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(The Consumerist)   Target really wants you to read Les Miserables by "emerging author" Leo Tolstoy   (consumerist.com) divider line 68
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2012-12-10 11:49:25 PM
www.movieactors.com
 
2012-12-11 12:01:32 AM
Subby gets 19 years for reading comprehension.
 
2012-12-11 12:03:45 AM

ds_4815: Subby gets 19 years for reading comprehension.


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2012-12-11 12:48:50 AM

ds_4815: Subby gets 19 years for reading comprehension.


Wat? I must be missing something.

consumermediallc.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-11 12:58:29 AM

fusillade762: ds_4815: Subby gets 19 years for reading comprehension.

Wat? I must be missing something.

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Yes... namely, that Les Miserables was a Victor Hugo work and does not appear in the above photograph.

/Unless I'm missing something now.
//Damn you recursion!
 
2012-12-11 01:12:24 AM
I for one am thankful for the Consumerist. These hucksters at Target (indeed a telling name for this retailer) are simply leveraging an upcoming movie to expose our naive populace to works of fiction that are MORE THAN 30 YEARS OLD!

Imagine if someone - a child, perhaps - had purchased and read this book thinking that Tolstoy was the next Danielle Steel or Dean Koontz. Who if not the Consumerist will protect us from this chicanery?

Bravo Consumerist, bravo. Stay ever vigilant in your watchtowers. We need you more than ever.
 
2012-12-11 01:45:23 AM

ds_4815: fusillade762: ds_4815: Subby gets 19 years for reading comprehension.

Wat? I must be missing something.

[consumermediallc.files.wordpress.com image 610x457]

Yes... namely, that Les Miserables was a Victor Hugo work and does not appear in the above photograph.

/Unless I'm missing something now.
//Damn you recursion!


*self facepalm*

OK, whether subby meant to do that or not, I am definitely an idiot. Feel free to pile on.
 
2012-12-11 03:08:30 AM
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Emerging author Leo Tolstoy

/hot
 
2012-12-11 03:10:28 AM

Babwa Wawa: I for one am thankful for the Consumerist. These hucksters at Target (indeed a telling name for this retailer) are simply leveraging an upcoming movie to expose our naive populace to works of fiction that are MORE THAN 30 YEARS OLD!

Imagine if someone - a child, perhaps - had purchased and read this book thinking that Tolstoy was the next Danielle Steel or Dean Koontz. Who if not the Consumerist will protect us from this chicanery?

Bravo Consumerist, bravo. Stay ever vigilant in your watchtowers. We need you more than ever.


I'm outraged, OUTRAGED, I say, that Target is adding to the decline in public morality by stocking on its bookshelves supposed "literature" such Anna Karenina, which is little more than a handbook of adultery and its consequences, namely suicidal behaviour.

For shame, Target, for shame.
 
2012-12-11 03:10:49 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-11 03:14:48 AM
Wait...some $8 per hour Target employee miscategorized a book???

ragecomics.com
 
2012-12-11 03:18:06 AM
No thanks, I'll wait for the movie.
 
2012-12-11 03:20:32 AM
While the categorization of Tolstoy as an "emerging author" is certainly curious, I don't think it is a big deal.

In fact, I am incredibly pleased that great works of fiction are finding their way to theaters with increasing regularity, and with them, an increased demand for the novels from which the movies stem. More reading of the classics! Bully!

/Read this post in a TR accent.
//Bully!
 
2012-12-11 03:21:37 AM
"Emerging" is pretty high on the list of words that suggest that a stupid, imitative person has been sent to university. It's about on a par with the Jesus fish decals for warning you off a person with which you are unlikely to have pleasant or productive conversation.

That said, I'm off to transgress the patriarchy's hegemony and action an emergent paradigm -- with my butt.
 
2012-12-11 03:22:01 AM
"War and Peace" was originally titled "War! What is it Good For?".
 
2012-12-11 03:24:45 AM
The idea that Target is full of idiots, however, does need to be brought up and mocked as often as possible.
 
