First-World Problems...

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We have all experienced this. A much-loved book that falls apart because they just don't make 'em like they used to! I have a bunch of books on their last legs because that constant flexing of the spine, and in the case of cook books pressing down onto the counter to keep them open is just terrible for their structural integrity. But what's the alternative? Don't read? spend hundreds of dollars on high-end copies made by boutique publishers?

One of the members of my gun club has the answer. It's not for everyone, and it's definitely not for me because it requires a startling amount of skill and talent, but damn...

Below the fold is a video of her process of making from scratch a beautiful hardbound copy of "A Canticle For Leibowitz," which if you haven't read, you should.

The human capacity and drive for creation never ceases to amaze me.

[Oh...she can shoot pretty well too]

Posted by: CBD at 02:00 PM




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1 English 1st

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 01:01 PM (2JoB8)

2 Being 1st stupid tablit

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 01:01 PM (2JoB8)

3 SKIP!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 12, 2021 01:02 PM (axyOa)

4 GBC Binders for the Win.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 12, 2021 01:02 PM (+LCoQ)

5 But what's the alternative? Don't read? spend hundreds of dollars on high-end copies made by boutique publishers?

loose leaf folders? comb binding?

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 12, 2021 01:03 PM (edU/H)

6 3 hole punch, 3 ring binder, and, you're good to go!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 12, 2021 01:04 PM (2SdPm)

7 loose leaf folders? comb binding?

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 12, 2021 01:03 PM (edU/H)

Yuck!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 12, 2021 01:04 PM (Q9lwr)

8 oh, yeah. combining bookbinding with the youtube channel recommendations that were going on the other day: DAS Bookbinding.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 12, 2021 01:06 PM (edU/H)

9 My first world problem.
Put in new appliances but the clock on the stove runs faster than the microwave. Gains about a minute every five days.
Sigh...

Posted by: Diogenes at September 12, 2021 01:07 PM (axyOa)

10 Kind of a second world problem, no? Who reads actual books anymore?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 12, 2021 01:07 PM (EZebt)

11 Looks nice, would like to see how binding is done.

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 01:07 PM (2JoB8)

12 Both covers of my copy of "The Life of Mary Queen of Scots vol II" have come off. I still have them and the book is otherwise in quite good shape for one that turns 200 next year.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 12, 2021 01:07 PM (KAi1n)

13 Somewhere, in the back of his mind, you just know CBD is thinking, "There has to be a sous vide was to solve this problem..."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 12, 2021 01:07 PM (2SdPm)

14 I've got a first world problem. Did you ever make a comment and then realize that you could have used a perfect sock? I blew the chance to use my Uncle Ernie sock earlier and it really hit me hard. It makes me wonder what's the point of it all anyway.

Posted by: f'd at September 12, 2021 01:08 PM (Tnijr)

15 Something missing.

Posted by: Corona at September 12, 2021 01:08 PM (nakGR)

16 San Franpsycho lots of people 2 threads downstairs

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 01:08 PM (2JoB8)

17 Put maple syrup on it...

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at September 12, 2021 01:08 PM (flINI)

18 Hair Problems are more First World Problems than any maintenance of a book.

No knowledge is maintained or handed down with your combover or new weave.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 12, 2021 01:09 PM (vuisn)

19 It makes me wonder what's the point of it all anyway.

Posted by: f'd at September 12, 2021 01:08 PM (Tnijr)

{{{f'd}}}

Posted by: W at September 12, 2021 01:09 PM (KnJdm)

20 A canvas type of tape is handy. Some even call it book binding tape, but it is common gaffing tape, usually black.
Frequently used on stages to mark your spot.

Posted by: californian for Elder at September 12, 2021 01:09 PM (aAP3z)

21 Digitize the whole book

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 01:09 PM (2JoB8)

22 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 12, 2021 01:10 PM (arJlL)

23 English is a 1st world problem for many including me

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 01:11 PM (2JoB8)

24 Most of my books did not make the move, when we moved to help with a family illness. I didn't have anything of great value, but I did have a lot of books that I would still like to have, along with those that I could have or should have sent down the road ages ago. Oh well. It's just stuff.

Posted by: flounder at September 12, 2021 01:11 PM (KnJdm)

25 >>21 Digitize the whole book

Good idea. Now I can hear my wife from the kitchen when she screams out, "Alexa -- recipe for boiled water, STAT!"

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 12, 2021 01:11 PM (vuisn)

26 9 My first world problem.
Put in new appliances but the clock on the stove runs faster than the microwave. Gains about a minute every five days.
Sigh...
Posted by: Diogenes at September 12, 2021 01:07 PM

Same for me but I have a third clock that falls behind! I need to drink an expensive cabernet just to deal with the drama of resetting them all!

Posted by: Moonbeam at September 12, 2021 01:12 PM (qe5CM)

27 Don't worry about ones books getting old...they'll be burning them soon enough.

Posted by: Some Rat at September 12, 2021 01:13 PM (r1z5A)

28 Gorilla Tape works good for book binding. I've used it to hold shop manuals together. It does not come off.

Posted by: f'd at September 12, 2021 01:13 PM (Tnijr)

29 Same for me but I have a third clock that falls behind! I need to drink an expensive cabernet just to deal with the drama of resetting them all!
Posted by: Moonbeam at September 12, 2021 01:12 PM (qe5CM)

I go straight to scotch.
The damned instructions to set the time are two pages long.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 12, 2021 01:14 PM (axyOa)

30 Don't worry about ones books getting old...they'll be burning them soon enough.

Posted by: Some Rat at September 12, 2021 01:13 PM (r1z5A)

Humans, shortly thereafter. So don't worry about re-binding them either.

Posted by: flounder at September 12, 2021 01:14 PM (KnJdm)

31 Chest freezer didn't seem to be running this am. I jiggled some wires and it's working now, but I think I should have an appliance guy come look at it.

