Bourbon Cowboy

The adventures of an urbane bar-hopping transplant to New York.

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I'm a storyteller in the New York area who is a regular on NPR's "This American Life" and at shows around the city. Moved to New York in 2006 and am working on selling a memoir of my years as a greeting card writer, and (as a personal, noncommercial obsession) a nonfiction book called "How to Love God Without Being a Jerk." My agent is Adam Chromy at Artists and Artisans. If you came here after hearing about my book on "This American Life" and Googling my name, the "How to Love God" book itself isn't in print yet, and may not even see print in its current form (I'm focusing on humorous memoir), but here's a sample I've posted in case you're curious anyway: Sample How To Love God Introduction, Pt. 1 of 3. Or just look through the archives for September 18, 2007.) The book you should be expecting is the greeting card book, about which more information is pending. Keep checking back!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Advertising 101

Quick! Which of these words found in today's sex spam does not belong with the others?

"Your wife will be delighted by your stamina and endurance soft Cialis"



Blogger Daniel said...

I would have to say "Cialis", since that's the word they always misspell with exclamation marks or something because they're trying to hide from the spam filters.

That reminds me, someone should come up with a word that describes that kind of obfuscation: replacing letters with things that your mind can replace immediately, but which still confuse anti-spam engines.

1/27/2008 3:42 PM  
Blogger ttractor said...

wife. because I'm cynical like that.

1/27/2008 6:20 PM  
Blogger Cowboy Dave Dickerson said...

I hope you're both kidding, since the word I was going for--the one that should never have made it out of a committee meeting involving, "how should we sell sexual potency medicine?" is the word "soft." I hope I'm the one who's being dense here...

1/28/2008 2:03 AM  
Blogger Chad E Burns said...

soft was what I was thinkning as well--not a word you want to here if your combatting ED--in fact "soft" would be part of the problem. :)

1/31/2008 4:07 PM  

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