There was a Fellows’ outing Sunday night, to a jazz club in Detroit. I didn’t go. Normally, when there’s a choice between something fun to do in the outside world and something fun to watch on television, you should always opt for the former; it’s why they make videotape after all. And apparently this jazz club is quite hospitable to Fellows — last time they announced Yavuz from the stage several times. (“We have a visitor from Turkey here tonight…Let’s give it up for our Turkish journalist friend…”) That would be something to see. And yet, I didn’t, and I’m not sorry.
Why? Because damn, but that was a butt-kickin’ Sopranos episode last night, wasn’t it? New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier discusses his accomplishment of the new measure of Ultimate Inside Coolness, not being announced from the stage in Detroit but actually having a speaking role in a great Sopranos episode. And Throwing Things has a guest-cameo suggestion, should anyone be interested in resurrecting “Oz.”