Beyond the Grave

Your mind is a vibrator.Title: “Think and Grow Rich”

Author: Napoleon Hill

Rank: 88

Blurb: “Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were.”

Review: “I was introduced to ‘Think and Grow Rich!’ by an alcoholic member of our cemetery sales team.”

Customers Also Bought: “Eat That Frog!”

Footnote: First published in 1937, among the book’s thirteen principles of success is “The Mystery of Sex Transmutation”.

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I confess to reading this in my 20s. Thirty years on, I realize it is complete nonsense.

Why is this ranked 88th? Did some FauxNews blowhard discover it and start trumpeting it?

@SanFranLefty: probably some libertarian ‘think tank’ buying up all the unsold copies. Say whatever you want about the GOP sociopaths, they cover their own.

I knew someone who read this. A fucking moron.

The only reason I knew because I saw it sitting on a dusty bookshelf filled with Libertarian bullshit (fan of Stossel), RW political books and MBA text books.

@ManchuCandidate: Stossel is … OK, let’s be generous. Challenged. Factually challenged. We can just admit – it’a a big problem.

And Pennsyltucky catches up with the rest of the northeast, as their ban on gay marriage is overturned…

Where will all the REALLY STRAIGHT (but who are they really fooling) HE-MEN go now? I guess there’s always Russia.

Would it really be too much for Darling Ricky Santorum to surprise us with a self-immolation protest on the courthouse steps?

From reading the nooz, you’d think that the whole damn country has gone gay. Sadly, that’s not the case.

That map is more complex than the freaking hanky code.

@¡Andrew!: Let’s hope the bureaucratic hassle will outweigh the remaining hate.

@JNOV: Alabama of the north, per James Carville. How are things at work? A little tense?

In other news the poppies are popping. See what I did there?

What Mad Men all means? Aka waking up at 5am and unable to get back to fucking sleep because I am going from night shift to afternoons. FUCK!

I’ve been watching reruns from time to time just to get reminders of things forgotten.

My simpleton interpretation of things is that Mad Men is not a homage or celebration of US Amercia in the 60s. It is a damning indictment of “the good old days” as espoused today by many (but not all) Baby boomers, recidivist morons who never had good old days and the rich people who keep wanting to take back their country even though they own most of it. They weren’t that good. The tumultuous events of the 60s proved that.

In it’s simplest form Mad Men’s message is “MOVE FORWARD (especially you teabagging idiots and moronic policy makers).” One can’t get caught up in what was or what you believed it was. One has to live in the here and now, dealing with the issues we all have to face or we will be chased by them till we are dead.

Sweet Zombie Jeebus, I need sleep.

@ManchuCandidate: Find the Colbert interview with Matt Weiner from last, uh, Tuesday? He offers a good description of the show’s purpose.

And when you’re done, find the full online preview of Halt and Catch Fire. Laff riot for geeks.

@SanFranLefty: I’ve been trying to think of a way to respond. Let’s just say that the person who tells us what to do is relieved (happy?) that the spotlight is off of us for now. Said this at a station meeting. I wanted to vomit. I still want to vomit.

The fish is rotten at the head.

@JNOV: Meaning: Should the General (Ret.) be fired?

Also: Boss should know that now that this is a Hot Issue, every local institution is gonna get a hard look from the local rag. It’s only a matter of time.

@nojo: I keep writing and deleting my response.

My personal opinion is that if it happens on your watch, you pay.

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