Which Sedaris Do We Prefer?
Two Sedarises enter the Google Trends Thunderdome. Only one Sedaris leaves.
Amy: Bent and affable advice columnist for Believer. Primary obsession of David Letterman. Jerri Blank from Strangers With Candy, both the TV show and the surprisingly lackluster movie of the same name.
David: Bent and affable author, NPR radio personality and Francophile. Primary obsession of his husband. Stellar monologist. Has not starred in a lackluster movie.
Google Trends: Tell us which Sedaris we prefer!
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Well, it looks like 2006 was the terminal year for a prevailing pro-David trend. Note the big spike in Amy’s Google search and news popularity around the middle of that year. What happened? She was cast for Shrek III, and ever since then it’s been David flirting with the bottom.