Friday, July 26, 2002
We'll put this up soon enough, but for now here's a sneak preview of the CORALINE "bookwrap".

I would like to point out the camera adds ten pounds, several days of stubble and a hangover.

(This was shot during the Book Expo America, fairly early one morning after the Rock Bottom Remainders of the night before. Go to and down to the May 4th entry for details.)

The people at Bookstream pointed out I had toothpaste on the side of my nose before filming started, so I went and wiped it off, and wondered just how I'd got toothpaste on the side of my nose that morning, because usually I just put it on my teeth, but decided it was a good thing I hadn't tried to shave when I got up as by that point I could have been missing several ears.

You will see lots of interesting people, many of them looking much more awake than yours truly at including a close associate of Lemony Snicket, a secret french wire-walker, and the editor of the Microsoft Encarta College dictionary who in her first bit explains that the Microsoft Encarta Dictionary is designed "for our twenty-first generation of students" and then mispronounces "plethora", which cheered me up no end when I saw it.