Bernard sends a huge thank you to those of you who were kind enough to download copies of his manifesto, X Marks the Spot yesterday.
He says he knows the fact that it was free had nothing to do with it. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you obviously just read your emails and don’t visit the blog. Shame on you!)
At one point, Amazon had him as high as #34 in their top 100 ‘Free Humour’ chart. (It may have been higher – he wasn’t always looking in.) This did leave him a wee bit confused as he doesn’t see anything remotely funny in the book. Still, that’s politicians for you – no sense of humour.
If you did download X, and read the thing yourself – or have a servant recite it to you in the bath – he hopes you enjoy it. If you do, tell others. (Even better, write a review, and post it on Amazon.) If you didn’t, then don’t. Let them buy it, too, and suffer along with you. (Besides, it didn’t cost you a bean. You’re not financially down on the deal and shouldn’t go looking for revenge.)
Meanwhile, I’ve had some more fan mail from Mr and Mrs Spam (and all the little Spams). Here’s a small selection:
your post is an excellent example of why i keep coming back to read your excellent quality content that is forever updated
However, they need to get their act together, because that message is curiously at odds with the next:
could you tell me when you’re going to update your posts
Fortunately, we’re back on track with this one:
the world has been crying out for quality postings such as yourself. i am overwhelmed
the site is great and really very interesting too and this site is ruthless to others
That’s me – ruthless to others! (Just in case you were thinking of posting a rubbish review.)
Normal service will be resumed shortly. Have an enjoyable weekend.
Thought for the Day
‘In America only the successful writer is important. In France all writers are important. In England no writer is important. In Australia you have to explain what a writer is.’
Geoffrey Cotterell (1919-2010)