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Not much was going on in the Twitterverse today. Most tweets were rehashes from yesterday’s brilliant randomness. Unless the Blagojevich hearing (@WSJ), Lindsay Lohan being offered $1 Million for her first post-jail/rehab extravaganza (@eonline), or Obama’s low approval score on his actions toward the economy interest you (@nprnews), the Twitter realm was pretty much rich with hard to ignore buzz from the publishing world. That’s right. In yesterday’s Daily Retweet, there was mention of the possible death of the bookstore. Evidently, booksellers and publishers are getting more aggressive than an Earnest Hemingway and Wallace Stevens ‘altercation.’
What screams more Rated-G than Hemingway punching an old man into a puddle? That would have to be Dr. Seuss. And, he finally has a website. Suessville will have the kid in anybody wasting awesome amounts of time playing around in everyone’s favorite fantasy land. Stay up to date with Random House (@randomhouse) for more excellent literary buzz.
Remaining in the realm of the strange, the official Twitter page of Fight Club author, Chuck Palahniuk (@chuckpalahniuk), wants to know if “you read ‘Strange But True: A Short Biography on Chuck Palahniuk’ yet?” The bio is a must read for diehard fans of real life peculiarity. Check it out to see what Palahniuk does better than setting fires.
Speaking of setting fires, no one has done a better job of it recently than the lovely Betty White. The on fire, 88 year-old Golden Girl was tweeted about earlier today by People Magazine (@peoplemag): “Is there ANYTHING she can’t do? Betty White has 2 books coming out.” A link for their article can be found here. Betty’s first book, a self-help read entitled Listen Up!, arrives on the shelves (or e-book if the shelves shrivel away) next spring, while The Zoo and I: Betty and Her Friends, a telling of her life with the animals at the Los Angeles Zoo, will follow shortly after.
A Trend Off the Top:
Scott Pilgrim again. However, in web trends, we mentioned a secret link yesterday that led to a site where Justin Bieber’s U Smile was slowed down 800% to a surprisingly haunting piece of orchestration. Well, today the man who was having fun with the Tween Pop Star’s hit song, is at the center of a lot of attention for his time-killing experiment. He has garnered almost a million views. More on the matter can be found at Entertainment Weekly’s (@EW) Pop Watch page.
Congratulations to the Gate City. Greensboro has made the Playful City USA list. What better way is there to celebrate than by going out and supporting your local theatre? Triad Stage (@triadstage) tweeted their first publicity photo for their upcoming presentation of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. Performances start on September 5th and run through September 26th. If you own a local business, or work for a local business and would like to help Triad Stage promote their show by hanging some posters in your establishment, please contact the theatre here or by clicking here.
See you tomorrow, Greensboro. Post your suggestions, questions, comments, silly antics, or local announcements in the Comments section or on Twitter @GSOTwit, or through email at TheBrokeWriter@gmail.com. Until then, wish Lolita a happy birthday. The Nabokov classic was published on this day in 1958.