Posted by: Infidel at September 12, 2021 01:15 PM (Kx3kq)

32 Same for me but I have a third clock that falls behind! I need to drink an expensive cabernet just to deal with the drama of resetting them all!
Posted by: Moonbeam

Is there an adjustment to alter how fast/slow it runs ?

Posted by: JT at September 12, 2021 01:15 PM (arJlL)

33 Another First World Problem: My wife had a conniption fit when I forgot to draw a happy face in her cappuccino foam this morning.

I tried to tell her the starving kids in Africa probably have never had cappuccinos. Or happy faces.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 12, 2021 01:15 PM (vuisn)

34 I usually have just been very careful with hardbacks and softbacks I love, I'll usually see if I can find a hardcover version (or kindle.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 12, 2021 01:15 PM (csEWM)

35 Gorilla Tape works good for book binding. I've used it to hold shop manuals together. It does not come off.
Posted by: f'd at September 12, 2021 01:13 PM (Tnijr)
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I've done some tidy repairs on corners and spines using cloth tape, which libraries used for many years.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 12, 2021 01:15 PM (LBiAf)

36 I tried to tell her the starving kids in Africa probably have never had cappuccinos. Or happy faces.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 12, 2021 01:15 PM (vuisn)

You monster!

Posted by: flounder at September 12, 2021 01:16 PM (KnJdm)

37 Don't worry about ones books getting old...they'll be burning them soon enough.
Posted by: Some Rat

Nah; they won't know what they are !

Posted by: JT at September 12, 2021 01:16 PM (arJlL)

38 PM

Same for me but I have a third clock that falls behind! I need to drink an expensive cabernet just to deal with the drama of resetting them all!

Posted by: Moonbeam at September 12, 2021 01:12 PM (qe5CM)
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If y'all had bought modern internet connected appliances all of your clocks would keep perfect time. Lock step.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 01:17 PM (Tw76q)

39 12 Both covers of my copy of "The Life of Mary Queen of Scots vol II" have come off. I still have them and the book is otherwise in quite good shape for one that turns 200 next year.
Posted by: SFGoth at September 12, 2021 01:07 PM

Wow, that's amazing! I don't have many old books but the one I cherish the most is a nearly 100-year old book of the complete works of Shakespeare that was my grandfather's. I also have one of his Navy ship logs from a trip to the Mediterranean/Northern Africa in 1921-1922. It has postcards from ports of call and a log of the weather for each day of the journey. For both items, the covers are thin and crumbling in spots, so I don't know that there would be a way to fix them.

Posted by: Moonbeam at September 12, 2021 01:18 PM (qe5CM)

40 Science says that getting a consensus of clocks settles the issue of what time it is.

Posted by: f'd at September 12, 2021 01:18 PM (Tnijr)

41 Who read books anymore besides morons on the book thread?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 12, 2021 01:19 PM (EZebt)

42 I am a bit OCD on some things but not clocks. I usually leave the car clock on DST all year round. I must admit I do reset the microwave and stove clocks after power outages, I don't like them being way off, but a few minutes fast/slow doesn't bother me, I just adjust in my head, oh this clock is a couple minutes slow.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 12, 2021 01:21 PM (pxVvf)

43 Two words: Duct tape.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 12, 2021 01:21 PM (UuD2k)

44 I always mow the lawn here. But today, Due to illness, Hubbymayhem did the mowing. I feel cheated.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 12, 2021 01:21 PM (Vxu+H)

45 My fear of timepieces stems back to The Wizard of Oz and that damn witch's hourglass.

Years later I would still hear that "witch's hourglass" music during exams when I looked at the clock.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 12, 2021 01:22 PM (vuisn)

46 Below the fold is a video of her process of making from scratch a beautiful hardbound [...]
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Given your usage, you're going about it backwards. You don't need to bind your cookbooks, you need to unbind them. Then punch holes in the pages and put those in a binder. Many Betty Crocker cookbooks are sold that way.
https://bit.ly/3tNrvk5

Lets you lay your cookbook on the counter and the book stays open to the page you want with no damage.

Posted by: NoOne NoHow at September 12, 2021 01:22 PM (vlXMQ)

47 I have an old scrap book that grandma put together from grandpa's time in WWII and Korea. It's falling apart and I have no idea how to preserve it. It has paper pages and the covers are tied together with rope. I'm almost afraid to open it anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at September 12, 2021 01:22 PM (Kx3kq)

48 *Canticle* is one of the greatest novels I've read. I like dystopian fiction, and this absolutely blows away everything I've ever read in that genre. It's like Ran. If Ran left you devastated and unnerved, so will *Canticle.*

Posted by: Joe at September 12, 2021 01:22 PM (RLtmM)

49 You need rest Madamemayhem. Take it. How are you feeling today?

Posted by: f'd at September 12, 2021 01:23 PM (Tnijr)

50 A bit better f'd, thank you for asking.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 12, 2021 01:24 PM (Vxu+H)

51 Did the fevers finally quit Madamemayhem? co-worker whose family got covid last fall said they got winded really quickly for a long time afterwards. Very noticeable for the teen son who went back to hockey practice after quarantine period.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 12, 2021 01:24 PM (pxVvf)

52 My late breakfast of biscuits and sausage gravy, bacon and eggs over-easy came off without a hitch, but when I ran out of orange juice, I had to settle for a sub-standard mimosa.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 12, 2021 01:25 PM (iz53w)

53 32- Is there an adjustment to alter how fast/slow it runs ?
Posted by: JT at September 12, 2021 01:15 PM

Not that I have found. I think I'm about to say something completely moronic but I'll do it anyway. I think that what happens is that they are all only a handful of seconds apart because it takes me about 45 seconds to go through and reset them all. I think each reset puts the seconds back to :00. The one that ends up ahead is the first one I do and the one that falls behind is the last one I do because it's a bit more complicated. I usually try to compensate by putting that one ahead one minute compared to the time on the microwave and stove. As you can tell, I do spend a lot of time on this FWP!

Posted by: Moonbeam at September 12, 2021 01:25 PM (qe5CM)

54 I have a 1906 copy of Pastor Helfrich's LEBENSBILD in high german. The binding has certainly given up the ghost long ago but all the pages and signatures are intact.

