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A Duck Triumphant

My mother told me that I should never gloat. It's unbecoming and immature, she said. And I'm sure she'd say it's even more unbecoming to gloat over the deeds of others, and not yourself.

Well, I don't care.

I don't care that when the whole Dan Rathergate blew up, it was Kevin and Paul that did nearly all the heavy lifting around here. I did a little, here and there, (very little), and I was a part of the site when it all went down.

So I proudly present this photo:

Duck_Triumphant.jpg

Now, though, I have to wonder what the hell I'm going to do with six copies of this piece of trash. Yeah, I'll keep one for myself for posterity, and I promised Kevin a copy (I'll get it shipped out soon, boss, I promise! I just needed all of them together for the photo shoot!). I'm also saving one for Paul if he changes his mind, but that leaves three copies.

Maybe I'll cook up some sort of appropriate contest, and give them out as prizes...

Any suggestions on the best way to dispose of these books?

And in case anyone thinks I paid good money or put money into her pockets, I picked up all six for a dollar apiece at a Dollar Tree store. They were long, long past the point where she might get any royalties.


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Get them signed by Mapes an... (Below threshold)
Bob:

Get them signed by Mapes and Rather, and auction them off for charity.

Flush them down a toilet, h... (Below threshold)

Flush them down a toilet, heh.

How about "Biggest Moonbat ... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

How about "Biggest Moonbat Comment of the Week (or Day)"? Select a few and then put them up for a vote and the winner gets a copy. Naturally the comment would have to be a legitimate one made in response to a post. (One drawback: It would require quite a bit of reading.)

Anyway, given the book that would make an apropos contest.

My early money's on "JFO".

Send them to Sheryl Crowe s... (Below threshold)
hermie:

Send them to Sheryl Crowe so she can abide by her 'one sheet' rule for about a year.

Is the paper soft enough to... (Below threshold)
Glenn:

Is the paper soft enough to w.... never mind.

It's only early April...it ... (Below threshold)

It's only early April...it must still get cold in NH. Got a fireplace?

How about if you win the co... (Below threshold)
Yogurt:

How about if you win the contest you won't have one sent to you...

You could flush some pages ... (Below threshold)
Tom:

You could flush some pages of it and see if any MSM journalists threaten mayhem . . .

How about when you take the... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

How about when you take the HAMMER to a troll, you not only ban them but they get a copy of the trash book? ww

1. You saw Mape's name on t... (Below threshold)

1. You saw Mape's name on the book. In huge letters.
2. You paid good money for it anyway.
3. You repeated this process another SIX times.
4. You were surprised by the results?

1. You saw Mape's name on t... (Below threshold)

1. You saw Mape's name on the book. In huge letters.
2. You paid good money for it anyway.
3. You repeated this process another FIVE times.
4. You were surprised by the results?

DJ, the first buck was for ... (Below threshold)

DJ, the first buck was for my own entertainment. It was worth it. This is the FOURTH posting I've gotten out of that book.

The remaining five copies were mainly for the above photo op. Again, worth it.

Add in that not one damned penny went to Mapes, and it was six bucks well spent.

So, I guess you don't want a copy?

J.

subtitled: The Press, The P... (Below threshold)

subtitled: The Press, The President and the Privilege of Power?
Jay Tee: Give one away to the best alliteration of the day!
After all, alliteration always attracts!

I think they ought to be an... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

I think they ought to be an award for getting hit with the Ban Hammer. Of course, you have to scrawl "Blood For Odin!" in dripping red letters across the front....

Well, I have to admit that ... (Below threshold)

Well, I have to admit that money on a Mapes book that paid nothing to Mapes herself, has a certain poetic justice.

But no, I don't want that book.

Jay I've mentioned several ... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Jay I've mentioned several times I don't read fiction.

Hell, stock up ... (Below threshold)
Uncle Pinky:
Hell, stock up on them and sell them for original price at Kos conventions and Democrat rallies.

5. Posted by Uncle Pinky | March 20, 2008 8:19 PM | Score: 2 (2 votes cast)

Likely the first time my investment advice has been heeded.

All of us know Mary Mapes t... (Below threshold)
Jumpinjoe:

All of us know Mary Mapes tried to use a big whopping lie to smear a Republican Presidential candidate weeks before the general election with the hopes of helping to sway voters. That's not even up for dispute any more.

