January 01, 2005

APA Roundup

1. Fontana Labs--working that anonymity--watched Dawson's Creek in his hotel room during downtime, but most of the people I talked to watched the World Series of Poker on El Ocho. Absolutely riveting. The downfalls of Sam Grizzle and Phil Ivey were something to see. Judging by the previews for ESPN Original Drama TILT, this will be one case where reality TV beats the other kind.

2. Chatting with a couple of experimental philosophers (names omitted because they may not wish to be associated with these jokes), we decided that "Low-Hanging Fruit" would be a great name for a blog.

3. In that spirit, and in the spirit of this post, we also decided that it would be great if Umberto Eco would write a book about high finance, to be reviewed under the title "Eco and the Moneymen."

4. There were several more in the vein of #3, but you really don't want to hear them.

5. Not related to the APA, but while typing to this post I was listening to a new-to-me CD (Dourou by the Daunik Lazro Quintet) and I thought, "Joe McPhee's solo here is kind of dull." Eventually I realized that a 30-second segment of the track was repeating. (The CD player on this computer is somewhat wonky.)

6. Happy New Year all!

Posted by Matt Weiner at January 1, 2005 09:25 PM