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7 Responses to "Indiespensable Author Cards, Part 1"
April 4, 2008 at 02:21 PM
Congratulations to Kurt, the winner of our first set of Indiespensable trading cards! Looks like we believed you, after all. Hope your humiliation was worth the cards!
April 2, 2008 at 08:45 AM
I was on a hike at Mt. Rainier and, being the youngest of six, didn't want to appear the weakling so kept up with my brothers as we trudged up a trail to a pretty view. I had to go poo though...but I didn't stop so I, you know, pooed my pants. I didn't want to appear the weakling to my siblings. They thought worse of me, of course, particularly with the smell that followed me to the car.
March 31, 2008 at 12:50 PM
Most embarassing moment...hmmm...that has to be the time I called an ex-boyfriend by my dog's name when I was chastising him. Oops! Bad Fido!
March 31, 2008 at 10:49 AM
Kurt: In the interest of maintaining our sterling reputation for truth and accountability, Powells.com will take absolutely every precaution that Riverhead Books took to fact-check Margaret B. Jones's
. We will turn to whoever's nearest and ask, "That sound about right to you?" If they nod yes, we'll consider the facts checked. If they shake their heads no, we'll ask the next person who comes along. P.S. Nobody believes your bladder story.
March 29, 2008 at 08:53 AM
Brockman; in light of the recent spate of faux memoirs what steps do you plan to take as an "e-publisher" to fact check these submissions? (I ask only because, well, my high school classmates don't need to be reminded of the time I embarrassed myself and the school's forensics team by voiding my bladder onstage when accepting a trophy at a district meet.)
March 28, 2008 at 07:32 PM
Summer concert at Great Woods Ampitheater. Couldn't wait for intermission but didn't want to miss the show. Found the closest pair of shoes on our tarp, which happened to be a few sizes too big but what the heck, a hurry's a hurry, and I made for the facilities. First row upon entering: all stalls. Second row: the same. To the left, more stalls. And a wall -- end of bathroom. A stall swung open, a woman stepped out, and upon recovering from her brief shock proceeded to give me one of the most unkind looks I've ever received. The worst part was flopping around in those clown shoes, reversing back past the women at the sinks and others just coming in. "Sorry. Excuse me. Sorry. Um, sorry, excuse me..." Didn't get arrested, but missed a whole bunch of the show.
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