Stop what you're doing. Actually, you don't have to stop what you're doing, right now, but please reserve a few hours of listening time over the next day or so in order for you to do these things. 1. Listen to Back to Work, episode #12 - "Chewie's Medal Is Not Canonical". 2. Listen to the 'After Dark' portion of the show. 3. Go read "Cranking" on 43folders. 4. Listen to Back to Work, episode #13 - "THE KID'S GREAT". 5. Listen to the 'After Dark' portion of the show. Merlin is awesome.

Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 Book About Flies

I saw the news about the crazy price for this book come across one of the websites I visit and/or Twitter the other day. Today, I ran across an explanation of what was happening in this instance. Michael Eisen writes:

Amazingly, when I reloaded the page the next day, both priced had gone UP! Each was now nearly $2.8 million. And whereas previously the prices were $400,000 apart, they were now within $5,000 of each other. Now I was intrigued, and I started to follow the page incessantly. By the end of the day the higher priced copy had gone up again. This time to $3,536,675.57. And now a pattern was emerging.