- File Size: 494 KB
- Print Length: 116 pages
- Publisher: Freewill Press (November 15, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 15, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004QOA4TI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,745 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Poptart Manifesto Kindle Edition
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Out of the thirteen short stories and an intro for "Bill the Vampire," five desire honorable mention.
My favorite is "The Poptart Manifesto." Why? Because I lived on those for years. I appreciated the oration he gave to his girlfriend on the finer parts of this neglected food group. Without it, I believe modern civilization would cease to exist. And yes, they are a dish best served cold. Rating: 5
Cork Quest--I could feel his pain as he hunted the streets of NY for what would seem a simple item any liquor store (with hot, busty sales girl) would readily have on hand. It reminding me of my simple quest of getting a fly swatter at Wal-Mart. The first two stores he enters don't speak fluent English ie: Wal-mart, Plano,TX. One doesn't realize the futility of the hunt until they have been faced with those who think a cork is a coors or a fly-swatter is an Olympic Sport. They would be wrong on both accounts. Rating 4.5
Wedding Belles was okay. Nothing earth shattering, but if you're ever in the position to share a room (to save money) with a hot bridesmaid, you say, "YES!" And then brag about it to your friends, provided her boyfriend has left the planet. Rating 4
Ajax: Slayer of Trojans, Destroyer of Grease Stains. This story has an interesting moral at the end. Seriously, it does. Are you one of those people who always feel their efforts are never recognized or rewarded? Fear not. Read this story for redemption is right around the corner. Glad I was smart enough not to be chosen to hide in a wooden horse. Rating 4
Those whose lives have evolved around board or electronic gaming (and minimal interaction with society) will enjoy "The Epic Adventure of the Mighty Adventurers." This story is a good analysis of those who live in the world of fantasy and think the only girl they'll ever nail will be there dreams. Of course, getting that photo with the hot cosplayer girl is a pathetic highlight. You'll never have her. Rating 4
The remaining stories (even the satire of Rudolph) just didn't piqued the curiosity, much less a laugh.
The last story "The Mom Diaries" is so out of place with the rest of the work, it severely drags down the rating, and I mean severely. Seriously? What was this about. Save it for your autobiography: "My Mom should reside at Alcatraz."
So what type of unbias rating should be awarded? Drumroll please. Overall a pleasant 3.
If you are of the mindset that finds Pineapple Express or Your Highness to be hilarious, then I recommend this and all his other works.
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uhhh... Hi? Ok, imma just stop now this reveiw is just sad.