But let's move on, shall we? I've got a set of ellipses here that have been dying for attention . . .
I don't know about you, but I have never seen David Letterman as giddy and honestly happy as when he told Friday's audience that he was going to be a father . . . My friend Jon sent me this link to a segment from a Japanese game show involving ping pong, the Matrix and some low-tech effects that will make you smile . . . Come and knock on our door -- death's been waiting for you . . . and speaking of which, did you know you could see Jack Tripper's nutsack on a very special episode of Three's Company? . . . So, it turns out the Queer Guys' contract makes Clay Aiken look like a savvy businessman. Go figure . . . It's alright, it's alright, it's alright yeah . . . I cannot believe Conan's been on for ten years already . . . Best use for TiVo? Family Guy reruns . . . Most interesting article in this week's New Yorker? Not the piece on Russian slang which others have praised. No, it's all about the jake leg . . .
And now, this announcement. I've been looking for a way to add more content to this blog that wouldn't involve, y'know, me or effort, and I've found it.
Over the next few days, I'll be introducing to you three new contributors to Throwing Things, all of whom, I hope, will provide you with even more amusement, enlightenment and infotainment in the weeks and months to come.
Let's start by introducing our first new writer, Isaac Spaceman, who claims of himself:
Though Isaac Spaceman is fussy about issues orthographic, he is a poor editor. His favorite Nicholson Baker invented word root is "punctle," as in this sentence is mispunctled. And it is. Isaac's hobbies include jiu-jitsu and Paris Hilton. Isaac believes that most current television is derived from or derivative of the early Fox sitcom lineup (including "Flying Blind," "Herman's Head," "Duet," and "Parker Lewis Can't Lose") and mourns the cruel and untimely loss of TNBC. Isaac once followed Jeff Tweedy around a Lincoln Park Barnes & Noble but could not bring himself to stalk him actively. That's probably good, because Isaac thinks Jeff Tweedy is probably a dick. Isaac is populating an unwritten screenplay in his head with the B-list actors and celebrities he has encountered living in Los Angeles. Isaac knows a lot about architecture, disease, and obscure mid-80s heavy metal (Manowar, Thor, W*A*S*P, Metal Church -- you name it), a little about the Algonquin Round Table, and almost nothing about Beverly Hills 90210 or American history. If pressed, however, he will fake it. Isaac Spaceman is not a Jew from outer space.
He's also a sports fan from a city that has never won a championship in any major sport.
Look forward to Isaac's TT debut soon.