Best Fan Mail Ever?

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Given the risk of dislocating an elbow while patting oneself on the back, we don’t usually print fan mail. But this one, from James J. Krefft (also an author himself), needed to be shared:

Recently I borrowed a copy of your book from a friend (so basically pure benefit for me) and I must say I am impressed. I am well-read, reading on average four books per week. With that said, I love SuperFreakonomics. In fact I enjoyed them so much and your unorthodox approach, that I award both authors the rank of Honored Elder. To quantify, this here is my own ranking of authorial/analytical skill:

Philosopher King
Honored Elder
Elder
Ruler of the Aegis
Lord of the Manor
Lord
Knight
Squire
Sion
Moop
Dan Quayle
Kim Jong Il
Alan Greenspan

Why is Alan Greenspan so bad? Because he created an interest environment that only encouraged bad behavior like: sub-primes, no savings, etc. Anyway, great book. If I am ever in power, you will hear from me.

James: what do we have to do in future books to make it to Philosopher King?

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  1. Jeffrey says:

    What is a Moop?

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  2. Basil White says:

    A mop designed by committee

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  3. Jim says:

    I’d be interested to know what other authors fill the ranks.

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  4. Andreas Moser says:

    Did Mr Krefft really read something “written” by the prolific Kim Jong Il?
    And given how people were saddened by Kim Jong Il’s recent death (see http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/why-north-korea-is-mourning/), will we be overcome by eternal sadness, should anything ever happen to you guys?

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  5. ryan says:

    the ranking seems to have missed out Unicorn Prince

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  6. Eric M. Jones says:

    Is “Sion” a word I missed when I had the flu in the eighth grade? Or did you mean “Scion”?

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  7. Jirka Lahvicka says:

    Since this is an obvious Civilization reference, shouldn’t Dan Quayle be the last?

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  8. ryan says:

    To answer your question, Stephenm it will be just like garnering every other type of political influence- I think it has something to do with sending cash to me.

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