If you don't live in New York City right now, it wouldn't hurt to move here. (providing you don't move into my neighborhood. if i have to wait in line for a hamburger at bonnie's ever again, i will start checking ids.) I'm not assuming a state of metropolitan superiority, although I can see how that first statement might suggest that. I just think it would be easier for me to promote Jest Magazine if you lived here.
Jest launched semi-officially today. It's a new, free monthly humor magazine from and about New York. Jest is staffed predominantly by comics and comedy writers, and much of it is really damn funny. And yes, I have a story in it. (secret surprise self-promotion flim-flam) As does this bitch. And this Quaker. And they're good. I promise.
Right now Jest is being dropped in various downtown and outer-borough spots through the end of this week. I believe 10,000 copies have gone out, with another 30,000 more to follow. Look for it at bars, record stores, cute restaurants, and any place kids with expensive haircuts and second-hand clothing spend their unemployment checks. I think it's still in its infancy, but it's nice. And it's free. And it actually made me laugh, even though I thought my heart turned to ice years ago. Think of what it could do for you. So move here. OK?