Quantcast
 
carpetblogger

carpetblogger

Istanbul-based mongol seeking horde for mass pillaging.

By HelloTheFuture on Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited"

If Amazon were to offer a paid service that was 1. fair to writers and 2. let me borrow new, popular titles without waiting in a hold queue with 120 other library patrons, I would be on it SO FAST.

But Amazon Unlimited's selection is pretty abysmal. There are gobs of public domain novels available, as well as a lot of bottom of the barrel books that nobody was jumping to pay a monthly fee to read.

If Amazon Unlimited were to truly work, I would like to read "An Untamed State" right now and I would like to read "The Magician's Land" on August 5 when it releases AND I would like the authors to be compensated fairly.

I'd be willing to pay $25 or more a month for that.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm 2

By BeenThereDoneThat on Ask Polly: You Are Not Uniquely Fucked

@THECLEANSER I agree with recent letters sounded very similar and yes it would be great to see more questions addressing the varied aspect of the human experience. I took no offense in your language since have definately felt broken and very depressed and sometimes revisit these but I am not there now and it's been over a decade sooo Once in a while it would be great to see a letter about a 40 something single mother trying to get laid by a non-tepid motherfuckers, just kidding.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:09 pm 2

By KarenUhOh on To Karl Ove Knausgård, Re: Your Tortured Feelings for the Gays

Life is complicated. Troubles, triumphs and tedium. Catharsis and catastrophe. A couple of epiphanies. Three, if you're lucky.

There. Didn't take six volumes, after all.

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 11:35 am 2

By Mr. B on 'I Want You,' In Order of How Badly You Are Really Wanted

Oh my god, this makes me realize how listicle-without-commentary-deprived I've been.

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm 2

By Subway Suicide@twitter on The Problem of Coolness, Solved

This website used to be cool.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm 3

By Gef the Talking Mongoose on The Problem of Coolness, Solved

Alt-texts were cool.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 10:47 am 3

By abd5a171a8000000 on How Not to Let Your Small Child Pee in a Public Park

I think the real problem here is people are having children in New York. Can we address it from that angle?

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 11:26 am 4

By timbo on How Not to Let Your Small Child Pee in a Public Park

A cop asking if you know what you're doing is illegal and then giving you information about a legal alternative isn't exactly a nightmarish police state.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 3:45 pm 16

By KarenUhOh on How to Make a Good Salad Without Dumb Leaves

I don't know how inclusive you mean to be about these here "leaves," and I do believe I see a leaf or two in yonder photos.

But, a minimal "leaf" salad for summertime is the caprese variant adding [fresh] watermelon or [in season] peaches as a layer between the [best you can get your hands on; preferably from your own garden] tomato, the mozz, and, of course, the basil leaf.

If you're banning fresh [grown in your own pot] basil because it's a leaf, by the way, you're destroying your summer.

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 1:14 pm 3

By KarenUhOh on Bear Saved

Aren't you working for him?

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 6:21 pm 1