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View Poll Results: Do the opinions on Amazon have any bearing on whether you pick up a book?
Yes, i trust everyone on there implicitly, they are all studious, well read, and eclectic of taste. 2 5.88%
No, they're all a bunch of inbred Ohio pig herders who award a book five stars because they've actually managed to finish it. 4 11.76%
Some are idiots, some are enlightening, but i read what i was going to read anyway. 28 82.35%
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Old 10th Mar 2009, 12:35   #81
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In the course of looking at JS's link, I chased up the sales rank of my Computer Adventures book - 763,027 (Eat your heart out, Sean Wright) - and discovered that, finally, I have a genuine customer review from someone calling himself TheRealEasterBunny. Thank you, Bunny.
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I have a weird old relationship with Amazon, having spent too many happy hours trawling the review pages gawping at wrong thought. It can't be healthy, but I find it hard to look away.

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not a good movie., December 14, 1999
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This review is from: The Big Lebowski (VHS Tape)
I had no expectations for this movie, as I did not know anything about it beforehand, but it was still a disappointment. It just seemed to go on forever. I guess with movies that have no real plot, there can't actually be much of a natural ending. It had pointless obscene language and drug use. The dialogue was not funny, in fact the characters were so stupid with their back-and-forth it was frustrating. Maybe all the pot-smokers out there will think it's trippy, but if you aren't into that, don't waste your time on this one.
That's a review of The Big Lebowski. Gaze on it Palimpians! Shudder at the prudishness, the tin ear for quality dialogue and the total sense of humour faliure; and the moralising! Oh the moralising.
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Good to see you back, H.
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I have a weird old relationship with Amazon, having spent too many happy hours trawling the review pages gawping at wrong thought. It can't be healthy, but I find it hard to look away.

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That's a review of The Big Lebowski. Gaze on it Palimpians! Shudder at the prudishness, the tin ear for quality dialogue and the total sense of humour faliure; and the moralising! Oh the moralising.


Agreed, Hinton. Big Lebowski has to be in my top ten movies, I reckon, and I think it contains some of the finest dialogue ever written.
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I agree with that reviewer. Lebowski was tripe. It was so pleased with itself, it made me sick. Waste of celluloid. And magnetic tape.
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Stumbled across this site and thought some people here might appreciate it:

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