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admittedly

07/24/14 07:22

OK, I watched Teen Jeopardy. Those are some smart, cute kids.

By Thomas Swick • Category: Uncategorized

Yesterday I put a cover letter, a proposal, some clips, and a self-addressed stamped envelope into a manila envelope. I was out of practice, so the SASE kept missing the entrance, and when everything was finally inside I reached in to make sure nothing was folded over and almost got a paper cut. But somehow the whole procedure felt very good.

By Thomas Swick • Category: writing
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jeopardy vacation

07/22/14 07:52

I don't watch Teen Jeopardy. There's no satisfaction when you know the answer and deep humiliation when you don't.

By Thomas Swick • Category: Uncategorized

The list of Bill Hader's favorite comic writers (in the New York Times Book Review yesterday) was so extensive I was slightly surprised he left out Max Beerbohm.

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what is krakow?

07/18/14 07:38

It's astonishing, after all these years, how difficult small talk is for Alex Trebek. Last night one of the contestants said that she had studied in Krakow and Trebek noted that it is a beautiful city and that he and his wife were there in the days of the Soviet Union and enjoyed a five course meal for the equivalent of $13. Now that capitalism has come that's no longer possible, he said. The young woman reluctantly agreed. What she should have said is that the city is even more beautiful today and that, back in the day, most of its residents could not have afforded Trebek's $13 feast.

By Thomas Swick • Category: Uncategorized

A final word on Artemis Cooper's Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure: It's not for anyone stuck in a boring 9 to 5 job.

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