2012-12-11 03:25:14 AM
Subby who bought this also bought Le Dernier jour d'un condamné (The Last Day of a Condemned Man)
 
2012-12-11 03:36:45 AM
Wow! I can move books to the wrong shelves and take photos, too! Do I get a greenlight or a brief web mention?
 
2012-12-11 03:38:36 AM
Valjean! At last! We see each other plain!

/if I have to have the Confrontation Song stuck in my head, everyone does
/This is why Neil Patrick Harris is my Gay TV Boyfriend and I want to take him away from his lovely husband and beautiful children and have him all to myself.
 
2012-12-11 03:47:02 AM
Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.
 
2012-12-11 04:03:56 AM

angrycrank: Valjean! At last! We see each other plain!

/if I have to have the Confrontation Song stuck in my head, everyone does
/This is why Neil Patrick Harris is my Gay TV Boyfriend and I want to take him away from his lovely husband and beautiful children and have him all to myself.


You just sorta scared me a little...

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-11 04:17:22 AM
The Fail tag works twice here.

Noice!
 
2012-12-11 04:17:24 AM
Shadow Blasko:You just sorta scared me a little...

What's really scary is that you're watching "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" late in 2012. And you call yourself a basement-dwelling, no-life Farker! If that were true, you'd have seen this, like I did, 30 seconds after it came out! Why, you probably have a job, and possibly even a girlfriend! Begone!
 
2012-12-11 04:21:13 AM

Shadow Blasko: angrycrank: Valjean! At last! We see each other plain!

/if I have to have the Confrontation Song stuck in my head, everyone does
/This is why Neil Patrick Harris is my Gay TV Boyfriend and I want to take him away from his lovely husband and beautiful children and have him all to myself.

You just sorta scared me a little...

[i.imgur.com image 850x164]


A friend of mine gave me the Dr Horrible book today. He picked it up at a book sale for a buck. Spoooooky :)
 
2012-12-11 04:26:01 AM

Ivan_and_Norma_Sweeney: What's really scary is that you're watching "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" late in 2012. And you call yourself a basement-dwelling, no-life Farker! If that were true, you'd have seen this, like I did, 30 seconds after it came out! Why, you probably have a job, and possibly even a girlfriend! Begone!


Actually I was checking myself for correct lyrics while posting My Eyes in tandem with a depressed friend on facebook.

/Is actually in a basement at the moment.
 
2012-12-11 04:27:07 AM

aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.


Great, is this going to be new Anne Frank/Helen Keller meme?

/I know you're joking, but I have to say it was Victor Hugo.
 
2012-12-11 04:45:32 AM

aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.


This thread has potential.
 
2012-12-11 04:51:11 AM

Biological Ali: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

This thread has potential.


J'accuse!
 
2012-12-11 05:37:36 AM

angrycrank: Valjean! At last! We see each other plain!

/if I have to have the Confrontation Song stuck in my head, everyone does
/This is why Neil Patrick Harris is my Gay TV Boyfriend and I want to take him away from his lovely husband and beautiful children and have him all to myself.


Thank you for the link - that was awesome.
 
2012-12-11 05:46:34 AM
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/obscure?
 
2012-12-11 05:54:39 AM

aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.


No, Dumas wrote Moby Dick. Tolstoy wrote Crime and Punishment.
 
2012-12-11 05:58:57 AM

Abacus9: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

No, Dumas wrote Moby Dick. Tolstoy wrote Crime and Punishment.


I thought Tchaikovsky wrote War and Peace. What's the one where Holden Caulfield catches a giant fish?
 
2012-12-11 06:01:21 AM

thamike: Abacus9: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

No, Dumas wrote Moby Dick. Tolstoy wrote Crime and Punishment.

I thought Tchaikovsky wrote War and Peace. What's the one where Holden Caulfield catches a giant fish?


Yer thinking Hemmingway now.
 
2012-12-11 06:02:53 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: No thanks, I'll wait for the movie.


