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Date Posted: 7/5/2008 12:30 PM ET
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I'm going to fix this, but since I laughed so hard when I saw it, I thought I'd post it here as an example.

The book is Judge Dredd: The official movie adaptation. It's the graphic novel version of the movie. I have the only copy. It's listed under three subjects.

First, Comics & Graphic Novels >> Publishers >> DC Comics

It belongs in the category. It is a Graphic Novel and it was published by DC Comics.

Second, Reference >> Foreign Languages

Ok, as far as I can remember there are no foreign languages mentioned in the book. Even if there were, I doubt a 64 page graphic novel would be much use in learning a new language.

Third, Cooking, Food & Wine >> Baking

For the life of me, I can't figure out how anyone could put this book under baking of all things. I've seen some really bad placements of books within categories, but this one takes the cake.

Can anyone top it?


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Date Posted: 7/5/2008 1:02 PM ET
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It's a little early to declare, but I think that's got to be my big laugh of the day.  Now I have an episode of "Cooking With Dredd" playing out in my head.  I guess it should be in German or something, too.  I'll have to work on that lol.


Date Posted: 7/5/2008 2:06 PM ET
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"I am the law! And the law says, you need more nutmeg!"

Date Posted: 7/5/2008 2:12 PM ET
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Subject: I looked at one recently
Date Posted: 7/5/2008 3:53 PM ET
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that was a Robert Ludlam book listed as 4-8 years of age range.

Date Posted: 7/5/2008 3:58 PM ET
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That's one precocious 4-yr-old!!!

Subject: I've run cross that age thing a couple of times
Date Posted: 7/5/2008 5:30 PM ET
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When I explained the situation under "contact us", one book was changed to "all ages" (I believe it was), and the other had the age thing removed entirely.

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Date Posted: 7/5/2008 7:21 PM ET
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In case it is helpful, any time you see a book with more than one subject listing, that data has been drawn automatically from someplace (like Amazon).  Once a "human" on PBS edits the data, there will only be 1 subject heading assigned to it -- that's just how the system works.

As to how Amazon or other sources classify graphic novels as cooking ... your guess is as good as mine.  Maybe its a "hot" story? :-)



Date Posted: 7/5/2008 7:24 PM ET
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I know all that. I just thought it was funny.