Well, it looks like I've milked just about as much off-season hi-jinx out of the Sarah Palin thing as humanly possible, so I'm going to take this opportunity to step away from hockey for a moment and let you know what I've been up to this summer.
As it happens, I've been kind of busy.
The big news is, along with my co-author, the tremendously talented Bob Powers, I have sold a book to Random House called "Living with Lycanthropy: A lifestyle guide for the modern werewolf." There's not much of an online presence as yet, but then again, we haven't, you know, written it yet. The manuscript is due by the end of the year, so with any luck, it'll be on bookshelves before the puck drops on the 2009 playoffs. Stay tuned.
I also recently sat in on a taping of the very funny Podcast "The Flophouse," an online radio show devoted to the mockery of bad movies. It's run by one of the finest writers from my old Jest Magazine days, Mr Dan McCoy. I checked the website recently, and the podcast I was in isn't up yet, but since I've already mentioned my werewolf book, and don't have a damn thing to show for it, I heartily recommend listening to their hilarious installment based on the classic 80's Michael J. Fox film Teen Wolf. It's about 10 minutes long, and well worth your time, you know, if you're the kind of person who might enjoy a podcast about the film "Teen Wolf." You know who you are.
Also, I have a humor piece in the October issue of Maxim magazine, which is on newsstands now. It's a comic flow chart called "The Decider" and it's designed to help George W. Bush decide who (if anybody) he would like to invade last, now that his presidency is winding down. I wrote it along with the uber-talented Scott Jacobson, who won a boatload of emmy awards writing for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and wrote most of the funnier jokes.
Seeing as that link sends you to his Wikipedia entry, I encourage any and all of you to edit it so that it says he was a member of the 1972 Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruins. We'll see how long it lasts up there. I'd do it, but I don't know how.
I am cataloging this list of my summer achievements, in small part because my copy of NHL 09 is currently en route to my apartment thanks to Amazon.com, and when that thing shows up, there is a good chance that any and all productivity will come to a standstill.
Wish me luck.