Love Stinks

Still waiting for “Happy 4/20, Clifford!”Title: “Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!”

Authors: Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

Rank: 40

Blurb: “Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with all the friends he loves.”


“No storyline. Waste of money.”

“The story is overly simplistic, with barely one sentence per page.”

“I’m sorry, but this story is stupid.”

“I felt it was purely a way to make money.”

“Highly discourage anyone from buying this book.”

“I am really surprised at how many negative reviews there are for this book.”

Customers Also Bought: “Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George”

Footnote: Children’s books are festering like Hallmark cards.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! [Amazon]

Buy or Die [Stinque@Amazon Kickback Link]


Now they’re just gone too far!

I would think a similar plotline to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie about the escalating personal costs of romantic entanglements would’ve been a no-brainer here…

@flippin eck: A rom-com with toddlers! Quick! Schedule a meeting!

@nojo: I am reminded of the time when the Atlantic’s film critic attempted to answer the question, Why Are Romantic Comedies So Bad?:

Better still was Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, which offered as its obstacle an ironic update of the old parental-disapproval plot: young Sam and Suzy can’t run off together and get married because they’re 12 years old. (It’s an obstacle that, incidentally, is not presented as insurmountable.)

If tweens — adorable tweens, granted — can sell a love story, the Katherine Heigls and Josh Duhamels of the world really have no excuse.

TJ/ Some team called The Seahawks won some contest called The Super Bowl. Today was the Seahawks parade.

There’s a baseball team in Philadelphia that won this thing called The World Series in 2008.

I have been present in both places for the Yay We Are SO AWESOME parades, and here’s what I noticed:

1. Philadelphia runs more buses and trains to these parade things.

2. Seattle keeps to their regular schedule which means you’ll be about 1.5 hours late to work.

3. Philadelphia fans on the trains are already drunk and drag wheeled coolers and carry cases of beer to the parade.

4. Seahawks fans are more laid back and NOT drunk, but likely not sober either.

5. Philadelphia fans are at a loss what to do when the parade is over and tend to beat each other up, wander around, look for bars, and urinate in public.

6. Seahawks fans go home because it’s hella cold, and they don’t seem to have the Philly Fighting Gene.

SOLUTION: Seattle – run more buses and trains. Pennsylvania – legalize pot.

@JNOV: There were 700,000 people in downtown for the parade today–can you even believe it?? Mr. ¡A! had a front row seat, since his office is there, but I was in Bellevue all day and missed the whole thing. Traffic looked apocalyptic.

@¡Andrew!: That’s a lot of people. Polite people. I heard some that got there before dawn suffered frostbite.

Seattle is inexperienced. It’s not a proper celebratory sports parade without a blazing sofa on the sidewalk.

It’s a once in a generation event for sure, but I just wish Americans could get this involved about anything that matters, like rising up against the 1%, who are committing economic genocide against the rest of us. /end rant.

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