Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Nominations, Part 6

  1. David Sedaris


  1. Can I just say that I think it's bizarre that this is David Sedaris's first nomination? He was the impetus for this entire project! Come on, people! Sedaris 2013!

    "I'm going to have you killed."

    Also, Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone was my first introduction to food writing - that's a big deal! Her story about the raspberry tart? I think about that all the time.

  2. In the parlence of the World Cup, this would be the Group of Death.

  3. I almost want Wallace Shawn to get cut so we can say, "He didn't win?? INCONCEIVABLE!"

  4. We were hanging out with some friends not long ago, and people started quoting The Princess Bride, as people my age inevitably do, except that everyone was getting the lines just slightly wrong. Finally Josh burst out, "EVERYBODY STOP MISQUOTING THE PRINCESS BRIDE!"

    So of course, I started deliberately butchering lines: "Never go in against a Neapolitan when death is on the line!" "My father was murdered by a four-fingered man," etc. Josh's clincher: "UNPRONOUNCEABLE!" So that is our new catchphrase.

  5. I added some links, but they don't show up as links unless you mouse over.