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April 29, 2004

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frm

Did you count your Modern Library score against the official list or the one that puts L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth only behind two Ayn Rand novels as the best of the best?

Abnu

Another lawyer with way too much time on his hands, Thomas P. Cotrel, has put together a list of the 100 Worst Books of the 20th Century. Tom has partnered with Jeff Bezos, as a shill for Amazon, to squeeze fees out of book sales. Something for Evan to think about, don't you agree?

Evan

FRM: My count was based on the official list--the one in the left-hand column of the link. This fact was in one of my many early drafts of the post, but was later deleted during the intense line-editing phase of blog production, in which Andrea (my wife and law partner) participated. Later today, there will be a staff meeting to determine whether my line-editors have begun line-editing too closely. When they begin changing the meaning of the posts I've labored so long to write--well, it pisses me off even to think about it.

Abnu: Are you accusing me of having too much time on my hands? If so, it's only because I never sleep, except when I have an opportunity to hear former U.S. attorney general Griffin Bell speak to large audiences. Whenever that happens, I usually find myself dozing off just before he calls for the FBI to begin investigating someone.

Dave

Supercuts? I would definitely rethink that choice. Old-time barbers are the way to go. Long live the straight razor!

Evan

Dave: Class action lawyers like me learned long ago not to allow anyone to hold straight razors near our necks. You go right ahead, but I'm going to take a pass.

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