Sunday, February 28, 2010

Swing - And A Foul

So I find this book - 11,002 things to be miserable about. Thinking "this could be amusing," I picked it up. What I found I had was a lesson in doing one thing well, rather than two things poorly. The book never seemed to make up its mind as to whether or not it was attempting to be serious or satirical. I'm not sure what one would do with a book that does nothing other than list a little over eleven thousand things that one should actually be miserable about, so it seems that satire is the way to go, and entries like Velvet Elvis paintings and Cupcakes bear this out. So I could have done without the actual downers, like Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Dying before your parents do.

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