Happy 144th birthday, Anton
May 10, 2004 6:07 PM   Subscribe

Meet Anton Chekov - The famous Russian playwright is now appearing at your local Barnes & Noble.
posted by Space Coyote (18 comments total)

posted by bingo at 6:26 PM on May 10, 2004

Funny, funny stuff. Thanks.
posted by ColdChef at 6:45 PM on May 10, 2004

Great stuff, thanks for the link.
posted by Zonker at 6:48 PM on May 10, 2004

OK, but I think mr Chekov should help independent bookstores instead of shilling for B&N. maybe he just likes their stainless steel thermal samovars, who knows

thanks for the link, anyway

posted by matteo at 6:52 PM on May 10, 2004

There's a bunch of other 'conquests' on their site here.
posted by Space Coyote at 6:59 PM on May 10, 2004

I second bingo's BWAHAHAHAHA!
posted by Hypharse at 7:19 PM on May 10, 2004

that was awesome.
posted by juv3nal at 7:28 PM on May 10, 2004

posted by Joey Michaels at 7:33 PM on May 10, 2004

Is there a doctor in the house?
posted by blucevalo at 7:44 PM on May 10, 2004

A slogan was created, "Libraries = Napster for Books". WAP would do for books what Metallica did for music.
posted by Kwantsar at 8:20 PM on May 10, 2004

that is comedy gold!
posted by bob sarabia at 8:58 PM on May 10, 2004

Reminds me... I used to know a guy named Crad Kilodney. He would stand on the street selling his books. He often had a hidden mic on him and recorded his days on the street. There are some wonderful gems of him soliciting passers-by with, "Hi, I'm Margaret Atwood, famous Canadian author," and on more than one occasion he roped people into conversations convincing them that MA was his psuedonym.
posted by dobbs at 9:37 PM on May 10, 2004

Fabulous. Simply fabulous.
posted by armage at 9:47 PM on May 10, 2004

Fantastic! I hope to find autographed copies on eBay in short order.
posted by infidelpants at 10:04 PM on May 10, 2004

Hah, nincompoops all over the place!
posted by of strange foe at 11:09 AM on May 11, 2004

I couldn't stop laughing when I read The Hypnotist.
posted by Daddio at 2:33 PM on May 11, 2004

After reading "Surprise" and (erm) "Bingo" I like these guys even better. Some of their stunts are just designed to make people feel good. The look on the faces of some of those people on the subway who are pleasantly surprised to find themselves in the middle of a party...it's just really sweet. It's like they're coming up with little anecdotes that they wish they could have happen to them, and then making them happen to other people.
posted by bingo at 4:46 PM on May 11, 2004

Great stuff, all of it.
posted by cbrody at 8:09 PM on May 11, 2004

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