Friday traffic alert *


How insane will it be in Century City when Bill Clinton drops in at rush hour for a 5 p.m. Friday appearance at Brentano's? Here's a clue. Blogger Jeff Jarvis checks out the line in Manhattan today for Clinton's book signing at the Barnes & Noble on Fifth Avenue:

It's raining hard. But people are standing in line and have been for hours just to see Clinton. I followed the line around. It stretches from the entrance on Fifth at 48th Street all the way down 48th to Sixth, up Sixth to 49th, and all the way back 49th to Fifth again: around the entire city block, three of four thick. And those are just the people who got wristbands to let them in; I have no idea how many were turned away.

Consider yourself warned. * Also: Slate reads the juicy bits of My Life "so you don't have to..."

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