Sunday, June 20, 2010

Butthole Is Childish, or How To Swear in English



(hat tip: EA)

Click here for the source, it's worth it to read the first comment after the video. Ha!

4 comments:

  1. Where do you find these things? Swearing as etiquette lesson and cross cultural exchange. This guy was priceless, assuring the audience he would never say such things himself, and being both patronizing yet endearingly protective of the unborn when suggesting children and pregnant women cease listening.

    thanks for leaving your thoughts on MOPSO. I'll tell you a secret: I often struggle with how much of my true thoughts I should include in reviews, especially when I got a review copy ahead of time. I suspect it makes me a not very great reviewer when I don't share my true thoughts 100% of the time. In the case of this book - I understand your feelings completely. Even on Goodreads, i'm very hesitant to give one star if it was a DNF unless it's someone really well known who won't feel the bad reviews. For someone just starting out, I can't bring myself to screw up their average.

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  2. You know that webbie! It's full of awesome stuff that I randomly surf by. :) He was quite a character, huh? Your description was very apt.

    I'll tell you a secret: I've always thought your review style was perfect for saying quite a lot about a book but still having the right structure to not totally rip someone apart. I've always admired that and I can completely sympathize with your struggles with full disclosure. For the most part, I only review books I like on my blog so it's easy for me to avoid this problem.

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  3. Thanks Rachel. The truth is I sometimes spend way too long tinkering with what to say because I KNOW the author will peruse every word, me being on a blogtour and all - and most of the time, authors are such lovely people. It is inexpressible relief when I really do like something (or even several somethings) about a book and can praise with authenticity.

    How did you get a 200 word limit?

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  4. I don't believe there's any such thing as spending too much time trying to be respectful of another person's dignity. One wants to be honest but it's an admirable thing to remember the person behind the work.

    The publication for which I review has a 200 word count limit. Occasionally one of my books will be a "highlighted" book and then I get 400 words. Thankfully I only ever have to do highlights on books I like.

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