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Where Am I Wearing March 10, 2009

Where Are your Clothes Made?

Where Are your Clothes Made?

Saw an advertisement for this book and it’s definitely on my To Buy/To Read pile. It has been drilled in me – everything we buy is funding international corporations and our money is going for good or for bad. This guy has actually gone out there to put a human face on where our clothes actually come from.

“Whether bowling with workers in Cambodia or riding a roller coasters with workers in Bangladesh, Timmerman bridges the gap between impersonal economic forces and the people most directly affected by them. You’ll never see your wardrobe the same again”

Check out his mega interesting blog at http://www.whereamiwearing.com

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Favourite Terry Pratchett Quotes from ‘Making Money’ January 16, 2009

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“Hell knows and heaven suspects”

A recommended Novel

A recommended Novel

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“I’m an Igor, thur. We dont athk quethntionth.’

‘Really? Why not?’

‘I don’t know, thur. I didn’t athk”

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“Pucci stood ignored and steaming with rage for a while and then flounced out. It was a good flounce, too. She had no idea how to handle people and she tried to make self-esteem do the work of self-respect, but the girl could flounce better than a fat turkey on a trampoline”

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“‘Just as I thought,’ he said, pocketing the tube. ‘You forgot to take the cap off. It’s the kind of mistake amateurs always make!’

Owlswick hesitated, and then said, ‘You mean there’s people who commit suicide professionally'”

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“Professionals have their pride. There had to be some people you wouldn’t rob, some things you didn’t teal. and you had to have style. If you didn’t have style, you’d never fly”

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“Stand still and your mistakes catch up with you”

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‘THE CABINENT CLOSES IN THREE MINUTES, GENTLEMEN. ALL RESEARCHERS INSIDE THE AFETY AREA NOW, PLEASE. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!’

‘Be there or be square?’ said Moist, as Ponder lowered the megaphone.

‘Oh a couple of years ago someone ignored the warning and, um, when the Cabinent folded up he temporaily became a curiosity’.

‘You mean he ended up inside a fourteen-inch cube?’ said Moist, horrified.

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‘You’re not going to tell me they built fifty-foot high killer golems, are you?’

‘Only a man would think of that.’

‘It’s our job,’ said Moist. ‘If you don’t think of fifty-foot high killer golems first, someone else will.’

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TO SUM UP THE STORY

‘So…’ said Adora Belle, ‘a mad old lady – all right, a very astute mad old lady – died and gave you her dog, which sort of wears this bank on it’s collar, and you’ve told everyone that gold is worth less than potatoes, and you broke a darstardly criminal out of your actual Death Row, he’s in the cellar designing “banknotes” for you, you’ve upset the nastiest family in the city, people are queueing to join the bank because you make them laugh…what have I missed?’

SOME OTHER REVEIWS ON MAKING MONEY

http://thevoidstuff.wordpress.com/2007/09/06/book-making-money-terry-pratchett/

http://www.kreativrauschen.com/blog/2008/02/03/making-money-%E2%80%93-the-36th-discworld-novel-by-terry-pratchett-book-review/

http://icantstopreading.wordpress.com/2008/07/02/making-money-by-terry-pratchett/