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July 20, 2011


A Tiny Revolution

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at July 20, 2011 06:11 PM

earliest post I can find there

I suggest a settlement somewhat along the lines of the Burlington Coat Factory: ask MacMillan to display a notice

"Not affiliated with Jonathan Schwarz's A Tiny Revolution"

Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at July 20, 2011 06:50 PM

Or even better, tell him to start advertising "Our Kampf" and to get a better sense of humor.

Posted by: setty, formerly hedgy at July 20, 2011 07:01 PM

I strongly believe, two people far away or close by and in a short or longer space of time can have exactly the same thought or idea. It is not necessary that one stole it from the other.

Posted by: Rupa Shah at July 20, 2011 07:10 PM

Addendum: My comment above is strictly a general statement and NOT related to two websites with similar names.

ps Of course, on THIS website, ideas have floated from one to another by mind waves or even stolen from someone in this century by someone hundred years ago so anything is possible.

Posted by: Rupa Shah at July 20, 2011 07:33 PM

are you just going to sit there and take it? go kick his ass you pussy!

Posted by: Guest at July 20, 2011 08:25 PM

I think he does not understand the Orwell quote. He puts it at the top, but his site seems to have no attempted jokes anywhere. It's like he has always had a tiny disagreement with orthodoxy, and than ran into a quote from someone famous that he thinks says that his tiny disagreement means he is a comedian.

if you contact him, my advice is butter him up by saying what a funny guy he is.

Posted by: HM at July 20, 2011 11:47 PM

Is that your real blog?

Posted by: Amandasaurus at July 21, 2011 01:16 AM

Well, if every joke is a tiny revolution, that's a pretty small war he's fighting over there.....

Do you think his actual name is Johnathan Schwartz?

Posted by: Aaron Datesman at July 21, 2011 09:58 AM

Characteristic of Canadians, may I say, my apologies, Jonathan. I have posted a link on my site to yours and will make efforts to ensure that people are going to the correct site.

I love Orwell (in fact I just visited his home on Jura where he wrote 1984) and have always loved the quote. As for misunderstanding the meaning of the quote given the content of my site, but will take that as fair comment. Your site is WAY funnier, and I will encourage all my friends and readers to buy Our Kampf as I just did from



Posted by: John MacMillan at July 21, 2011 10:25 AM

There is an example of global warming that distinguishes between apocalyptic prediction and history.

A scientific confirmation happened right before the eyes of those who do not rely primarily on the main stream media.

The first inhabited island is now below the level of the rising oceans. Thousands had to flee.

Posted by: Dredd at July 21, 2011 10:55 AM