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Our ol’ friend Leon…

talks with Gothamist about his plans to place a 60 ft. spider on the Brooklyn bridge.

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If you’re in NY and feeling a bit restricted,

tomorrow is the 10th annual no-pants subway ride.

And sense we’re fair and balanced over here, Sunday is also the 4th annual Pro Pants rally.

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American tourists are always getting robbed in Europe:

Jonathan Franzen’s glasses were stolen and a $100K ransom note was left by a couple of party crashers at an event in London. The thieves were quickly apprehended and the glasses returned unharmed, once they brought in a chopper. Seriously, a helicopter.

NPR.

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Don’t be surprised to read Salinger’s last interview here at Importance next week.

Italian journalist, Tommaso Debenedetti, was busted by The New Yorker for publishing fake interviews with John Grisham, Philip Roth, Gore Vidal, and maybe many more (including Nobel Laureates: Coetzee, Gordimer, Grass, Le Clezio, Morrison, Muller, and Saramago).

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In a fun bit of news: Stop that!

Novelists and comedians unite to petition bestselling author Brad Meltzer to stop writing. Among the petitioners: David Baldacci, John Cassaday, Junot Diaz, Neil Gaiman, Patton Oswalt, Joe Quesada, Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, Scott Turow, and Brian K. Vaughan. Read more here.

Nowhere in the petition is it mentioned, that in addition to being an eyesore, the subway advertisements for his books aren’t nearly as effective as those Remy Martin threesome ads.

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Little Billy’s Letters

… new book collects responses from public figures to letters from a prankster posing as a 10 year old.

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Attorney General Janet Reno, writing to settle the issue of whether Batman or the Terminator is the better crime fighter:

“I read Batman comics when I was your age so I know of his efforts to fight crime better than I know of the Terminator’s work.”

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