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Top Amazon Sales Through Needcoffee for the First Half of 2007

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So I was curious about what you fine folks are ordering from Amazon through the site. Because we have a really wacky demographic, hitting all kinds of ages and locations and whatnot. When I try to describe you, our readers, to various studios and such when they’re deciding what stuff to send us to cover, they’re a bit confused. But aren’t we all?

Anyway, so looking back over the last six months, here’s the top five things you guys have ordered, listed here for your dancing and dining pleasure.

#5. Heroes Season 1. As I’ve said before, you guys are mad for Heroes. And these are just pre-orders! Maybe when it hits on DVD (next month) I’ll be able to actually watch the thing on my own time, but it’s fairly obvious that the comic geeks among you crave the stuff.

#4. Horatio Hornblower Collector’s Edition. Looks like Doc’s review and my review are convincing, so that’s cool that you folks heed us every once in a while. Either that or Gruffudd‘s stint in the Fantastic Four movies is working in this series’ favor. Who knows? Or you guys are craving more high seas action now that Pirates is through for the time being.

#3. The Creative Artist: A Fine Artist’s Guide to Expanding Your Creativity and Achieving Your Artistic Potential. Man, I haven’t even moved this book review over to WordPress yet and it appears to be generating significant sales. So that’s pretty damn cool. If you want to see why it sells so well, read what Dindrane had to say about it.

#2. The Illustrated Librarian Temporary Tattoos. Again, we talk about things, you go buy them. And the fact that we’ve got books and book-related stuff as our top three selling item–that just shows that we’re all literate folks. Or that we like to stick things to our bodies. Or both. As Bill Hicks would say, “Looks like we got ourselves some readers.”

#1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. A book that hasn’t even hit streets yet (less than three weeks away) is the biggest selling thing for the last six months. Hmmm, wonder why that is. I guess everybody’s dying to see how Rowling is going to wrap this thing up in such a way to please her readers. Or at least keep them from rioting. “Harry Potter Riots” would make for a great headline, wouldn’t it?

Anyway, thanks to everybody for supporting us by making your Amazon purchases through us. The kickbacks do help offset the costs of running this asylum and keep us relatively well caffeinated. Which is no mean feat.