Monday, July 30, 2007
This and that...
Did you know that there are two different dust jackets for the Harry Potter books? I realized this when I bought the book this weekend (for cheap at Costco, sorry independant booksellers who price it at $45.00 here in Canada, but there is just no way).
There's the regular "kids" dust jacket and the "adult" one that's dark coloured with some sort of symbol on the front.
How very bizarre. I suppose some adults don't want it to be too obvious that they're reading a children's book. That is so freaking ridiculous, do they really believe that no one will notice? Deal with it people, you're reading a kid's book. So what!
Besides, it's not like the title is all that discrete on the "adult" version. Harry Potter is written even bigger than on the kid's version.
People are idiots.
This morning in the car on the way to work a commecial on the radio: Come to Whatever Sports Store for your ski equipment. Huh? Excuse me? July. 30 degrees. Gimme a fuckin' break already! Winter will be here soon enough...
Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. - Clive Barnes
I found this hysterically funny, which proves, I guess, that I have teenage boy genes rolling around my system somewhere...
Another cool drawing blog: Mattias Inks. This one from Sweden...
In the stupid words file: Oreiller (i.e. Pillow). I had a flash last night on my way to getting myself to sleep. Pillow, in French, has to be one of the most stupid words in the language. It comes from the word "Oreille" (ear). So basically in French you pillow is a place to lay your ears. Not your head, nope, your ears...
The mind boggles.
Concocted by Jazz