February 9, 2013

Purchase of the day.

Yesterday, February 8. "What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster" [Kindle Edition] Jonathan V. Last (Author) (Earnings to Althouse blog = $0.90)

P.J. O’Rourke quipped of this book: "A powerful argument that the only thing worse than having children is not having them. I'm reading What To Expect When No One's Expecting aloud to the three little arguments for birth control at my house in hope they'll quit squabbling and making messes and start acting so cute that all my neighbors decide to conceive."

Thank you to all who used the Althouse portal yesterday to make a total of 60 purchases and caused the blogger to think, they like me... they really like me!


Astro said...

Gidget goes to Madison.

rhhardin said...

Armstrong and Getty interviewed the guy on Wednesday, and A. commented that part of the problem is that you only hear one side, ie like nobody goes to work and remarks on what a joy his wife is and how he can't live without her...

The guy breaks in to say that of course that's exactly how he feels about his wife, who is listening on the internet

caplight45 said...

The Professor channeling her inner Sally Fields, stands on a table at the Graze in Madison across from the Capitol, holds up a sign that says, "Strike," while shouting, "They like me. They really like me!" She then looks down at Meade rather lustfully and says, "Let's go Bandit," whereupon she leaps headlong off the table only to realize that she cannot fly like Sister Bertrille.

kentuckyliz said...

Do you get 1099'd by Amazon? What were your 2012 earnings?

Meade said...

caplight, you left out this one:

Prof A: [about caplight] Isn't he fabulous?
Mrs. Doubtmeade: If you like that handsome rugged type. But personally I prefer short, furry and funny.
Prof A: He just wants to go out and have a drink. I think that's pretty harmless, don't you?
Mrs. Doubtmeade: Absolutely not, dear, because they always have other intentions.
Prof A: This is business mostly. I'll just sit there and sip club soda and we'll go over wallpaper samples.
Mrs. Doubtmeade: Dear A, wake up and smell the coffee. Can't you see the lust in that man's eyes? It's too soon, dear, really. You've got to give your divorce some time, dear. Let your sheets cool down before you bring someone else into the bed, alright?
Prof A: Mrs. Doubtmeade, may I ask you a question?
Mrs. Doubtmeade: Oh, certainly, dear.
Prof A: How long after Mr. Doubtmeade passed away... Did you feel any desire...?
Mrs. Doubtmeade: Never.
Prof A: Never?
Mrs. Doubtmeade: Never again.
Prof A: Never again?
Mrs. Doubtmeade: Once the father of your children is out of the picture, the only solution is total and lifelong celibacy.
Prof A: Celibacy?
Mrs. Doubtmeade: Yes. And if you violate that, heaven forgive you! Good luck.

Meade said...

kentuckliz, yes, Amazon sends out all the proper tax forms and 2012 was a good year for the blog. We appreciate everyone's show of appreciation by remembering the blog when using Amazon.

Erika said...

It sounds like you're saying that the only language of appreciation that you take note of is money. That's a shame, if it's true.

Meade said...

The only language? Of course it isn't the only language of appreciation. But it is a highly efficient one, don't you agree?