I Get Emails

Some samples from my inbox today:

Hi,
I’m going to put a link to your site in my list on my webpage. Would
you be interested in linking to me as well?

Hello CC

I was wondering if you would be interested in a reciprocal link exchange between your site and mine. My website is at [Guess. It will be fun.]. I will be willing to include your link on my frontpage if you reciprocate in kind. If you are interested, let me know and I will create the link.

Have a great day!

Hey Cynical.

I was wondering if you’d be willing to add me to your blogroll. I’ve been linking to your great site lately. Thanks for the consideration.

hey…really cool blog.
very well done, great reading.

i was wondering if we could exchange links?

Hi.

I like your blog and was wondering if you might want to exchange links with my blog. The name of my blog is [notgonnahappen]

Sorry for the previous blank email. I saw your name and email address on a
website and thought you might be interested in taking a look at my new site.

If you are interested in trading links or something let me know. Thanks!

It’s good. Very funny

Anyways, I thought you’d like our blog. We’re probably the most popular “[sea lion?] blog” out there (1400+
hits a day) but we mostly do humor. Check us out. If you like us, give us a link, we’ll be happy to give one back. If you don’t, thanks for your consideration.

My name is Justin and I’m from [the internet!] While visiting your site I have noticed that you are collaborated with other sites, and I wish to invite you to work with my website as well.

Hello,

Can I join your blog roll? My blog is here [ON THE NET]. I’ve just started it up. I’ll put a link to yours.

Thanks,

Cynical-C,

I love your blog and check on it often. Would you like to swap links w/ me? My blog is [so close to a link, yet so far]

Hey, I just found your blog on atheism and was wondering if you would be interested in a link exchange in our blogrolls. Let me know.
In reason,
-Staks

It was actually a light day for link exchange requests.

You Can’t Please Everyone – The Old Man and the Sea

One star Amazon reviews of classic movies, music and literature. Today we take a look at The Old Man and the Sea:

What was the point in this book? The guy sat in a boat for God knows how many days to catch this fish. Yeah, happy day, good for him, but who cares?!

I couldn’t have cared less what happened to the old man, the fish, the boat, or Ernest Hemmingway. It was a titanic struggle to get through the book–way harder than anything the old man had to face. James Joyce does stream of consciousness a whole lot better–and I hate Joyce’s writing too.

If you are an average Joe looking for a good book to read, this is not for you. I found this book to be repetitive and everything is always linked to something else. It seems to drag on with descriptions and may seem as if it could be written in a few pages. If you are the a literature junky, the type that cannot get enough symbolism and loves to sit around and analyze stories trying to find a hidden meaning this book will delight you, but if you want a book with suspense, mystery and a decent ending stay away.

There was about one hundred pages about a fish. Why would anyone care that much about a fish? If the story had a little more action and a little less about the mans’ cramped hand, it would be a tiny bit better. If you wanted to read a book about a fish, this is the book for you.

This book is very boring. In the beginning it didn’t even spark my interest. Because the book was written without chapters, it is kind of hard to tell whats what and whos who. I fell aslleep every 10 minutes, or made up an excuse to do something else. There is no suspense or adventure, but only an old guy talking to himself. This book is written nicely, but only in one way-(thats where the 1 star came from)-because you could picture all this in your head, because of his very descriptive writing

Have you ever watched anyone fish? Pretty boring, isn’t it? Well, just imagine how much more boring it would be to read about somebody else fishing. That should give you a sense of how mind-numbing an experience it is to read “The Old Man and the Sea.” I am not ignorant of its deep religious symbolism. It is certainly a profound story, but it also happens to be a very dull one.

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