One from Dan, who goes by the blogname of Poser or Prophet:

Dear Roland,

Could you please send me a copy of “Marxist Criticism of the Bible”?  I live in urban Canada and make a decent wage, but I seem to spend most of my money on beer, smokes, and women.  Also, while you’re at it, could you send me a case of beer (I prefer Belgian) and a carton of smokes (I prefer Djarum Specials)?  I can take care of the rest myself.

Many thanks,


I need some help here: does Dan qualify for a copy of Marxist Criticism of the Bible? … which, I might add, Continuum will not let me revise and put into a second edition, preferring to keep it on their list at some rediculous price – black market is cheap as chips though.

One thing Poser or Prophet has managed: to be added to my exclusive and highly discerning blogroll.