More review fun at Amazon.com. Read the reviews for My Pet Goat. Read it quick, I doubt if Amazon will allow them to stay up for long. Hilarious stuff. I wonder if the Singapore Government will allow the movie Fahrenheit 9 11 to be shown here. Seems to be taking a long time for the movie to be making its way here...
our pet president, July 18, 2004
Reviewer: Erica F. Verrillo (Williamsburg. MA)
For anybody who wants to know about pets, or goats, or simply wants to avoid the responsibilities of national leadership, My Pet Goat is a "Must Read"!
"A real page-turner! When you pick this one up, you'll wish you never had to put it down!" George W. Bush
Absolutely riveting!, July 16, 2004
Reviewer: A reader (USA)
My friend Andy was, like, "Can we go now? Because there is a big emergency in New York." And I was like, "Whoa there, Andy. I'm in Florida, not New York. And besides, this is the best book in the whole world." Well, I didn't say that. I just thought that because I was afraid I might lose my place if I said it out loud. And Andy was like, "Oh OK. Well maybe later, then." I know I should have left because it was time to go play hide-n-go-seek in my big airplane - that's what Andy said - but I was still sitting there, seven minutes later, hanging on every word. Later, Andy asked me, "Like how come you weren't scared that there would be a big emergency in Florida too or that the bad guys would come and get you since everyone knew where you were going to be that day? The bad guys could have come to Florida and then you and all your new friends in that classroom would have been in danger." But I said, like "Gawd Andy...I wanted to know how 'My Pet Goat' ended. Don't you know ANYTHING?"
I liked it when the goat stopped that car robber., July 16, 2004
Reviewer: James C. Gawthrop (Marietta, OH United States)
I was scared when the girl's dad said the goat had to go, because he ate too many things. I wished Uncle Dick was here. Uncle Dick would know what to do. I was worse scared when the car robber came and tried to steal the girl's dad's car, and some men came and told me that New York was on fire. But the goat butted that car robber in the seat of the pants and sent him flying. The goat saved the day! I decided that I would kill all the bad men who do not like the United States and might be hiding weapons.
good, but not great, July 16, 2004
Reviewer: A reader (Washington, DC)
I am the Prezident of the United States of America, and I resent all the people who are pretending to be me on this here site, Amazon Dot Com. For the record, the book isn't all that great. It's good, but not great.
You may think I was really into the book judging from the way I kept reading it on September the Eleventh, Two Thousand and One, even after I learned that the United States of America was under attack by Muslims. But the truth is, it wasn't that I liked the book, it was rather the fact that I am an incompetent moron who had no clue as to what to do. You see, my dad's pals on the Supreme Court made me president of the United States of America, even though I lost the election to Al Gore. Everyone knows that I have no business being president, and that I am a dumbass moron who has done way to much cocaine. But I am president anyway. That doesn't mean that I know what I am doing. It just means that I am president.
I was scared on September the Eleventh. I knew that I was supposed to go and do something, but I didn't know what to do. So, I pretended to be really interested in the book. It wasn't really that good. Not like the Bible, or the Little Hungry Caterpillar. So, please stop saying that I liked the book. It was good, but not great.
For those of you unfamiliar with the My Pet Goat reference, here are a few quotes:
ReelViews: Three segments redeem Fahrenheit 9/11, allowing it to claim to be more than just a list of anti-Bush charges. The first is the videotaped footage of Bush in Florida's Booker Elementary School, reading "My Pet Goat" for seven minutes after the second plane crashed into the World Trade Center. His face is a mask of bewilderment and indecision. It's clear that he has no idea what to do next, and he is waiting for one of his advisors to make a suggestion. It's not the portrait of a man any sane American would want in command.
Boston.com: For my money, the key scene in "Fahrenheit 9/11" -- the moment on which Michael Moore's blistering yet frustratingly blunt object of a movie hinges -- is when President Bush first hears that a second plane has hit the World Trade Center and that the United States is under attack. He was at a photo op in Florida, remember, reading "My Pet Goat" to a schoolroom full of children, and his expression of pole-axed confusion is by now a matter of public iconography. But Moore got his hands on all the footage, and he time-lapses us through the entire seven minutes that the president sat in that classroom and, knowing terrorists were using passenger planes as missiles on innocent Americans, stared like a stuffed deer into space. We've recently learned that this was around the time Vice President Dick Cheney was ordering fighter planes to shoot down the hijacked jets and our government's emergency-response mechanisms were convulsing with chaos. You look at Bush, whose circuitry seems quite simply to have overloaded, and think, "This is the leader of the free world?"