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A Chill To Cut the Heat
My friend Jonathan reports on his blog -- August 3rd, 2005 -- about a disturbing lagniappe included in his Amazon order. This is an excerpt from the letter he wrote in response:
My order arrived just fine. However, included with my brand new copy of Judith Wajcman’s Techno Feminism was a “promissory note” for “eternal life” "by the authority of God" for the “forgiveness of sin [presumably mine], public and private through faith [again, presumably mine] in the blood of jesus christ [presumably from inside his body and not purchased on the black market]” [material in brackets added for clarification].
I haven't been using Amazon because Barnes & Noble is a considerably "bluer" corporation, but had to do so yesterday for an order placed through my Department. I wonder whether my selection of Ulli Lommel's Richard Hell-starring Blank Generation and Maya Deren experimental films will prompt some Amazon staffer to send me a similar note.

Mode: not surprised
Muse: That's All For Everyone - Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

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cpratt From: cpratt Date: August 4th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yeah, but that's Amazon.ca. Was it sent from a distribution center in Alberta by any chance? ;)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 4th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
No doubt! Ralph's Team rides on. . .
From: ex_synecdoch550 Date: August 4th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Well that's great! Now he can get away with anything, and if when he dies he does end up in front of St Peter, he can just whip out that note. It's like a note from a parent letting you out of gym class!

I am going to have to start paying more attention to the things Amazon ships me, though-- I usually just pull out the books/cds/dvds, check if they are all there, and toss the rest aside without a second look.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 4th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Good point. It's like an indulgence! Martin Luther must be scratching his ____ in his grave.
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