Critical Linking: August 29, 2012

[Note: Feeling goofy. All of my comments are movie quotes today. No prize if you guess them, just the glory].


“I’ll go onto several forums, from the well-known forums, and post there, under my own name and under various other names and various other characters. You build this whole network of characters who talk about your books and sometimes have conversations with yourself.”

“You’re seeing a whole team of psychiatrists aren’t you?”


The New York Daily News reported that Franco plans to be “loyal” to the Faulkner text. So far, the cast includes Danny McBrideTim Blake NelsonLogan Marshall GreenAhna O’Reilly and Jim Parrack. Shooting begins in October, but no release date has been revealed.

Striker: “Surely you can’t be serious.” Rumack: “I am serious…and don’t call me Shirley.”


If anything, you felt that their immense knowledge derived above all from their great love for the subject. I was raised by a scientist and a schoolteacher, and it was salutary for me to be reminded that authority could derive from passion, not pieces of paper.

“You had me at ‘hello.'”


In the old print publishing world, it was difficult to pull off a scam like this. But in the age of ebooks, I fear we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to gaming the system. Welcome to publishing’s own drug era: where every review and every bestseller list is suspect. Get your asterisks ready.

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

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