Pay James Patterson $300 Thousand and He’ll Destroy His Latest Novel

facebook-safe_image.php‘Having successfully transitioned from author to brand, the famed James Patterson is now trying a new business model: not writing at all.

‘He’s offering a unique opportunity for a single individual to pay $294,038 for the privilege of destroying the next Patterson-branded book. The package includes a first-class flight to an undisclosed location, two nights’ stay in a luxury hotel, a 14-karat gold-plated binoculars, a five-course dinner with Mr. Patterson, and a complete autographed set of the Alex Cross series, including the books Patterson wrote himself…’

The Rare Wicked Bible
‘At the same time that this was happening – wait for it: how spooky is this? – I was offered a rare book which, while well out of field for me, was extremely enticing. It is a Bible, published in 1631 by Barker and Lucas, the royal printers, with one of the most famous misprints (if it is that) in the whole of literature. In its citation of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:14) we have as Number Seven: “THOU SHALT COMMIT ADULTERY.” Given the number of the faithful who believe in a literal interpretation of the holy word, this new injunction was likely to cause the odd misunderstanding. (“I am not repentant, my dear, I am merely obeying God’s will.”)

‘What my book’s owner wanted to know, of course, was how much it might be worth? He was greatly encouraged by an online reference to an antiquarian firm called (“World’s Largest Dealer of Rare and Antique Bibles”) offering a copy of the book for $89,500 (£55,000). Their description of the item is breathlessly excited: “an unspeakably rare collector’s item … only a handful escaped destruction, making them the rarest of the rare. This is the only one for sale in the world.” When I emailed them, one John Lawton Jeffcoat III, who sounds more like an evangelist than a dealer, told me that their book had sold, and immediately been replaced by “an even better, totally original” copy, priced at $99,500. The rarest of the rare?…’

Mandaluyong Police Allegedly Involved in Taxi Scam
I know for a fact that Mandaluyong LTO is Corrupt
‘This happened to me and my sister at 2am in the morning on January 20, 2015. We rode a taxi from Novaliches to Las Pinas. My sister and I were talking inside the cab when I noticed that the driver ate some candy and kept drinking water. My sister noticed that the taxi was already swerving from side to side so she asked, “Sir are you sleepy?” which the driver replied, “Yes ma’am, I’m a little dizzy from sleepiness, can I just pull over for a bit so I can wipe my face with a wet towel?”

‘The driver then approached us and we started to shout at him in front of the policemen, but he did not answer. The policemen then told us that they will simply accompany us to a taxi stand. They sent the guilty driver off. Aboard the mobile, the police kept telling us that we might be just tired or under stress that’s why we felt that way. And with what they were saying, it was obvious that they did not believe us…’

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