Posts tagged: crappy books29-Jun-2014These guys wrote the book on drycleaning
06-Apr-2014awesomely crappy yoga books
more thrift store goodness….
05-Apr-2014awesomely crappy religious books
10-Jun-2012Li Ch’i-ch’an’s Method of Dispersing the Semen
Sometimes called Lu-tsu’s Method for Strengthening the Semen: to cure spermatorrhea from dreams.
Sit upright; raise up both feet and rub the soles until warm; move the air right and left each in 30 mouthfuls; and so the semen will not flow away. [The Chinese believe that the ching is secreted in the kidneys and can [...]
25-May-2012Boy Scouts of America’s ‘Handbook for Boys’ (1948)
Found this classic at the thrift store for a dollar. Published in 1948, it contains a surprising amount of useful information and advice with regard to surviving the great outdoors. But there’s also a lot of stuff that seems horribly outdated. A few minutes of thumbing through its pages yielded a few gems:
A loving [...]
19-May-2012“The value of a pleasing, well-modulated voice cannot be estimated.”
A few pointers from the young working woman’s classic:
“The value of a pleasing, well-modulated voice cannot be estimated. In telephone conversations especially, the listener’s impression is founded solely on the tone and quality of the speaker’s voice.”
“The letter of application written by this young woman has won favorable attention. A personal interview was the [...]
01-Apr-2012book review: The Complete Book of Outdoor Lore (4th printing: 1966)
Found this gem at the thrift store for sixty cents (sixty-five cents after tax). Do they even sell burlap sacks or potato sacks anymore?