Monday, October 17, 2005

Good Evening # 9 of 20

GOOD EVENING

My name is John Hodgman and I greet you via SIMPLE MAIL TRANSFER PROTOCOL with…

……Information Regarding LITTLE GRAY BOOK LECTURE NO. 32, To Be Held THIS WEDNESDAY……

……Information Regarding A BENEFIT FOR 826NYC, To Be Held THIS THURSDAY……

……Information Regarding THE BROOKLINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING……

……a CHANCE TO WIN a free book, if that is what you want……

……That Is All……

STAND BY FOR PART ONE

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PART ONE: ……Information Regarding LITTLE GRAY BOOK LECTURE NO. 32, To Be Held THIS WEDNESDAY……

Lecture No. 32: HOW TO PREPARE MANUSCRIPTS FOR PUBLICATION

Will take place THIS WEDNESDAY, Oct 19, 2005, at 8PM, in the traditional location:

GALAPAGOS
70 North 6th Street, Between Kent and Wythe, in Williamsburg
(“Follow the L line to Bedford Station, and then: Walk!”)

We are especially delighted to announce that POTTS IS BACK FROM CHINA, and he will be accepting a $5 donation if you wish to make it at the door.

Once you step through the door, we will be joined by…

Mr. MARK ADAMS, a magazine editor who has now undertaken the Herculean task of writing a truly Herculean BOOK.

Ms. CYNTHIA HOPKINS, whose music, alone and under the auspices of GLORIA DELUXE (www.gloriadeluxe.com), have inspired many a writer of MANUSCRIPTS

Prof. ROBERT FARRIS THOMPSON, who has chased the shifting sounds, passions, and history of TANGO and has impossibly, yet somehow, tamed them into the pages of A BOOK. (http://www.randomhouse.com/pantheon/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780375409318)

Plus: instruction on HOW TO WRITE A BOOK, culled from the pages of ANOTHER DAMN BOOK: this one called THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE (www.areasofmyexpertise.com)

As always, songs by JONATHAN COULTON, Contributing Troubadour to POPULAR SCIENCE.

And a special WANDERING GUEST.

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PART TWO: ……Information Regarding A BENEFIT FOR 826NYC To Be Held THIS THURSDAY……

On THURSDAY, Oct 20, at 8PM, which is EXACTLY 24 HOURS LATER

826NYC and THE BROOKLYN SUPERHERO SUPPLY COMPANY shall present its Spring 2006 collection of SUPER HERO COSTUMES
designed by FAMOUS FASHION DESIGNERS at Symphony Space.

(http://www.826nyc.org/events/info.html)

As well, there shall be: Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, Amy Sedaris, The Hungry March Band, a video of Patton Oswalt, reports from fictional characters and children, Sarah Vowell, and a special WANDERING GUEST.

Tickets are $25 or $75 if you wish to bid on a costume, and they may be purchased here: http://www.symphonyspace.org/genres/eventPage.php?genreId=4&eventId=1472

Does this seem expensive to you? How more dear the cost of ALL THE CHILDREN IN BROOKLYN BEING UNABLE TO READ?

Think about it.

CERTAIN BOOKS WILL BE SOLD AT BOTH GALAPAGOS AND SYMPHONY SPACE for only 22 dollars.

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PART THREE:

……Information Regarding THE BROOKLINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING……

ALSO ON OCTOBER 20, as per my regular mailing from Ben Vivante, webmaster of www.townofbrooklinemass.com,

The Brookline Advisory Committee will be meeting at 7:00 PM in the Employees’ Lounge, 3rd Floor, Brookline Town Hall, Brookline, MASSACHUSETTS.

The agenda is schedule to include a review of the following warrant articles:

*ARTICLE 4: Issuance of Pension Obligation Bonds

*ARTICLE 15: Regulations Related to Site Disturbance, Clearing, and Public Shade Trees

*ARTICLE 17. Amendment to the Town's By-Laws-Creation of a New Article 7.12- Street Signs

*AND MANY OTHER ARTICLES

The public is invited to attend.

IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS, please consider attending…

Our Little Gray Book Lecture No. 33, on the subject of

YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN (OR AT LEAST, TO BROOKLINE)

this November 4, a Friday at 7:30PM

a special Lecture to be held in honor of Brookline’s 300th Anniversary and welcoming…

PATRICK BORELLI, JENNIFER DEADERICK, ADAM MAZMANIAN, JAMES PARKER, DANZY SENNA, ZEROBOY, and other illustrious guests.

ALL WITHIN the lovely and historic confines of THE COOLIDGE CORNER THEATER, 290 Harvard Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA. (www.coolidge.org)

More on this later, or by request.

STAND BY FOR PART FOUR.

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PART FOUR: ……a CHANCE TO WIN a free book, if that is what you want……

THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE is now on sale for 22 dollars in many bookstores, and of course on computer networks via www.areasofmyexpertise.com.

However, if you want a free copy of this book—A 22 DOLLAR SAVINGS TO YOU—here is what you do:

Pick up a copy of this week’s TIME OUT NEW YORK MAGAZINE (Oct 13-19 with Maude Maggart on the cover), and turn to the review of the aforementioned BOOK on Page 79.

Note the slightly inaccurate quote from the book:

“’Young, handsome Army officer kills own family, blames hippies.’”

IF YOU CAN TELL ME WHAT WORD IS MISSING FROM THIS QUOTE, I will send a free copy of THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE to whatever address you specify.

And also, another book of my choosing. Maybe the TIME OUT GUIDE TO LONDON circa 2003, or something about robots.

Simply type your answer in an e-mail to this address, or write

PO BOX 1618
Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025

THE SOLUTION will be revealed in the next mailing. HINTS will be liberally provided upon request.

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……That Is All……

This SIMPLE MAIL TRANSFER PROTOCOL MESSAGE shall constitute the entirety of update #9 of 20 regarding THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE,

…A BOOK…

As always QUESTIONS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS on this or any subject may be posed to Hodgman@littlegraybooks.com.

If you wish to be removed from this mailing list, simply respond to this address and include the word “DESIST” in your reply.

The final mailing on this subject will be made January 2, 2006.

THAT IS ALL.

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