I'll match this guy's bitterness about the P&W MFA rankings with some bitterness of my own toward him for making fun of my program (San Marcos). I do agree that the rankings are sort of silly and that Columbia is better than it's ranked. But still, some serious sour grapes here.
On the other hand, here is a more rational response. Also not completely for the rankings system, but maybe they're not the dumbest thing in existence, either.
Neil Gaiman and a tweetathon for short stories!
Roald Dahl's writing shed needs to be saved. And one of you has to scrape together $790,000 to save it. Get on it!
The potential end for bookstores. Does anyone remember Blockbuster? Me neither.
Nostalgia and trying to save independent bookstores.