Thursday, January 14, 2010

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

I've started listening to Blink on CD now that I've finished SuperFreakonomics. Maybe I'll discuss my opinion of "thin slicing" later. But for now I've discovered two things that are making it an annoying audio book (and book in general).
  1. Mood music over the parts the author feels are sensitive, such as discussing a relationship, are ANNOYING! There's no mood music in a book, and I don't imagine mood music while I'm reading a book. It's like elevator music, but infinitely more aggravating because I have to get past it to get to the next part of the book. Knock it the fuck off.
  2. The statement, "Splash without Tom Hanks would not be funny" is accurate only because Splash wasn't funny with Tom Hanks. I don't care if it did get 91% on RottenTomatoes.

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