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Category Archives: Failed Celebrity Encounters

Failed Celebrity Encounters #10: Janeane Garofalo Gives Me The Finger

Janeane Garofalo: evil genius of the almond cookie?

I give writing advice to Wil Wheaton! Eee hee hee hee hee hee!

After getting 150 accolades from adoring fans, Wil Wheaton wrote that he wanted to pitch this piece to This American Life. So I gave him a little advice on pitching to them. My comment was at 1:47 p.m., his response at 4:15 p.m. — scroll waayyy wayyy down. I’m trying very hard not to let […]

Thoth Wins!

Thoth, the street performer about whom I wrote an article for the Village Voice, was the subject of a documentary film which was nominated for an Oscar, and apparently it won. Though not without Thoth getting harrassed by guards for performing on the red carpet before the ceremonies. I pitched an article about Thoth initially […]

Terrifying Celebrity Encounter #1: Campaign Season

I saw a sign advertising Mike Gioia for City Council today as Roger and I and James were heading out into Queens. “How do you like Green for Mayor?” I asked Roger. Roger figures Green as a center-right liberal, and says Ferrer is just a politician with his finger in the wind. Roger’s not up […]

Failed Celebrity Encounters #8

James waits until after “Lisa Picard is ‘Famous’” to tell me that in the ticket line, he was standing behind Wallace Shawn. Wallace Shawn! I say. Do you know who his father was?! and am instantly smitten with migraine-force deja vu from the movie. I have nothing to say to Wallace Shawn. What surprised me […]