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The Seattle Times reviewed our book, Who Would Buy This, today. The review is by Jack Broom, the man who helped make the Librarian Action Figure world famous. Not only did he enjoy the book, he dubbed our boss "The King of Quirk," a nickname that will be repeated often in our offices. Of course, he also called him a genius, so we have a feeling our teasing won't sting too much.
The question posed in the book's title is apt: No one needs this volume, any more than they've needed any of the items described inside it in. But the human appetite for fun, amusement — or simple diversion — shouldn't be underestimated.
And we swear that we shall never underestimate that appetite. Overestimate it, sure, all the time, but we will never undershoot.
Hello, I'm Mark, I own Archie McPhee and I wanted to use this blog to share some of my views and recommend books I like. If you are here just for the crazy, fun stuff you can just skip my rants. Of course, your life would be diminished because of it, it's your choice.
One issue that we're very concerned about here is privacy. We guard our customer list and your email addresses carefully, knowing that you are putting your trust in us when you order. We even sell products that could help protect your identity, like the Bizzaro Glasses and Fake Mustaches, which is clear evidence of our sincerity.
Today I've been brooding about the coming new wave of sneaky, hi-tech cameras at traffic intersections in Seattle and other big cities, and how those cameras relate so admirably to successful Sicilian Mafia methods. It all blends nicely with my Grand Ongoing Rant on the collapse of honest government, privacy rights and common sense. Continue reading