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2013-05-15 11:46:11 AM  
Good lord man is there nothing that gives this woman pleasure

/FARK volunteers in 3..2..
 
2013-05-15 11:49:03 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-15 11:50:09 AM  
They think SHE's cranky?  Allow me to introduce Miss Diana Trent...
 
2013-05-15 12:01:46 PM  
"The rest is formulaic, two dimensional and aimed at those who have a sweet tooth."

the Brits have teeth?
 
2013-05-15 12:03:14 PM  

onzmadi: Good lord man is there nothing that gives this woman pleasure

/FARK volunteers in 3..2..


Well, she does love to post negative reviews on Amazon, so there's that.
 
2013-05-15 12:03:45 PM  
Why did she need the ovulation prediction kit? Who'd fark her?
 
2013-05-15 12:12:19 PM  
Or maybe the unluckiest.
 
2013-05-15 12:15:12 PM  

onzmadi: Good lord man is there nothing that gives this woman pleasure

/FARK volunteers in 3..2..



Fat, diabetic, bad teeth, and looking to have a kid; what's not to like?
 
2013-05-15 12:20:30 PM  
"The only books available on kindle cheaply are rubbish. Anything good costs far more than the printed equivalent. The excuse is that e-books pay VAT, they neglect to say that e-books don't have printing, paper, ink, distribution costs. Just a cynical rip off. "

Welcome to the digital age.
 
2013-05-15 12:31:03 PM  

Wizzin: "The only books available on kindle cheaply are rubbish. Anything good costs far more than the printed equivalent. The excuse is that e-books pay VAT, they neglect to say that e-books don't have printing, paper, ink, distribution costs. Just a cynical rip off. "

Welcome to the digital age.


That's not the case with music.  MP3s are often cheaper than physical CDs.  I don't get a lot of major label stuff so I looked up Blake Shelton on a lark and found his latest that's been out for about 6 weeks, Amazon physical CD 11.88, MP3 album only 9.49. Even the cheapest used is 8.89 with 3.99 shipping.
 
2013-05-15 12:33:20 PM  
I like her. She has spunk.
 
2013-05-15 12:48:35 PM  
I hate spunk!
 
2013-05-15 12:52:37 PM  
TFA:
"4.0 out of 5 stars
Highly opinionated, 6 July 2012
Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and with No Money (Almost) (Paperback)
This girl thinks she knows the meaning of life.
Looking up her subsequent history on the net shows she is the daughter of an abusive alcoholic.
She knows nothing about life.
Only for kids!
"

Whaaaaat?
 
2013-05-15 01:01:03 PM  
No, seriously, I need some help here...
First of all is she aware of the devastating irony of calling someone else highly opinionated?
But more than that is she really suggesting that being the daughter of an abusive alcoholic is some kind of personality fault? Like if the daughter had really had her life together she would have had the good sense to have been born to different parents?
 
2013-05-15 01:12:49 PM  
Wonder what she thought of this:4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-15 01:13:45 PM  
Sounds like my aunt. Won a free trip from some church group and pissed and moaned about how it rained one day and there was a bug that landed on her when she got to the island etc.
 
2013-05-15 01:45:28 PM  

12349876: Wizzin: "The only books available on kindle cheaply are rubbish. Anything good costs far more than the printed equivalent. The excuse is that e-books pay VAT, they neglect to say that e-books don't have printing, paper, ink, distribution costs. Just a cynical rip off. "

Welcome to the digital age.

That's not the case with music.  MP3s are often cheaper than physical CDs.  I don't get a lot of major label stuff so I looked up Blake Shelton on a lark and found his latest that's been out for about 6 weeks, Amazon physical CD 11.88, MP3 album only 9.49. Even the cheapest used is 8.89 with 3.99 shipping.


It's also not true with printed media (at least not in the US)
Dan Brown Inferno - $17.50 hardback, $15 Kindle
Ken Follett Pillars of the Earth  - $8.50 paperback, $7.50 Kindle

I could go on.
 
2013-05-15 02:15:38 PM  
Hey, I wondered what my ex-wife's Amazon name was.

/Do you think I should gift her "What to do after husband #3 dumps your sorry ass, too"...?
 
2013-05-15 02:18:21 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Enough with the reviews already.
 
2013-05-15 03:05:40 PM  

FrancoFile: 12349876: Wizzin: "The only books available on kindle cheaply are rubbish. Anything good costs far more than the printed equivalent. The excuse is that e-books pay VAT, they neglect to say that e-books don't have printing, paper, ink, distribution costs. Just a cynical rip off. "

Welcome to the digital age.

