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Postby Ampoliros » 03 Aug 2008 11:46

A long time ago on a forum thread...over there...i posted this:

hey don't fear Leto of Dune. i say we all go buy our own copy. every one of us. hardcopy, day one.

then we hold a barbeque...

Lets see if Guiness Book of World Records will admit it as most burned book in history. Lets even try to get the entry on the same page as Kevin's book signing.


I probably meant Paul of Dune. I still think this is a valid idea. I think if we did this for Paul of Dune's release, and then posted a few Youtubes of our personal BBQ's it might send the message to the HLP a little better about how we feel.

Too direct? Not direct enough? What do you think? Might not be the legacy the Orthodox Herbertians are looking for, but hey, free country.
I'm sure the 'authors' would spin this as a threat against themselves.

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Postby Serkanner » 03 Aug 2008 12:02

I am in favour of burning any and all books by the two hacks.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 03 Aug 2008 13:10

Man, how many do you think we'd have to burn to be the "most burned book"? I'll bet there are a few books out there that would be hard to beat.

I do like the idea though. :twisted:
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Postby Serkanner » 03 Aug 2008 16:11

A Thing of Eternity wrote:Man, how many do you think we'd have to burn to be the "most burned book"? I'll bet there are a few books out there that would be hard to beat.

I do like the idea though. :twisted:


I don't think there is a reference in the GBR to bookburning. If that is indeed true a good effort might convince the GBR people to take the record attempt serious. :D
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 03 Aug 2008 16:17

Serkanner wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Man, how many do you think we'd have to burn to be the "most burned book"? I'll bet there are a few books out there that would be hard to beat.

I do like the idea though. :twisted:


I don't think there is a reference in the GBR to bookburning. If that is indeed true a good effort might convince the GBR people to take the record attempt serious. :D


Oh, I don't know about that. Simon managed to get them to take his basement collage seriously... :shock: I think they'd take a book burning. :twisted:
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Postby SandChigger » 03 Aug 2008 19:54

Well, ignoring the question of whether we want to be regarded as a bunch of book burners, maybe it would depend on how we qualified it.

Book Most Burned Publicly on YouTube, maybe? :D

Completely seriously, though: do you really want to give this book any kind of recognition like that?

People who otherwise wouldn't have even looked at it, might. Sales could skyrocket. Byron would ejaculate in public. Profusely. DN site whiteout.

Do we really want that? :?
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Postby Rakis » 03 Aug 2008 21:55

Hmmmm...i was all for it, but Chigger's stuff about Byron's ejaculation... :shock:

I just don't want to be a part of THAT... :vomit:


Let's just buy someone else's books... :P
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Postby SandChigger » 04 Aug 2008 01:51

We could still shoot for

MOST HATED SCIFI BOOK BURNED IN EFFIGY ON YOUTUBE :D

(How to burn it in effigy: Make a color copy of the cover dustjacket and wrap it around a bundle of [preferably: used toilet] paper and burn that instead.)
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Postby Ampoliros » 04 Aug 2008 11:23

How about Most flamboyant move to get a corporate entity to stop raping a literary masterpiece for pure profit using the lowest bidder.
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Postby Ampoliros » 04 Aug 2008 11:37

I like the effigy idea better. Too bad we can't steal all the delivery trucks and drive them into the deep desert, drop a couple thumpers, then escape in an ornithopter and film the worms attacking...then again, Paul of Dune is poisonous to the Dune world so I imagine we'd only succeed in killing off all the worms.


Damn those bastards thought of everything!

We could get the Herbert Estate declared a national treasure, that might gum up the works a bit. We'd have to cover it up with some other Sci-fi greats as well. The National Convention for the Protection of Endangered Fictional Legacies.
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Postby TheDukester » 04 Aug 2008 12:24

I initially liked the idea of a book-burning, or some other form of book-destruction, but I reversed course when I realized that it's really only the purchase of the books that the HLP gives a damn about. And I don't want to support them, in any way, from a financial standpoint.

