I’ve followed kateordie on Tumblr for seemingly as long as Tumblr has existed. I’m married to sarahmaclean (7 years today!).
This should be fun.
I was taking the subway from work to a hotel for some interviews (because parking in Hollywood can go fuck itself). But I’d missed the train I was aiming for, so I sat on a bench and hunched over my notebook to work on my questions.
Well, not really a bench — LA subway stations have these long…
- Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
- 808 State - Pacific State
- The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
- The Stone Roses - Waterfall
- The Bee Gees - Stayin’ Alive
- The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)
- Elbow - One Day Like This
- Inspiral Carpets - This is How it Feels to be Lonely
"One time, after I hosted the MTV Movie Awards, Jack Nicholson sent me flowers and I kept the card. I’d made a joke about him. He was in the audience and I said, “Oh my God, Jack Nicholson, you’ve been in every one of my favorite actresses!” And he sent me a card."- Sarah Silverman answers our 11 questions (via pablolf)
Long and not particularly quotable. Absolutely worth your time.