T-Bone was edged up. I have no idea how he was edged up — coffee, Red Bull, pharmaceuticals, life — but he was talking a mile a minute while getting on the plane. In the mid-1990s, before everybody and their mother were entrepreneurs, we decided to be entrepreneurs. In a very vague way, 270-pound T-Bone (real name: Tony) and I, a guy who had spent time in Silicon Valley, knew enough to know that guys were getting rich trading in ideas. We had ideas too.
EUGENE, SIR: I read your column about “Bloody Love.” Well, my husband and I got into some stuff that scares us a bit. I started harming myself and we still had sex. It was damn lusty and nasty in some kind of way, but we feel like we can’t repeat it. It was hot while we were doing it, but the morning after, when I looked at the wounds, it felt like a hangover. What can we do about it? It was some kind of kick, but we’re terrified that we might need more and more.
“I got good news and bad news.” The words came from my agent, Craig Jones. “Gimme the bad news.” Always ask for the bad news first. That way there’s always a chance to bounce back. “You got booked on an industrial.”He paused. “Well, that’s sort of the good news too.” You see, industrial commercials are to national commercials what summer stock is to Broadway: ugly stepchildren. But it was still money, though way less, and a chance to exercise some chops.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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