"We've received many negative comments about the author using the marathon as an excuse for publicity. We first contacted the author ourselves, after we read about the book on Slate.com, and invited him to respond to our questions and to write a blogpost. Also, we included a link to his book on Amazon as context to the story. He did not request these links or any publicity for his work."
Today in news: "Cops probe dad of 9-yr.-old rapper 'Lil Poopy' for neglect over lyrics boasting of cocaine, sexual videos of him grinding on scantily-clad women." In case you were wondering, Lil Poopy was "named for when he used to wear his diapers as an infant." Let's hurry it up with that next asteroid, can we?
If someone had tapped you on the shoulder in 1994 and said, "I am from the future. Twenty years from now the president will be black, David Spade will still be on TV and Courtney Love will be selling electronic cigarettes," you would have assumed they meant "in person, on the street," with that last one, right?