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   Target really wants you to read Les Miserables by "emerging author" Leo Tolstoy

11 Dec 2012 03:02 AM   |   12511 clicks   |   The Consumerist
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cretinbob     
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10 Dec 2012 11:49 PM
ds_4815     
Subby gets 19 years for reading comprehension.

11 Dec 2012 12:01 AM
DanZero    [TotalFark]  

ds_4815: Subby gets 19 years for reading comprehension.


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11 Dec 2012 12:03 AM
fusillade762     

ds_4815: Subby gets 19 years for reading comprehension.


Wat? I must be missing something.

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11 Dec 2012 12:48 AM
ds_4815     

fusillade762: ds_4815: Subby gets 19 years for reading comprehension.

Wat? I must be missing something.

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Yes... namely, that Les Miserables was a Victor Hugo work and does not appear in the above photograph.

/Unless I'm missing something now.
//Damn you recursion!

11 Dec 2012 12:58 AM
Babwa Wawa     
I for one am thankful for the Consumerist. These hucksters at Target (indeed a telling name for this retailer) are simply leveraging an upcoming movie to expose our naive populace to works of fiction that are MORE THAN 30 YEARS OLD!

Imagine if someone - a child, perhaps - had purchased and read this book thinking that Tolstoy was the next Danielle Steel or Dean Koontz. Who if not the Consumerist will protect us from this chicanery?

Bravo Consumerist, bravo. Stay ever vigilant in your watchtowers. We need you more than ever.

11 Dec 2012 01:12 AM
fusillade762     

ds_4815: fusillade762: ds_4815: Subby gets 19 years for reading comprehension.

Wat? I must be missing something.

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Yes... namely, that Les Miserables was a Victor Hugo work and does not appear in the above photograph.

/Unless I'm missing something now.
//Damn you recursion!


*self facepalm*

OK, whether subby meant to do that or not, I am definitely an idiot. Feel free to pile on.

11 Dec 2012 01:45 AM
JNowe     
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Emerging author Leo Tolstoy

/hot

11 Dec 2012 03:08 AM
steerforth     

Babwa Wawa: I for one am thankful for the Consumerist. These hucksters at Target (indeed a telling name for this retailer) are simply leveraging an upcoming movie to expose our naive populace to works of fiction that are MORE THAN 30 YEARS OLD!

Imagine if someone - a child, perhaps - had purchased and read this book thinking that Tolstoy was the next Danielle Steel or Dean Koontz. Who if not the Consumerist will protect us from this chicanery?

Bravo Consumerist, bravo. Stay ever vigilant in your watchtowers. We need you more than ever.


I'm outraged, OUTRAGED, I say, that Target is adding to the decline in public morality by stocking on its bookshelves supposed "literature" such Anna Karenina, which is little more than a handbook of adultery and its consequences, namely suicidal behaviour.

For shame, Target, for shame.

11 Dec 2012 03:10 AM
usernameguy     
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11 Dec 2012 03:10 AM
Quadruple Entendre     
Wait...some $8 per hour Target employee miscategorized a book???

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11 Dec 2012 03:14 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
No thanks, I'll wait for the movie.

11 Dec 2012 03:18 AM
ExcaliburPrime111     
While the categorization of Tolstoy as an "emerging author" is certainly curious, I don't think it is a big deal.

In fact, I am incredibly pleased that great works of fiction are finding their way to theaters with increasing regularity, and with them, an increased demand for the novels from which the movies stem. More reading of the classics! Bully!

/Read this post in a TR accent.
//Bully!

11 Dec 2012 03:20 AM
ShannonKW     
"Emerging" is pretty high on the list of words that suggest that a stupid, imitative person has been sent to university. It's about on a par with the Jesus fish decals for warning you off a person with which you are unlikely to have pleasant or productive conversation.

That said, I'm off to transgress the patriarchy's hegemony and action an emergent paradigm -- with my butt.

11 Dec 2012 03:21 AM
batlock666    [TotalFark]  
"War and Peace" was originally titled "War! What is it Good For?".

11 Dec 2012 03:22 AM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
The idea that Target is full of idiots, however, does need to be brought up and mocked as often as possible.

