So, as you may know, David Foster Wallace committed suicide this past weekend. We're not going to try to eulogize him, one of our favorite writers ever, with memories or stories or anecdotes or criticisms or frustrations. Others have done it better than we could. We'll say one thing: If you haven't read Infinite Jest, do not. It is a life-changing book, and if anyone ever told us to read something because it was life-changing, we wouldn't. We're saving you the trouble.

Also, this week McSweeney's is posting DFW-related contributions by whomever is inclined to submit. They're all worth your time. Below is our favorite excerpt, from an account sent in by a woman who had DFW as a writing instructor way back in 1987, when he was 25:

I used to confuse "further" and "farther," and, apparently, I did it quite often. In one of my stories, I'd confused them yet again, and in the margins, he'd written, simply, "I hate you." I've never confused them since.


Jason & Ben ticket update, y'all.

Tickets are going like hotcakes for our little musical! And we're not just saying that. There's proof.

If you'd like to see it (and you would like to see it because two hot guys make out in it, and also because The Large Hadron Collider didn't kill us), buy yo tix now! There are only, like, three left for the first show, and the rest are either sold out or quickly selling out. And there's no intermission, so you can't sneak in for act two and then tell us how much you loved it. Sah-ree.

Jason & Ben schedule and tickets:
Wednesday, Sep 24 at 8 p.m. SOLD OUT
Friday, Sep 26 at 8 p.m. SOUL-PATROLLED OUT
Saturday, Sep 27 at 8 p.m. SISTAH-SOULJAHED OUT


Jason & Ben


This blog seemed to be dead. But it's not. Today.

Thing is, we've been writing a musical, so cut us some slack. Said musical, Jason & Ben, will have its first performance as part of the 2008 New York Musical Theatre Festival on September 24, 2008. It stars two cute boys doing gay things. You should come.

To buy tickets, hear songs, look at the cute boys, admire the well-designed website (third party, of course), click here.

There are six performances only at the 45th Street Theatre in Manhattan, and tickets are going like hotcakes. (Gays love theater.) Meaning, buy your tickets now, or get left out on a park bench in the cold. Like in the pic below. Which ties into the whole musical. Which we wrote.

Come see.