Of course “The TNBlog” is not an accurate abbreviation, because spelled out it becomes THE THE NERVOUS BREAKDOWN LOG.  And that both makes no sense and, worse, evokes the memory of an 80s band that even I think is crappy.

You may observe that the new look of the site is a touch more formal than its predecessor. This…I hesitate to call it “facelift,” because I don’t want to equate TNB with Joan Rivers‘s grizzled face…this enhancement is due to the thankless hard work of Our Fearless Leader, Brad Listi, with a big assist from John Singleton, who is, as it happens, a hustler of more than just words.  Were TNB the planet of the Ewoks, we would put these two gentlemen in chairs and parade them around our Ewok village.  They are our C3POs.  And I mean that in the best possible way.

As I was saying, the new site is a touch more formal.  And by “formal,” I mean “professional.”  But that doesn’t mean we can’t joke around and stuff.  And this is the place where we do just that.  The TNBlog is the place where informality still holds sway.


See what I mean?  The TNBlog is also your source for all manner of inside information on the TNBers whom you know and love, or know and hate, or know and are pretty much indifferent toward, or have not yet made the acquaintance of.

I just ended a sentence with a preposition.  See?  Informal.

For example: did you know that the “D” in “D.R. Haney” doesn’t really stand for Duke?  Or that James D. Irwin (nickname: Jedi, from his initials) is only twelve years old?  Or that Zoe and Zara are both from New Zealand, where everyone’s name begins with a zee (or “zed,” as they call it)?  Or that Irene Zion (not from New Zealand) is Lenore’s mother?  OK, maybe you knew the last one.

The point is, this is where you will get hip to inside information.  Like the page in US Weekly where they tell you twenty-five things you didn’t know about [insert name of cast member of The Hills you’ve never heard of].  That’s The TNBlog.

Thanks for reading!

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GREG OLEAR is the Los Angeles Times bestselling author of the novels Totally Killer and Fathermucker and founding editor of The Weeklings.

12 responses to “Welcome to the TNBlog”

  1. Zoe Brock says:

    I Love the TNBlog! I love Greg Olear! I love OFL (Our Fearless Leader)!! I love love!

    oh yeah…. and… FIRST!!

  2. New Orleans Lady says:

    I love it all, I don’t care what it looks like!

    Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! 😉

  3. josie says:

    I care what it looks like. You’ve seen my chart, Greg, I can’t believe you’d make such a mess. There a geek comments strewn all over this blog. If I step on one wookiee I’m sending you directly into a Mars retrograde. So watch the mess mister. The rest of the patients are highly impressionable.

  4. Jim Simpson says:

    My brother is a professional astronomer. I’ll see if he wants to toss in his two cents on the subject of astrology.

  5. Irene Zion says:

    My favorite pictures in Sargeant Pepper’s TNBand are Simon, Uche and Rich.

    (Sorry, I have to learn how to put up a gravitar again, cause I changed my e mail address so only I get stuff and it doesn’t annoy my serious husband.)

  6. Irene Zion says:

    Calling all compulsive, instrauction-saving people:
    I had a HUGE file of THE TEACHINGS OF BRAD and I have lost it, which is typical of me.
    (Obviously I put it somewhere so safe that not even I can find it.)

    Anyhow, I have all the new stuff, but I can’t find the instructions on making a gravitar.

    PLEASE, someone tell me how or send me the whole explanation from Brad to download:

    [email protected]

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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