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(Slate)   Author whose book about her mother's death featured a cover with popsicles being slowly eaten away fails to understand that popsicles may have other metaphorical uses, especially in the hands of Esquire magazine   (slate.com) divider line 21
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2011-06-15 02:51:22 PM
I don't understand how popsicles can be symbolic of anything. They're popsicles for crying out loud!
 
2011-06-15 03:41:48 PM
Now, shove a popsicle up her hoo-ha, and you'll have a helluva metaphor.
 
2011-06-15 04:15:51 PM
I think the fudgesicle represents something else entirely.
 
2011-06-15 04:32:37 PM
HEY DID YOU NOTICE THAT SOME OTHER THINGS LOOK LIKE THE COVER OF MY BOOK, WHICH YOU CAN BUY HERE?
 
2011-06-15 04:52:02 PM
The butthurt is strong with this one.

Yep, no one else has ever lost a parent, Special Flower. Nobody will ever know your unique pain.
 
2011-06-15 05:33:46 PM
Her dead mom refused to give blowjobs?
 
2011-06-15 05:39:44 PM

Atomic Spunk: Her dead mom refused to give blowjobs?


Not at the end, apparently.
 
2011-06-15 05:52:07 PM

drkdstryer: Atomic Spunk: Her dead mom refused to give blowjobs?

Not at the end, apparently.


Oh, we're talking about Subby's Mom, right?
 
2011-06-15 06:09:32 PM

Calmamity: I think the fudgesicle represents something else entirely.


Yeah, I think those colors were sending mixed messages.
 
2011-06-15 08:35:17 PM
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The article doesn't really seem to be complaining so much as using an opportunity to draw popular attention to her book. Which seems a perfectly reasonable thing for an author to do. Note, she doesn't seem to be terribly upset/hurt/accusatory towards the "similarities" she's noting.

Irrational complaints about irrational authors are irrational, this is a sensible businesswoman grabbing some free press without even being particularly out of line doing so.
 
2011-06-15 08:49:37 PM

Farabor: The article doesn't really seem to be complaining so much as using an opportunity to draw popular attention to her book. Which seems a perfectly reasonable thing for an author to do. Note, she doesn't seem to be terribly upset/hurt/accusatory towards the "similarities" she's noting.


I'm sure her Mom would be proud of her.
 
2011-06-15 09:05:50 PM

Autistic Hiker: Farabor: The article doesn't really seem to be complaining so much as using an opportunity to draw popular attention to her book. Which seems a perfectly reasonable thing for an author to do. Note, she doesn't seem to be terribly upset/hurt/accusatory towards the "similarities" she's noting.

I'm sure her Mom would be proud of her.


I'm sure she would be too. In the publishing world, like many others, the old maxim "There's no such thing as bad publicity" is very much in play, and this wasn't even bad publicity. I know my mother would _hate_ for me to take completely benign comparisons to both enhance my own career and the exposure of people to my memories of her!

/Oh wait, I have a sane mother. And a very nice one.
 
2011-06-15 09:11:06 PM
Was her cover the first picture of a popsicle ever produced?
 
2011-06-15 11:04:59 PM
KoffcoontKoff
 
2011-06-16 12:01:27 AM
I think this thread needs more popsicle photos...

i56.tinypic.com
 
2011-06-16 12:04:34 AM
Damn. Now I want popsicles.
 
2011-06-16 02:40:34 AM
You folk are either slipping or too damn young.

Have You Got a Nickel?
 
2011-06-16 06:12:20 AM

eddyatwork: I don't understand how popsicles can be symbolic of anything. They're popsicles for crying out loud!


It's because of dirty minded pornophiles who have their minds in the sewer.
 
2011-06-16 08:32:21 AM
France Gall understands. (pops)
(She thought it was an innocent song about a girl who loves lollipops and was furious when she found out that the songwriter intended it to be a metaphor for oral sex.)
 
2011-06-16 10:09:56 AM
In related news, 30% of women are liars.
 
2011-06-16 03:02:57 PM

Klopfer: France Gall understands. (pops)
(She thought it was an innocent song about a girl who loves lollipops and was furious when she found out that the songwriter intended it to be a metaphor for oral sex.)


If she ever saw the video, I would assume she could have figured that out on her own.
 
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