The other day, we encouraged you to make self-published science fiction anthology Machine of Death into an Amazon top-seller. Turns out the book did well enough to upset Glenn Beck, who sees it as a symptom of the world's ills.
Beck's book, Broke, also came out on the same day, October 26, and Machine of Death shut it out of the top slot. Here's what Beck had to say on his show when he found out the anthology had beaten him out, according to a transcript at the Machine of Death site:
And I want to tell you that, um…our books are ALWAYS #1. And I find it REALLY fascinating, FASCINATING, that if you go to Amazon.com, Broke is number THREE. And the two books that are ahead of it - one is Keith Richards' Life, which is getting a TON of - you know, that's everywhere.
But this is a book about, you know, how he snorted his father's ashes, after death ... So that… 'culture of death.' And it's an escape into the past, of, you know, the Woodstock stuff.
And then, the #1 book - TODAY, at least - is Machine of Death. And it's a - collected stories about, you know, people who know how they're gonna die. Haowww!
So you have DEATH - I know it's called Life, but what a life it is, really! It's a culture of death! OR, 'How do we restore ourselves?'
These are the - this is the left, I think, speaking. This is the left. You want to talk about where we're headed? We're headed towards a culture of death. A culture that, um, celebrates the things that have destroyed us. Not that the Rolling Stones have destroyed us - I mean, you can't always get what you want. You know what I'm saying? Brown sugar. I have no idea what that means.
[via The Atlantic]