You may only read this site if you've purchased Our Kampf from Amazon or Powell's or me
• • •
"Mike and Jon, Jon and Mike—I've known them both for years, and, clearly, one of them is very funny. As for the other: truly one of the great hangers-on of our time."—Steve Bodow, head writer, The Daily Show

"Who can really judge what's funny? If humor is a subjective medium, then can there be something that is really and truly hilarious? Me. This book."—Daniel Handler, author, Adverbs, and personal representative of Lemony Snicket

"The good news: I thought Our Kampf was consistently hilarious. The bad news: I’m the guy who wrote Monkeybone."—Sam Hamm, screenwriter, Batman, Batman Returns, and Homecoming

July 11, 2008

An Interesting Fact

I originally was planning to call this site "The World Outside," after Chapter 1 of Public Opinion by Walter Lippman.

However, I decided against it after a markedly cool reception to the idea from a friend of mine. Thank you, friend of mine; I really dodged a mind-numbingly pretentious bullet there. Even worse is I've never read any more of Public Opinion than that chapter title.

Other interesting facts are available here.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at July 11, 2008 11:08 AM

A used copy of Public Opinion I acquired languished on my shelf for many years, growing older and more yellow while it waited for the "eventual" date when I would read it. Alas, it moved on before that date ever arrived. I suspect that poor book suffered the same fate through many hands.

Posted by: saurabh at July 12, 2008 03:10 AM