Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Festivus Lives!

According to the New York Post's Page Six gossip column (9/26/05):
FESTIVUS lives! Jerry Stiller, the father of the Yuletide holiday made famous on "Seinfeld," was overheard being interviewed about the fete's central elements — Festivus poles, the Airing of Grievances, and a wrestling bout called the Feats of Strength — last week at the Audio Department in Manhattan. The interview will be posted on the Internet in time to ride the coattails of Allen Salkin's book "Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us," which comes out on Oct. 26. Warner Books believes the title will be a top holiday hit, so Salkin and Stiller, who wrote the foreword, will start making their rounds on Nov. 18 at the Chelsea Barnes & Noble. The new odd couple is also booked for the "Today" show on Nov. 15. "Jerry is crafty," Salkin told The Post's Gersh Kuntzman. "But I believe if I have to wrestle him, I will prevail."