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06/14/2006: No Practical Advice Today -- But a List of Ways to Get Some

I was bopping around on Amazon yesterday, and I came across something funny that I thought you would enjoy, gentle readers. I was looking at the "how to write" books and I came across one on comedy writing. "Interesting," I thought. "I wonder if this fellow discusses some of the same joke types that I have discussed on my blog." But before I could even determine that, I came across this part of the Amazon page:

What do customers ultimately buy after viewing items like this?

38% buy
The System: How to Get Laid Today! by Roy Valentine $11.69

38% buy
How to Succeed with Women by Ron Louis $10.37

12% buy
NLP The New Technology of Achievement (New on CD) by Charles Faulkner $12.97

7% buy the item featured on this page:
Comedy Writing Secrets by Melvin Helitzer

5% buy
The Guide to Picking Up Girls by Gabe Fischbarg $9.60

Well! If nothing else, this certainly tells me something about the sorts of people that are interested in learning about comedy writing. You're clearly fascinated by the technology of achievement! Good for you!

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