I really need to get a professional binder to save this volume.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 01:25 PM (mD/uy)

55 Oh good MM. May it go away soon.

Posted by: f'd at September 12, 2021 01:26 PM (Tnijr)

56 47 I have an old scrap book that grandma put together from grandpa's time in WWII and Korea. It's falling apart and I have no idea how to preserve it. It has paper pages and the covers are tied together with rope. I'm almost afraid to open it anymore.
Posted by: Infidel at September 12, 2021 01:22 PM

That's a pretty close description of my grandfather's ship log.

Posted by: Moonbeam at September 12, 2021 01:26 PM (qe5CM)

57 Palerider....

Fever is down today. Finally!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 12, 2021 01:27 PM (Vxu+H)

58 First world problem: consuming more than contributing.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 12, 2021 01:28 PM (45fpk)

59 Off to feed the equines. Enjoy the day horde.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 12, 2021 01:28 PM (pxVvf)

60 I try not to crack open books all the way. I know people who flatten books to lay them down. Ugh.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 12, 2021 01:29 PM (UsshY)

61 38- If y'all had bought modern internet connected appliances all of your clocks would keep perfect time. Lock step.
Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 01:17 PM

I've been a lifetime renter so that's not an option for me. But all that internet-connected stuff bugs me. I just got my first smartphone last fall and a smart tv this spring.

Posted by: Moonbeam at September 12, 2021 01:30 PM (qe5CM)

62 The other requirement for book binding tape is that the glue will not damage the book itself.

Posted by: californian for Elder at September 12, 2021 01:30 PM (aAP3z)

63 Moonbeam, I have done some research, but nothing I like. I'm debating on taking it to a professional, but it wouldn't be the same. I see/saw back and forth.

Posted by: Infidel at September 12, 2021 01:30 PM (Kx3kq)

64 Going to sit out in the sunshine for a bit. Have a good afternoon!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 12, 2021 01:31 PM (Vxu+H)

65 I've been a lifetime renter so that's not an option for me. But all that internet-connected stuff bugs me. I just got my first smartphone last fall and a smart tv this spring.
Posted by: Moonbeam at September 12, 2021 01:30 PM (qe5CM)


I hate buying anything smarter than me.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 12, 2021 01:33 PM (axyOa)

66 For minor issues with cookbook spines before they become major issues, I use Elmer’s Craft Bond glue. When a leaf falls or the spine cracks on the inside such that the inside spine is now visible between pages x and x+1, I apply a bit of glue to the inside. If the crack isn’t wide enough I use a toothpick to apply it.

I have a lot of vintage cookbooks and so far this technique seems to work great.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at September 12, 2021 01:34 PM (CX3cf)

67 43 Two words: Duct tape.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 12, 2021 01:21 PM (UuD2k)

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RABBIT TAPE!!

Posted by: Daffy Duck at September 12, 2021 01:35 PM (VxC1e)

68 First world problem:
I don't have an ice maker. I have to use little trays and put them in the freezer.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2021 01:35 PM (U2p+3)

69 Same old Jets

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2021 01:36 PM (Irn0L)

70 First world problem:
I don't have an ice maker. I have to use little trays and put them in the freezer.
Posted by: nurse ratched

lol, me too. It's just one more thing to break/leak.

Posted by: Infidel at September 12, 2021 01:37 PM (Kx3kq)

71 63 Moonbeam, I have done some research, but nothing I like. I'm debating on taking it to a professional, but it wouldn't be the same. I see/saw back and forth.
Posted by: Infidel at September 12, 2021 01:30 PM

I have had some old photos and art pieces restored by a great art and framing place that I found, but I haven't looked into whether they can recommend someone that does book restoration. I think you're right that they wouldn't be the same.

I brought them an old family tree picture that was framed by my great great grandparents in the late 19th/early 20th century. The shop wouldn't even take it out of the frame, fearing that it would begin to disintegrate as soon as it touched the air. They left it for me do and bring back for the restoration. It's now on my list of "someday" projects.

Posted by: Moonbeam at September 12, 2021 01:38 PM (qe5CM)

72 I'd recommend this bookbinding series:

https://youtu.be/8RfR_mgwNLs

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 12, 2021 01:39 PM (YynYJ)

73 With a tablet you can converse and sit in the sunshine

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 01:39 PM (2JoB8)

74 65- I hate buying anything smarter than me.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 12, 2021 01:33 PM

Wow, that covers a lot of territory for me!

Posted by: Moonbeam at September 12, 2021 01:39 PM (qe5CM)

75 If you have somehow been able to generate a printed copy of any book, particularly if you have it in a digital file, it's not that hard to generate a nice hardbound book on a site like Lulu.

I use Adobe InDesign to format it and create the PDF file, and have to design the covers, but beyond that, they do all the binding and other work.

Not as fancy, of course.

Posted by: MW at September 12, 2021 01:41 PM (u33s0)

76 My house was built in 1924 and still has screw out fuses. 2 days ago half the house was out of power. In the 36 years I've been here I've never had a fuse pop on it's own but this one did. What a relief, no shorts that I can find yet.

Posted by: dartist at September 12, 2021 01:43 PM (+ya+t)

77 My house was built in 1924 and still has screw out fuses. 2 days ago half the house was out of power. In the 36 years I've been here I've never had a fuse pop on it's own but this one did. What a relief, no shorts that I can find yet.
Posted by: dartist

Quick! Find an old copper penny to place into the burned out fuse socket as an replacement.

What could go wrong?

Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 01:44 PM (mD/uy)

78 I use Adobe InDesign to format it and create the PDF file, and have to design the covers, but beyond that, they do all the binding and other work.

