Producer, actor, comedian, and now author B.J. Novak tells Studio 360's Kurt Andersen that his life/career goal is basically to be Rod Serling, who was a WNYC intern once upon a time. We approve.
Listen to the interview on World Radio Day (today):
The Rod Serling bit here is great. That is all.
I think an excellent and challenging exercise for narrative writing would be to select at random a handful of elements from The Periodic Table of Storytelling* by James Harris. It’s wonderful:
[make sure to click through for the full version]
*fair warning to teachers: unfortunately, some of this is probably not quite safe for the classroom.
bruno mars killed it at the super bowl halftime show
Some really nice Bruno Mars .gifs out there … hehe.
That celebratory Gatorade bath
I just want to watch it over and over again.
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what colors are you?
I think I just go around and around the wheel in a clockwise direction. This wheel is an interesting way of grouping things … in a roundabout way.
I’ve long been fascinated with linguistics, and this was an interesting way of looking at things, especially given the kinds of numbers I deal with on a daily basis.
Like if you agree.
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