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Craven solicitations and moaning
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Umm…. yeah, I just wrote this.

Tuesday is my 30th birthday. I’d like to buy a Nook e-reader. I’d been setting money aside for it — okay, I’d been setting it aside for a Kindle — but I’ve recently been in a bad accident that’s forced me to take the semester off of work. So, I’ve asked family and friends if they’d be willing to pitch in to collectively buy the Nook as a birthday present. I figure if we can get 13 friends to pitch in 20 dollars each, we’re home. My buddy Kelly Bennett suggested setting up a Paypal donation button for this purpose, so that’s exactly what I did.

I don’t have a slick video pitch like Robin’s for his book, nor do I have anything to offer you — except more blog posts about reading machines. Really, since I wrote this and this, B&N should just send me an offical review copy. However, it seems to be an iron law that nobody sends you anything for free until you are at least thirty years old. So I shall call on friends instead.

NB: This is here purely for folks who wanted to find a way to participate in my birthday present, but didn’t have a better way. Most readers of this blog have never met me, nor do they have any business buying me a birthday present. But, I figure – what the heck. Anything is worth a shot.

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Tim Carmody : Nook :: Luke Skywalker : lightsaber

Tim Carmody : Nook :: Frodo : ring

(Help me out here, people)

Tim Carmody: Nook ::Garion:Orb

Tim Carmody:Nook::Paul Atreides:Spice

Tim Carmody says…

Ooh, this is fun. I want to play, too!

* Tim Car­mody : Nook :: Wyatt Earp : peacemaker
* Tim Car­mody : Nook :: Charlie Parker : saxophone
* Tim Car­mody : Nook :: Gandalf : Shadowfax
* Tim Car­mody : Nook :: Indiana Jones : fedora
* Tim Car­mody : Nook :: Cézanne : paint knife
* Tim Car­mody : Nook :: Hal Jordan : power ring
* Tim Car­mody : Nook :: Dumbledore : Pensieve

* Tim Car­mody : Nook :: Tim Carmody : iPhone

Tim Carmody : Nook :: Donnie Darko : The Philosophy of Time Travel
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Omar Little : shotgun
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Paul Auster (author) : Paul Auster (character)
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Tom Friedman : contorted metaphor
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Kristen Wiig : funny wig

Ooh I like the Tom Friedman analogy!

Tim Carmody : Nook :: Nick Kristof :: passport
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Maureen Dowd : MADNESS
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Bob Herbert : wait, who’s Bob Herbert…?

Tim Carmody says…

I love the Omar Little + shotgun analogy/reference. Thank you, Matt.

Tim Carmody says…

All-The Wire-version:

Tim Carmody : Nook :: Lester Freamon :: wiretap
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Jimmy McNulty :: Jameson’s
(alternate)
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Jimmy McNulty :: Beatrice Russell
Tim Carmody : Nook :: The Greek : Spiros
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Stringer Bell : eyeglasses
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Avon Barksdale :: corners
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Bodie :: his corner
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Tommy Carcetti :: ambition
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Brother Mouzone :: reputation
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Kima Greggs :: real police
Tim Carmody : Nook :: The Bunk :: “Fuuuuck”
Tim Carmody : Nook :: Clay Davis :: “Sheeeeiit”

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