Monday, October 18, 2004

Where's that book?
from the mind of  Duke.

At lunch today I walked to Costco to pick up a copy of Ann Coulter's latest book, How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must). A few days previously there had been several large stacks of them, but today there were none in sight. I told myself that at least her book must be selling well to disappear so quickly, and wandered off to look for otter pops and wine (don't you love Costco?).

But the missing books just seemed too strange, and I walked back to see if I had just overlooked them the first time around. A closer examination revealed that the books in the political section didn't all line up properly. A little digging revealed that atop each stack of Coulter's book, someone had placed one by Michael Moore. There were four or five stacks, so it was clearly done intentionally.

This isn't the first time I've seen such behavior. When Unfit for Command had just come out, I walked into Waldenbooks to see if they were stocking it. I wasn't looking to buy, but merely to see if they were carrying it, as other bookstore chains had "accidentially" ordered too few copies. They did have the book, sitting it the number one spot on the bestseller rack. But somebody had carefully turned around each and every copy so that the title was not in view.

Isn't it strange that the same people who so loudly complain that their right to free speech is being taken away would resort to this sort of censorship?

5 Comments:

Blogger Daredemo said...

"and wandered off to look for otter pops and wine"

Sheesh -- and I thought my lunch was unhealthy!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

Better than twinkies and Kirin Ichiban...

...or is it???

2:47 PM  
Blogger Duke said...

You just haven't yet been to the place in Gateway Mall where they make deep-fried twinkies.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

No way! Do they happen to also serve a very light and watery Japanese Beer? It might be the closest thing to nutritional nirvana if they do....

And, the other question is: Are fried twinkies vegan? (I mean, do they fit properly in a vegan diet... not 'do twinkies refrain from eating any animal products?')

4:15 PM  
Blogger cowgirlup said...

Yeah, but what do they do with the Ho-Hos?

5:57 PM  

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