Sunday, April 13, 2003

We made the short list

From the Amnesty International website: "In 2002, 81 percent of all known executions took place in China, Iran and the USA."

I am so against the death penalty. It's not a deterrent and is just a hot issue used by politicians to divide people and to avoid real issues.

I thought I would mention that since I am tired of thinking about the war.

A question of quality?

I came across an article about the authors of the horrible Left Behind series were suing the company that made a movie based on the book because the movie was of low quality! Low quality! I read the first few pages of the first book in that series and I don't know how any adaption of that crap could possibly be inferior. In fact I think the people that do read that tripe can only be helped by pictures.

Within the last two years I handled one of the recent books in that lengthy Left Behind series. It was about 250 pages long or so. I opened the book up and was shocked by how large the print and margins were. If the book had been printed as all other books are it would have had about 2/3 the pages it did. For a book that is supposed to be of a religious nature I found that tactic to be alarmingly dishonest. Could it have been a ploy to drive up the price of the novel?

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