"A Miscellany of Diverse Interest and Pleasure"
July 15, 2005 2:41 PM   Subscribe

Odd Books dedicated to that constant source of delight and wonder, the second-hand bookshop. (via)
posted by crunchland (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Nice find! Some amazingly fun and cutting-edge material in there.
I especially like the earth-not-rotating-and-it's-not-spherical-too screed. Because in your heart, you know it's flat.

Also, "Arouse your marital partner incredibly with the Human Lamp." Ok! My baby's in for it tonight! Breaks the ice at parties, too.
posted by Zack_Replica at 3:02 PM on July 15, 2005

Brilliant! "Does the Earth Rotate? NO!" is a book I would like to own.
posted by springload at 3:05 PM on July 15, 2005

A nice companion site: Odd things in Pitt's libraries (unfortunately, not updated for almost two years). From early 2003: The Case For Television Violence by Jib Fowles, The coir processing industry in the Kurunegala district of Sri Lanka: an examination of its mode of development by J.A. Karunaratne, Vaasan Korkeakoulun Julkaisuja: Tutkimuksia No.90—Elokuvan Valinta: Tarkasteltuna Erityisesti Kuluttajien Eri Elokuvatyyppien Preferenssin Kannalta by Pirjo Karppinen and Kristian Möller... Well, you get the idea. They're books—and they're odd.

Nice post, crunchland!
posted by languagehat at 3:22 PM on July 15, 2005

crunchland is always good for the hyperlinks.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:55 PM on July 15, 2005

I got tickled at this one's advice to enhance gayness for the short child. Nice post, crunchland.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 3:59 PM on July 15, 2005

Very, very cool.
posted by interrobang at 5:08 PM on July 15, 2005

Thank you!
posted by Wolfdog at 6:14 AM on July 16, 2005

Thanks for the link. I admire anyone who would take the time to put a page like this together. These kinds of books usually get a short chuckle from me and nothing else. But, without this site I wouldn't have learned all of the (very tight) arguments for why the earth is stationary in the sky.
posted by OmieWise at 2:39 PM on July 16, 2005

I love this one! Thanks -- this is pretty keen.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 3:49 PM on July 16, 2005

Fantastic, really. Thanks.
posted by melissa may at 6:32 PM on July 16, 2005

whoops! I meant to say thanks, but I got all caught up in the links.
posted by Busithoth at 9:19 AM on July 17, 2005

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