Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for May 30, 2011
literary calendar monday 7 p.m. alicia sloelorris initials "the tiny book of twee bromides by the cash register." vapid books & such. wednesday 7 p.m. former president bill clinton discusses "what is is! my life since the last book." back-slapping, hand-holding, panty-raid & hugfest to follow. barnes & noble at bypass plaza. saturday 1 p.m. activist-performance poet mbolo stupak podgorny reads from "steal this book & heave it through a plate glass window." workshop to follow. pulpitation bookstore. 7 pm. duane "li'l tom" hooper, t.s. eliot impersonator, reads "the waste land" with a pissy, supercilious look on his face then blows up when somebody asks him to sing selections from "cats." bogus bookshoppe. 7 p.m. microsoft's bill gates reads from "my america, mine, mine, mine - a vision for the future" at books-a-billion. 7 p.m. an infinite number of chimpanzees discuss their multi-volume "treasury of western literature with no typos" at the museum of natural history. nit picking to follow.