Comments: Michael Gerber Is "Overexurberant"

The Secret Service has not released the man's name or the name of his book.

The author was questioned and then released.

At the same weekend rally, a different man identified as XXXXX tried to run naked in front of Obama, with the name of a website written across his chest.

Good try, Mike - but as we see, more extreme steps are needed to get your name in the paper.

Posted by mistah charley, ph.d. at October 12, 2010 10:51 AM

"Memo to the Secret Service: It’s called 'guerrilla marketing,' a-holes."

THAT is very very clever of Michael Gerber!

Posted by Rupa Shah at October 12, 2010 12:20 PM

Is it legal to throw paperbacks at presidents but not hardbound books?

Posted by Jonathan Versen at October 12, 2010 01:52 PM

Mike, perhaps you should have cut out your book in the shape of a shoe?

Posted by Aaron Datesman at October 12, 2010 06:45 PM

Dude! Really?

Posted by angryman@24:20 at October 12, 2010 06:57 PM

Dude! Really?

I wondered about that too. According to the Washington Post, "You can see it clearly in this Reuters photo, but not clearly enough to make out the title."

http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2010/10/11/PH2010101102015.jpg

The cited photo is obviously the source of the picture here at ATR, but there has been some "image enhancement" of the book cover. Compare the two and draw your own conclusions.

Posted by Freddy el Desfibradddor at October 13, 2010 09:31 AM

Aw, Freddy--whyja have to go and tell? :-)

Posted by Mike of Angle at October 13, 2010 03:25 PM

@Mike of Angle

Would you call this "guerrilla 'book cover plagiarized' marketing" ?

Posted by Rupa Shah at October 13, 2010 03:54 PM

Is it legal to throw paperbacks at presidents but not hardbound books?

I guess, it depends on the Hardcover book......
"Audacity of Hope" may be legal but Nir Rosen's "Aftermath" may not be!!

Posted by Rupa Shah at October 13, 2010 04:01 PM

Aw, Freddy--whyja have to go and tell? :-)

I'm gullible. It's been a few years since I checked in.

I saw Jon on HuffingtonPost and did a doubletake. Figured he sold out and you went radical.

It's believable enough.

Posted by angryman@24:20 at October 15, 2010 09:09 PM