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Dear readers of Canada

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My friend Joe took this photo in a branch of Chapters in Toronto. Although the official publication date of my book isn’t until Tuesday, July 5th, it’s on sale up in the Great White North.

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June 29th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

New infographic

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You may be aware that ESPN’s Bill Simmons has started a new web site called Grantland. It’s more of a culture site than a sports site. It promises to be good. Chuck Klosterman, Dave Eggers, and Malcolm Gladwell are also involved. They asked me to do an infographic to accompany an article by Andy Greenwald about HBO and their recycling of actors for various shows. So I did. You can see it bigger, and read the article, over at Grantland.

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June 9th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

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Thank you, Mr. UPS delivery man

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Published July 5th, and pre-order-able of course. More info here.

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April 25th, 2011 at 1:43 pm


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January 8th, 2011 at 12:45 am

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Christmas songs in the UK

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After having a wee moan yesterday about the UK Christmas Number One being hijacked by a TV karaoke show, then last year by wacky students, I figured I should actually bother to look how true that is. So I went and looked at the top five singles for the Christmas week since 1970, the year I was born. Basically, what we see is the 1970s and 80s had a decent proportion of Christmassy songs floating around. I’ve disqualified blatantly sentimental stuff or novelty records that may have had Christmas-themed videos, but weren’t actually Christmas songs. That includes “Stay Another Day” by East 17 which, while a fantastic song, is not a Christmas song. Tacking some bells on to a song, and having a snowy video doesn’t make it a Christmas song.

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December 14th, 2010 at 5:04 pm