[NP] Happy 9/11 to Me. Back Up Your Hard Drive. Return to NPR and more


Happy nine eleven to me.
Happy nine eleven to me.
Happy nine eleeeeven to meeeeee.
Happy nine eleven to me.

To celebrate, I think I'll invade Iran under false pretenses.

What is UP, my people.

The past week, I've gotten more web traffic than in my entire life. When it rains, it pours chocolate rain apparently.

First up, today is my birthday. So celebrate dagnabbit! I'm 30. Woohoo.

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Second, back up your hard drive, now. Then do it again. Last Friday I posted a blog about losing 1 terabyte of data including some recordings of my extraordinary mother. I do not want this to happen to anyone else. Even the White House. Yesterday, this story made the front page of a site called Reddit which aggregates news from across the web. That sent some crazy traffic my way. Today, it made the front page of Digg.com and has already more than doubled yesterday's traffic.

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Third, it is my birthday, so celebrate. I'm talkin to you, Northwest Passage.

Fourth, I'm returning to NPR's News & Notes next Wednesday September 19th for the blogger roundtable. It airs life at 1pm ET, so tune in.

Fifth, my Boston people. Be sure to grab a copy of the Weekly Dig tomorrow. My column is running. Also, save the dates October 7 and October 9. I'll be in town all week for the Boston Comedy Festival. October 7th is my preliminary competition round. October 9th I'll be hosting a show of some funny Harvard comedians called Harvard SUCS (Stand Up Comedy Society)

Now really, back up your data. Now.

As always, if you can think of places I should be performing, let me know, or let them know to let me know, or something like that.

Yall are great. This past year has been incredible. And now, my traditional birthday video





peace

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