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Old 12-16-2010, 11:43 AM   #1
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Amazon is talking out both sides of its [edited]

http://gizmodo.com/5647778/amazons-s...-the-kindle-ad

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I had to know. What exactly is the story that the woman's reading in Amazon's Kindle ad? It appears briefly on the screen before the camera pulls back to reveal the beach. But now I'm almost sorry that I asked…

Last week I interviewed the author who wrote the book, Where the God of Love Hangs Out. And in preparation, I'd read the story itself. It's "Sleepwalking," the first in a four-story cycle by Amy Bloom, and the story is actually about a 19-year-old boy who has a sexual encounter with his stepmother. It's the day after his father's funeral, and it's told from the perspective of the grief-stricken widow, Julia. She cries while singing to her younger son, and then staggers through the hours in a daze.
Amazon is pulling eBooks about incest and yet in their 4th advertisement, they have someone reading such a book. This makes Amazon seem a bit two-faced. And yes, I do think Amazon is talking out their [edited] when they use a book about insect as part of the Kindle advertising campaign. Way to give yourself credibility.

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Old 12-16-2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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Insects are controversial material now?!
That's just ridiculous.
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:16 PM   #3
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Insects are controversial material now?!
That's just ridiculous.
Perhaps it bugs some people to type the word "incest."
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:18 PM   #4
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Insects are controversial material now?!
Only if they're related.
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:19 PM   #5
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Perhaps it bugs some people to type the word "incest."
Well I thought that at first, but then I couldn't figure out how someone sleeping with their stepmother would be considered incest.
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:23 PM   #6
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As a privately run company, they have every right to sell or not sell any item or service they choose. Get over yourself, if you want to read that book, find another source that sells it, no one is forcing you to buy everything from Amazon, no more than anyone can force Amazon to carry any given book.
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:27 PM   #7
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So much for the light-hearted approach.
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:55 PM   #8
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Perhaps it bugs some people to type the word "incest."
Insect... bugs... I see what you did there...
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:57 PM   #9
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Meh as long at it's about two consenting adults that aren't blood related I don't see a problem here.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:01 PM   #10
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Sorry, even consensual relationships between adults and insects are way out of line.

I do hope that Amazon bans such offensive material for all time! "My bug, my lover" ... yuck!
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:05 PM   #12
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First incest, now bestiality. What next?
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First incest, now bestiality. What next?
Having sex with robots because they're so hawt.
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Look at your post count. Any significance between that number and the topic at hand?
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