11 Dec 2012 03:24 AM
KrispyKritter     
Subby who bought this also bought Le Dernier jour d'un condamné (The Last Day of a Condemned Man)

11 Dec 2012 03:25 AM
ArcadianRefugee     
Wow! I can move books to the wrong shelves and take photos, too! Do I get a greenlight or a brief web mention?

11 Dec 2012 03:36 AM
angrycrank     
Valjean! At last! We see each other plain!

/if I have to have the Confrontation Song stuck in my head, everyone does
/This is why Neil Patrick Harris is my Gay TV Boyfriend and I want to take him away from his lovely husband and beautiful children and have him all to myself.

11 Dec 2012 03:38 AM
aerojockey    [TotalFark]  
Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

11 Dec 2012 03:47 AM
Shadow Blasko     

angrycrank: Valjean! At last! We see each other plain!

/if I have to have the Confrontation Song stuck in my head, everyone does
/This is why Neil Patrick Harris is my Gay TV Boyfriend and I want to take him away from his lovely husband and beautiful children and have him all to myself.


You just sorta scared me a little...

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11 Dec 2012 04:03 AM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  
The Fail tag works twice here.

Noice!

11 Dec 2012 04:17 AM
Ivan_and_Norma_Sweeney     
Shadow Blasko:You just sorta scared me a little...

What's really scary is that you're watching "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" late in 2012. And you call yourself a basement-dwelling, no-life Farker! If that were true, you'd have seen this, like I did, 30 seconds after it came out! Why, you probably have a job, and possibly even a girlfriend! Begone!

11 Dec 2012 04:17 AM
angrycrank     

Shadow Blasko: angrycrank: Valjean! At last! We see each other plain!

/if I have to have the Confrontation Song stuck in my head, everyone does
/This is why Neil Patrick Harris is my Gay TV Boyfriend and I want to take him away from his lovely husband and beautiful children and have him all to myself.

You just sorta scared me a little...

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A friend of mine gave me the Dr Horrible book today. He picked it up at a book sale for a buck. Spoooooky :)

11 Dec 2012 04:21 AM
Shadow Blasko     

Ivan_and_Norma_Sweeney: What's really scary is that you're watching "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" late in 2012. And you call yourself a basement-dwelling, no-life Farker! If that were true, you'd have seen this, like I did, 30 seconds after it came out! Why, you probably have a job, and possibly even a girlfriend! Begone!


Actually I was checking myself for correct lyrics while posting My Eyes in tandem with a depressed friend on facebook.

/Is actually in a basement at the moment.

11 Dec 2012 04:26 AM
Metalithic     

aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.


Great, is this going to be new Anne Frank/Helen Keller meme?

/I know you're joking, but I have to say it was Victor Hugo.

11 Dec 2012 04:27 AM
Biological Ali     

aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.


This thread has potential.

11 Dec 2012 04:45 AM
steerforth     

Biological Ali: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

This thread has potential.


J'accuse!

11 Dec 2012 04:51 AM
broadsword     

angrycrank: Valjean! At last! We see each other plain!

/if I have to have the Confrontation Song stuck in my head, everyone does
/This is why Neil Patrick Harris is my Gay TV Boyfriend and I want to take him away from his lovely husband and beautiful children and have him all to myself.


Thank you for the link - that was awesome.

11 Dec 2012 05:37 AM
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/obscure?

11 Dec 2012 05:46 AM
Abacus9     

aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.


No, Dumas wrote Moby Dick. Tolstoy wrote Crime and Punishment.

11 Dec 2012 05:54 AM
thamike     

Abacus9: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

No, Dumas wrote Moby Dick. Tolstoy wrote Crime and Punishment.


I thought Tchaikovsky wrote War and Peace. What's the one where Holden Caulfield catches a giant fish?

11 Dec 2012 05:58 AM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  

thamike: Abacus9: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

No, Dumas wrote Moby Dick. Tolstoy wrote Crime and Punishment.

I thought Tchaikovsky wrote War and Peace. What's the one where Holden Caulfield catches a giant fish?


Yer thinking Hemmingway now.

11 Dec 2012 06:01 AM
kertus     

AverageAmericanGuy: No thanks, I'll wait for the movie.


I'll wait for the reboot

11 Dec 2012 06:02 AM
SkunkWerks     

Quadruple Entendre: Wait...some $8 per hour Target employee miscategorized a book???

