Dave Awl is awesome! 2) The movie Thor opens tomorrow! How do they connect? Both are Norse, and it's Thor's Day in the blog.
Actually, I don't know if Dave himself is Norse, but he told us about Ginnungagap, or the "yawning abyss" in Norse mythology, at the Encyclopedia Show: Creation Myths this past weekend, one of the events of Great Books Chicago. As Dave put it in his hilarious and sometimes rhyming account, "Mind the Ginnungagap!"
Dave's program bio says "he accidentally wrote a book about Facebook." (Reminds me of how I started this blog.) It's called Facebook Me! A Guide to Socializing, Sharing, and Promoting on Facebook, and here it is, in its second edition, on Amazon. Clearly, this is something I need to read, as I sure the heck don't know what I am doing on Facebook!
And here is Dave's awesome Ocelot Factory, where you can learn more about Facebook Me!, hire him to develop your web content, see all the cool stuff he is doing (performing, writing, etc.), and even read a chapbook of surreal poems called Night Diaries.
Thor, Norse god of thunder, would do something to help these fine causes, but, for now, the sun is out, the old man's not snoring...
You can hear some thunder here, at Thor, the movie's official site. All's well that ends well, and all's Norse when Thor snores. No. All's s'mores when Thor's Norse. No. Norse s'mores when Thor's horse...NO! Anyhoo, leave your own tongue twister or weird Norse saying in the comments. Or s'mores.
"Mind the Ginnungagap!"