I'll wait for the reboot
 
2012-12-11 06:07:40 AM

Quadruple Entendre: Wait...some $8 per hour Target employee miscategorized a book???

[ragecomics.com image 140x140]


That pretty much sums it up.
 
2012-12-11 06:41:05 AM
Maybe it's right next to the electronics aisle so that every time a tone-deaf retard starts slamming its fists on a $100 synth people will think of the musical.
 
2012-12-11 06:46:48 AM
Meh. "Emerging Authors" just means "currently popular."
 
2012-12-11 06:50:41 AM
At least it didn't say "Trending Authors"
 
2012-12-11 07:10:55 AM

steerforth: Biological Ali: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

This thread has potential.

J'accuse!


Something something something Voltaire.
 
2012-12-11 07:17:51 AM

steerforth: Biological Ali: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

This thread has potential.

J'accuse!


Ahh, mon petit fromage!
 
2012-12-11 07:24:04 AM
Oui, youse hommes are just prousting with me now.
 
2012-12-11 07:31:26 AM

quatchi: thamike: Abacus9: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

No, Dumas wrote Moby Dick. Tolstoy wrote Crime and Punishment.

I thought Tchaikovsky wrote War and Peace. What's the one where Holden Caulfield catches a giant fish?

Yer thinking Hemmingway now.


No Hemingway wrote the one with the retarded guy who murdered someone. Holden spent summers with his Aunt in Maycomb, Alabama next door to Tom Sawyer's father, Nick Carraway.
 
2012-12-11 07:43:38 AM

free_waffles: No Hemingway wrote the one with the retarded guy who murdered someone. Holden spent summers with his Aunt in Maycomb, Alabama next door to Tom Sawyer's father, Nick Carraway.


Didn't Orson Welles make a movie about that? The one where Anthony Perkins goes crazy and chases people around the house with an axe?
 
2012-12-11 07:43:50 AM
Chekhov another one for stupidity.
 
2012-12-11 07:46:43 AM

ShannonKW: free_waffles: No Hemingway wrote the one with the retarded guy who murdered someone. Holden spent summers with his Aunt in Maycomb, Alabama next door to Tom Sawyer's father, Nick Carraway.

Didn't Orson Welles make a movie about that? The one where Anthony Perkins goes crazy and chases people around the house with an axe?


No, H.G. Wells was the director, Orson was the writer. Orson Welles also wrote that one, Invisible Man about the angry black kid.
 
2012-12-11 08:01:50 AM
Quick, someone shiat out Les Miserables and Zombie Lesbians And Also Robots
 
2012-12-11 08:15:25 AM

ShannonKW: free_waffles: No Hemingway wrote the one with the retarded guy who murdered someone. Holden spent summers with his Aunt in Maycomb, Alabama next door to Tom Sawyer's father, Nick Carraway.

Didn't Orson Welles make a movie about that? The one where Anthony Perkins goes crazy and chases people around the house with an axe?


Alfred Hitchcock made that movie with Nick Carraway's childhood friend Jordan Almond fighting to stay alive in a Perkins Pancake House. it was riveting. The remake featured Claude Balls as Alfred the Butler.
 
2012-12-11 08:28:00 AM

free_waffles: No, H.G. Wells was the director, Orson was the writer. Orson Welles also wrote that one, Invisible Man about the angry black kid.


Invisible Man, you say....

/pops
//in 3....2....1...
///sfw
 
2012-12-11 08:37:50 AM
The Steps:

1. grab a copy of Anna Karenina and place it in the emerging authors section
2. take a blurry cell phone picture of said tome
3. attention whore on The Consumerist
4. no chance for profit

However, there probably aren't too many people under 35 who have ever heard of Leo Tolstoy, so ...

/read Anna Karenina? Why, yes, I have.
 
2012-12-11 08:46:13 AM

Abacus9: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

No, Dumas wrote Moby Dick. Tolstoy wrote Crime and Punishment.


*Doink Doink* That show was my favorite.
 
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