Not as fancy, of course.
Posted by: MW at September 12, 2021 01:41 PM (u33s0)

I read the entire Lorem Ipsum that way. I gotta say, that book sucked.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 12, 2021 01:44 PM (UuD2k)

79 76 My house was built in 1924 and still has screw out fuses. 2 days ago half the house was out of power. In the 36 years I've been here I've never had a fuse pop on it's own but this one did. What a relief, no shorts that I can find yet.
Posted by: dartist at September 12, 2021 01:43 PM (+ya+t)

Tomorrow, you'll probably get a clinker in your furnace.

Posted by: Roy at September 12, 2021 01:46 PM (Ti+Tv)

80 I remember the old screw in fuses, no idea where you can find them still.

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 01:47 PM (2JoB8)

81 Nowadays, if you talk back to your parents you get your phone taken away for 2 hours. In my day, they made you join the war.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at September 12, 2021 01:47 PM (buTO7)

82 I have a Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook from 1947, and over the many years of its usage, the back cover is delaminating. Gentleman, we can rebuild it. We have the technology. Better...stronger...faster.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 12, 2021 01:48 PM (iz53w)

83 80 I remember the old screw in fuses, no idea where you can find them still.
Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 01:47 PM (2JoB

You can still find them in old buildings here. Hardware stores still sell them.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 12, 2021 01:48 PM (UuD2k)

84 Madamemayhem (uppity wench), hope you're feeling better soon.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 01:51 PM (Tw76q)

85 Sometimes, no matter how painful, you got to throw some shit out.

Lighten up the load so to speak.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 12, 2021 01:52 PM (R/m4+)

86 81 Nowadays, if you talk back to your parents you get your phone taken away for 2 hours. In my day, they made you join the war.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at September 12, 2021 01:47 PM (buTO7)
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teleportation to the other side of the room

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 01:53 PM (Tw76q)

87 Tomorrow, you'll probably get a clinker in your furnace.
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Driveway was paved with clinkers when I was a kid. Still find one once and awhile.

Posted by: dartist at September 12, 2021 01:54 PM (+ya+t)

88 Mel Gibson owns the rights to Lorem Ipsum, he just fired his third screenplay team.

Posted by: klaftern at September 12, 2021 01:54 PM (r4sI4)

89 Bet many houses in town, built before WWII have them if the electric wasn't updated.

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 01:54 PM (2JoB8)

90 Duct tape is terrible for any book you want to use, it wears out and you get left with the stickum that never cures.

If you have a run of the mill hardbound that the cover is ripping away, the traditional thing was to paste gauze bandage and a very tough sheet of paper over the torn part with enough on either side to anchor it well, to match the original sheet of paper that is supposed to hold it in place. I have some dictionaries I fixed like that, but it is not like I use them a lot.

for something with more use or value, it is harder, but this is for fast repairs that work.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2021 01:56 PM (ssx3L)

91 Well, damn. "Canticle for Leibowitz" isn't out in Kindle.

Posted by: MW at September 12, 2021 01:58 PM (u33s0)

92 Or... have your treasured book restored by professionals.

https://www.grimmbindery.com/

Posted by: Paul Grimm at September 12, 2021 01:58 PM (ToEW5)

93 My FWP is my DVR is only supposed to record first run programs. Seems if they add 1 second of new programming or add a commercial or something, the DVR thinks it is first run. Pisses me off.

Posted by: Ronster at September 12, 2021 01:59 PM (mNuGq)

94 The spine cover of a full-leather-bound limited edition book I own came completely off a couple of years ago. the leather at both the front and rear cover/spine cover crease lines cracked-through. The book was 30+ years old then. I believe I could reattach the long, curved leather piece using rubber cement. But first I think I will take it to a rare book shop to ask if they can repair it or tell me who to go to.

From this experience I'm thinking real-leather book covers should be frequently treated with leather conditioner. Any comments?

Posted by: Gref at September 12, 2021 02:00 PM (AMIL/)

95 FWP. Just hit something with the prop on the 'toon. Will check damage when I dock.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 12, 2021 02:01 PM (fRmYM)

96 I vaguely remember the coal truck sticking a shoot through the basement window and filling a bin before we got natural gas. That coal shovel was our snow shovel, lol. Heavy as shit for a kid.

Posted by: dartist at September 12, 2021 02:01 PM (+ya+t)

97
Very nice work.

Her "ACfL" looks like it rivals or maybe surpasses something you might get from "The Folio Society".

Posted by: naturalfake at September 12, 2021 02:01 PM (5NkmN)

98 I am pretty sure book re-binding has been around since the start of books.... but it is not an easy thing to do right.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 12, 2021 02:01 PM (r+sAi)

99 teleportation to the other side of the room
Posted by: Braenyard

Mom's fav was wooden spoons. Although, one morning before school I got spun around in the hall and ended up with a fat lip and chipped tooth from the wedding band. You really shouldn't cuss under your breath when you are in the 5th grade. Eagle ears.

Posted by: Infidel at September 12, 2021 02:03 PM (Kx3kq)

100 >>>My house was built in 1924 and still has screw out fuses.

>Threaded plug fuses are so 20th century. Next you'll tell us the wiring is knob-and-tube.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 12, 2021 02:03 PM (iz53w)

101 Trump @ Hollyfield fight

https://twitter.com/dannydeurbina/status
/1436875478909046789

https://tinyurl.com/yee675zz

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 02:04 PM (Tw76q)

102 FWP. Just hit something with the prop on the 'toon. Will check damage when I dock.
Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 12, 2021 02:01 PM (fRmYM)


ChaChing!!!$$$

Posted by: Diogenes at September 12, 2021 02:04 PM (axyOa)

103 I have so enjoyed this book.
I have at least thirty printings including the first edition with original dust cover in pristine condition.

Posted by: Larry Jones at September 12, 2021 02:05 PM (vTfVZ)

104 Kinzinger Praises George W. Bush For Calling Out Domestic Terrorists

See, even this asshole has no doubt what the other asshole was talking about. FUCK em both

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2021 02:06 PM (Irn0L)

105 I vaguely remember the coal truck sticking a shoot through the basement window and filling a bin before we got natural gas. That coal shovel was our snow shovel, lol. Heavy as shit for a kid.

