Sunday, August 07, 2005

Things that astound me

That, when we were browsing in a nearby French chain bookstore, there should be a prominent display table featuring the latest releases in philosophy.

That the local fruiterie offers free delivery, and I wonder what kind of people take advantage of this service, wanting a crate of mango and a case of olive oil delivered up to their fourth floor walk-up. In addition to fruits and vegetables, they have a small selection of coffee and gourmet cheeses (and the aforementioned olive oil). I imagine there is a little old lady who lives around the corner from me who every day phones them up for an apple and a potato, with maybe a bit of Emmenthal on Fridays.

That well over 100 people in the last 48 hours have arrived here via internet search results for "What Russian literary figure do some people believe to be almost as unfortunate as the Baudelaire orphans?" How many unfortunate Russian literary figures are there to choose from? They must be very disappointed that I don't tell them it's Anna Karenina, that slut, but who could blame her, and really the whole incident with the train was very tragic. But Violet, Klaus, and Sunny really have it hard.

That somebody needs to know "where book nerds hang out," though I'm actually rather flattered that this little blog might appear as an answer to them.

11 comments:

Melanie Lynne Hauser said...

Very funny - book nerds of the world, unite!

Jack Ruttan said...

What about the children who had to dance in the street for dinner in "Crime and Punishment?" Sorry, forgot their family name.

Ariya said...

actully, I'm one of those book nerds who did a dogpile.com search and found this site. Thanks now I know its Anna Karenina, thanks a bunch!

Anonymous said...

THANKYOU!!!!!!!!! i LOVE Octupi!! Magnificent Octupus, you are a lifesaver, i had been searching for hours for the "Anna Karenina" answer!!! p.s. What was the alleged surname of the arsonist cow that began the Great Chicago Fire?

Anonymous said...

i'm so glas i found the answer, thank-you!

Anonymous said...

tomato is the ingredient
devils tongue is the knot
o'leary is the surname
its rule #920

Anonymous said...

What V.F.D. rule was broken by the sad fate of Jacques Snicket

Anonymous said...

What V.F.D. rule was broken by the sad fate of Jacques Snicket

Anonymous said...

What V.F.D. rule was broken by the sad fate of Jacques Snicket

Anonymous said...

the surname is o`leary. I am taking a quiz, and i put in the answers above, but it says that i am wrong. please help

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you have to keep entering the same information, that's how it worked for me
my answers
1. Tomato
2. o'leary
3. devil's tongue
4. 920
5. Anna Karenina