Archive for the ‘Pynchon’ Category

Obit watch: February 8, 2017.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Professor Irwin Corey, “the world’s foremost authority”, has passed away. He was 102.

One of Mr. Corey’s best-remembered routines was staged not in a club or broadcast studio but at Alice Tully Hall in Manhattan, at the National Book Awards ceremony in 1974. That year the fiction prize was shared by Isaac Bashevis Singer and Thomas Pynchon. No one in the crowd had any idea what the reclusive Mr. Pynchon looked like, and when Mr. Corey arrived to accept the award for him (the novelist had approved the stunt), many people thought they were getting their first look at Mr. Pynchon.

For the record, Richard Hatch: NYT. A/V Club.

TMQ watch: February 7, 2012.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Good news, everyone!

I’ve come up with a way for you to hear these columns in Professor Farnsworth’s voice!

Also, it turns out that this is the last TMQ of the season! Yes, no bad predictions review this year: just the Super Bowl column and then silence until draft time.

After the jump…


Tranströmer! More than meets the eye!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Tomas Tranströmer has won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature.

I admit to being unfamiliar with the works of Mr. Tranströmer. I am sure he is a very nice gentleman and fully deserving of the award.

However, I wanted to make note of Mr. Tranströmer’s win because of this LAT piece from yesterday. Ladbrokes was apparently giving 5-1 odds that Bob Dylan would win this year.

I might have to see about putting a few bucks on Pynchon in 2012.

Edited to add: As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly posted this before FARK posted their headline.