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JonM

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Re: John Stossel is our Keynote speaker!!!
« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2006, 01:33:56 pm »

Sometimes an author signs extra copies of a book at a book signing.  I picked up a signed copy of Last Chance to See signed by both Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine off the shelf of a bookstore in England shortly after they had been there doing a joint signing.  That might be the case with this one.
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Re: John Stossel is our Keynote speaker!!!
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2006, 01:58:17 pm »

A few weeks ago I was in B&N looking for Stossel's "Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity" and I found only one copy on the shelf... and it was an autographed copy. Score. They didn't even have a surcharge for the autographedness of it, which I assumed they would. Double score.

I would doubt the authenticity of the signature.  To my knowledge, B&N doesn't sell autographed copies of books, unless it was done at a book signing.
How does the sig compare with this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/AUTOGRAPH-JOHN-STOSSEL-GIVE-ME-A-BREAK-BOOK_W0QQitemZ140030195465QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

There's a big sticker on the front of the book that says "AUTOGRAPHED COPY" (else, I wouldn't've noticed until I bought the book and started reading it). The signature matches. :)
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Re: John Stossel is our Keynote speaker!!!
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2006, 02:23:41 pm »

Excellent!  Well done.   8)
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Re: John Stossel is our Keynote speaker!!!
« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2006, 04:07:31 pm »

I go around signing Atlas Shrugged books all the time .... it seems to get people excited.
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Re: John Stossel is our Keynote speaker!!!
« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2006, 04:31:10 pm »

I go around signing Atlas Shrugged books all the time .... it seems to get people excited.
Yeah, but you sign them:

   "To Hank, with love
     ... Dagny T."

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Re: John Stossel is our Keynote speaker!!!
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2006, 04:37:17 pm »

I want my money back!
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Re: John Stossel is our Keynote speaker!!!
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2006, 05:16:42 pm »

I want my money back!

One of these days, a book signed by Russell might be far more valuable than a book signed by Ayn Rand.

(oh my GOD)

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Re: John Stossel is our Keynote speaker!!!
« Reply #52 on: November 03, 2006, 06:53:37 pm »

One of these days, a book signed by Russell might be far more valuable than a book signed by Ayn Rand.
Absolutely.
It'll be the day he gets voted President of the Independent State of NH, thinking he was running for "worst-dressed sentient being in the galaxy", and refuses to serve, instead absconding with the fabulous starship Heart of Gold.

You may think I am a dreamer, but I'm not the only one drinking tonight :P

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Re: John Stossel is our Keynote speaker!!!
« Reply #53 on: November 03, 2006, 08:11:20 pm »

It'll be the day he gets voted President of the Independent State of NH,

Shhh, don't tell him.  It's a surprise.  It'll be a massive write in campaign.

LittleKnownFact: Originally the Governor of New Hampshire _was_ called the President.

From 1786 to 1791, "President of the State of New Hampshire" was the official title of the position, until the New Hampshire Constitution was amended to replace "President" with "Governor."

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Re: John Stossel is our Keynote speaker!!!
« Reply #54 on: November 03, 2006, 11:30:59 pm »

For a while a guy named Danforth was President of Maine.
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Re: John Stossel is our Keynote speaker!!!
« Reply #55 on: November 04, 2006, 12:32:19 pm »

Hopefully they will all go to the Stossel Dinner (which is the topic of the thread).

Also the other dinner..... sign up now because _________ is going to speak. :-X
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