Book of the Week

I was sitting here last night minding my own business, when I thought I’d take a look at my mail.

There were a few sitting there all right, and my first thought was that the recession has definitely bottomed out, and we are on the way back to normality.  I know this, because they were offering me 80% off Viagra, but this has steadily been decreasing to 75%.

There was also a mail in there from the editor of The Irish Book Review in America.

He announced that The Book is their Book of The Week.

This annoyed me.  For a start they should have nominated it as Book of The Month, and also there were a few typos in the extracts they had published.  I told him my thoughts.

He neatly side stepped the issue and started pouring on the flattery.  He told me how funny the book was [I knew that already] and how it well deserved to be Book of The Week [I knew that also].  He asked me to write them an article about the Irish in America [I said I’d think about it].

But he then made the mistake of telling me how he got the book for nothing, as the publishers had sent it to him.  Now that really pissed me off.  I hate people who freeload off the back of my blood sweat and tears.

I got another email from him –

email

He has promised to pay for the book.

Some people just have to learn the hard way.

Don’t mess with Grandad.

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Book of the Week — 21 Comments

  1. Indeed, your powers are strong, Grandad. For your next smiting, might I suggest Sarah Palin? Now before you go charging up a fresh cloud, don’t forget she has kids. You’ll probably want to smite them too.

  2. Flann – I would indeed have a go at Palin, but I have a feeling she is so wet, that the current would just pass straight through?

    Kate – Be afraid.  Be very, very afraid.

  3. TT – I know.  I told him there were limits to my research and that nothing on God’s Earth would drag me across there [except maybe an appearence on prime time - I ain't a complete fool], so I wrote about the effect America has on the Irish.

    I will probably post it tomorrow …………

  4. Touché Grandad! I certainly should have seen that one coming!
    Very nice. I’m well impressed!
    p.s.
    The cheque  is in the post. Or as they say in the US:
    The check is in the mail

  5. Welcome Liam!  I hope you are sufficiently recovered?  Incidentally, “The check is in the mail” sounds suspiciously like unnatural sexual acts with an Eastern European.

  6. It would a mind like yours to come up with that!
    I’ve recovered from your weather induced wrath alright, now we’re right back to heat that bears a close resemblance to the surface of the sun.  I quite like it this way, so I’ll stay on your good side today.

  7. I wish those fuckers from Langley would quit hijacking my profile.
    Grandad, Be glad it wasn’t the book of the hour or the book of the half hour or even the book of the fifteen minute period between drinking the beer and having to piss!
    Oh and don’t bust on Sarah Palin… She’s our next President.

  8. The CIA – Hah!  You lot couldn’t decode a nursery rhyme.  It looks like The Book will have to be your Book of the Century?

    Liam – You’re at it again.  You missed a word.  Now take a look outside the window …. :twisted:

  9. We would like some real news here, if you could address a few problems.Health care (of course after you fix your own), Michael Jackson and all related issues,the bloody cop in Boston that arrested a homeowner , we would like to know whats happening in the rest of the world.Thanking you in advance as i know you can fix it with you super powers.Oh a second vote for Sarah Palin to just go away, Russia maybe, she can see it from her back porch?

  10. Grandad my wife doesn’t understand me. Maybe you could fix it for me..Some powers you have there!!
    (Actually my real problem is that she understands me too well..)

  11. You haven’t been honing your skills over in my area by any chance have you? We’ve been having some rather hellacious storms over the past couple of months and now I’m wondering now if that was you practicing up.

  12. You happen to slam that house in your header while you were practicing by any chance? It was a pretty white thing yesterday if I remember correctly.

  13. Kirk M – I am still having some problems with accuracy.  I will admit that the hit on Liam was a bit of luck [I didn't mention I had already wiped out a junior school, but you can't make an omelette.. etc...]

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