Friday, January 1, 2010

Rant: Worth a Thousand Words

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7 comments:

William R. Barker said...

Power to the People...???

BILL

P.S. - HAPPY NEW YEAR, Rob!

Rodak said...

If you enlarge that drawing so you can read the date, you'll see that it's 1964.
That being the case, I just may have to take credit for having invented the symbol, no?

Anonymous said...

You know better than to try to take credit for anything in the age of cyber-verification

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raised_fist

Your line drawing to me looks more like "And now a few words from James Thurber on behalf of the American Arthritis Society ..." (LOL)

On another note, I recently discovered Borders after having been programmed to go to Barnes and Nobles all these years (Borders was founded in your neck of the woods). I'll never go to Barnes and Nobles again, which I consider to be just an overgrown Starbucks with books.

---MS

Rodak said...

If I feel up to it, maybe I'll fully explain the full story of that drawing's origins sometime this weekend.

Rodak said...

You can't even imagine the impact that the original Border's store in Ann Arbor had on a bibliophile like moi.

Anonymous said...

Well, even though it's now a chain, it's still a chain that a bibliophile can enjoy. I consider it the ANTI-B&N.

Well, there's nowhere else to stick this, so I'll just add the snarky comment "Gotta Love Those Republican Family Values"

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/29/karl-rove-and-his-wife-have-divorced/

Wonder if he did a "Newt Gingrich" and dumped her while she was being treated at a hospital?

---MS

William R. Barker said...

Here's how Border's kicks B&N's ass:

B&N makes you PAY for membership in their frequent buyers club and then gives you a lousy 10% off; Border's "Rewards" program is FREE and they're constantly sending you 30% and sometimes 40% off coupons which you can simply copy off at will to use as many times as you'd like as long as they're valid by date.

B&N does have a better selection though. (But how often is that a key consideration considering you can always have Border's simply order anything they don't have in stock - and again... at no charge.)

BILL