1. Monday, November 22, 2004

    a little housekeeping 

    for your ass.

    the busblog awards, now called The Annas, are coming along very nicely. i appreciate everyone who has sent their nominations in.

    i was asked to extend the deadline to noon on thanksgiving.

    i think thats fine.

    so keep sending em in.

    the monday after thanksgiving, when people are back to their cells cubicles we will start announcing the winners.

    it might be a few days of announcements, it might be the whole week.

    whatever it is, it will be different than what you normally see on the web + tv + anywhere. cuz thats sorta what youve come to expect from the busblog, no?

    secondly, Blook II has been published by UC Isla Vista Press. i know, finally.

    there was great debate about what could be written and what couldnt. yes, they wanted to censor the great tony pierce. can you believe it?

    finally i just re-wrote the begining to include the foulest, most disgusting, but kick ass poem ive ever written to be the first thing in the book.

    i said, this is a book that shows people, by using examples, how blogs should be written: fearlessly, creatively, powerfully,

    and uncensored.

    maybe it was ron artest standing behind me, but they got it. they saw the light.

    and they said, tony, we can do this, but it wont be ready to be shipped until 12/20.

    i was all, dude thats far too late. what if people want to buy copies for their friends/families/enemies/loved ones/local libraries?

    and they were all, but but but

    and i was all

    and they were all

    and finally they were all, fine.

    so tomorrow night i will be getting a few copies FedExed to my ass for final editing and if all goes right, wednesday i will have a link up so that you can buy them.

    hear that chokey chicken?

    and another thing. its 205 pages or some shit. they wanted to sell it for $25. its a big book, like 9.5″ x 7.25″, bigger than your normal paperback. they were all, your fans will pay. i was all f you and what my fans will pay.

    so heres what i want to do, i want to offer the book to you for $19.08, the last year the cubs won the world series.

    it will stay that price until next year and then if we have any left we will jack it up to a more profitable price.

    all i want is for you to have it and to be able to give it as a gift. if i make a little profit, whatever. i dont plan on getting rich off any blooks. i just want them out there.

    expect an announcement tomorrow night.

    xtx + franklin ave. + jozjozjoz