>I’ll have to remember this argument come January.

> From the NYT report on the Emmy Awards, interviewing David Shore, executive producer of House: “There are awards for [popularity]; they’re called ratings,” Mr. Shore said. “There are really good shows on cable, and even if only 10 people are watching them, if they’re good they should be recognized.”

>That Marilyn McCoo Thing

>Editors, have you ever come across something in a manuscript that seems like a wild left turn, an odd fact or digression whose relevance is completely indiscernible and whose presence is clearly only made accountable by the perverse willfulness of the author? I had to explain this phenomenon to another editor today. (Don’t ask why.) […]

>Holding Out for a Hero?

>Claire’s got a whole bunch of them for you. And speaking of which, was that show (Heroes) canceled or what?

>But I Play One on TV

>Elissa told me that Parker Posey’s character in the new Fox sitcom The Return of Jezebel James is a HarperCollins children’s book editor. Any reports?

>Then He Can Paint My Bathroom Blue

>I’m told that Eric Carle provides the inspiration for this Sunday’s edition of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on ABC at 8:00PM EST. I do like his colors. Now may we please see Babymouse as the guest judge on Project Runway?

>Vote for Claire!

>cuz she’s got a new booklist up about politics. And speaking of which, did anyone catch Al Gore on 30 Rock last night? He’s huge.

>Book TV

>I’ve never watched it. Is it really this bad?

>Uh-oh

>So Baby Einstein is actually bad for babies? While this study will probably only provoke more rounds of the coffee-hurts-you-coffee-helps-you kinds of further studies, I’d love to let the Freakonomics guys loose on this one. There are so many other correlations: if the Baby Einstein videos don’t do what they promise, it could be because […]