Tuesday January 10, 2006
Tek Jansen Redux!
I've posted before about the newest sensation in fake-celebrity-authored fake technothriller space opera: Stephen Colbert's Alpha Squad 7: Lady Nocturne: A Tek Jansen Adventure. Well, thanks to long-time-reader-first-time-emailer Brian White, I have fantastic news to report. Colbert has apparently decided to do an end run around the elitist bookanistas in the mainstream publishing industry by self-publishing his 100,000 word epic, a chapter at a time, on the new Tek Jansen website. O happy day!
Now, I have to admit that I'm not dead certain that site is affiliated with The Colbert Nation—I don't see a link on the official site—but I'll take what I can get. Now that Star Wars is played out, America's searching for the next epic science fiction saga, and my money's on Tek Jansen. Just as long as he doesn't start spouting that "sand is so coarse..." foolishness.
You know, given the sympathetic coverage in the linguistiblogosphere of Colbert's recent dark horse victory in the American Dialect Society Word of the Year contest with truthiness, not to mention the aforelinked favorable notice given to his literary output in this very blog, you'd think we language bloggers could get a little link-sugar from Mr. Big-Time TV Show. How about it, Steve? Send us some traffic...or you're a coward!
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Tracked on Jan 15, 2006 2:24:13 PM
He's not a coward, how DARE you say suggest such a thing... It's Comedy Central, man, they just don't have the balls, ya know?
"Space Opera"... love it!
Posted by: Brian at Jan 10, 2006 3:12:10 PM