Thumbs Up from George

By JoCo May 10, 2006

I just got word from the people at that I have won the George Plimpton song writing contest (with “A Talk with George”). Huzzah! They are an organization dedicated to getting a statue of GP erected somewhere in Manhattan, a worthy goal if ever there was one. I can’t imagine there were a ton of entries, but I am honored just the same. Thanks to the project for choosing my song, and thanks to Jim Hanas for bringing it to my attention. Many of you right now are saying, “That song was about George Plimpton?” Wake up people!


Matt Mobley says

Congratulations, Jonathan. That's a great honor. I love that song and honestly, I never would have guessed. I'm a bad, bad person who should go sit in the corner and not get to watch TV tonight. Anyway, congrats again. Have a moosey day. }=@)

Eric Ginsberg says


Glenn says

Congratulations! (Now I'm imagining a mash-up twixt A Talk With George and Martha, My Dear.)

Hey, that's quite the site they have there.

Dave Sullivan says

Congrats, a great song about one of the most interesting personalities of the 20th century.

J. Hazelip says

Not to nitpick or anything, but why do you even bother to have two feeds when they both contain the same content?

JoCo says

J: They're not supposed to be the same - problem with some mod rewrite stuff, should be fixed now.

J. Hazelip says

You sure could fool me. They're both titled Jonathan Coulton and they both have the same postings. The two most recent posts in both is TaW32 and Code Monkey Like Gunplay.

JoCo says

Argh. There was a wordpress plugin that was resetting my htaccess file, no wonder I thought I was going crazy. I THINK that it's fixed now.