The Rude Pundit Among Respectable Author-Type Folks:
This weekend, the Rude Pundit will be taking part in the Words and Music 2011 festival in New Orleans, put on by the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society. He and Roy Blount, Jr. will be your lunchtime entertainment on Friday. And on Saturday morning, he'll be on a panel on the Internet and artists with Andrei Codrescu and others. (That one is actually a change in the published schedule.)

Chances are that he'll be drunk a great deal of the time at the Napoleon House.

If you're at the festival, come on over and give a "Hey." Hopefully, he'll be sober enough to respond.