p.s. Hey ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. I don’t know of ‘Lean on Pete’, and I don’t think I know Andrew Haigh’s stuff in general, so I’ll investigate, thanks. ** Dóra Grőber, Hi! I’ll ask Gisele what the touring plans are. ‘Crowd’ seems to be wanted all over the place, so maybe your hood is in the mix. How’s your cold today? Mine seems to be the same as it was yesterday, which is good news under the circumstances. I can still kind of do stuff. It’s still cold here, but now it’s raining, so I guess it’s less cold. SCAB is real and out! Yes, two of my friends on Facebook linked excitedly to their pieces in it yesterday! Huzzah! Cool about the post. I’ll get it up asap after I get it. Yay! Everyone, the new issue of Dóra Grőber’s super amazing magazine/site SCAB is live. I’ll be doing a birth post here about it very soon, but, if you can’t wait, and I couldn’t, you can start poring over under sideways down with it right now. This mega. Click this. So exciting! My day was pretty lowkey due to not feeling so hot, but it came and went with a tiny amount of work and so on, none of it interesting, so I’m satisfied given my internal meh. Here’s hoping for today. Speaking of, how and what was yours? ** Steve Erickson, Hi. I think I’ll do 3D re: ‘BP’ if not IMAX. Might as well max it out. But first I want to see ‘Hurricane’ because every disaster movie has my name on it. Don’t know ‘Werewolf’. I’ll obviously do a hunt. Everyone, Should you like or have some kind of interest in the Pet Shop Boys, Mr. Erickson has done a write up on the new reissue of their first three albums, and that seems like a most excellent reason or excuse, if you want one, to escape here today. This is the portal. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, B. The Beast’s brunt seems to be locked into the UK. We seem to be getting its cold shoulder. Did you get to drive? Driving in wintery conditions can make a ‘man’ out of anyone. I wish you could go to Seattle. Me too. But I’ll be greedy to get the slide show. ** David S. Estornell, Hi, David. Cool, well, hit me up. I have a head cold, but it will hopefully dry up in a day or two. ** Jamie, Hey hey. The folks made it, very good. Walking in the snow. In presumably good shoes. Feel my envy. My cold is still inside me and bothering my outsides in the exact same way it did yesterday, and I will settle for it briefly settling for no more than that if I have a choice. Yes, there’s even film footage of Hitler being driven around in Paris, stopping at scenic spots, getting out of his car and visibly gazing in wonder at what he sees. Apparently he said to his associates that after the war was over and once the whole world was Germany’s, he was going to live here. Assuming Hannah’s parents are still there today, I hope the day is such that you keep confusing them with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Vegan smothered in cheese love, Dennis. ** Kyle, Hi there. Yeah, he’s still out there ticking like a grandfather clock as of this morning. Oh, that’s fine about the stories. I’m swamped in work to the gills right now anyway. Sites I check on a daily basis? Huh. Mostly music sites: The Wire, Tiny Mix Tapes. I’m not sure about daily but I very often check frequently updating lit sites like Entropy, LitHub, etc. I think I mostly just surf around randomly, it’s weird. ** Sypha, Hi, Nope, not yet, strangely, for absolutely no good reason other than not having it here in my apartment. I’ll use this blab about it to nudge myself. ** Tosh Berman, Hey, I was curious as to whether you were into the Lettrists, and I sort of thought you would be. Yeah, I knew of Lemaitre, but I only got way into his work in an intricate way recently. Forced Exposure is a gift from the gods. Amazing that it has survived and thrived for so long. ** JM, Hi. I liked the ‘Inherent Vice’ movie. I was surprised that I did. I really didn’t expect to. I’m not a gigantic PT Anderson fan, though his skills are unquestionable, I guess. The only PTA films I’ve really liked are ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘Punch Drunk Love’. Nice about your imminent, next directorial gig. Cool. I don’t really like Dolan’s films. I thought at the beginning in his early films there was some pizzazz that was promising, but the recent ones just irritate me. Hah, interesting. I never think to rank superhero movies in my worst movie rankings because they’re just superhero-shaped junk, but I think I would put ‘Batman vs. Superman’ near the very top of my worst ever films list nonetheless. So there we go. I can’t think of a superhero movie that interested me beyond being immediately there and doable. Perhaps there was something kind of unusually odd about ‘Antman’, though I really don’t remember. I hope sleep descended or what it does last night assuming there has been a night between when you commented when you read this. (Although your comment was very not incoherent, just so you know.) I haven’t investigated the exact time change situation between you and me, but I do think you live in my ‘tomorrow’ to some degree? ** Okay. So I recently finished a new literary gif book, a collection of ‘stories’ that’ll be published soonish. When I was putting it together, I realised or decided that it needed one more story to become what I wanted it to be, so I made a new one. As always, I launch the new gif works here partly because the blog’s backstage area is the workspace where I make them. Posting my own work here always feels a bit awkward, even though I don’t see why it should feel that way, because, obviously, I launch it at you because I would like responses of some kind, including not liking it or not ‘getting it’ or not knowing what to say, but if you feel more comfortable ignoring it in your comments today for whatever reason, feel free if you feel like you want to be told to feel free. See you tomorrow.