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So I'm watching Star Trek Voyager as I'm sitting in my condo at a remote location doing some shows for the summer.

There was a commercial on, and I swear the dude looked just like Markos. It was the Markos clone and his cute girlfriend taking pictures of themselves.

Keep your mind out of the gutter.

Anyway this got me thinking...G

What if dKos got together and put together some of our greatest hits in book form to raise funds for pushing the Netroots on to the boob tube.

How much could it cost to rival the advertising revenue of Girls Gone Wild, or Bowflex?

We could do an hour long informercial, we could do 30 second ad buys. There are so many options.

I'd like to open this diary up to talk about this.

Here are a couple of ideas:

Break down the site into diarists and groups of diarists, and put out a book of great stuff, think Chomsky - short conceptual 'diaries' lifted directly from the site - author's permission, of course, with comments - again with author's permission.

Break down the site into issue areas, and do the same.

Create a contest with Kos doing the choosing to put together a book.

These books could be marketed to this site and the netroots in general. We could buy them for friends and family, for our political nemeses.

We make them cheap enough to be purchased easily, again think Chomsky or Don't think of an elephant.

We take the funds and create some ads to push the netroots and alternatives to the corporate media.

Again, let's talk about this.

For so many it ain't real unless it's on the boob tube.

I think we could really do this and get messages out.

What do you think?

Originally posted to k9disc on Mon Jul 21, 2008 at 10:36 PM PDT.

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