Shitty Book Club

So, I know I only got 1/3 of the way through Lou Guzzo’s book if that (and it’s tiny). But I was walking through Elliott Bay Books the other day and I passed Mitt Romney’s book. Torn between buying it and trying to slog through it here on the one hand or not doing that, I eventually put it down. But if you guys are interested, I might pick it up next time.


  1. 1

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Don’t waste your time on Rmoney’s book, Carl. Life is too short. Given that one lifetime isn’t enough to read all the good books out there, there’s no excuse for throwing away precious reading time on bad ones.

  2. 2

    oxbrain spews:

    By buying his book you are giving him money and credibility as an author. He doesn’t deserve either.

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    Politically Incorrect - who has been banned over at spews:

    You should give George R. R. Martin’s series “The Song of Firs and Ice” a read. The first book is called “Game of Thrones.” It’s adult (and I really mean adult) fantasy.

  4. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Of course you’d be against anything that’s inspiring and uplifting. I’ve never met a wingnut who didn’t envy someone else’s success. They would take away a teacher’s $15,000-a-year pension simply because they don’t have one themselves.

  5. 8

    Smilin' spews:

    Go ahead and argue about books all you want.
    Obama, Romney—who cares.
    Me, I admire one man and one man only–
    The Dos Equis guy:

    Cuba imports cigars from him.
    Mosquitos refuse to bite him purely out of respect.
    In museums, he’s allowed to touch the art.
    He has inside jokes with complete strangers.
    He once had an awkward moment, just to see what it was like.
    Bigfoot tries to capture photos of him.
    His business card simply says – I’ll call you.
    He once brought a knife to a gunfight, just to even the odds.
    He can speak French in Russian.
    He has won the lifetime achievement award…twice.
    His personality is so magnetic he is unable to carry credit cards.
    He once taught a German Shepard how to bark in Russian.
    Even his enemies list him as their emergency contact number.
    He lives vicariously through himself.
    If he were to punch you in the face, you’d have to fight off the urge to thank him.
    Sharks have a week dedicated to him.
    He bowls overhand.
    He’s won trophies for his game face alone.
    Presidents take time off on his birthday.

  6. 9

    Siberian Dog spews:

    Ah, but did Mr. Dos Equis ever write a book? And my question for him is, if you’re all that great, why are you a shill for a marginal-at-best beer, only drinkable on a really hot day if there’s nothing else around?

  7. 10

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    Oh dear Carl, don’t buy that book!
    It’s got to be available free somewhere. If not now, surely in the near future.

    I mean, if you must read it, don’t buy it.

  8. 11

    Smilin' spews:

    Ahh Siberian Dog, you fail to see the greatness of Mr. Dos Equis see, he does not need to WRITE a book as he IS a book. I suspect it is hard for you to see this in your narrow Universe. And as to the quality of the beer, that is not the point (although I kind of agree with you).
    Once again, the greatness of Mr Dos Equis guy is just what you pointed out..sales are up due to HIM, not the beer quality.
    Is that not power my friend?

  9. 12

    dorky dorkman spews:

    re 11: My brother in law looks like the dos Equis guy now. It’s kind of ironic that he looks so distinguished — if they only knew him when he was younger.

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    Politically Incorrect - who has been banned over at spews:


    Yeah, they blocked my IP address so I can’t do any comments from my home computer. I can still go to somebody else’s computer and make a comment or two.

    I think Tim Eyman got mad because I suggested his initiative talents might be more useful getting I-502 passed rather than beating the tax issues to death. I guess Tim is a little sensitive about that kind of shit.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Of course, Mitt didn’t write that book. He hired someone to write it for him, someone who had already put stock phrases through poll sampling teams to see which ones came up the highest in “voter concerns” lists, then connected them with the appropriate fillers.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @16 Did you lose the memo from Wingnut Central that says you’re supposed to blame the shitty economy on Bill Clinton?