Sunday, May 28, 2006

Another Great Work of Literature

Forgot to mention another noteworthy find at the bookstore today. As everyone knows, The Da Vinci Code has spawned its own sub-genre of books, either supporting, following up on, or trying to dispute the story. I still haven't been able to read the damn book, simply because I just can't get into it, so I have totally ignored all these spin-offs. However, on a display table near the check-out today, I noticed the most ridiculous Da Vinci Code-inspired book ever: The Diet Code: Revolutionary Weight Loss Secrets From Da Vinci and the Golden Ratio. Yes, what could become the latest diet craze is based on a work of fiction. The editors advertise this author as "the Da Vinci Baker" and compare him to Leonardo himself, refering to both as Renaissance men. This guy is actually trying to cash in on the book and movie by turning it into a weight-loss program!

Um, yeah... I think capitalism just hit rock bottom.

Maybe I'll write a diet book based on The Grapes of Wrath, where all it takes is being too destitute for even one full meal a day, as you trek across the country looking for a job. What a great way to lose weight!


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