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16 April 2010 @ 11:55 pm
The one and only Chris "Fuckstockings" Moore!...Applause.  

That's right kids.
I saw Christopher Moore at Kepler's in Menlo Park tonight, where he was pimping his new book  BITE ME.  It was pretty awesome, I have to admit.
See, the guy doesn't read his book at author-things, which is kinda unusual.  Instead he just rambles along about...well, whatever he wants.  Tonight's topics included:
- fake replacement testicles for neutered dogs (neuticles) (a real product, apparently)
- this book about vampires he wrote.  It's about vampires.
- Denver, Colorado is awesome.
- Arizona, not so much.
- Next book is going to be about French Impressionists (what what?? I'll die happy.)
- He'd love to do a sequel to A Dirty Job.  He's not going to do a Lamb sequel so stop asking.
- 5 Political jokes.  Seanie was counting.
- Generally Awesome.

...so why don't I have a photo with Mr. Moore?
Well, we opted not to stick around to wait in the autograph line because it was snaking around the bookstore, so I did not actually meet the author guy.  But I did eavesdrop on him before his author-thing started.  I was looking at some art books and I see this guy come up really close to me and pick up a HUGE Caravaggio book, trying to hunt down Judith Beheading Holofernes inside.  From what he said I figured out who he was within thirty seconds, but he was talking to some companions so I didn't want to wander over and be like "HI OMG I LOVE CARAVAGGIO DO YOU LOVE CARAVAGGIO ALSO I LOVE YOUR BOOKS IN AN EPIC BATTLE BETWEEN COYOTE AND THE MORRIGAN WHO DO YOU THINK WOULD WIN AND  WHY?  ALSO AND ALSO WILL YOU BE MY NEW BEST FRIEND?"  But I was secretly delighted that Moore is a Caravaggio fan, all the same.


For future reference.
I'm thinking I should start some sort of like "Fashionista Piranha Journal Thing" for authors to sign, that I would take to these sorts of events and get the author to autograph a page and that would be rad.  But that would also be really random.  And they might not like that so much if they're busy.  Hmmm.  But it'd be cool to collect all the autographs in one place, and not just in books, since I have a tendency to lose/loan out/trade away my books all the time.
Danny Darkosaru_kage on April 18th, 2010 09:25 am (UTC)
I dig the picture with the book. I'm kinda sad I didn't think of that myself.

What did he say about Denver?
Suzik00kaburra on April 18th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
Denver was his example of the 'good' city. Denver laughed at his jokes. Denver's audience had good questions. That sort of thing. I honestly can't remember specifics, now that I'm trying to think about it, but he must have mentioned Colorado five or six times over the hour or so he was talking.
jeanniejeannietran on April 18th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
SO jealous!!

Also, a sequel to Dirty Job would be awesome. That was a great book. Awesome in audio.
Suzik00kaburra on April 18th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
That's how I first heard it, Seanie and I listened to A Dirty Job on the way to Yosemite last year. I don't think I've heard a bad audio Moore yet.
Suzik00kaburra on April 18th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
Also, Moore mentioned he'll be trying to 'stage' a play version of Fool this summer up in San Francisco, where he lives. You'll be going with me, of course :D

Edited at 2010-04-18 06:23 pm (UTC)
jeanniejeannietran on April 19th, 2010 04:33 am (UTC)

He lives in SF? Stalking must commence...
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Suzik00kaburra on April 20th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
Awesome. Thanks for the link!
The first half is the same stuff he said when he came to Kepler's, but there was a lot of different stuff, too, so it was fun to listen!