Posted by: dartist at September 12, 2021 02:01 PM


My grandparents house was heated by coal until years and years after WWII, I think it was in the late 50s or early 60s before they got NG service there. When the City ran natural gas to their street they turned the coal bunker into a root cellar.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 12, 2021 02:06 PM (JUOKG)

106 Some of those pontoon videos are....interesting.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 02:07 PM (Tw76q)

107 There is still boxing going on? who knew.

I think taking all boxing behind a pay wall killed the sport. Hopefully the nfl will do the same thing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2021 02:07 PM (Irn0L)

108 Electrician just left. Had a problem with 3-way sw/ and a bedroom light. The light fixture needs replaced and a 3-way was replaced. Everything works now. So happy.

Posted by: Ronster at September 12, 2021 02:08 PM (mNuGq)

109 Back to book binding, I thought rubber cement was used if you would have asked me yesterday.

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 02:09 PM (2JoB8)

110 >>> 107 There is still boxing going on? who knew.

I think taking all boxing behind a pay wall killed the sport. Hopefully the nfl will do the same thing
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2021 02:07 PM (Irn0L)

Our audience has become more selective, and sophisticated.

Posted by: Roger Goodell at September 12, 2021 02:09 PM (ACi07)

111 Trump is a liar and his breath stinks two !!!!

Posted by: Mary Cloginstien from Brattleboro, VT at September 12, 2021 02:09 PM (c/Cmx)

112 If you read A Canticle for Leibowtz, you'll understand why it's not a good candidate for digitizing.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 12, 2021 02:09 PM (YynYJ)

113 Quick hit with Don jr and Steven Crowder last night:

"The Taliban is handing the Apache helicopters over to China who will do some reverse engineering and make them better - and for 2 cents on the dollar of what the U.S. military paid to develop the technology."
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Don't know about better.
Having them is bad enough.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 02:10 PM (Tw76q)

114 Hi Mary, how are the rutabagas growing, did the patchouli work to keep the caterpillars off this year?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2021 02:11 PM (ssx3L)

115 Will Californica wake up and will they continue on the losers for Governors path and proceed to deteriorate into Haiti Part 2 ???

Posted by: James at September 12, 2021 02:12 PM (24+Vp)

116 So the NY Jets have the first muslim head coach? Someone might want to tell him the offense is suppose to go forward not backwards?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2021 02:12 PM (Irn0L)

117 " Kinzinger Praises George W. Bush For Calling Out Domestic Terrorists "

I never doubted for a moment who or what that pindick Boosh meant, but if I had, this would resolve it. these shitbirds are all reading from the same instructions.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 02:13 PM (Seiya)

118 Hey Man.... Like Mary did the MaryJane crop come in big this year ? Like man can we roll some Bob Marley Doobies gain next year to celebrate Woodstock ???

Posted by: James at September 12, 2021 02:14 PM (24+Vp)

119 58 First world problem: consuming more than contributing.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 12, 2021 01:28 PM (45fpk)


Guilty.

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2021 02:14 PM (6RgRK)

120 " Kinzinger Praises George W. Bush For Calling Out Domestic Terrorists "

I never doubted for a moment who or what that pindick Boosh meant, but if I had, this would resolve it. these shitbirds are all reading from the same instructions.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 02:13 PM (Seiya)

I once thought that that whole domestic right wing extremists bit was just a bit to poke the right. Now, I think that they actually believe it. Although they don't believe it enough to take any proper lessons from it.

Posted by: flounder at September 12, 2021 02:15 PM (KnJdm)

121 many a book here at Chateau D'Eez has been reinforced with 3M clear packing tape. They also have a product called Book Tape but it is hard to find.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 02:15 PM (Seiya)

122 Or... have your treasured book restored by professionals.

Posted by: Paul Grimm at September 12, 2021 01:58 PM (ToEW5)

Very interesting! Welcome!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 12, 2021 02:16 PM (Q9lwr)

123 Rocket fired from Gaza intercepted over Israel for third straight day
This is the fourth rocket fire towards Israel from the Gaza Strip since Operation Guardian of the Walls in May.

But by all means do not turn off their lights or anything, that would be cruel and a war crime ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2021 02:16 PM (Irn0L)

124 One of my hobbies about a dozen years ago was calligraphy and I eventually made books. It's not difficult but it's tedious and time consuming. Then there are all the materials to get -- wheat paste, book board, header tape, etc. It's not for everyone.

Several commenters have suggested punching holes and putting the pages in a binder. That would be easier but I suggest getting poly sheet protectors (if the pages will fit) or adding a strip for the binder holes so that you don't lose any of the text.

I frequently print recipes from the internet and I love the poly sheet protectors because they resist moisture and I can wipe them off if anything gets spattered on them.

Posted by: jix at September 12, 2021 02:17 PM (DU7iZ)

125 Threaded plug fuses are so 20th century. Next you'll tell us the wiring is knob-and-tube.
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Lol, no. All wires in conduit and copper water pipes. I should update the fuse box as well as many other things though. Was worried the neighborhood would go to shit and I didn't want to waste too much money on the place. Now it looks like fvck head Biden is sending the milions of refuges to red states, so I'll sit tight for a bit.

Posted by: dartist at September 12, 2021 02:17 PM (+ya+t)

126 119 58 First world problem: consuming more than contributing.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 12, 2021 01:28 PM (45fpk)

Guilty.
Posted by: Emmie

I'm hoping to keep this job as long as possible. Turn 60 in a few weeks, not looking forward to looking for another job.

Posted by: Infidel at September 12, 2021 02:17 PM (Kx3kq)

127 68 First world problem:
I don't have an ice maker. I have to use little trays and put them in the freezer.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2021 01:35 PM (U2p+3)


I've got one of those little table top icemakers made in CHY-NAH which is then sold under one of about ten different brands. Given the amount of ice I go through each day (particularly now as I rarely leave the house) the trays would be woefully insufficient and they definitely pay for themselves and then some versus buying bagged ice.

As an aside: are we still living in a first world at this point?

