Day Sixty One of the CMLE Summer Fun Library Tour!

Now I Know

I like to know things.

Okay, that’s not surprising; I’m a librarian and it’s pretty much in the job description.

So it makes me happy to get nice pieces of information emailed to me on are regular basis! And one of my favorites arrives Monday thru Friday (sometimes with a bonus selection of reading recommendations on Friday!): Now I Know.

“You’ll learn things like:

The creator is Dan (spoiler: he works for Sesame Street, one of my favorite kid shows of all time!) This is his “About” page; I think you will get a good idea of how fun his daily newsletter would be to receive. Sign up yourself!

“Hi. I’m Dan. I’m a dad. And a husband.

And a Mets fan.

I can tell you how to get to Sesame Street. (Kind of.)

I have an email newsletter with more than 100,000 subscribers. It’s about trivia. Pee-Wee Herman once tweeted about it.

In 2013, I wrote a book.

My forehead is in a YouTube video with more than 20 million views.

I once had a startup, but I sold it to the founder of Wikipedia. I didn’t make nearly as much money as the press reported.

I’ve made important public statements concerning Big Bird’s bedtime.

I’ve read all of the Harry Potter books at least twice.

I can vibrate my eyes.

I’ve never eaten bacon.

I’ve tweeted over 50,000 times.

I was not in Gangs of New York.

I’ve gotten 4096 in 2048.

I’ve fed cookies to Cookie Monster.

I once started a petition which ended up with more than 150,000 signatures.

I’m a recovering lawyer.

I created a legal argument which went to the Supreme Court (and the Court rejected).

I taught a five-year-old about square roots.

I went to Tufts. And Cardozo.

I curate under-$20 gift ideas to make Secret Santa easier for people.

I’ve been the New York Mets Designated Driver of the Game three times.

In 2014, I wrote another book.

I am the Connecticut State Magic the Gathering Champion (1997) in both Limited and Standard formats. I am somewhat embarrassed by this.


Nice to meet you.

Say hi.”