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Dreyer’s English are the best! This Saturday on Whad’ya Know, the Podcast

April 1, 2019

 

Among other really important jobs at Random House (VP & executive managing editor and probably more)

Benjamin Dreyer is the Copy Chief. I believe this means he gets to edit the works of pretty much anybody on the list he

 

wants to, which has included Michael Chabon, Edmund Morris, Elizabeth Strout, E.L. Doctorow and Calvin Trillin, among

others.  Big job–this is like being able to tell King James he’s using the wrong meaning of Virgin, so change it.

 

His new one, Dreyer’s English, is a guide to usage and style not just for A-listers but for all of us daring to go beyond 140

characters in his or her or their writing. (Believe me, this will come up. Maybe even ter.

If we can believe this elegant voice on Audible is a guy from Queens, let’s listen to Benjamin Dreyer with evocative thoughts

on the evocative comma:

 

 

Benjamin Dreyer, Saturday, April 6 at 10 am CDT, around midnight in Seoul, live on facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/

 

Podcast later in the day on @iTunes and Soundcloud.com

 

April on Whad’ya Know Podcast

March 26, 2019

April is the Coolest Month on Whad’ya Know!

 

We’ll start the month on April 6 by learning to speak Dreyer’s English, despite it being utterly correct and spot on (on?)

clarity and style. You may want to stop talking altogether if Dreyer has anything to say about it.

Or maybe, thanks to your new usage,  you’ll get a raise.

 

Still have dreams about your Organic Chemistry final? It just so happens Matt Bowman is living his dream job teaching

organic down the street at UW , where his students not only get it–they kinda dig it.  Or whatever kids do these days.

Go organic with the most popular science teacher since Walter White on April 13.

 

And on April 27Matt Damon–in your dreams–but here at A House of A Guy’s Own we’ll be doing doughnuts with UW

Space Botanist Simon Gilroy (not pictured) the real Martian captured by the University of Wisconsin and made to create

gardens suitable for Mars use for future residents of the Red Planet–and not screw it up like Matt Did.

 

You can find the Facebook livecasts of Whad’ya Know, http://www.facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/ , at 10 am CDT, around

midnight in Seoul,

and look for the Whad’ya Know Podcast on iTunes  and Soundcloud.com 

 

 

 

Whad’ya Know for The Year of the Pig

February 4, 2019

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:  The State of the Feldman

 

Ms Speaker, the rest of you.

Wasn’t 2018 a great year? And the President says they will keep getting greater for the foreseeable future, or 2 years, whichever comes first.

The Whad’ya Know beat went on, miss you Sonny, in 2018, as it did in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, ellipse, ellipse, ellipse, and so on. So forth would be overdoing it.

2019 is no exception, except for it being the Year of the Pig making me a little uneasy as you might expect, or it could be whatever this is right here which bothers me at night.

Without further adieu- Whad’ya Know for the Year of the Pig–

 

February 9           Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune cinematiste & man about town will (hopefully) tell us why The Favourite is a musical comedy, or at least what’s with the rub my leg & pass me a bunny thing–

February 16         Car Guy Tom Appel, who spends every morning cruising Chicago looking for classic if not in the good sense cars, will ostensibly tell us what’s burning rubber on the floor at the Chicago Auto Show–

February 23         Another Mother of All Quizzes! Pretty much says it all, with prizes every bit as fabulous as they ever were–call in at (608) 257-2616.

March 2                —–no show—–

March 9                In “Never Home Alone,”  biologist Rob Dunn, guides us through the more than 200,000 species living in our house, including some hot microbes who commute between home and sea floor vents–

March 16              A team of trolls working from Savushkina St, St. Petersburg, slipped Rob Sears enough material to piece together “Vladimir Putin: Life Coach,” ‘tips from the world’s most powerful man which will allow you to take control of your life and the lives of those around you’–

March 23             Helen Schulman’s not-so-fictional multiverse in “Come With Me” is built around an algorithm that allows people to play ‘sliding-door’ with virtual reality scenarios from their pasts–

March 30              —–no show—–

April, May & June: TBA  (hey, I gotta do it all!)

Join us at A House of A Guy’s Own, 1215 Drake St, Madison, where we wing it at 10:00 am Central Time. Showing up entitles you to a donut & a damn good cup o’Java.

Or watch the casing being stuffed here: facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/

Look for Whad’ya Know Podcast on @iTunes  and Soundcloud.com

Rockin’ Around the Jackalope at the Annual All-Seasons Greetings Partay!

November 18, 2018

The bedecked Jackalope can only mean one thing besides I forgot to take the fake ivy off after last years partay . . . .

(another) House of A Guy’s Own Got Your Holiday Here Party!

This year featuring alt-country troubadours John Sieger & John Parrott providing alt-hymes and uber-carols suitable for any belief system as long as you like some mighty fine Holidayish tunes!

And of course Michael & Lyle each trying to out-Elf the other!

For all the details listen to this obligatory but short promo that will explain things that need no explanation!

 

                  Happy Yule All Y’all!!

 

 

Simon Rich and ‘Hits and Misses’ this Saturday Nov 10 on Whad’ya Know Podcast Live

November 8, 2018

Simon Rich, he of SNL, Man Seeking Woman and The Secret Life of Pets will be joining us this Saturday, November 10 on the Whad’ya Know Podcast live cast https://www.facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/ at 10 am Central, around midnight in Seoul, South Korea, to let us in on the angst of the creative Millenial as revealed in his new collection “Hits and Misses.”

Here’s a taste of “Hits and Misses,” ‘The Baby,’ a story proving, beyond a doubt, that  writers are born.

 

Come on by A House of A Guy’s Own, 1215 Drake St, Madison, to see how the magic happens.

Please use the back door, you know the neighbors.

 

Whad’ya Know ChanukahMas Party and Potluck, December 15

November 6, 2018

Sure, there’ll be eggnog. And, yes, a cascade of delicious homemade dishes being passed.

All Holiday parties have that.

But only the Whad’ya Know ChanukahMas Party & Potluck–Saturday, December 15, 10 am to ???–

will showcase the absolutely best performance of “Have Nagila” by persons not of the Chanukah

persuasion–John Sieger & John Parrott–ever:

 

So, come all ye faithful to A House of A Guy’s Own, 1215 Drake St, Madison, at 10 am on December

15 with any hot dish other than a green been casserole (mine!) and be prepared to get slogged &

multicultural!

        

 

And, don’t forget, no one looks more like Santa without trying than our own Lyle Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whad’ya Know! Mother of All Quizzes 9-29-18

September 25, 2018