(Although your review was good).
If you take it and repackage it as "Shitty Jokes My Dad Tells" it'll sell 14 billion copies.

I mean, it's basically a book full of awful dad jokes. People love that "Shit My Dad Says" guy. Why not? The opportunity to profit off of people's baffling love for the inane is obvious.
Then there's this:
I think I *did* buy a book that could have been made from this twitter account, back in the '70s. I guess Wisconsin Death Trip could also be a twitter feed now.
A dumb idea product that was created via funding from the last dumb idea product. Enough folks will buy Historical Tweets to ensure the next dumb idea gets a green light and on and on...

It is an endless cycle of the banal and pointless.
Books like this are the literary (I use that term very, very loosely) version of reality television.

Cheap to make, jumps on a trend/bandwagon, and has a ready audience dumb enough to buy it.
Thanks for your honest, if painful, review.

Shakespeare, it ain't. We knew this going in. But we did try to find the funny in the history pages. You try to get laughs out of an obscure Hammurabi reference... it's no easy task.

As a Seattle native, imagine my joy at getting reviewed in The Stranger. I only wish we caught you on a less snarky day... but what am I thinking... it's THE STRANGER! You're nothing if not consistent.

Keep up the good work, and I hope you like our next one better... Historical Tweets 2: Havana Nights.

Alec McNayr
(Historical Tweets co-author)

@7 -- I, for one, enjoyed your book when I flipped through it in the bookstore and I'm not ashamed to admit it here in public.

Feel free to donate your copy to me, Paul. If real tweets were like these historical tweets, then maybe Twitter wouldn't suck so much.

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