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That pretty much sums it up.

11 Dec 2012 06:07 AM
SockMonkeyHolocaust     
Maybe it's right next to the electronics aisle so that every time a tone-deaf retard starts slamming its fists on a $100 synth people will think of the musical.

11 Dec 2012 06:41 AM
NobleHam     
Meh. "Emerging Authors" just means "currently popular."

11 Dec 2012 06:46 AM
RussianPooper    [TotalFark]  
At least it didn't say "Trending Authors"

11 Dec 2012 06:50 AM
Cybernetic    [TotalFark]  

steerforth: Biological Ali: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

This thread has potential.

J'accuse!


Something something something Voltaire.

11 Dec 2012 07:10 AM
ThisSideofSteinway     

steerforth: Biological Ali: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

This thread has potential.

J'accuse!


Ahh, mon petit fromage!

11 Dec 2012 07:17 AM
steerforth     
Oui, youse hommes are just prousting with me now.

11 Dec 2012 07:24 AM
free_waffles     

quatchi: thamike: Abacus9: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

No, Dumas wrote Moby Dick. Tolstoy wrote Crime and Punishment.

I thought Tchaikovsky wrote War and Peace. What's the one where Holden Caulfield catches a giant fish?

Yer thinking Hemmingway now.


No Hemingway wrote the one with the retarded guy who murdered someone. Holden spent summers with his Aunt in Maycomb, Alabama next door to Tom Sawyer's father, Nick Carraway.

11 Dec 2012 07:31 AM
ShannonKW     

free_waffles: No Hemingway wrote the one with the retarded guy who murdered someone. Holden spent summers with his Aunt in Maycomb, Alabama next door to Tom Sawyer's father, Nick Carraway.


Didn't Orson Welles make a movie about that? The one where Anthony Perkins goes crazy and chases people around the house with an axe?

11 Dec 2012 07:43 AM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  
Chekhov another one for stupidity.

11 Dec 2012 07:43 AM
free_waffles     

ShannonKW: free_waffles: No Hemingway wrote the one with the retarded guy who murdered someone. Holden spent summers with his Aunt in Maycomb, Alabama next door to Tom Sawyer's father, Nick Carraway.

Didn't Orson Welles make a movie about that? The one where Anthony Perkins goes crazy and chases people around the house with an axe?


No, H.G. Wells was the director, Orson was the writer. Orson Welles also wrote that one, Invisible Man about the angry black kid.

11 Dec 2012 07:46 AM
SockMonkeyHolocaust     
Quick, someone shiat out Les Miserables and Zombie Lesbians And Also Robots

11 Dec 2012 08:01 AM
KrispyKritter     

ShannonKW: free_waffles: No Hemingway wrote the one with the retarded guy who murdered someone. Holden spent summers with his Aunt in Maycomb, Alabama next door to Tom Sawyer's father, Nick Carraway.

Didn't Orson Welles make a movie about that? The one where Anthony Perkins goes crazy and chases people around the house with an axe?


Alfred Hitchcock made that movie with Nick Carraway's childhood friend Jordan Almond fighting to stay alive in a Perkins Pancake House. it was riveting. The remake featured Claude Balls as Alfred the Butler.

11 Dec 2012 08:15 AM
Clint_Torres     

free_waffles: No, H.G. Wells was the director, Orson was the writer. Orson Welles also wrote that one, Invisible Man about the angry black kid.


Invisible Man, you say....

/pops
//in 3....2....1...
///sfw

11 Dec 2012 08:28 AM
JackieRabbit     
The Steps:

1. grab a copy of Anna Karenina and place it in the emerging authors section
2. take a blurry cell phone picture of said tome
3. attention whore on The Consumerist
4. no chance for profit

However, there probably aren't too many people under 35 who have ever heard of Leo Tolstoy, so ...

/read Anna Karenina? Why, yes, I have.

11 Dec 2012 08:37 AM
Mayhem of the Black Underclass     

Abacus9: aerojockey: Tolstoy didn't write Les Miserable, dumbassmitter. That was Alexandre Dumas.

No, Dumas wrote Moby Dick. Tolstoy wrote Crime and Punishment.


*Doink Doink* That show was my favorite.

11 Dec 2012 08:46 AM
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