Bound & Determined
April 11, 2006 2:02 PM   Subscribe

Great post, thanks.
posted by interrobang at 2:08 PM on April 11, 2006

I could make over $65,000 a year doing this?

And being an employee of the CIA to boot.

posted by fugitivefromchaingang at 2:17 PM on April 11, 2006

I think you just blew your cover, fugitivefromchaingang.
posted by Floydd at 2:20 PM on April 11, 2006

Cool stuff. Thanks!
posted by brundlefly at 2:57 PM on April 11, 2006

I think you just blew your cover...
I know a bibliopegist who can fix that.
And Floydd's bib.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:44 PM on April 11, 2006

I was totally stumped: BILIOPEGISTIC? ATHRODERMIC?

then I clicked the links and realized they were just typos.

Nice trick.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 5:08 PM on April 11, 2006

The CIA bookbinding job description left out the part about binding books while blindfolded.... or of course If you were sight impared ....
posted by R. Mutt at 6:10 PM on April 11, 2006

So, was this post inspired by this article?

I ask, because the first thing I thought when I read that article yesterday was "Wow, binding books with human skin was not uncommon in the 18th Century? Accounts of murder trials used to be bound in the killer's skin? Geez, with a little more research, that could turn into a great Metafilter post."

And then I saw something shiny, forgot all about it, and missed my opportunity.

Damn you, Floydd. Damn you straight to hell.
posted by dersins at 8:57 PM on April 11, 2006 [1 favorite]

Yep, dersins, inspired by that article and this site, which crossed my path at the same time, but I found I was more interested in the general bookbinding aspect than I was in the macabre. And no matter HOW many times I re-read and checked my post I managed to inflict 2 typos on you poor unsuspecting Mefites.
posted by Floydd at 7:10 AM on April 12, 2006

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