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January 20, 2006



I don't know why I feel compelled to present sidebars rather than actual, you know, responses to your posts, but:

Oprah's name should always be followed by an exclamation point in print. E.g., "Oprah! is the most powerful person in entertainment today."

"Last night on Larry King, Oprah! surprised Frey and his mommy by appearing and fluffing Little Jimmy's Book."

"This pig carcass bears the marks of a wild Oprah! moving through these woods. Be on guard."

Brendan Wolfe

Oprah! is a right kerfuffle!

Amanda Sage Barnum

Interesting. Like Oprah, Frey seems to have a talent for maximizing drama; in his book this is manifested in the seemingly Random capitalization of Certain Words, the constant constant constant repetition of phrases, the rhythmic chanting quality of the prose.

I guess fake minds think alike.


"Like Oprah, Frey seems to have a talent for maximizing drama"

Don't most writers?

Anyway, I found this entry hilarious and delightful.


I don't understand what the big deal was about James Frey's book. Can someone point this out to me? Who really cares if it was truth or fiction, or some combination of both. WHO CAER!?!? Gawd...

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