Don't Shake the Flask

Because you don't know if it'll explode

Two Links

Critical Mass. (via Juno Books) On one hand, I think this is an attempt by the book critics to save their jobs. I mean, who cares how many column inches you have on paper when you have unlimited electrons on the internet? Who cares about critics who only babble about the “literary and serious writers” when you can read someone’s opinion of virtually any book on Amazon? If the critics truly want to hang on to their turf, they should make a real effort at critically examining all books, not just the pretentious.

Crying at the Office. Um, I do not do this. I admit, there were times that I could have, but I didn’t. I never indulge in hysterics. But I don’t expect praise either. I suppose I’m a little too cynical (for a hypothetical 2Blowhards’ twenty-something) for anything to faze me.


The Thursday Threesome: The Cola Wars?

Onesome: The– marketing of goods and services. …and the things they do to try to get us to buy their products! Are there any advertisments or commercials that really stand out to you right now?


Twosome: Cola– cola, cola: which cola do you drink? …or do you? …or the UnCola? (Do you remember that ad campaign?)


Threesome: Wars?– Are there any good advertising wars going on in your area? Burgers, newspapers, ISPs?