4.25.2007

So THATS what this thing is for

so sue me, I love this


and no, you can't imitate her.
You have to come up with your own clever idea.

But this was damn good.

42 comments:

Brady Westwater said...

Amazing... and she's a local! Will try and make the reading at the Hammer.

j h woodyatt said...

That was f'ing epic.

judy said...

Very clever. And amusing!

Amy said...

I have NEVER seen anything like that ANYWHERE. What a funny, original way to promote your book!!

ABBAGirl said...

pretty funny and clever.

i'm also intrigued enough to wanna read her book.

MLR said...

Clever enough to make me read through the whole website.

Nicely creative.

clerambault said...

yes! brilliant! but if it spawns inferior offspring, it's a pity.

Sonya said...

*sigh*

I saw this. I have already (sort of) conquered my jealousy. I love the idea - it's a fun site!

(wish I'd thought of it first... grumble...)

Colleen said...

This is the most brilliant website I've seen in a long time. I am going to buy both yellow and pink and color coordinate as often as possible. Love this. Thanks for sharing.

noweeniesfordinnertonight said...

Wonderfully clever! I hope this doesn't encourage the 82 year old nudist to write on his parchment scroll.

Kim Stagliano

Bonnie Shimko said...

I love this, too. It's very clever. It reminds me of Amy Sedaris's I LIKE YOU.

inherwritemind1 said...

I would actually buy her book based on her hysterical website.

mucking.about said...

Okay...that was good.

David said...

It's ingenious as well as funny.

Anonymous said...

That is awesomely hilarious! My co-workers are staring at me, wondering why I'm laughing at my desk...

Dick Margulis said...

Ran across the link on another blog (advertising for peanuts) and posted it to a publishing list. Several people loved it, as here, but several others (people supposedly interested in good ideas for promoting books) ranted about how awful a site it is and how much they hate it. Well, obviously those folks aren't part of the target audience for the site. But it was an interesting reaction, nonetheless.

Peter R said...

This is so funny I'm crying - especially when the gas came on.

Carla said...

That was so cute and clever. I read the whole site. The Buy link cracked me up.

takoda said...

This was really funny!! I wonder if the creative querier got any ideas about stoves!

I didn't know Dave Eggers was still about. After HWOSG, I thought he was off doing some online magazine work or something.

Sounds like a great book!

Cheers

Betsy Dornbusch said...

friggin brilliant.

dan said...

wow. I knew your link would lead to this before I clicked on it. ESP!

Battlerocker said...

That was hilarious, and brilliant. Props to her.

Angela said...

oh that was fantastic, and definitly memerable to...I do not think I have laughed as hard for a long time.

Heck I want to read that book now.

M. G. Tarquini said...

She has my undying respect for owning clothes in so many colors.

WandererInGray said...

LMAO. That was great!

bran fan said...

Did anyone read the review in O magazine? They liked this book a lot. But nowhere in the review does it say that Miranda July is so funny! Who knew?

Alley Splat said...

Brilliant. Might even get to the Serpentine Gallery in June on the strength of that.

Heidi the Hick said...

Man, she is brilliant. Almost makes me feel like packin it up right here and now!

Almost.

I must own her book

Alorinna said...

Yes, but she misspelled recommendations!

ARGH!

But, oh just f'ing brilliant. Really. I'll buy her book because of this.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the dishwasher feels left out...

Chumplet said...

I liked the black page representing the overnight, then breakfast.

Maggie Stiefvater said...

I can't color coordinate, as all of my clothing is black, but I still thought the site was funny as all get out. Now I have to feature it on MY blog, meaning that she's only getting further rewarded for writing on the walls . . .

Mina said...

Bloody hilarious & oh so creative! I wish it had been me that thought of that.

Ms Molly said...

Heh. I love her. You all should definitely check out her movie "Me and You and Everyone We Know" if you haven't seen it already. Quirky and sweet.

Janine said...

Very funny, this is one of a kind. She has a very unique idea on how to promote her book.

No wonder this post got a lot of comments.

nicolassa said...

If you want to see Miranda July in action, so to speak, rent the movie "Me and You and Everyone We Know." She wrote/directed/starred in it. Her creativity knows no bounds.

Nicole Cartier said...

Thanks to Snarky and Miranda for the gift of this brilliantly creative and FUNNY presentation. Yes, I have reserved the book at Powells, and I can't wait to read it. Every minute July spent on creating the website was worth it--hope nothing got burned in the process.

Detail Muse said...

Damn good! She's even got the timing perfect as you move through the site.

Count me in for a copy.

A Paperback Writer said...

I wonder how many thrift stores she visited for some of those clothes. Did you notice how - uh -- "retro" some of the styles and materials were? That was nearly as funny as the whole write-on-appliances bit to me!

Anonymous said...

I loved this too. Really enjoyed it.

Over on Buzz, Balls and Hype, however, MJ Rose thought that the title and author weren't presented memorably enough. That is, you remember how much you enjoyed the promo, but later can't bring the name of the book or author to mind.

That reminded me of a great Superbowl commercial years ago--herding cats. It was awesome. But I have NO IDEA what product it was for. Even an hour later, trying to describe it to someone else, I had no idea.

Anyway, some of the comments here have admitted to reserving this book/intending to buy it, so obviously it's working, at least to an extent. But I like MJ Rose and agree with her to an extent too. A trick to remember either the title or author would have been a good addition.

Anyway, here's the link:
http://mjroseblog.typepad.com/buzz_balls_hype/2007/04/but_what_was_th.html

J. H. said...

Never seen the top of a fridge so clean!! It's amazing and clever...

Anonymous said...

That is the best f-ing author site i have ever seen!