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  • Michael Krakovskiy 7:23 am on September 3, 2006 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Austin, Authors Harbourfront Centre, Authors Harbourfront Centre Toronto, Barnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble New York, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Booksmith, Burnside store, Denver, , Jessie Jessup Dallas, Ken Kalfus, KGB, KGB Bar, , Mark Z Danielewski, , Pasadena, , , , , Tattered Cover Bookstore, Texas Book Festival Continental Club Gallery, University Book Store Seattle, University District store,   

    Mark Z Danielewski’s Signing 

    I am still trying to finish a few book reviews, but my mind is following associative paths a bit too freely these days, so they are coming out too wordy and confusing. Meanwhile, one of the authors that I am writing about, Mark Z Danielewski, came out with a new book, “Only Revolutions“. It has a cryptic flash website. I noticed that the two eyes comprise a stereo pair, if you look at them through a stereo viewer (or simpy coross-eyed) the pictures seem to float around.

    I checked Barnes & Noble’s website, and there seems to be indeed a reading and signing on September 25th at 7 PM at the store at 675 6th Avenue (I used to work just around the corner from there). If you want to meet up, shoot me an email or IM.

    For those of you in Ka-lee-fornia, Texachussets and other cromulent places, here’s the entire Only Revolutions tour:

    Sep 16 06 Skylight Books Los Angeles 7:30PM
    Sep 17 06 West Hollywood Book Fair multi-author panel, West Hollywood Park, West Hollywood 2:15PM
    Sep 18 06 University Book Store Seattle (University District store) 7PM
    Sep 19 06 Powell’s City of Books Portland (Burnside store) 7:30PM
    Sep 21 06 Bookshop Santa Cruz Santa Cruz 7:30PM
    Sep 22 06 M Is For Mystery San Mateo 2PM **signing only**
    Sep 22 06 Booksmith San Francisco 7PM
    Sep 24 06 KGB Bar New York 7PM with Ken Kalfus
    Sep 25 06 Barnes & Noble New York (6th Ave) 7PM
    Sep 26 06 Brookline Booksmith Brookline 7PM
    Sep 27 06 Books & Books Coral Gables 8PM
    Sep 29 06 Master’s Tea/Yale University 4PM

    Oct 10 06 Boulder Book Store Boulder 12PM (noon)
    Oct 10 06 Tattered Cover Bookstore Denver 7:30PM
    Oct 11 06 Bookslut Reading Series Hopleaf Bar, Chicago
    Oct 12 06 Borders Books Madison 7PM
    Oct 14 06 Twin Cities Book Festival Minneapolis
    Oct 15 06 Prairie Lights Books Iowa City 1PM **check for webcast details**
    Oct 17 06 Borders Books Los Angeles (Westwood) 7PM
    Oct 18 06 Book Soup Los Angeles (Sunset) 7PM
    Oct 20 06 International Festival of Authors Harbourfront Centre Toronto
    Oct 22 06 Strand Bookstore New York 5PM
    Oct 23 06 New Haven Public Library New Haven 6:30PM
    Oct 24 06 Collegiate School Book Festival New York 6PM
    Oct 25 06 Vroman’s | store link Pasadena 7PM
    Oct 26 06 KDGE interview with DJ Jessie Jessup Dallas 2PM-6PM
    Oct 28 06 Texas Book Festival Continental Club Gallery Austin 9PM

     
  • Michael Krakovskiy 9:11 am on May 22, 2006 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Barnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble Union Square, Bob Terwilliger, , Cape Feare, , Eastern Europe, , , , , Newscorp headquarters, Sideshow Bob, , The Simpsons Archive, Zaum   

    Quotin’ 

    I am currently reading Douglas Coupland’s latest book, “Jpod” and absolutely loving it. My favorite quote so far:

    “Here’s my theory about meetings and life: the three things you can’t fake are erections, competence and creativity. That’s why meetings become toxic–they put uncreative people in a situation in which they have to be something they can never be. And the more effort they put into concealing their inabilities, the more toxic the meeting becomes. One of the most common creativity-faking tactics is when somebody put their hands in the prayer position and conceals their mouth while they nod at you and say, “Hmmmmm. Interesting.” If pressed, they’ll add, “I’ll have to get back to you on that.” Then they don’t say anything else”.

    By the way, according to his website, on 14th of June 2006 at 7 pm, Coupland is going to be at Barnes & Noble Union Square, apparently promoting “Jpod.”

    One of the running themes in the book is the never ending references to the Simpsons cartoons. By my estimation, probably good third of my posts have an Simpsons quote. And you know what, I feel rather pathetic while watching old episodes I stumble upon obscure references that are not even documented in very, very obsessive snpp.com.

    Here are two latest ones that I found. I’ll let you guess, and then announce the right answer. My hope is that some of you are at least as nerdy as I am for knowing this.

    What is the significance of Bob Terwilliger’s prisoner number, 1211 in episode [9F22] Cape Feare? (this one’s is too easy for some of my friends :)

    Answer: Newscorp headquarters are located at 1211 Avenue of the Americas

    In episode 9F19 Krusty Gets Kancelled what is “Eastern Europe’s favorite cat-and-mouse team” based on?

    Answer: They are based on Kazimir Malevich-designed costumes for a futurist opera “Victory Over the Sun”. This 1913 opera was written in Zaum, an artificial avant-garde language, similar to glossolalia or “speaking in tongues”. And I thought that Malevich only drew black squares

     
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