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Comments on: Why, you must be illiterate, and interested in overpriced, pretentious, tacky crap! http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2007/11/07/why-you-must-be-illiterate-and-interested-in-overpriced-pretentious-tacky-crap/ "A man needn't go far to find a subject, if he's ready with his salt-box."--Uncle Pumblechook Wed, 14 May 2014 19:32:14 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 By: David LaPierre http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2007/11/07/why-you-must-be-illiterate-and-interested-in-overpriced-pretentious-tacky-crap/comment-page-1/#comment-4694 Tue, 27 Nov 2007 16:46:48 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2007/11/07/why-you-must-be-illiterate-and-interested-in-overpriced-pretentious-tacky-crap/#comment-4694 When I walk into a home decorated with Source Perrier, my first instinct is to run out the door screaming. Heavy on ostentation usually equals light on everything else.

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By: Horace http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2007/11/07/why-you-must-be-illiterate-and-interested-in-overpriced-pretentious-tacky-crap/comment-page-1/#comment-4205 Fri, 09 Nov 2007 19:10:14 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2007/11/07/why-you-must-be-illiterate-and-interested-in-overpriced-pretentious-tacky-crap/#comment-4205 The greatest irony here is that the copy mentions as one of its classics, The Great Gatsby, which has a scene in it in which the owl-eyed man specifically comments on the fact that the book pages in Gatsby’s Library have not yet been torn open, a reference to a vanity library as a sign of hollow wealth! I love it!

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By: September Blue http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2007/11/07/why-you-must-be-illiterate-and-interested-in-overpriced-pretentious-tacky-crap/comment-page-1/#comment-4133 Thu, 08 Nov 2007 14:23:44 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2007/11/07/why-you-must-be-illiterate-and-interested-in-overpriced-pretentious-tacky-crap/#comment-4133 My favourite is the description of the Cherry Blossom Pillows: ‘In the language of flowers, cherry blossoms mean knowledge. All we know is that these lovely silk pillows woven with golden branches laden with tufts of white, cherry blossoms on a soft caramel ground are as welcoming as a day in spring.’

I’m wondering, though, if my own budget flat-pack bookcases are really all that far from the Libris Book Stand (‘that dates from a time when books were a symbol of their owner’s wealth and learning’, none the less!). Cheap and functional though they are in themselves, it’s not an accident that the shelves in full view of visitors always get the more academically and aesthetically impressive books, while the falling-apart airport novels are tucked away in the case behind the armchair. Hmm.

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By: jbj http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2007/11/07/why-you-must-be-illiterate-and-interested-in-overpriced-pretentious-tacky-crap/comment-page-1/#comment-4129 Thu, 08 Nov 2007 12:24:04 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2007/11/07/why-you-must-be-illiterate-and-interested-in-overpriced-pretentious-tacky-crap/#comment-4129 To be clear, I’m only targeting copy here, not product . . . except for the fake book panels.

But the knives are pretty sad, I think.

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By: Alex http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2007/11/07/why-you-must-be-illiterate-and-interested-in-overpriced-pretentious-tacky-crap/comment-page-1/#comment-4113 Thu, 08 Nov 2007 08:25:55 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2007/11/07/why-you-must-be-illiterate-and-interested-in-overpriced-pretentious-tacky-crap/#comment-4113 I would love to burn that, except I own a pair of these: http://www.trueswords.com/chronicles-riddick-knife-p-793.html
and really have no grounds to argue.

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