Wednesday May 27th, 2009

This Post Will Make You Dumber

Unfortunately, a couple of today’s posts will come from the Death of Literacy Department. First, I present Mr. Kanye West, and his 52-page, spiral-bound, co-written opus Thank You and You’re Welcome.

As one news report puts it:

Rapper Kanye West does not read books or respect them but nevertheless he has written one that he would like you to buy and read.

One entire page contains nothing more than this gem: “I hate the word hate!”

Take it away, Kanye:

“Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph. . . . I am a proud non-reader of books. I like to get information from doing stuff like actually talking to people and living real life.”