Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Today I bought this book, which I can't wait to read. It's a collection of interviews with over 100 major figures in politics, literature, entertainment, and various other fields over the last 140yrs, including many presidents, brigham young, Mao, Hitler, Mark Twain, Sammy Davis Jr., etc. I found it looking for info on my new favorite historical figure Joshua Abraham Norton (see the last post if you don't know him...he is an important historical figure who demands your attention). In fact, apparently there was a play about him performed in San Francisco (not sure if it's still running). Today I had the idea of writing a biography of him since I couldn't find a book about him in the campus library (4 million books) or on Amazon (countless millions). So there's pretty good odds that a book doesn't exist. I'm not really sure of the title yet, maybe "America's Other Abraham" or "America's Greatest Emperor"...either way it will surely sell millions. This topic has the potential to revitalize America's loin-shaking desire to learn more about American history.

Right now I'm two pages into a paper that is not due till monday. Something strange has gotten into me with all this non-procrastination. Also, as of today, I'm now fully vaccinated against typhoid, influenza, polio, and hepatitis A.


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