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January 15, 2008

Call for submissions


You may have noticed that over the past several days breaking news has appeared here twice.

Both times it was the result of my being tipped in advance of MSM, in one case by Steve Fox and in the other by Elux Troxl.

Wait a minute... aren't those two the same guy?

Never mind.

Like the button on my fridge says, "I'm not myself today โ€” maybe I'm you."

But I digressed, didn't I?


It's a character flaw so deeply ingrained that to remove it would be to destroy the place in which it resides.

Can't have that, can we?

I mean, who's gonna post here?

Which brings me around to the point I was starting to make when I got distracted.

Where else can something of interest find its way onto the world's big stage within hours of its leaking?

Seven days a week, the bookofjoe media center is open and monitoring the world.

Consider that the next time you're deciding where to leak something major.

I may not be the New York Times or Slate but what I lack in size (and advertising, intervening layers between you and publication and all the rest) I make up for by being a mile wide and an inch deep.

And no, that's not original with me.

Rather, it's the motto of Surface magazine.


Along with Italian Vogue it's one of the two magazines I can count on to make any plane trip enjoyable.

Genius can strike anywhere, at any time.

Throw yours my way, what?

January 15, 2008 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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"A mile wide and an inch deep" is hardly original with Surface magazine! See: http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1167138

Posted by: pambamboo | Jan 20, 2008 11:11:51 PM

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