That's not the case with music.  MP3s are often cheaper than physical CDs.  I don't get a lot of major label stuff so I looked up Blake Shelton on a lark and found his latest that's been out for about 6 weeks, Amazon physical CD 11.88, MP3 album only 9.49. Even the cheapest used is 8.89 with 3.99 shipping.

It's also not true with printed media (at least not in the US)
Dan Brown Inferno - $17.50 hardback, $15 Kindle
Ken Follett Pillars of the Earth  - $8.50 paperback, $7.50 Kindle

I could go on.


It admittedly has gotten better since I last looked around, but the Fark book for example is still more expensive on Kindle.

But I guess it also depends on how popular the item is and how interested you are in having it hot off the press.  Used books and bargain books are still cheaper than Kindle.  The same goes for music too, but there's still a much better selection of books in the used/bargain areas than music.  Go to a Half Price books, lots of books from the past 5 years available, and most of the CDs are from the 90s.
 
2013-05-15 05:09:00 PM  
Clearly no one told this woman that there are hundreds of public domain classics available for Kindle for absolutely free. I've paid for ONE book for mine, and it is a college textbook that I needed ASAP. Everything else is just old.

/John Muir for free
//'nuff said.
 
2013-05-15 06:19:23 PM  
Wow! Imagine being stuck with HER in an elevator (or lift)! It would be like the suicides in Airplane!
 
2013-05-15 08:10:42 PM  
"English food is far superior to yukky, chemical food!"

English food ... superior ...


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-15 10:26:33 PM  
I'm fed up with being treated like sheep. What's the point of going abroad if you're just another tourist carted around in buses surrounded by sweaty mindless oafs from Kettering and Boventry in their cloth caps and their cardigans and their transistor radios and their Sunday Mirrors, bomplaining about the tea - 'Oh they don't make it properly here, do they, not like at home' - and stopping at Majorcan bodegas selling fish and chips and Watney's Red Barrel and calamaris and two veg and sitting in their cotton frocks squirting Timothy White's suncream all over their puffy raw swollen purulent flesh 'cos they 'overdid it on the first day.'

And being herded into endless Hotel Miramars and Bellvueses and Bontinentales with their modern international luxury roomettes and draught Red Barrel and swimming pools full of fat German businessmen pretending they're acrobats forming pyramids and frightening the children and barging into queues and if you're not at your table spot on seven you miss the bowl of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup, the first item on the menu of International Cuisine, and every Thursday night the hotel has a bloody cabaret in the bar, featuring a tiny emaciated dago with nine-inch hips and some bloated fat tart with her hair brylcreemed down and a big arse presenting Flamenco for Foreigners.

And then some adenoidal typists from Birmingham with flabby white legs and diarrhoea trying to pick up hairy bandy-legged wop waiters called Manuel and once a week there's an excursion to the local Roman Ruins to buy cherryade and melted ice cream and bleeding Watney's Red Barrel and one evening you visit the so called typical restaurant with local colour and atmosphere and you sit next to a party from Rhyl who keep singing 'Torremolinos, torremolinos' and complaining about the food - 'It's so greasy here, isn't it?' - and you get cornered by some drunken greengrocer from Luton with an Instamatic camera and Dr. Scholl sandals and last Tuesday's Daily Express and he drones on and on and on about how Mr. Smith should be running this country and how many languages Enoch Powell can speak and then he throws up over the Cuba Libres.
 
2013-05-15 11:08:38 PM  

12349876: Wizzin: "The only books available on kindle cheaply are rubbish. Anything good costs far more than the printed equivalent. The excuse is that e-books pay VAT, they neglect to say that e-books don't have printing, paper, ink, distribution costs. Just a cynical rip off. "

Welcome to the digital age.

That's not the case with music.  MP3s are often cheaper than physical CDs.  I don't get a lot of major label stuff so I looked up Blake Shelton on a lark and found his latest that's been out for about 6 weeks, Amazon physical CD 11.88, MP3 album only 9.49. Even the cheapest used is 8.89 with 3.99 shipping.


I haven't found it to be the case with books either.

Under the Dome

Paperback from Dymocks: $24.99
Kindle eBook:  $13.75
 
2013-05-16 03:03:15 PM  

kg2095: 12349876: Wizzin: "The only books available on kindle cheaply are rubbish. Anything good costs far more than the printed equivalent. The excuse is that e-books pay VAT, they neglect to say that e-books don't have printing, paper, ink, distribution costs. Just a cynical rip off. "

Welcome to the digital age.

