October 17, 2003


Ted Rall writes:

I'll be speaking and signing books at next week's Vegas Valley Book Festival in Henderson, NV, a stone's throw from Sin Strip, on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25.

Posted by Tim Blair at October 17, 2003 02:15 AM

Wow! He can do both? Who knew? But I'll bet he can't do both at the same time?

When will he learn to draw?

Posted by: timks at October 17, 2003 at 02:45 AM


Posted by: Angus Jung at October 17, 2003 at 03:44 AM

Wrong desert, Ted, the rock-throwing desert just east of the Mediterranean. We have guns here. And pickups. And Coors. This is your worst nightmare, basically.

Henderson will be a comfortable suburb for you, though, you'll enjoy all the comforts while feeling superior to the monotonous, oppression of American consumer culture. It should really get you in the mood.

Posted by: NV Desert Rat at October 17, 2003 at 04:05 AM

Buying it may be the only way a sensitive lefty can get a piece of ass. After all, what woman would trust him?

Posted by: Joe at October 17, 2003 at 04:32 AM

He also seems to be mixing up "Sin City" and "The Strip" into some mutant hybrid. Can't wait for his trip to New York: "The Apple that Never Sleeps".

Posted by: scott h. at October 17, 2003 at 06:25 AM

Hmmmm -- I live in Vegas. This town isn't exactly the mecca of literacy OR far left lunacy. I'll have to find out if the book festival is more than a couple of pathetic types like Rall. If so, the opportunity to throw a few verbal stones his way while checking out the more sane stuff may make it worth stopping by.

Posted by: Hermit Dave at October 17, 2003 at 07:35 AM

I hate to do it to you, but I'm going to be working on a Congressional Resolution to have The Rall stripped of his American citizenship and moved, by force, to the Outback. There seems to be a dearth of wingeing coming from the Antipodes these days. You need the help.

But I do offer my heartfelt apologies. Maybe you can shove him off on the Kiwis....

Posted by: Hatcher at October 17, 2003 at 09:02 AM

Take a leaf from Elle MacPherson's 'book' -- don't sign books you haven't written yourself.

Posted by: Beau Brummel at October 17, 2003 at 03:47 PM

Hey! Ted is replying to the title suggestions. I bet it is a cut and paste job, though:

My suggestion:

It Takes a Village Idiot
Deep Thoughts from America's Colostomy Bag

tedrall@aol.com reply:

Wow, it's amazing how stupid right-wingers are.

Im SO hurt. Here is my response to his:

Wow, a right-winger who voted for Tsongas, Clinton (twice), Hillary, and Bloomberg. Imagine that.

It's amazing how 99.99% of the country is more right than you when you're wearing that tin-foil hat.

I cant believe you get paid to put your opinions into print. All I have to do is call people stupid and I can get get paid too? Well, I guess I have to call the right group(s) of people stupid and then not have to defend my statements with any clarity other than calling those people stupid too!?!?!? Sign me up!

Posted by: TJ at October 18, 2003 at 07:32 AM