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#16 Big A

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

And what could I contribute about travel, I've only been vacationing all over the world since age 1. I guess that has nothing on Phillys 3 years of trips, trips to tons of crummy places the general public wouldn't even want to visit. Then again, it can be a niche book as a how to type book for poor people who want to get out of the country for the same budget I usually spend for a night at a hotel. I already named it for him..."White Trash Travels" or in honor of TNPanthers parents, we can call it "Frugal World Travel"

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

So you think the general public will pick up a book about someone who did world travel and want to read through chapters of smack threads on his old roommate and family and friends using fug and poo and douche and be willing to pay money for that?


Oh yeah, a book about someone having a rich daddy wouldn't even sell one copy.....well except for that little Rich Dad, Poor Dad book that is considered the best personal finance book, sold over 26 million copies, and even on Oprahs list of best books. E P I C F A I L!!!!

http://en.m.wikipedi...ch_Dad_Poor_Dad

 

even before i submitted my post i knew you'd be tripping over your own $90,000 shoes made from pope bones and original drafts of the declaration of independence to point out "buh buh buh t-t-t-here have too been books written by rich guys that were successful!"

 

first off, that's not what i said.  based on your excellent posting history on this site i'm hardly surprised that you consider sales figures analagous to quality.  there are things that are held in high regard by critics and the public that didn't necessarily sell well and that's undeniable.  unless you want to argue by extension that nsync was better than the velvet underground of course.  who knows, you might actually feel that way about it.

 

anyway:

 

-self help/advice isn't the same genre as what philly is trying to do.  self help books sell shitloads and always have.  nice try though.

 

also i hope you're not a fan of fellow real estate guru john reed because here's what he had to say about that book:

 

 

John T. Reed, a critic of Robert Kiyosaki, says, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad contains much wrong advice, much bad advice, some dangerous advice, and virtually no good advice." He also states, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad is one of the dumbest financial advice books I have ever read. It contains many factual errors and numerous extremely unlikely accounts of events that supposedly occurred."[7] Kiyosaki provided a rebuttal to some of Reed's statements.[8] Slate reviewer Rob Walker called the book full of nonsense, and said that Kiyosaki's claims were often vague, the narrative "fablelike", and that much of the book was "self-help boilerplate", noting the predictable common features of such books were present in Rich Dad, Poor Dad. He also criticizes Kiyosaki's conclusions about Americans, American culture, and Kiyosaki's methods.[1]



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

also since we're talking life advice here's a page you might want to visit so you can own something nicer than what phil had which appears to be an obsession of yours:

 

http://www.sweetwate...uitars/high2low

 

i've even sorted it by price for you.  i recommend the PRS as that's the douche guitar du jour at the moment.  you don't even have to learn how to play-just let it sit in a prominent place in your house and take pictures of it for the next round of smack central show and tell.

 

 


Edited by Nicks To The Colts, 02 July 2014 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:05 PM

first off, that's not what i said. based on your excellent posting history on this site i'm hardly surprised that you consider sales figures analagous to quality. there are things that are held in high regard by critics and the public that didn't necessarily sell well and that's undeniable. unless you want to argue by extension that nsync was better than the velvet underground of course. who knows, you might actually feel that way about it.

anyway:

-self help/advice isn't the same genre as what philly is trying to do. self help books sell shitloads and always have. nice try though.

also i hope you're not a fan of fellow real estate guru john reed because here's what he had to say about that book:


So trying to play the semantics game. Well you said "interesting". Pretty sure how many people buy a book is a good measure of interest. You want to try to equate "interesting" with ""quality" trying your best to prove me wrong, but I'll let you consult the dictionary to help explain to you the difference between what you originally said "interesting" and your failed attempt to now try to go with the whole "quality" argument.

So basically Oprah recommends a book and it has more purchases than classics like The Great Gatsby on one side, and on the other side some redneck on a football board is calling a bartenders smacks chapters about some "douche" he lived with "a quality" read. Forgive me if I dismiss your opinion and side with the oprah and the 26+ million people.

John Reed? Why would I be a fan or care of the opinion an another infomercial salesman of another RE course. Just stop embarrassing yourself.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:08 PM

lol if it weren't for philly you wouldn't even exist



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:38 PM

if it wasn't for the pizza delivery guy he wouldn't exist either



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:50 PM

So trying to play the semantics game. Well you said "interesting". Pretty sure how many people buy a book is a good measure of interest. You want to try to equate "interesting" with ""quality" trying your best to prove me wrong, but I'll let you consult the dictionary to help explain to you the difference between what you originally said "interesting" and your failed attempt to now try to go with the whole "quality" argument.

So basically Oprah recommends a book and it has more purchases than classics like The Great Gatsby on one side, and on the other side some redneck on a football board is calling a bartenders smacks chapters about some "douche" he lived with "a quality" read. Forgive me if I dismiss your opinion and side with the oprah and the 26+ million people.

John Reed? Why would I be a fan or care of the opinion an another infomercial salesman of another RE course. Just stop embarrassing yourself.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:59 PM

I'd also wager that being held in high regard by the public is analogous to public interest which is something I did say. Feel free to disagree and accuse me of making semantic arguments when you deliberately misrepresented my original post in the first place.

 

also i'm not going to be put on the defensive about making "semantic arguments" by you of all fuging posters on this site.  the guy who's made more threads that start on one topic and end on page 50 with you laying down the law about the price of melon ballers in trinidad than anyone imaginable.  the guy who contorts himself into a pretzel making pedantic, hair-splitting arguments to avoid having to answer for his stupid ass football predictions every year while accusing other posters of making incorrect predictions within the same breath.


Edited by Nicks To The Colts, 02 July 2014 - 06:12 PM.



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