Via Slate's Summary Judgment
, a link to the funniest damn thing I've seen in months (and I've seen a lot of things), an interview by Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten with self-published author Robert Burrows
. Weingarten promised Burrows a promotional platform of two million readers, but only on the condition that the interview be about how truly awful Burrows's book is. The exchange contains the line, "As you know, I think Great American Parade
is a wretchedly terrible product that shames the American publishing industry. Is it available in stores?" and many, many more.