He’s a genius! No, really! (updated)

Jonathan Lethem just won a MacArthur. (Thx to Reechard, for the heads up.) Holla!

I imagine this is the award that will launch a thousand posts. And I love how the one sentence USA Today bio understates things:

Jonathan Lethem, 41, New York City writer whose work has been published in The New Yorker and Rolling Stone

Although I suppose saying that just dropping The New Yorker’s name is understating it is overstating it.

Update: "Conversation at a Book Store" — no doubt all in good fun.

And another: Matt Cheney weighs in at The Mumpsimus.

Well hmmm…

Importing posts didn’t work. In fact, I may have just erased the Shaken & Stirred blogger archives back aways (although the instructions said they would prevent you from doing that). Anyone who knows how to do this stuff, feel free to email with face-saving instructions. Otherwise, we are starting from scratch over here. Except for this one feat of technology I foolishly attempted on my own, we likes it over here. It’s much easier to control the design and the interface kicks the b-l-o-g-g’s a s s.

Anyhoo. Now I post up a storm.