That's not the case with music.  MP3s are often cheaper than physical CDs.  I don't get a lot of major label stuff so I looked up Blake Shelton on a lark and found his latest that's been out for about 6 weeks, Amazon physical CD 11.88, MP3 album only 9.49. Even the cheapest used is 8.89 with 3.99 shipping.

I haven't found it to be the case with books either.

Under the Dome

Paperback from Dymocks: $24.99
Kindle eBook:  $13.75


I don't know what the hell Dymocks is, if they're ripping Aussies off or what, but the difference is much less in the USA (11.99 Kindle, 13.26 physical), and I could probably find it in a used store without too much trouble for cheaper than Kindle.  And when the book eventually makes it to the bargain sections they likely won't lower the Kindle price.
 
2013-05-16 03:26:47 PM  

DSanchez: I'm fed up with being treated like sheep. What's the point of going abroad if you're just another tourist carted around in buses surrounded by sweaty mindless oafs from Kettering and Boventry in their cloth caps and their cardigans and their transistor radios and their Sunday Mirrors, bomplaining about the tea - 'Oh they don't make it properly here, do they, not like at home' - and stopping at Majorcan bodegas selling fish and chips and Watney's Red Barrel and calamaris and two veg and sitting in their cotton frocks squirting Timothy White's suncream all over their puffy raw swollen purulent flesh 'cos they 'overdid it on the first day.'

And being herded into endless Hotel Miramars and Bellvueses and Bontinentales with their modern international luxury roomettes and draught Red Barrel and swimming pools full of fat German businessmen pretending they're acrobats forming pyramids and frightening the children and barging into queues and if you're not at your table spot on seven you miss the bowl of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup, the first item on the menu of International Cuisine, and every Thursday night the hotel has a bloody cabaret in the bar, featuring a tiny emaciated dago with nine-inch hips and some bloated fat tart with her hair brylcreemed down and a big arse presenting Flamenco for Foreigners.

And then some adenoidal typists from Birmingham with flabby white legs and diarrhoea trying to pick up hairy bandy-legged wop waiters called Manuel and once a week there's an excursion to the local Roman Ruins to buy cherryade and melted ice cream and bleeding Watney's Red Barrel and one evening you visit the so called typical restaurant with local colour and atmosphere and you sit next to a party from Rhyl who keep singing 'Torremolinos, torremolinos' and complaining about the food - 'It's so greasy here, isn't it?' - and you get cornered by some drunken greengrocer from Luton with an Instamatic camera and Dr. Scholl sandals and last Tuesday's Daily Express and ...


I'm ringing the police.
 
2013-05-16 05:16:36 PM  

12349876: kg2095: 12349876: Wizzin: "The only books available on kindle cheaply are rubbish. Anything good costs far more than the printed equivalent. The excuse is that e-books pay VAT, they neglect to say that e-books don't have printing, paper, ink, distribution costs. Just a cynical rip off. "

Welcome to the digital age.

That's not the case with music.  MP3s are often cheaper than physical CDs.  I don't get a lot of major label stuff so I looked up Blake Shelton on a lark and found his latest that's been out for about 6 weeks, Amazon physical CD 11.88, MP3 album only 9.49. Even the cheapest used is 8.89 with 3.99 shipping.

I haven't found it to be the case with books either.

Under the Dome

Paperback from Dymocks: $24.99
Kindle eBook:  $13.75

I don't know what the hell Dymocks is, if they're ripping Aussies off or what, but the difference is much less in the USA (11.99 Kindle, 13.26 physical), and I could probably find it in a used store without too much trouble for cheaper than Kindle.  And when the book eventually makes it to the bargain sections they likely won't lower the Kindle price.


Dymocks is a book store similar to Borders.

Consumer goods are much less expensive in the US compared to most other countries. The exceptions being health care and education which cost much more in the US.

The flip side of that coin is we have a higher minimum wage and higher wages in general.
 
2013-05-16 05:21:51 PM  
Kindle's are great if you like free action/adventure books or other pulp-y genres now and then.  They usually have a ton of stuff for free or very low cost as a way to boost awareness of the title.

I got a Simon Winchester book today ("The Man Who Loved China") for $2 and I pick up a lot of free ones that look interesting.  It's enjoyable to read free preview chapters of other books as well.  That's how I knew that just a preview wouldn't be enough for me from "Game Change," so I borrowed it from the library.

As a cheap book fiend it amazes how much I have on my Kindle.
 
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