Machine of Death Amazon campaign infuriates Glenn Beck

Writing in about the campaign to get the Machine of Death anthology to #1 on Amazon on its launch day, editor David "Wondermark" Malki writes, "It worked! Machine of Death went to #1 in books for over 24 hours on Tuesday, and was even at #1 in all media back and forth for a while (the John Grisham Kindle edition proved a tough opponent). It's been incredible! But the REALLY funny part was what happened Wednesday. Glenn Beck got mad that his book (which apparently ALSO came out on Tuesday? Who knew?) WASN'T #1 and accused us of being part of a liberal 'culture of death' that 'celebrates the things that have destroyed us.' It's super funny. We didn't even know he was there!"

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  1. I’m sure Glenn will forgive you for this unfortunate and innocent choice of date. I seem to recall him making a similar faux pas recently.

  2. Oh wow. Beck trying to put a political spin on his book being beaten by one written by webcomic artists is probably the funniest thing I’ve seen this month.

  3. I am *so* glad I caved to mutant peer pressure and bought this on The Day. Anything that raises Glenny’s BP makes my world just a bit brighter.

  4. Glenn Beck didn’t get mad that his book wasn’t #1, that’s just a MacGuffin. He’s actually mad because his listeners weren’t loyal enough to buy more copies.

  5. “Liberal culture of death”? I didn’t know the left were the ones worshipping guns and calling out “nuke _____!” (fill in the blank with the enemy of the day.

    Now when it comes to Glenn Beck I *could* be persuaded to join a culture of death, for one day for one person. Naaah, just let him go down the cultural waste pipe.

  6. Hey, Beck has to survive some how. It’s a tough economy, and like his disenfranchised fans, he’s going to have to do some cutting back now. I was going to make an expensive food joke, but everything I write sounds ‘too foreign’… less Outback?

    Maybe we’ll hear in April how this ‘blessing in disguise’ kept him just under the next tax bracket.

  7. that’s so awesome i can’t stand it. congratulations! mr. malki, you should frame his rant and hang it in your office. SO DELICIOUS. and the linked post is great. hmmm, so who REALLY profits off this “culture of death”???

  8. Glenn Beck is complaining about something ELSE being “an escape into the past”?

    His whole shtick is how we all need to get back to 50’s America.

  9. How about a proposal for another anthology?

    Glenn Beck’s Dystopias

    …or maybe…

    Glenn Beck’s Post-Apocalyptic America

  10. First Glenn Beck was all “AMERICA NEEDS MORE BUSINESS AND ALL BUT OBAMA’S TRYIN TO STOP US”
    Then he was all “I HATE IT WHEN SMALL INDEPENDENT BUSINESS/CREATIVE VENTURES ARE PROFITABLE”.

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