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Posts Tagged ‘Colin Quinn’

The New York Times Launches the ‘Times Haiku’ Tumblr Blog

The New York Times has started a “serendipitous poetry”-themed tumblr blog called ”Times Haiku.”

A team of computer programmers developed a special algorithm that scans the publication’s articles and subsequently generates haikus.

You can read haikus derived from different NYT pieces, including an article on carrot puréea profile on stand-up comedian Colin Quinn, and a special Q&A with the Game of Thrones TV series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. According to Shelf Life, this blog may continue on even after the end of this month.

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Tracy Morgan Improvises on Audiobook

morganmemoir.gif30 Rock star Tracy Morgan cut loose while reading on the audiobook version of his memoir, actually improvising about his post-Saturday Night Live relationships.

Gawker captured a snippet from the upcoming audiobook, as Morgan has some angry memories about fellow SNL castmembers Chris Kattan and Cheri Oteri and then cuts loose with some other thoughts. Morgan co-wrote the book with Anthony Bozza for Random House’s Spiegel & Grau imprint.

Here’s more from the Gawker post: “But the grudge apparently runs even deeper, because when Morgan sat down to record the audio version (in the clip above) of that passage, he started ad-libbing, expanding on his earlier points: Morgan says he still counts Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon and Colin Quinn as friends, but as for Oteri and Kattan: ‘F*** ‘em.’” (Via The Millions)