Ray Bradbury’s classic book Fahrenheit 451, first published in 1953 and named after the temperature at which paper burns, is finally available as an e-book. You can get it for $9.99 from all major e-book retailers though it has been renamed Fahrenheit 302, which is the melting point of an e-book reader’s plastic casing.
Archive for November 2011
Elvis Costello doesn’t want you to buy his record company’s upcoming release, The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook, which includes a CD, DVD, 10-inch vinyl record, and 40-page tribute book autographed by him because it’s too expensive. He calls the $202.66 price “either a misprint or a satire.” Instead he recommends you buy Ambassador Of Jazz, a collection of 10 remastered Louis Armstrong albums he says is “vastly superior” and costs less than $150. If that’s still too rich for your blood, there’s always a Billie Joe Armstrong CD, like Green Day’s American Idiot for $10.76 on Amazon.com.
He’s still dead and still weird.