[Non-bookies keep reading, you're going to like this in the end.]
Advanced Book Exchange, the Canadian company which runs bookselling database www.abe.com, has run afoul of the Freepers, a bunch of ultra-Conservatives over at a website called Free Republic! How the heck did they manage that, I hear you ask?
Well for their 10th Anniversary they are doing promotional bookmarks featuring the slogan "If you can't find it here, it doesn't exist". One of the bookmarks features a mock up of a book titled "Making Marriage Work" by Henry VIII. And here's the other one-
Some folks have said that ABE is crossing a line with this, but I don't see it. If you can make fun of an Engish monarch, why not an American President? Democrats would find a bookmark with the book "Fidelity for Idiots" by Bill Clinton funny (well, I would), so Republicans can just go out and buy a sense of humor. Funny is funny, and if you can't laugh at yourself I feel really, really sorry for you.
UPDATE: Well, the Politically Correct have again won, and destroyed a good bit of fun. I tried to order some bookmarks and got a message saying they were all out. Yeah, right. A great pity. I mean, God forbid anyone should actually be forced to think about anything. Or maybe the Freepers phoned in a bomb threat or sumthin'. I dunno, but I do know that once again free expression takes a hit, and that sucks.