So the plan needs to be modified into a two-step proess. First, hijacking a truck with a load of the new book ... then, the burning. :)
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Postby Freakzilla » 04 Aug 2008 12:51

Yeah, I wouldn't buy one of their books unless I got to watch them eat it or something like that.
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Postby Serkanner » 04 Aug 2008 13:30

We could of course lower ourselves to burning the books we already have bought previously and state this as the "greatest prequel burning ever". I have 6 books in English and two in Dutch ready for the pile.
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Postby Freakzilla » 04 Aug 2008 14:10

Serkanner wrote:We could of course lower ourselves to burning the books we already have bought previously and state this as the "greatest prequel burning ever". I have 6 books in English and two in Dutch ready for the pile.


I have some that I'd burn, hardbacks too.
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Postby Tleilax Master B » 04 Aug 2008 14:49

Freakzilla wrote:
Serkanner wrote:We could of course lower ourselves to burning the books we already have bought previously and state this as the "greatest prequel burning ever". I have 6 books in English and two in Dutch ready for the pile.


I have some that I'd burn, hardbacks too.


I even have signed copies of those crappers I could throw on the ol' pile.
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Postby trang » 04 Aug 2008 15:40

how about finding out shipping schedules for new book and bribing the truck drivers to allow them to be "boosted" from the trucks.

Then take the books and give them out to all the homeless people you can find to be used for toilet, keeping warm via fire and stuffing in there cloths?

We look like concerned citizans helping the fellow man, and below the wire the sinister true nature of knowing the books will recieve the soiling and toiling they deserve?

Might even get P&B to follow suit by donating hundreds of copies on top of that to homeless shelters, furthering the soil and toil vengence.

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Postby Freakzilla » 04 Aug 2008 15:48

I think they should be donated to prisons and jails. Maybe even to Guantanamo Bay.
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Postby Tleilax Master B » 04 Aug 2008 16:55

Freakzilla wrote:I think they should be donated to prisons and jails. Maybe even to Guantanamo Bay.


Hey, doesn't the constitution prohibit "cruel and unusual" punishment? :wink:
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Postby Freakzilla » 04 Aug 2008 17:12

Tleilax Master B wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I think they should be donated to prisons and jails. Maybe even to Guantanamo Bay.


Hey, doesn't the constitution prohibit "cruel and unsual" punishment? :wink:


By the time they find out it will be too late. :twisted:
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Postby SandChigger » 04 Aug 2008 19:18

I'd imagine the shipments are insured in some way. Destruction of undelivered books would maybe hurt the HLP, but not the publisher, probably.

Nah, nothing illegal, just symbolic. ;)
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Postby halcyo » 05 Aug 2008 18:33

How about we...........


just don't buy it?



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Postby Omphalos » 05 Aug 2008 18:54

halcyo wrote:How about we...........


just don't buy it?



halcyo


Where's the fun in that? Im sure our criticism will be worth much more to us than the few dollars they get by our purchases.

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Postby Mandy » 05 Aug 2008 19:26

halcyo wrote:How about we...........


just don't buy it?



halcyo


I second that.

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Postby SandChigger » 05 Aug 2008 21:14

If it were possible to get a copy in a timely manner from a library, I wouldn't buy it new, I'd wait until more used copies came online.

Striking quickly is important. (For some reason...I forget.... :? )

Added:

Oh, yeah: As I feared, someone of with very little intelligence and a cob lodged permanently up her ass (Nekhrun, know anything about that?) has read this thread and gotten her panties all soaking at the prospect of us planning some illegal act.

This is why you have to be careful what you post on the Net. There are a lot of stupid people out there. :roll:
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Postby TheDukester » 05 Aug 2008 22:28

SandChigger wrote:Oh, yeah: As I feared, someone of with very little intelligence and a cob lodged permanently up her ass (Nekhrun, know anything about that?) has read this thread and gotten her panties all soaking at the prospect of us planning some illegal act.

Do you have linkage? You know, for those of us who are slow on the uptake ... :)

Anyone who would take this exercise in wish-fulfillment seriously just reinforces my belief that stupid people should have to get a license before being allowed online.
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