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“Not one syllable of what Hemingway has written can or will be missed by any literate person in the world.”

I enjoyed this NYT collection of terrible reviews for now-classic books. Of course hindsight is 20-20, and honest critique in any form is difficult – but it still feels good to poke some fun at those silly critics.

Ngọc Sơn rưng rưng khi hát “Tình phụ tử”
Wednesday September 09, 2020

Kinh doanh. Giải trí. Giải trí. Sao Việt. Thứ năm, 10/09/2020 – 11:36 “Ông hoàng nhạc sến” bật khóc nói về scandal rơi vào vòng lao lý. “Tôi buồn lắm, buồn rũ rượi. Tôi nghĩ, thôi kiếp này chắc thôi rồi, không còn gì nữa. ”, ca sĩ Ngọc Sơn không kìm nén được cảm […]

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For something similar in the VC world, check out Bessemer’s famous anti-portfolio.

Taiwan. Best selling cars ranking in the 2020
Wednesday September 23, 2020

Taiwan Best Selling Cars ranking in 2020 finally reports a new leader after decades of Toyota Corolla domination. In fact, the Toyota Rav4 takes the throne with 8.8% market share. Meanwhile, the Lexus NX ends up in the leaderboard, jumping 4 spots to reach 10th position. This year the Toyota Rav4 takes the throne, with […]

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“Shall we frankly declare that, after the most deliberate consideration of Mr. Darwin’s arguments, we remain unconvinced?” On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin (1860)

“The average intelligent reader will glean little or nothing from it … save bewilderment and a sense of disgust.” Ulysses, by James Joyce (1922)

Malawi 2020. Volkswagen performs outstandingly (+69.2%) in market crashing 37.5%
Wednesday September 30, 2020

Malawi vehicles market in 2020 reports considerable losses as the pandemic influences sales. Indeed, 724 units were sold Year To Date August, losing 37.5% compared to last year. Toyota (-37.8%) remains the leader, followed by Ford (+9.5%). Volkswagen was the best performer, soaring 69.2%.  Economic Environment Malawi’s three-year pathway of fast economic growth has been interrupted […]

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“This Salinger, he’s a short-story guy.” The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger (1951)

“As discouraging as a breakfast of cold porridge.” Collected Poems, by W.B. Yeats (1896)

“There are two equally serious reasons why it isn’t worth any adult reader’s attention. The first is that it is dull, dull, dull in a pretentious, florid and archly fatuous fashion. The second is that it is repulsive.” Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov (1958)

“Not one syllable of what Hemingway has written can or will be missed by any literate person in the world.” Across the River and Into the Trees, by Ernest Hemingway (1950)

“‘Catch-22’ has much passion, comic and fervent, but it gasps for want of craft and sensibility.” Catch-22, by Joseph Heller (1963)

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