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January 21, 2010 11:27 AM   Subscribe

Let's discover New Orleans with favorite son Ignatius J. Reilly.

I hesitated to make a FPP out of this, but I know there is a lot of love for John Kennedy Toole's novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" (amazon and google books) here on the blue and green, and I just had to share this link.
Ignatius' Ghost is a blog that sets out to find all the New Orleans landmarks that are directly or indirectly named in the novel.
A great way to supplement the pictures in your head.
I hope you enjoy it!
posted by willmize to MetaFilter-Related at 11:27 AM (27 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Why wouldn't you make this an FPP? I think it would be fine.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:32 AM on January 21, 2010


That. Is. Wonderful!

Thank you willmize. It was a surprise to me that people had gone as far as erecting a statue to the character. (Love the cap, too.)

A good find that brings the book a little more life.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 11:32 AM on January 21, 2010


let me know if you find the nookyoolar bum.
posted by shmegegge at 11:36 AM on January 21, 2010


FPP plz.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:36 AM on January 21, 2010


Yeah will this is post-worthy. Get ta postin' !
posted by Mister_A at 11:39 AM on January 21, 2010


Missing "communiss" tag.
posted by Mister_A at 11:40 AM on January 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


1) Yeah, I don't get why this can't be an FPP. Seems pretty cool.

2) Since we are already in MeTa, I have a question about book links in general: Why not LibraryThing as a non-corporate alternative? LT itself links to Amazon, but also to used/local bookstores and libraries. Granted, MeFi doesn't get to rewrite the link to earn a little $...is that a big income loss here?
posted by DU at 11:41 AM on January 21, 2010


Thank you! Look for it in the blue here in a few.
posted by willmize at 11:43 AM on January 21, 2010


Good question DU, might be worth dropping a note to pb/mathowie about it. I think the Amazon thing was just that it was a quick way to pretty much link to anything that was for sale and it had an affiliate code and that made it all simple.

And yeah, FPP this.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:44 AM on January 21, 2010


Neat!! I will inscribe this blog's URL in my Big Chief tablet for safekeeping.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:52 AM on January 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


The question is not so much "Why not an FPP?" as "Why MetaTalk?"
posted by carsonb at 12:05 PM on January 21, 2010


DU, people are free to link to LibraryThing if they want to. We don't do any automatic linking of anything. If someone does link to Amazon, we drop a MetaFilter affiliate code into the link. That takes away the motivation to link to Amazon for profit, and MeFi makes a tiny bit from it. But if everyone suddenly decided to use LibraryThing instead of Amazon there's nothing stopping them.
posted by pb (staff) at 12:14 PM on January 21, 2010


Welcome back to The Metafilter teatime chat show. Hello Citizens. The Whelk here, with a loverly green oolong tea, some dear cookies from the exchange and our guests, Bitter Old Punk, Carsonb, and speical musical guest The Cabals. Welcome wpn't you?


*do do do de de dah daaaaah*
posted by The Whelk at 12:17 PM on January 21, 2010


I'M ON LIVE TEEVEE I WILL SAY SOMETHING OFFENSIVE
posted by shakespeherian at 12:19 PM on January 21, 2010


I never should have gone with the furniture made out of members.
posted by The Whelk at 12:21 PM on January 21, 2010


But if everyone suddenly decided to use LibraryThing instead of Amazon there's nothing stopping them.

Well no, I realize that. I'm more wondering if it would be a huge dip in MeFi income if we all did that. I'd prefer that Amazon wasn't the "publisher of record" so to speak, but I also don't want to make your children starve.
posted by DU at 12:25 PM on January 21, 2010


Pretty sure there's no starving happening w/ anyone in the MeFi family [thanks ad-clickers!] so link to LT with good conscience. They make cool library tools too!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:29 PM on January 21, 2010


oh I see DU, yeah, no starving at all. I don't know the exact numbers but based on my own experience with Amazon affiliate stuff I don't think those links are paying any bills.
posted by pb (staff) at 12:35 PM on January 21, 2010


Question: if someone links to a book on Amazon, and I buy the Kindle version of the book, does Metafilter get anything from it? I just don't really know how the automatic link thing works. I'd be happy if all the money I wasted on Kindle books ended up helping Metafilter.
posted by Ms. Saint at 4:55 PM on January 21, 2010


Don't whine about starving, jessamyn. I am not going to give you a hot dog.
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 6:35 PM on January 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


Oo-wee!
posted by turgid dahlia at 6:45 PM on January 21, 2010


Don't whine about starving, jessamyn. I am not going to give you a hot dog.

S'okay, I don't understand pretty much any of this thread except blablabla Amazon blablabla.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:45 PM on January 21, 2010


Metafilter: blablabla
posted by The Whelk at 8:34 PM on January 21, 2010


Everytime my kids read the word FUK outloud from the front page I give them a hotdog. It's like carbon offsets for the uptight.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:39 PM on January 21, 2010


Definitely FPP worthy, perhaps padded out with some info about John Kennedy Toole for those not familiar with the book and its story.
posted by TedW at 5:21 AM on January 22, 2010


This is soothing to my valve.
posted by [@I][:+:][@I] at 7:21 AM on January 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Grar to the east! Grar to the west! Meh to the user that I like best (HAMBURGER).
posted by The Whelk at 8:06 AM on January 22, 2010


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