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 12, 2021 02:20 PM (DTX3h)

128 I have very few books other than college text books. Don't read so will never have CBD FWP.

Posted by: Ronster at September 12, 2021 02:21 PM (mNuGq)

129 That video of the restoration project of _A Canticle for Leibowitz_ was amazing! Thank you for posting it!

Posted by: SPinRH_F-16 at September 12, 2021 02:21 PM (8C5g4)

130 Ronster,

Could not reading cause vertigo?

Posted by: Wenda at September 12, 2021 02:22 PM (4grFk)

131 I'm sure a sense of irony can't survive dementia. Case in point, the name caller in chief acting offended and invoking the Flight 93 victims as a shield against people telling him how they feel. Joey no likey the f bomb directed at him it seems.

Posted by: normal isn't coming back at September 12, 2021 02:22 PM (oWBc3)

132 Wenda, I think you have found my problem.

Posted by: Ronster at September 12, 2021 02:23 PM (mNuGq)

133 111 Trump is a liar and his breath stinks two !!!!
Posted by: Mary Cloginstien from Brattleboro, VT at September 12, 2021 02:09 PM (c/Cmx)
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Unlike your stank twat thats been driven harder than the New Jersey Turnpike.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 12, 2021 02:25 PM (kPJ/p)

134 I loved, loved, LOVED that book. It was assigned reading for my sci-fi class, and I gave it to my dad to read at the end of the term. He loved it, too.

There was a sequel that came out, but I can't remember the name. A disappointment.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 02:26 PM (Mzdiz)

135 Rocket fired from Gaza intercepted over Israel for third straight day
This is the fourth rocket fire towards Israel from the Gaza Strip since Operation Guardian of the Walls in May.

But by all means do not turn off their lights or anything, that would be cruel and a war crime ha?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2021 02:16 PM (Irn0L)

Imagine a couple rockets coming out of Mexico and hitting San Diego? Or El Paso? Or Tucson?
Ok. Maybe El Paso.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 12, 2021 02:26 PM (axyOa)

136 Joey no likey the f bomb directed at him it seems.
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Cracks me up, I hope it keeps going. He can't take them all out behind the shed.

Posted by: dartist at September 12, 2021 02:26 PM (+ya+t)

137 Solution D-11 is a sure solution.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 02:27 PM (Tw76q)

138 I'm hoping to keep this job as long as possible. Turn 60 in a few weeks, not looking forward to looking for another job.
Posted by: Infidel at September 12, 2021 02:17 PM (Kx3kq)


{{{hugs}}}

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2021 02:27 PM (6RgRK)

139 Another first world problem -

No digital version, and -

near impossible to find a quality hardback at a decent price.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!111!!

Posted by: naturalfake at September 12, 2021 02:29 PM (5NkmN)

140 But what's the alternative?


Scrolls.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 12, 2021 02:30 PM (yQpMk)

141 Infidel. I was 60 once. Oh to be that young again.

Posted by: Ronster at September 12, 2021 02:30 PM (mNuGq)

142 of "A Canticle for Leibowitz" that is.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 12, 2021 02:31 PM (5NkmN)

143 That's an amazing video, but I wouldn't dare read the book.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 02:32 PM (Mzdiz)

144 Every politician should be asked if they have stock in pharmaceuticals.

Posted by: they live at September 12, 2021 02:33 PM (g6ysK)

145 Libraries can repair spines. I bet they'd help for a donation. Maybe even just a kind word if you're a regular and/or if it's a pleasant rural branch.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at September 12, 2021 02:33 PM (YUvzq)

146 But what's the alternative?


Scrolls.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 12, 2021 02:30 PM (yQpMk)

Scrolls!
Luxury!

We had totems. And the slivers!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 12, 2021 02:34 PM (axyOa)

147 Wait, did confirmation come out of what Biden pulled down his mask to angrily yell during the somber, quiet, mournful 9/11 event?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at September 12, 2021 02:35 PM (YUvzq)

148 136 Joey no likey the f bomb directed at him it seems.
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Cracks me up, I hope it keeps going. He can't take them all out behind the shed.
Posted by: dartist at September 12, 2021 02:26 PM

I have to admit that, although it's a thin reed, I am clinging tightly and enjoying every one of these F Joe Biden videos. Especially because it is mostly young people doing it. And they don't seem like Bernie or AOC supporters, so I don't think they're attacking him from the left. Besides, how many of today's lefties go to college football games?

Posted by: Moonbeam at September 12, 2021 02:36 PM (qe5CM)

149 {{{Emmie}}} thanks. I'm hoping 2 years but am doubtful.

Posted by: Infidel at September 12, 2021 02:36 PM (Kx3kq)

150 I'm hoping to keep this job as long as possible. Turn 60 in a few weeks, not looking forward to looking for another job.
Posted by: Infidel at September 12, 2021 02:17 PM (Kx3kq)

I'll pray for you. I was laid off a few days before I turned 61, after 9 years at that company. I guess I was too expensive.

I read that in my age group, you can count on making about 2/3 the salary at that point, which proved to be true in my case.

Of course, in these times, nothing is predictable. We may have to work within a new system of like-minded people. It could result in a much higher level of satisfaction. Best to be optimistic.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 02:36 PM (Mzdiz)

151 There was a sequel that came out, but I can't remember the name. A disappointment.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 02:26 PM (Mzdiz)

"Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman"

I haven't read it, and I am not inclined to. The first was marvelously written, and supposedly the sequel isn't.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 12, 2021 02:37 PM (Q9lwr)

152 "Canticle for Liebowitz" was part of our reading list in college when we went through a science fiction period. I think we read about 6 books and discussed each one during the semester. I might have to re-read that one...

