Monday, April 23, 2007

Tub Talk With Andy Borowitz

With all the fine, interesting stuff available on the Internet, it's getting harder and harder to break through the clutter. But Nerve.com does an admirable job, with a series of bathtub interviews with various luminaries. This one caught my attention because the interviewee is the humorist Andy Borowitz, a native of Shaker Heights. He manages to be even funnier in the tub than out of it.

6 Comments:

At 2:55 PM, Anonymous havan said...

When it first launched, Nerve was an interesting, novel site. then years ago they went corporate and not surprisingly lost their...well, you know...

 
At 3:32 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

I think you're right. But then, think about how many sites have lost their fastball over the years, from Salon.com on down. The truth is, great journalism is hard to sustain, doubly so when it's web-only (chiefly because of the economics).

 
At 10:51 PM, Anonymous havan said...

Halberstam dead at 73; car crash. what a loss.

 
At 3:15 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

What a loss, indeed. Halberstam was a giant. His work looms large over just about anyone who does this work for a living. His honesty, his incredible work ethic, and his diligence in telling the whole story will be his legacy. He just about invented serious media criticism with his book The Powers That Be. How fitting that he died in a car being driven by a journalism student, on the way to yet another interview.

 
At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Sara Benincasa said...

Back to Borowitz for a moment...I can vouch that he was a perfect gentleman in the tub and that the stuff we had to cut for time was full of his trademark wit and sass.

 
At 10:49 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Thanks for dropping by, Sara. You do interesting work. And I love the web promo, with you behind the shower curtain. I'll watch for your next interview.

 

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