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Why James Lileks is my standard for cool.

Because he writes like this. Why he languishes in relative obscurity while a splenetic hack like Garrison Keillor has a three-hour weekly show on NPR is beyond me.

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433
Dec. 31st, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Well, Keillor's show is a variety show. It's (thankfully) not all him. Although, as I found out yesterday, he's a great tipper.

Agreed about Lileks, though. That man needs a book and/or radio deal.
wombat_socho
Dec. 31st, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
I hear Keillor's nice to small animals, too. ;)

His books have done fairly well so far, although I'm really curious about the novel.
qob
Dec. 31st, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
Several years ago he had a regular radio show, I was a frequent caller. He got burnt out, he was doing a daily radio show, writing a regular column, doing his Bleat at a high level and having a kid, Natalie was a gnat at the time. I think he will have a renaissance within 2 years and get back out there.
wombat_socho
Dec. 31st, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the Diner was great - but I totally understand how all the other stuff (especially raising a child) can swamp you. Here's hoping you're right.
433
Dec. 31st, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
The little film segments he's been doing for the Strib have been good.
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