@Jet_Set Aw… If those crazy kids can’t make it in this topsy-turvy world, what hope is there for the rest of us?
Archive for December 1st, 2008
has never owned a blender … UNTIL NOW!
The Monday after Thanksgiving is what the sports world calls a “bye week” for “Snide Remarks,” also known as “I didn’t write one.” Who can work when he’s surrounded by adorable nieces and nephews and vaguely appealing siblings and parents? The only part of me that got anything done last week was my digestive tract.
We do have a new edition of Eric’s Time Capsule at Film.com, however, featuring “Beverly Hills Cop,” which was released 24 years ago this week and became a smash hit in spite of not being very good.
And hey, look at this — an article at E! Online about the “Twilight” phenomenon quotes me! I’m huge!
With the Unspecified Holiday Season having descended upon us, you have perhaps wondered, “How can my gift shopping benefit Eric D. Snider?” And the answer lies in the Amazon affiliate program, of which I am a member.
It’s simple. Every time you plan to buy something on Amazon.com, come here to EricDSnider.com first. Under the “Buy Stuff” tab at the top of the page is an option to “Shop on Amazon.com.” Click that, and it takes you to Amazon’s home page, just like normal — except that now there is code embedded in it that will result in a small commission for me on everything you buy in that session.
It’s not a huge amount of money, but it helps cover the web-hosting fees, and it pays the salaries of the Laotian children who work in my sweatshop. It also helps me justify the time spent writing the columns and reviews that nobody’s paying me for, beyond the fact that I like typing and my chair is comfortable.
And hey, you’re shopping at Amazon anyway, so why not? It doesn’t affect anything at all in your shopping experience. It only produces a warm glow in your heart. And that’s really what this season is all about: redirecting incremental portions of holiday-based capitalism to me, Eric D. Snider.
P.S. If you want to bookmark the Eric-encoded Amazon link so you don’t have to come here first every time, bookmark this URL.
P.P.S. It only works for Amazon.com, not Amazon.ca or Amazon.co.uk or any of the other crazy foreign Amazons. If you shop with one of those non-American Amazons, I don’t want your filthy money.