So of course her writing a book titled "TRUTH and Duty" makes you only pause with the thoughts of "wow, the frigg'in audacity".

The "TRUTH and Duty" booking buying demographic are too busy pointing fingers at each other right now pointing out who has told the whopper of the week. So it's no surprise the left isn't buying the book either and trying to defend her. They can hardly keep up with defending "I was under sniper fire" and "God Damn America".

Poor Mary, a failed author "only" because of bad timing.

BTW, Mr. Ducky has a look of concentration on his face. I wonder what he is thinking.

Any suggestions on... (Below threshold)
JimK:
Any suggestions on the best way to dispose of these books?

Well, the weather is warming up, so you probably won't need firestarters for a fireplace.

I'm afraid I'm fresh out of ideas, unless the paper is especially soft. Because if it is, I have one other suggestion...

Mr. Ducky has a look of ... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Mr. Ducky has a look of concentration on his face. I wonder what he is thinking.

My 3.5 week old son gets the same look just before he blows out a diaper. I imagine Mr. Ducky is readying to do the same.

Oh crap (uhh, no pun intend... (Below threshold)
JimK:

Oh crap (uhh, no pun intended) I see I wasn't the first to have that one other idea.

OK. One more thought. Save them. Attend the next YearlyKOS and use the pages to stop up all the toilets on whatever floor of whatever hotel in which the convention is held. Wait. Place duck by elevator doors, and snap scrunched up faces as presented. Repeat for entire weekend. Try not to pee yourself laughing.

Since forgeries are a big p... (Below threshold)
fg:

Since forgeries are a big part of her life you might as well forge her name and sell them as signed copies.

Do you have an Ebay acct? ... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Do you have an Ebay acct? Upload this photo. The Duckie makes it a cute sales display. Disclaimer: Duck not included.

Jay Tea,Feed them ... (Below threshold)
Pilgrim:

Jay Tea,

Feed them to civet cats and then let the liberals glean through their droppings to see if they can find anything that makes sense.

They do it with coffee beans. Liberal lit should probably improve with the process as well. http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/coffee_made_from_cat_crap_that_costs_100_a_cup_ill_pass_butthanks_weirdo/

OOPS!Sorry about t... (Below threshold)
Pilgrim:

OOPS!

Sorry about the link taking up so much space.

I'm a Techno Monkey Boy and I couldn't figure out how to do it the other way on your site.

It only took me a year to get it down at Say Anything.

Now, excuse me while I go play with something shiny on my tire swing.

Pilgrim

Funny how many 'famous' peo... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Funny how many 'famous' people's books wind up at the dollar store. I once saw Algorabge and wife books loaded on a shelf. Actually the manager would have given them to anyone to get the dust out of the store.

The best ideas are #9 and #... (Below threshold)

The best ideas are #9 and #22

Alternately, Jay could offer them as booby prizes for whoever gets the most negative votes in the weekly caption competition.

Back when Laurence Simon wa... (Below threshold)
Mark L:

Back when Laurence Simon was running his dead pool, I offered a copy of one of Duranty's books (NYT reporter who won a Pulitzer by making up puff piece news stories about the Soviets in the 1920s and 30s) as a prize for the first member of the Liberal media picked that died.

Several members of the liberal media died that year, but none of them had been picked by any of the participants.

Maybe there is another dead pool somewhere. You could offer the Mapes book as a prize for the first liberal media figure that kicks it.

JayBy all means, hav... (Below threshold)

Jay
By all means, have them signed along with a personal note...if you can find Mapes. They may be worth something in about forty years (if the Der Spiegel/Irving/Hughes hoax is a reliable example).

Calling all trolls...hey Br... (Below threshold)
Michael:

Calling all trolls...hey Brian, Herman, other fools ...don't you find this amusing?

Sign them all: "To Leni Rie... (Below threshold)

Sign them all: "To Leni Riefenstahl - All my love, Mary"

Scrawl "For Dans Lies only"... (Below threshold)
914:

Scrawl "For Dans Lies only" on the inside cover & auction them off to pay for a new laptop for Yours truly.

Or hang them around the yard to keep the flies occupied.




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