OMG, you guys, can we talk for a minute about how FANTASTIC both Community and Parks and Rec were last night? Good lord it’s like both of them were juicing last night or something. Watching last night’s episodes of both shows compared to the premiere episodes last week was like going from watching a mid-1980s home run derby to watching one in the late 90s — home runs were flying out of the park all over the damn place!
And because the people behind these two shows get the internet (Seriously, I’ve come to believe that there’s one smart person who gets it running these two and some other less smart person who runs everything else over there), there are more goodies tied to last night’s episodes on the web today. Case in point: using Scribd, the Parks and Rec people have posted a diary ostensibly written by Ron Swanson during his time in the woods hiding from Tammy 1. Further, the diary entry is an excerpt from an actual book you can buy authored by Leslie Knope herself titled, “Pawnee: The Greatest Town In America.”
Reports Entertainment Weekly:
Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America, which hits stores Oct. 4, is a complete history of the not-quite-vibrant town made famous on the NBC comedy. (Fans of the show will remember that Leslie had referenced such an opus in season 3’s “Time Capsule” episode.) “It’s a Let’s Go‑type travel guide to Pawnee, mixed with a historical record of everything that’s ever happened in the town,” explains executive producer Mike Schur. “But the premise of the book is that she also got her friends to contribute. So Andy writes about the old Pawnee-versus-Eagleton high school football rivalry, and Ann writes about the 10 weirdest injuries she’s seen working at the hospital. And Leslie can’t stop herself. The book’s got 200 footnotes. There’s an author’s note, a forward, and an acknowledgements page. And a second acknowledgements page. And an epigraph. And then another [two pages] of epigraphs. It might be the craziest tie‑in book project ever attempted, because it’s the entire history of a medium-sized town, but written from the point of view of a slightly crazy person.”
And now, without further fanfare, here is Ron Swanson’s rather hilarious “The Solitude of Nature: A Diary”…