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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

After watching Cersei's GOT walk of shame on Sunday, I got to thinking: Wouldn't it be nice if LJ had its own rebirth of sorts, and returned to exploring productive ideas on how Barnes & Noble might rebound in the current business climate? Way back when I started posting here, I made the following predictions on how BN might stay viable:

1. Comfy chairs & couches, making the bookstore a destination to relax, read, and have coffee.
2. Expanded Cafe service, including a better menu, and wine bars at certain locations.
3. Smaller on-site book selections, focused on fast-moving titles.
4. In-house POD machines, allowing immediate printing - rather than ordering.

Now, who wants to guess why I'm bringing this up again?


Jul. 6th, 2015 10:56 pm (UTC)
Re: The smithback mentality is destroying this country.
I already knew you were an idiot... you'd have to be to mistake legitimate concerns about the company's direction from booksellers who have rolled with all the punches -- NOOK, toys & games, Get Pop Cultured, all of it -- for juvenile whining.

And now you've compared us, or our concerns, or both, to cancer. We're cancer, guys.

Fuck off, Smithback. I'd wish you Stage IV ball cancer, but that would be too good for you.
Jul. 7th, 2015 12:54 am (UTC)
Re: The smithback mentality is destroying this country.
(Leaning in close and clapping once, loudly). I called you "children," not cancer. Please read more carefully.
Jul. 7th, 2015 03:01 am (UTC)
Re: The smithback mentality is destroying this country.
Does it even matter? Children, cancer, denial, forks stuck in light sockets or up your cornhole... it's all the same: the laughable smarmy condescension that has made you both the king of this particular (mostly abandoned) little hill and its most pathetic denizen.

Fuck off and let BNLJ die, finally.


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