May 2nd, 2008

Kero shouting

The Lame List (Or, What's Weak This Week)

  1. Agonizing nerve pain. Lame.

  2. Squirrelly clients. Lame.

  3. Forced hard drive reformats. Lame!

  4. Jackhammers on the office foundation. Totally lame.

  5. Starbucks changed their blueberry muffin. LAME.

  6. "Babydoll" waistlines on blouses. Lame.

  7. The heat-death of the universe. Gaah, lame.

  8. Being out of Fritos. So lame.

  9. Raving right-wing nutjobs. Lame!

  10. Raving left-wing nutjobs. Lame, lame, lame.

-The Gneech

Literary Wet Blankets

From The Smart Set:
Great Expectations: Three days at the London Book Fair would drive anyone to drink.
After some self-congratulatory talk about how worldly the American market has become, Robert Gottlieb from Trident Media addresses the sad state of American fiction: "Fiction is expensive." The support for fiction disappeared alongside the independent bookstore because big box bookstores do not generally employ workers who read the books. I think that makes fiction the spotted owl and Borders the Oregon logging companies. With no one sure how to sell fiction anymore, the future looks bleak. Nonfiction is a safe bet because the subject drives the sales. "Publishers tend to do the same thing over and over and over again," which means the market will be drowning in copycats of current success stories for years to come. Get ready for more I-solved-my-mid-life-crisis-with-yoga-and-international-travel memoirs in the vein of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love and watered-down versions of whatever A New Earth is exactly. I haven't looked at it because I am too frightened by the author's facial hair.

-The Gneech
Six Million Dollar Man

It's Alive ... That's a Start

Got the USB hub, wireless card, and Firefox back on the machine, it's a start. :) Maybe now the road to healing can begin and we can get to the business of the American people, or at least those among them who read my stuff.

-The Gneech
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