There's all sorts of busy in the ether at Y.P.R. HQ lately.
This weekend, YPeditoR Geoff Wolinetz was sent to Houston to cover a popular sporting event for a Web site of note. He's been sending reports via electronic mail every couple of hours. Please read all about it in Mr. Wolinetz Goes to Houston: Geoff's Wacky Super Bowl XXXVIII Adventure.
If you are among the dozens of sports fans who watched the game on television last evening, and if you are especially eagle-eyed, you may have spotted Y.P.R.'s daily birthday card to a celebrity (29-yr.-old Big Boi of OutKast), large, in living color, and broadcast over the airwaves.
February 1, 1975 | Big Boi | 1/2 OutKast
Dear Big Boi,
29 years old? Who's a big boy now?
Yankee Pot Roast
P.S. I like the way you move.
P.P.S. Not in that way.
That's right, Y.P.R. scored 2.3 million bucks' worth of advertising thanks to some oak tag and a Sharpie. With all that exposure, we expect our readership to skyrocket to sixty or seventy, at least! Welcome, sports and flashy-advertising fans around the globe! Hola! Shalom! Bonjourno! Mooshy mooshy!
Just in time, the angry Armenian returns! Please welcome YPeditoR emeritus-no-more Nick Jezarian back to action, and read his Guff calling out the Donald after bumping elbows in the office.
YPcorRespondent Amy Stender checks in with some awesome jotophournalism over in Vermont Girl.
& lastly but not leastly,
Y.P.R. hereby declares February to be WRITERS ON WRITING month. What? Writers on Writing! What does that mean? It means: inspiration, rejection, plot, theme, language, style, typewriters, quills, writer's block, classic literature, Cliffs Notes, & Wite-Out. It means poetry and prose and plays about authors, about books, about writing, and about authors writing books about writing.
Mondays will run LETTERS FROM EDITORS famous and not-so-famous. Tuesdays will counterbalance that with LETTERS *TO* EDITORS from readers, writers, and (especially) rejected writers. Wednesdays will be POETS ON POETRY. Poetry? Yes! Poetry. Odd-numbered Thursdays will be BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS, with excerpts, reviews, and commentary about classics and modern classics. Even-numbered Thursdays will be READER MEET AUTHOR, in readers will deliver personalized book reviews. And, finishing off the week, Fridays will teach you HOW TO WRITE GOOD. But, the middle two Fridays will be GRAB BAG OF MISCELLANY days, where anything can happen. (Third Tuesday of the month will be INTERVIEWS WITH DEAD WRITERS.) And, the Friday before St. Valentine's Day, Writers-on-Writing Month will be suspended for a special holiday-related presentation. This missed W-o-W day will be made up on Monday, March 1st, though it will be dated February 30th, because Leap Day falls on a weekend, and Y.P.R. does not post on weekends (Yes, Mr. Wolinetz's Super Bowl diaries were updated continually throughout this past weekend, but that was a very rare exception). Though March 30th is a Monday, it's making up a Friday, so we've split the difference and called it a Wednesday, which makes that a final POETS ON POETRY day. The last Tuesday of the month is still T.B.A.
[Schedule subject to change.]
Put on your reading glasses, folks. WRITERS ON WRITING Month kicks off with
a LETTER FROM THE EDITOR of the New York Times Book Review.
oh, & one more thing:
Please buy our humble first issue of Graphology: A Handwritten Journal of Good Things to Read..
& before you go:
That was too much news. Today's Daily Piece of Fun, Fickle Fiction (for Free!) was terribly overloaded; its spine stooped, its legs shook, and its knees were buckling. It's been given its own clutter-free page. Here: