Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Hump Day Lunch

Just had a ham sandwich (that that you Islamists!), leftover Thai Pad Curry, coffee and Vanilla Diet Pepsi and frankly, I don't advise it as a wise lunch menu. (Urp.) On with the show!

* IT'S A SNOW DAY: Tony Snow, from whom I ganked the term "Stupid Party" to label the GOP, was announced as the new White House mouthpiece and promptly smeared by the Left. Thing is, I'm betting he can punch back, so welcome to the jungle, Tony.

* CHINESE WOMEN NEED BIGGER BRAS: From what this says, not that I've been doing any field research. (Dammit!)

* AIR AMERIKKKA IS STILL FAILING and no one is buying liberal lies books. This begs the question: If no one is buying or listening to the Left, why do we get the sense that it's Doomsday in November for the Stupid Party? Who's going to replace them? Could it be that the media is lying? Who are we to believe - the ratings or the liberal spin?

* TOMB HO: LEGEND: Started playing it last night for a review and it's screamingly adequate. The graphics are a real mixed bag because if you activate the "next generation" content it kills the frame rate (even on my beast of a machine) and though the environments look great, Lara Croft looks terrible compared to her non-next gen appearance.

* DIRK'S DISH DU JOUR: A new feature in the daily updates will be a photo of whoever's making my naughty bits tingly on a particular day. With all the evil stuff covered here, we need to remember what we're fighting for.

Kicking off is Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Meadow from "The Sopranos". I've always been kind of take-her-or-leave-her about her, but today I'm taking. You're welcome.

1 comment:

The ratings said...

As of this morning, for Reynolds' An Army of Davids (February 2006), Bookscan reports 1716 retail sales and 2609 "discount" sales, for a total of 4325.

As of this morning, for Armstrong and Kos's Crashing the Gate (March 2006), Bookscan reports 2598 retail sales and 1804 "discount" sales, for a total of 4402.

In other words, despite the fact that it's been available for four fewer weeks, Kos and Armstrong's book has now clocked Bookscan sales in excess of Reynolds'. Notably, several hundred more full-price sales. This is leaving aside the fact that Kos and Armstrong's book is currently at #40 on Amazon, whereas Reynolds' is at #801.

And Glenn Greenwald got the numbers for Hugh Hewitt's book Painting the Map Red:

1712 - retail
931 - discount
2643 - total