Gerry Canavan

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This Is Just Exactly Like Me

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It’s not just that Canavan would be familiar enough for her, or that only he would be. Canavan also and on top of everything tends to be a generally decent guy, funny, a quick ally at the dinner table. He defends Beth’s wall-to-wall safety placards, explains Jack’s endless projects. He’ll have that sliding glass door back up in a week, right? Or: What’s so bad about having phone numbers close by when you need them? You’re just organized, is all. He’s helpful, courteous, cheerful, five or six other points of the Boy Scout Law. And now he’s a prick, too, to go with that.

I certainly hope nothing bad happens to “Terry Canavan” in the new novel from a guy I kinda-sorta used to know in Greensboro, Drew Perry.

Drew’s great and I bet the book is great: you should buy it.

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March 14, 2010 at 6:05 pm

TAL: ‘Long Shot’

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I thought This American Life was especially good this week even by its usual high standards, featuring the losingest high school football team in Utah, the longest shot ever to win the Kentucky Derby, and a murderer sentenced to life in California who suddenly receives parole after twenty-seven years in San Quentin—subject to Schwarzenegger’s veto. The last of the pieces, by perennial Canavan favorite Wells Tower, doesn’t seem to have all that much to do with long shots, but it hit home for me anyway; I have more than one Close Associate who uses entropy as a maintenance scheme and everything Tower had to say I wish I’d written.

The Daily Show Goes to Morristown

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The Daily Show visits the site of a tea party protest in Morristown, New Jersey, approximately five minutes from the house I grew up in.

Somehow still-local members of the extended Canavan clan were able to avoid on-screen humiliation, for which we can all be thankful…

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c
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April 17, 2009 at 5:07 pm

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