Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I has the finest bucket in the land


Ari Brouillette is getting famous today on the Curated Internet for his Amazon review of The Secret, but I'm partial to his assessment of the Dover Parkersburg 610.

14 comments:

Fugublowfish said...

Thanks, Pony. I'm grateful that this lead me to his insightful review of The 2007-2012 Outlook for Public Building Stacking Chairs Excluding Bar, Bowling Center, Cafeteria, Library, Restaurant, and School Stacking Chairs in India, by Philip M. Parker.

At $495, this is a steal.

Fugublowfish said...

Ladies and gentlemen, Philip M. Parker.

Mr. Pony said...

Wow! I don't know why, but this Mr. Parker strikes me as slightly irresponsible.

Litcube said...

That guy is serious my current hero.

odori said...

Love it.

Lungclops said...

here's how mr. parker makes the impossible... possible: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkS5PkHQphY

Galspanic said...

I have watched several of these videos now and can conclude that I find myself in vehement agreemence with Mr. Pony.

Galspanic said...

Seriously. It's like watching Skynet be born, only instead of a tyrannical A.I. bent on genocide, it's a kinda crappy, boring, cheaply rendered A.I. bent on genocide.

odori said...

Mr. Parker's book writing abilities freaked me out at first. But if you think about it, who is going to read a book "written" this way? The influence of these texts would be close to nothing, no?

Galspanic said...

I'm not worried about who's reading it. I'm worried about the programming that's going onto making these books.

Fugublowfish said...

"He plans to extend the programs to produce romance novels."

I think you've got your target audience right there. And I bet he can compete with reality TV or soap operas or Scooby Doo cartoons without much extra work. Just get George Lucas to do the producing and sell it to FOX and it's a match made in heaven. :P

Lungclops said...

if you've lied your way into a marketing type job, and mr. cogswell asks for the lambert report by friday, you could give him one of parker's reports. you could probably get away with it for years.

Mr. Pony said...

I love how he refers to "the computer" doing things on its own, without any implied programming. Reminds me of the way folks personify "the computer" in '70s TV.

Mr. Pony said...

Based on his video title, the economics of his books are based on the principle of the Long Tail, where esoteric content has a higher value to a smaller number of people (or one person).

I think one of my ideal Parker Books might be The 2007-2012 Outlook for Mainstream Superhero Comic Company-wide Crossover Events Excluding Tier-3 or lower Bat/Mutant Books and Future Teenage Super-cop Books.