Ok, this may not be as weird as finding out that Elvis Costello and Diana Krall were gonna tie the knot...but it's close.
A short article in the Ideas section of the Boston Globe is saying that Thomas Pynchon is going to make a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons.
Simpsons writer and executive producer Al Jean confirmed in a recent interview with the entertainment website IGN.com that Pynchon will indeed play himself on a show in the new 15th season, whic begins next month. In the episode in question, a novel by blue-coiffed homemaker Marge Simpson wins endoresements from Pynchon and airport-novel writer Tom Clancy, among others.
According to Al Jean, the cartoon version of Pynchon will be wearing a paper bag over his head.
My oh my, what will Harold Bloom think?
Read the full Globe story here.