Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Everything In This World Is Annoying

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The world is such an annoying place.

That’s the idea behind Alan McArthur’s book, Is it Me or is Everything Sht?: Insanely Annoying Modern Things (Grand Central), which lists all the things in the world that drive him mad.

Among the things that piss McArthur off are Bratz Dolls, which he calls “little plastic whores,” Che Guevara merchandise, DVDs with ads you can’t skip past, and Blackberries, which “enable people to work on the toilet.”

He says, “There are lots of things that bother me. [My co-author and I] thought, ‘It’s time someone pointed them out,’ and then decided that someone should be us.”

McArthur says the world has become more annoying than ever because the “mass consumer culture wants more and more stuff to buy.”

He says, “If the world didn’t buy so much crap, it would be a much better place.”

Is It Me? hits shelves tomorrow (Nov. 12).

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