1. Do you know what happened to Adam Boyle? Because I have no idea. I don’t even know who he is. All I know is that back in 2005 he wrote a series of fantastic articles for the online magazine Nerve that consistently cracked me up.
2. He seemed to have disappeared throughout 2006 and then made a brief comeback in the summer of 2007. And since then: nothing.
3. In researching this, I came across a couple of slightly earlier, political pieces he wrote for Nerve, including the obvious prototype for his “29 Thoughts” series: Fifty-One Thoughts on the Apparent Sexiness of John Edwards, published in October of 2004. A month later, he came up with Hannity and Colmes: The Undiscovered Tapes, and after that he moved away from politics to the pop culture beat, where he found his groove immediately with 29 Thoughts About the Apparent Sexiness of Conor Oberst.