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 12, 2021 02:38 PM (BFigT)

153 Eat! Eat!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 12, 2021 02:40 PM (yQpMk)

154 Wonder how many Afghanistanis Mary is taking?

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 02:40 PM (2JoB8)

155 I'm trying to see the downside in a rocket attack on El Paso....kidding, I'm kidding.

Posted by: normal isn't coming back at September 12, 2021 02:40 PM (oWBc3)

156 Slap hot iron to i...never mind.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at September 12, 2021 02:40 PM (PiwSw)

157 >>>Is there an adjustment to alter how fast/slow it runs ?
Posted by: JT at September 12, 2021 01:15 PM (arJlL)

=======

Be careful to not set it too fast. Otherwise, how will you ever catch it.

Posted by: Just the punchline at September 12, 2021 02:40 PM (jPtGI)

158 Rockets coming out of Gaza into Israel? It's their culture, we must respect that.

--State Department.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at September 12, 2021 02:42 PM (PiwSw)

159 >>> 154 Wonder how many Afghanistanis Mary is taking?
Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 02:40 PM (2JoB

At least six.

Posted by: Alyssa Milano at September 12, 2021 02:42 PM (ACi07)

160 Beautiful tune backgrounding the film, CBD! I have A Canticle For Leibowitz somewhere around here in all this clutter. I'd rather get rid of anything before giving up a book.

Posted by: Eromero at September 12, 2021 02:42 PM (0OP+5)

161 LOL, G'rump !

found Canticle on the paperback rack in my high school library - not the first sci-fi I had read, but kind of an eye-opener anyway.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 02:43 PM (Seiya)

162 Hey everybody, hey book thread.

I'm trying to collect all-time classic books of the 20th century. Seems like there are no all-time classics that were written (or first released) in the last 30 years. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 12, 2021 02:44 PM (L2ZTs)

163 Let me redefine that time frame: No all-time classics written between 1975 and 2000.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 12, 2021 02:45 PM (L2ZTs)

164 My dad had a press like that for making linoleum block prints.

I'm still laughing from Christopher's comment yesterday about self-indulgent authors who write herniatic tomes "so thick you could press a live bird in them".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 12, 2021 02:47 PM (Dc2NZ)

165 All Hail Eris, yup.

I finally realized Stephen King had jumped the shark when "It" came out. 1100 pages. Good grief.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 12, 2021 02:49 PM (L2ZTs)

166 Of course, in these times, nothing is predictable. We may have to work within a new system of like-minded people. It could result in a much higher level of satisfaction. Best to be optimistic.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 02:36 PM (Mzdiz)

Ugh. We already took a 20% pay cut. Office is closed on Fridays.

Posted by: Infidel at September 12, 2021 02:49 PM (Kx3kq)

167 At this stage, you could program an app to write instant Stephen King novels...

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 12, 2021 02:49 PM (L2ZTs)

168 Seems like there are no all-time classics that were written (or first released) in the last 30 years. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Posted by: qdpsteve

Write one to spec?

Posted by: SFGoth at September 12, 2021 02:51 PM (KAi1n)

169 91 Well, damn. "Canticle for Leibowitz" isn't out in Kindle.
Posted by: MW at September 12, 2021 01:58 PM (u33s0)

I checked. It's on on free Kindle. I had to order a copy from the library, which HOORAY!, it had. You can't depend on them for the classics.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 12, 2021 02:53 PM (Dc2NZ)

170 NOT on free Kindle.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 12, 2021 02:55 PM (Dc2NZ)

171 My first world problem.
Put in new appliances but the clock on the stove runs faster than the microwave. Gains about a minute every five days.
Sigh...


You'd think with everything getting hooked to the internet they'd put an ntp client on anything with a clock. But nooooo.....

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 12, 2021 02:55 PM (SchxB)

172 SFGoth, I wouldn't mind being that person... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 12, 2021 02:56 PM (L2ZTs)

173 The pdf might be easily available online if you're the criminal type that erroneously believes in the wrong-headed idea that reading that sort of thing is no different than checking it out from the library or buying a used copy off of ebay.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at September 12, 2021 02:57 PM (3DjGn)

174 I haven't read it, and I am not inclined to. The first was marvelously written, and supposedly the sequel isn't.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 12, 2021 02:37 PM (Q9lwr)

Waste of time. Haven't we enough disappointment in our lives?

Has Walter M Miller written any other books that are worth the time? Not that I require them to be of that level of excellence.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 02:57 PM (Mzdiz)

175 Paul Grimm, I like your website. What a fascinating job that must be!

I love A Canticle for Leibowitz. Although I must say I don't want to live it.

And yes, I think soon we must eventually rename this thread to Second World Problems, sadly. And they will increase. Let's enjoy our First World Problems while we can.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2021 02:57 PM (wyw4S)

176 Afghan pilots fled in their vehicles to Uzbekistan.
The US is now negotiating the return of those vehicles to, not the US, but to the Tallyban.

Lora Logan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdUF3feEdIs

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 02:59 PM (Tw76q)

177 I rebound my falling-apart New American Standard Bible in the late 1970's or early 80's. It was a padded hardbound.

Went to the library and checked out a book on bookbinding.

Books are these analog things with information.

Successfully rebound my Bible using full-grain Morocco leather Oxford binding. Still have it.

Much like this fellow did: https://youtu.be/g3XJERXbZOg

Posted by: Dan at September 12, 2021 03:00 PM (+NG5U)

178 You'd think with everything getting hooked to the internet they'd put an ntp client on anything with a clock. But nooooo.....

My OCD gets the best of me when clocks in the house are not synched up. And you're right. Many digital clocks run fast or slow. There's a clock in my garage that runs so slow it loses hours over a week. An identical clock works fine.

Both made in... you guessed it, China.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 12, 2021 03:00 PM (BFigT)

179 rings bell
SUPPPPPPER NOOOD

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at September 12, 2021 03:01 PM (2JoB8)

180 I'm trying to see the downside in a rocket attack on El Paso....kidding, I'm kidding.

The gentrification that will come after millions of dollars of improvements the rockets make.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 12, 2021 03:01 PM (SchxB)

181 First-World Problems...


I can't find a .357 lever gun to buy anywhere. Nothing is out there except Rossi and their quality is questionable.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 12, 2021 03:02 PM (JUOKG)

182 You can't make me believe arming the Taliban wasn't the goal

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 03:02 PM (2JoB8)

183 Thanks P. Grimm! Bookmarked it!!

(SWIDT?)

Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 03:02 PM (mD/uy)

184 And thus, Skip murders another thread.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 03:08 PM (Tw76q)

185 A 357 carbine would make sense

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 03:08 PM (2JoB8)

186 I have a Rossi 357 in black matte (my tractor gun). I like it, rugged and actually has a safety which Wins and Henrys don't. Had to modify the magazine tube spring but otherwise, a handy cheap rifle. I have a Henry in 22 and a Win 30/30. The former is a work of art but otherwise, all are serviceable weapons.

Posted by: normal isn't coming back at September 12, 2021 03:10 PM (oWBc3)

187 Let me redefine that time frame: No all-time classics written between 1975 and 2000.
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 12, 2021 02:45 PM (L2ZTs)


Here some off the top of my head that would generally be considered classics YMMV.
"Far Tortuga" by Peter Matthiessen "Ridley Walker" by Russell Hoban "A Confederacy of Dunces"
Almost anything by Robertson Davies but I think
"The Rebel Angels" starts off that trilogy within your time period "Falstaff" by Robert Nye maybe "The Mosquito Coast"
"Creation" by Gore Vidal (no really) "The Guinea Pigs" by Ludvik Vaculik
"Being There" Jerzy Kosinski (or almost any of his early novels)
"A Feast of Snakes" Harry Crews
I guess that's enough. some of those are ones I got acquainted with through Anthony Burgess' "99 Novels"
If you want to read a great, future classic for this century, avoid the rush, and read -
my comic novel "Wearing the Cat" available from Amazon.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 12, 2021 03:10 PM (5NkmN)

188 Yeesh. Pixy makes it hard to post any kind of list.

*shakes fist in the general direction of New Zealand*

Posted by: naturalfake at September 12, 2021 03:10 PM (5NkmN)

189 Let me redefine that time frame: No all-time classics written between 1975 and 2000.
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 12, 2021 02:45 PM (L2ZTs)


Mirror Dance by Bujold
Monster Hunter International, by Correia
Small Gods, by Pratchett

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2021 03:15 PM (ssx3L)

190 naturalfake and kindltot, thanks!!

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 12, 2021 03:18 PM (L2ZTs)

191 I'm trying to collect all-time classic books of the 20th century. Seems like there are no all-time classics that were written (or first released) in the last 30 years. Does anyone have any suggestions? Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 12, 2021 02:44 PM (L2ZTs)

Trainspotting. It is very grim and depressing, even sick in one part, but brilliant in its way. They made the movie into sort of a comedy, which the book decidedly is not.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 12, 2021 03:22 PM (BMmaB)

192 "181 First-World Problems...


I can't find a .357 lever gun to buy anywhere. Nothing is out there except Rossi and their quality is questionable."

Wow. You should have gotten into Cowboy Action shooting (SASS) four years ago, like my wife and I did.

I bought an 1894 .44 Mag Marlin 10-round from a friend for peanuts; then an 1873 .357 Miroku (Japanese) Winchester; then an 1873 .357 Uberti Winchester with super short stroke action; then an 1873 .45 30" Uberti Winchester.

I'm lousy with lever actions -- the original "assault" weapon.

Posted by: Dan at September 12, 2021 03:27 PM (+NG5U)

193 Caesar, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 12, 2021 03:31 PM (L2ZTs)

194 "The Book of Ebenezer Le Page" by Gerald Basil Edwards, published in 1981. It's a remarkable, one-of-a-kind book. You'll never forget it once you've read it. It's basically the memoirs of an old Guernseyman, recording the life experience of himself, his family members and the girl he loves and loses on the island of Guernsey from the late 1800s through to the 1960s.

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette, just to clarify things at September 12, 2021 03:31 PM (iGurG)

195 Caesar, thanks! Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at September 12, 2021 03:31 PM (L2ZTs)

Don't want to give away too much, but the vignette from which the book gets its name will just rip your heart out.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 12, 2021 03:44 PM (BMmaB)

196 hash check, disregard

Posted by: hogmartin at September 12, 2021 03:50 PM (P4LRL)

197 I've used book repair tape- 2 inch wide self adhesive white by Lineco on a number of books that were bought falling apart because that was what I could find. Not perfect but it makes them readable again. There are videos on Youtube about using it.

Posted by: geoffb at September 12, 2021 03:54 PM (r//c2)

198 Looks like a bunch of morons are on the hunt for CfL. I checked all those places as well. Will buy.

Posted by: Sassy at September 12, 2021 04:11 PM (xSICi)

199 There's a subset of comic book readers that likes to bind single-issue comics into custom hardback collections. Its kind of like the featured video, but with more illustrations. It looked neat (there are a few youtube tutorials showing how to do it step-by-step) but is definitely a lot of work.

One side effect of watching book-binding videos is that it makes you pat more attention to the binding of the books you actually buy. I just received an indy/self-published/crowdfuned book, and I'm a little worried because it is a hardcover with glued binding rather than sewn binding. I hope it holds up just as well...

Posted by: Castle Guy at September 12, 2021 04:25 PM (Lhaco)

200 That video was amazing! The master craft level of skill, the patience and dedication it recorded was awe inspiring. The Order of St. Leibowitz would be proud of her work.

Posted by: John F. MacMichael at September 12, 2021 05:22 PM (x4GWW)

201 By the way, for those who asked above about other work by Walter J. Miller, Jr., he published some three dozen short stories in the 1950s. They are worth reading and collections are available.

Sadly, after "A Canticle for Leibowitz" was published in the early '60s, Miller went into severe writers block. He did not publish anything more in his lifetime. He became a recluse and finally committed suicide in 1996 after the death of his wife.

"St. Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman" was published after Miller's death. It was, reportedly, a nearly completed manuscript finished by Terry Bisson. I read it and like others above do not recommend it.

Posted by: John F. MacMichael at September 12, 2021 05:33 PM (x4GWW)

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Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat