Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bill Watterson speaks

I don’t care if it’s Wednesday. It’s time to get random.

Welcome to the mid-week melange.

First, Amazon said they would “ultimately” make Macmillan books available again. Apparently, there is no rush. As of Tuesday evening, Macmillan books were still unavailable from Amazon’s bookstore except through third-party vendors.

Second, the headline says it all. (Apparently, The Onion writers concoct their headlines first. Then, they worry about the story. That explains why the headlines are the best thing about The Onion.)

Speaking of J.D. Salinger — the link above references Salinger, in case you were wondering when we spoke of him — Cleveland has its own genius/hermit. Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, has not done any interviews since 1989; but he broke his silence with a short but sweet interview with The Plain Dealer.

The best part — besides actually hearing from Watterson — is that he still has the wit that made Calvin and Hobbes so much fun.

Q: How do you want people to remember that 6-year-old and his tiger?

A: I vote for “Calvin and Hobbes, Eighth Wonder of the World.”

Finally, this has nothing to do with books but it will fascinate you.

-Jason Lea,

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