I have it on reliable authority that a flash mob is being organized for tomorrow (today -- Wednesday) in New York in front of the studio where The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tapes.
The epicenter of this particular flash mob is the noted director and animator, Terry Gilliam. Mr. Gilliam is not on tomorrow's Daily Show but for reasons I won't pretend to understand, he's going to be outside the studio tomorrow around 4:45 in the afternoon for 30-45 minutes. He'll be chatting with anyone who's around and passing out flyers for his new movie, Tideland, which opens on Friday the thirteenth.
The Daily Show studio is located at 733 11th Ave. at 51st St. The person who tipped me off to this reminds all that The Daily Show will be letting audience members in for their taping so it's important to be polite and to not interfere with that. If I were in Manhattan, I'd be there for it. If one of you goes, let us know what happens.
Typing this on the run -- Yesterday I went and talked to Google, and had lunch with some Google people and Blogger people. Then on to Keplers, where I was given a big stone lion by the Mythopoeic Society and signed and signed. I didn't sign anything particularly odd, but was given, as a gift from someone at the signing, one of the original signed editions of Harry Clarke's FAUST with the colour plates, a book I have always coveted and do not own, which was a wonderful happy thing.
The MP3 interview with R. U. Sirius is now up at http://www.rusiriusradio.com/2006/10/03/show-68-neil-gaiman/
The McCloud Family Roadshow's first Winterview is up at http://community.livejournal.com/mccloudtour/25597.html.
Robert Anton Wilson is sick and needs help making the rent. That doesn't seem right, does it?http://www.rushkoff.com/2006/10/robert-anton-wilson-needs-our-help.php
I don't think there's anything right about authors in poverty. Then again, I don't think there's anything right about anyone in poverty.
Neil:Have you seen this yet? John Scalzi is auctioning off a private printing of his to-be-released book "The Last Colony," with the proceeds going to the John M Ford Book Endowment.
Jo Walton has expressed interest in "stealing" the idea and running an auction of her own. At the risk of being presumptuous, it seems like the sort of thing you might be interested in.
On a personal front, more Really Bad FredThe Cat News, which I may write about here in the next few days.
Right. Running for a plane...