Friday, September 22, 2006

move over Oprah, it's the Hugo Chavez book club

Oprah's Book Club is a wonderful way of encouraging people to read. Oprah Winfrey also chooses excellent books and those on her list are guaranteed additional sales boosting them to the best seller lists.

She may now have competition in the form of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this week (61st session), President Chavez recommended to the assembly, Noam Chomsky's book Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance (The American Empire Project) . As a result, additional book sales have put it into the best seller lists.

- Chavez's address to UNGA
- Washington Post of 21 September 2006
- Noam Chomsky Website
- Oprah's Book Club

No doubt this will have caused White House aides to run around searching for a copy of the book and then having it summarised and briefed to President Bush.

Which begs the questions - what book would US President George Bush recommend to the United Nations General Assembly? And before anybody suggests it, See Spot Run is out of print.

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Today was another so so day. I was glad to see my human return home from work. After I had my dinner, we had a cuddle on the couch and my human fell asleep with me cuddled in his arms. Woo! Then he woke up, thankfully when Emily sent him a SMS text about the football, as I hadn't finished my dinner.

Tonight we are watching the preliminary final football game between the Sydney Swans and the Fremantle Dockers. We want Freo to win as they are Emily's team and Matthew Pavlich is a brilliant player. And besides, Freo is now the underdog. With about 8 minutes to go in the game, it is highly unlikely. Dang!


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