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"why would a reviewer make the point of saying someone's *not* a genius? do you especially think i'm *not* a genius? you didn't even have to think about it, did you?"

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- from amazon. some idiot (me) has tried to get the sticker off the front,
with little success.
3rd Oct 2006, 12:29   | tags:,,,

Dhamaka says:

I hate those stickers, they devalue the book too

3rd Oct 2006, 12:34

i hate them too. if its worth having on the cover, put it in the design of the cover. if not, don't bother with shitty stickers.

oooh, it makes me angry!

3rd Oct 2006, 12:36

mouseninja says:


arrrg... .

3rd Oct 2006, 12:38

Uber Spy says:

Nail Varnish remover & some cotton wool will get it off. Try it - not sure what it will do to the cover of your books - if it's waxy it could be ok...

3rd Oct 2006, 13:14

Sprocket says:

Lighter fuel will get it off and leave no trace

3rd Oct 2006, 13:22

i'll try it - its fairly waxy. i remember i did that to a cd of mine, and it turned the plastic opaque. which was not the desired effect!

3rd Oct 2006, 13:23

Caine says:

Eeek! I hate that. Our Barnes & Noble is really good on using easy peel stickers, which I appreciate.

3rd Oct 2006, 14:44

yeah. i left a slighty worse feedback than he perhaps deserved, which i'm beginning to regret, but that sticker was glued on with something strong enough to hold the spaceshuttle together...

3rd Oct 2006, 14:46

Uber Spy says:

Bastards! Have they no respect! Hmpf! :)

3rd Oct 2006, 15:33

exactly. i'm by no means prissy about books, paintist will echo that, but i like 'em to be free of adverts and promotions in which i have absolutely no interest. this one was a garish 'as featured in blah blah film...' which sort of detracts from the simplicity of the cover, i feel

3rd Oct 2006, 15:37

paintist says:

dont worry...when you have destroyed the cover it will be barely noticeable....

3rd Oct 2006, 15:46

yeah yeah...

3rd Oct 2006, 15:56

Rick says:

Almost looks like a ninja hiding in the bushes. Just a thought for you if further removal efforts don't work:)

3rd Oct 2006, 16:19

JokerXL says:

Grrr, Aaarghh & pfffttngaarhg!!!
I sooo HATE it when they do that!!!

(wow, feel lots better after that)

3rd Oct 2006, 16:59

paintist says:

Rick, it also looks like Donnie Darko.... :-)

3rd Oct 2006, 17:18

eroika says:

Goo Gone works perfectly!! It'll take those horrid stickers right off and leave your book in one piece.

3rd Oct 2006, 21:28

ookiine says:

I should get a copy of that.

3rd Oct 2006, 23:01

It's a good book. My favourite part is the small bit about what to say to some one if they say you're short. it involves chopping of their head.
In all seroiusness though it's interesting and thought provoking.

4th Oct 2006, 13:59

a small bit of furniture polish and a soft cloth gets them off cd's and dvd's not sure about books tho....

4th Oct 2006, 14:55

uhh.. on another note, that's a great book. i have a copy.

4th Oct 2006, 15:15